The winter months often have my skin quite light in comparison to what shade I am during the summer months so bronzer tends to be my best friend, year round – but certainly during Spring. I have never been a fan of shimmery bronzers and while I do use them, I find that it just draws too much attention to the places I really don’t want to have seen. My ideal bronzer would be one that blends well, matches my skin and is obviously matte, and while I have found some that I love, I find that this particular bronzer is one I pull for often. Last year one of my favorite drug store companies released a matte bronzer and today I share the NYX Matte Bronzer with all of you.
Reasonably and drugstore priced, the NYX Matte Bronzer retails for $9.00 on their website and in various stores like Target and Ulta. These compacts come in five shades (Light, Deep, Medium, Dark Tan and Deep Tan). While I do not particularly think these shades would be great for those with really fare skin, I find that the color choices are really nice for those with my skin tone or darker.
Each bronzer has a Net Wt. 0.33 oz 9.5g and in my opinion – that is a lot of product for the price. This bronzer is completely matte and very pigmented. I not only use a light hand when applying it, but I must also ensure that I tap the excess off of my brush prior to applying as it can offer a very dramatic contour. I own the color in Deep – which is a cool brown shade that still lends for a warm tone, which I like. It lasts for several hours when applied directly to my skin and I do not notice any oxidizing, which is a big deal since many matte bronzers can do this on my skin.
Packaging is great – easy for travel and sturdy. I have dropped my bronzer many times and it hasn’t cracked, chipped or shattered on me yet. The compact itself also has a built in mirror which I think is great for traveling and taking with you though I do not think touch-ups are needed. This bronzer has a soft, buttery like texture which I love, without out the dust that can often come with it. I have applied with contour brushes and fluffy brushes and find that it blends out without issue and offers you a subtle or dramatic bronze and contour effect. This product has easily become a favorite and go-to and I find I pull for it much more than my high end brands.
Whether you are looking for a subtle bronze, contour or dramatic definition I think anyone would enjoy using this product. It’s affordable, which is a huge deal for me and it does the job of those that I have paid twice the price for. This matte bronzer from NYX is one of those that I definitely recommend if you can find the shade that fits you best. Unfortunately – my biggest con is that this is not available for all skin tones and I know my light Snow White skinned loves will probably not find a shade that will work for them. But I definitely suggest giving it a run and see for yourself. You can purchase this bronzer and more at nyxcosmetics.com or at your local Ulta or Target stores.
Have you tried the NYX Matte Bronzer? If so – what shade do you use and if not, is it something you would try?
Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money and all opinions are my own and 100% honest & unbiased. There are affiliate links through out this post which I do make money off of.
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