Matte Bronzer
Category:Makeup > Bronzers > Powder Bronzer
Last Updated:12.31.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This pressed powder bronzer has a true matte finish and a fragrance-free formula, which earns it two thumbs up!

A handful of neutral brown and warm russet shades are available, ranging from light to very deep in color intensity. A word to the wise: this smooth talc-based powder is finely-milled but it goes on with a strong pop of color. Because it's easy to accidentally get carried away with a highly pigmented bronzing powder like this one, start with a light dusting and build color if necessary.

  • True matte finish.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Highly-pigmented—a little goes a long way.
  • Available in several shades.
  • None.
Brand Overview

NYX Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Strengths: NYX provides complete ingredient lists on its website; inexpensive for such quality makeup that rivals department store brands (yes, even M.A.C.); superior blush, gloss, and eyeshadow; several excellent mascaras.

Weaknesses: Many products are available only from the company's website, which means you can't see or test the colors in person (and the company doesn't offer samples); disappointing foundation primers.

This small Los Angeles–based makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager (you know, just like about 99.9% of teenage women) and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.

It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products. The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.

NYX Cosmetics customer service number is (866) 699-1004 or you can visit www.nyxcosmetics.com.

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This bronzer is impressive! Very matte, no sparkle, and very natural, not orange tones, very brown/red, which goes well with my skin. My skin is light, not fair to medium in the summer. I purchased 2 of these- Dark Tan and Deep. Dark tan is a little easier to work with, as it has less pigment, Deep has amazing color, but you have to be very careful with the application and keep it minimal. Both of these make me look like I spent a year in Barbados or a lifetime in a tanning booth- sans damage.

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