Review : NYC Matte Bronzer in Sunny

I guess NYC isn't a very popular brand, however their bronzer is amazing!! I heard about it from Emily on youtube, as we don't have NYC here in Greece, and she was raving so much about it that I had to have it! :)

The packaging isn't anything fancy, it's just a cheap plastic compact! However I couldn't expect anything great, since the retail price of this bronzer is very low! It feels sturdy, I mean you don't have the feeling that it's gonna break and it closes really tightly! :) Here's what it looks like (click on the picture for larger view) :

The writings on my packaging are slightly different than the ones I see online, but I don't know why! I'm guessing that this an older packaging! Anyway! When you open up the compact, you get a mirror (how exciting!!! I didn't expect it to have a mirror inside) and the powder that has a sun pattern on it, how cute! Here's what it looks like:

The actual product is a bit powdery, but nothing excessive, and it's totally matte, which makes it great for contouring! Girls with fair to light skin can definitely use this bronzer, since it's not dark or orange! I usually apply it with a big, fluffy brush all over my face to get that sunkissed look and it lasts pretty long on my oily skin, even without a primer! This bronzer is pigmented, but not extremely pigmented, but if you're very fair you have to be careful not to put too much on! Here's a swatch on bare skin and in natural daylight :

If you have seen my review on Stila's Sun Bronzing Powder, NYC Matte Bronzer in Sunny looks very similar to that bronzer! So, it's a good alternative! ;) You get a fairly good amount of product in this compact, 9.4g to be exact, and I think this product retails for $3-4, so it's so cheap! I got mine off Ebay! :) It's among my 3 favorite bronzers! :) Definitely check it out! :)

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  1. It is really cheap and as it seems, very good value for money! A really useful review, indeed!

  2. @Catanya thank you! :) yep it's a great bronzer! :)

  3. NYC products are really pigmented and affordable, i have thior small travel makeup kit , an its really nice. i am soo tempted to try their blsuh sticks and i dont know how to get them :(

  4. Είδες μερικές φορές ακριβοπληρώνουμε την συσκευασία και το προϊόν είναι μούφα.
    Θα το έχω στα υπόψην, αν αποφασίσω ποτέ να παραγγείλω.

  5. @Sarah I'm trying to make a swap with a girl from the UK, I hope she can find the blush sticks! I really want to try them!

    @Marianna ναι κλασσικά! εγώ κυρίως κοιτάω το προϊόν να είναι καλό, τώρα αν συνοδεύεται και από ωραία συσκευασία ακόμα καλύτερα! ;)

    @makeupfan yes, it's such a nice bronzer! :) I love bronzing powders too! :D

  6. Όταν πήγα Αμερική αγόρασα αρκετά προϊόντα NYC. Μερικά ήταν πολύ καλά όπως μάσκαρα,μολύβια,λιπ γκλος και κάτι σκιές σε υγρή μορφή. Το μόνο που δεν ήταν καλό ήταν το make up της. Ήταν σαν να το αγόρασες από κατάστημα 1ευρώ της Ελλάδας.