Friday, May 13, 2011

Cheap Finds Makeup Review: New York Color Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder

A little while back I decided to challenge myself to do something a little unusual and very hard for me: Spend only $10 on makeup at a drugstore. Why? you ask... because I'm sick of having to shell out a huge load of cash for the most basic of makeup products. So I took on the challenge and went straight to the first drugstore I could find.

And if it had not been for that wonderful day, I would have never of found this magical pan of bronzer!

New York Color Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny

For me, bronzer is almost an everyday must-have product because I am very, very, desperately pale and I despise spray tans and self-tan lotions that leave me orange and streaky. I'm also not much of a fan of super shimmery and glittery face bronzers (Too Faced Bronze Leopard for example) because I prefer to just add color and contour with bronzer and add to my cheeks a shimmery blush. Therefore, this bronzer is great for gals like me who prefer a matte, tan look without excessive orangey-ness or shimmer and glitter.

(refer to NewYorkColor.com for accurate color portrayal)

However, one downside to this brand is that there is only one color available of this particular formula, yet I feel it will work perfectly on anyone with a porcelain to medium-olive skin-tone when applied correctly. For others with darker skin-tones there is a different bronzer the brand carries that comes with two shades in one compact and has two different compact shades to choose from. 


As well, I recommend that this bronzer is used with a fluffy bronzer brush like the one pictured below that I use, or a contouring face brush instead of using the little puff that comes with the bronzer which deposits too much product and produces a very uneven application.

EcoTools Bamboo Bonzer Brush 

Overall, This bronzer is a steal for just $2.99* (*depending on location/store) and is worth every single penny spent!

The Stats:
 - Not Orangey Colored
 - Only 1 Shade Available
 - Applicator is Not Useable
 - Not Glitter or Shimmery
 - Great Low Price!

So, Have YOU tried this bronzer yet?

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