Cheap Bronzers that don't pull too orange can be a little tricky to find on the highstreet, but I think this one has passed for me! And I've used it for both bronzing and contouring, even though it has a slight shimmer. And what makes this product even better is that it has shimmery side, which can be used to highlight or make the bronzer appear shimmery. Anyway I have this in the Bronze Gold shade, which is available from Superdrug for £4.09.
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
This bargain bronzer duo comes with a bronzer and highlight shade with a beautiful sun imprint and a push on lid. As you can see the lids clear, meaning you can see exactly what's inside. There's 6.2g of products, so I'm guessing that's 3.1g in each side - not the largest amount, but I've had worse! There is also another shade available in the UK called Terracotta Tan, they also sell a mosaic style bronzer - next on the hit list?!
I've actually had some strange problems with the bronzer formula. When I first got it, it was really nicely pigmented, but then it turned so that I couldn't get much out of it at all. I'm not sure why this happened as I didn't use it wet and I'd only swatched it a couple of times so that shouldn't have done much. I scrapped the surface off now though and it's got a bit better. Aside from that it blends nicely, but doesn't have the smoothest/finest milled texture. And I find it lasts around 6 hours on.
Bronzer - This is a matte slightly orangey tan shade, which isn't too dark. It does have some very small silver glitter particles in it. But I find that these don't show so much on the face. Infact I even find that it works as a warmer contour shade to add some summer colour to my face. Not too orange!
Highlight - This is quite a goldy highlight, but the colour in it is quite sheer. Which I don't see as a bad thing in a highlighter. However this has a fair amount of microglitter in it, which isn't something I go for. I prefer a pearly sheen as a highlight. So for being golden and glittery it's not quite for me!
I'm wearing the bronzer on my forehead and a contour shade on the cheeks in the picture below.
The Good - cheap, bronze side can be used as a contour (just!), lasts 6 hours (good for me!), warms the skin up without looking too orange, blends nicely.
The Not so Good - I've had a bit of a problem with the powder hardening, not so keen on the glitter in the highlight, packaging could close more securely.
Would I repurchase? Probably not, but it is something that I'll still use.
Who might like it? I think if you had a pale tan or more warmer undertones this could work for you.
The Bottom Line - I'm not 100% sold on it, but it was cheap and the bronzer does look nice enough once on.
Have you ever tried anything from NYC? I've only recently discovered the brand - well I knew it existed I just never had any of their stuff. I've got a few bits now though, so expect some more NYC reviews coming up! But thankyou for stopping by! If you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again, H :)