I’ve never been a huge fan of bronzers, but last year I decided to take the plunge and actually buy a one. I went to Ulta and picked up the darkest shade of NYX bronzer and hoped and prayed that it would show up on my skin without looking ashy or blending in. And low and behold, this has easily become one of the few beauty staples in my life!
These run for $9 and come in a sleek black compact with a magnifying mirror on the inside. It’s easy to open, stays closed, and will definitely shatter into 30,000 pieces if you drop it (I speak from sad experience). There are 5 shades to choose from on the NYX website, which gives a lot more options for different skin tones and undertones than most drugstore bronzer lines tend to offer.
I picked up the shade Deep Tan, which is described as a Deep Golden Brown. It adds just the right amount of warmth to my skin without looking overly red or orange and reminds me of the time I actually had a tan for a month. The formula feels a little powdery, though not chalky, and often kicks up some dust when I swirl my brush in it. This being said, you can never tell during application. It goes on smooth and blends all over the face and body like a dream. It also lasts all day on my face, so you can keep that sun-kissed glow into the night.
My recommendation for getting the most out of this product includes 3 things:
- If you’re using a liquid foundation, give it a couple of minutes to settle into your skin before you put this on top of it.
- Buy in person if possible. Whether you’re on the NYX site or on the Ulta site, the shades aren’t particularly true to color when online shopping.
- Lock it in with a setting spray. If anything, it’ll give all of your face products a chance to dry together so everything looks a lot more seamless.
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