Monday, April 22, 2013

NYC Big Bold Bronzer Review and Swatches!

I stated in a post a couple weeks ago that I was not a big fan of NYC products but there are a few exceptions. I am not alone when I say that I LOVE the NYC Sunny Bronzer. It has been a staple in my makeup routine for a long time. It is one of the most affordable bronzers for contouring that I have ever found. For $2.99 it is quite a steal. If you are unfamiliar with the Sunny Bronzer it is a matte bronzer that it is a perfect brown for contouring.

When I went to Riteaid the other day I noticed that there was a new NYC display that had some new Big Bold bronzers on them. I bought both shades that they had in hopes that they would be as wonderful as there sister product.

The top bronzer is called Manha Tan and the bottom bronzer is called MetropoliTan. Side by side in person and in pictures both of the bronzers look to be the same shade. The bottom shade is a tad bit darker but upon appearance they look very similar. Both were $2.99 just like Sunny but are much bigger. I have noticed a trend with large bronzers lately both with the new Rimmel and Wet N Wild displays.
As you can see when put next to a normal sized compact you get quite a bit of product here.
I swatched both shades on bare skin with no primer. Manha Tan  is lighter when swatched but is also not very pigmented. I had to swatch over the same spot about three times to get it to show up in the picture above. MetropoliTan was darker and a bit more pigmented. Both shades are mostly matte but they do have the slightest bit of shimmer. Manha Tan's shimmer showed up more than it's counterpart. I would not recommend that one for a contour but for more of an actual bronzer.
I do like Metropoli Tan for a contour though. I have used it a couple times this week and I really enjoyed it. I have a pretty fair skintone so it worked for me. I don't know that either of these shades are going to work well for anyone with medium or dark skintones because they are just not pigmented enough.

Has anyone else seen or tried these? Let me know what you think!

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