Sunday, March 6, 2011

REVIEW - N.Y.C Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny

On my recent trip to Target i picked up this bronzer that i've been wanting to try for a long time. It's by N.Y.C and its extremely affordable, around $3. It comes in a small slim compact with a mirror. You can easily just slip it in your purse its super cute. The quality is really good for the price. It goes on extremely smooth and just gives your face a nice sun-kissed look without overdoing it. It's not super pigmented so you don't have to worry about a light hand with a brush or sponge. I like using the brush to just blend it on my face for a nice hint of color. It's definitely one of my favorite bronzers since its a nice matte finish with a slight sheen feel without looking glittery or shimmery. I highly recommend it. 
Sun-kissed yet natural look year round without the damaging effects of the sun
Glides easily for sheer effect
Adds a tanned look in seconds
Can be worn alone or over makeup
Dermatologist tested

    Swatches compared to other bronzers i own

    FOTD - Jessica Burciaga inspired!

    I was requested to do a Jessica Burciaga inspired makeup post. I had a hard time finding one specific picture that i can replicate so i basically just summed up her style into one and this is what i came out. 
    I look nothing like her so it's hard to come up with the exact style, but in general shes always glowy and bronzy. I'm in no way as tan at the moment so i had to improvize LOL! I had to pack on bronzer so achieve some sort of similarity. A lot of her look is based on the glowiness she has so i exagerated on highlight, which i don't usually do since it makes my face look super oily. 
    All-in-all her makeup style is amazing: lots of glow, bronzer and bronzy shades of eyeshadow; perfect for the summer! Here's what i came up with, hope you like it =)
    Maybelline fit me foundation 220
    NYC translucent powder
    NYC Sunny bronzer (review coming soon)
    Urban Decay bronzer in Baked
    Mac Rhapsody in two blush (highlight)

    UDPP in Sin
    UD e/s in Smog (all over the lid)
    UD e/s in Half Baked (inner corner, blending into lid)
    UD e/s in Darkhorse (darken crease, and below waterline)
    UD e/s in Sin (highlight)
    Covergirl shadow blast Bronze Fire (Step1 highlight, Step2 lined the outer part of my eye)
    UD liner in Zero 
    Covergirl lash blast mascara
    Lashes (ill review which ones soon)

    Mac Creme D'Nude
    NYX gloss in Sweetheart
    (places i highlighted)
    This is to help you achieve the glow that she has using highlight of your choice. The one i used is Macs Rhapsody in Two (the golden color)