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Nyx Cosmetics

Matte Bronzer

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Nyx CosmeticsMatte Bronzer
 
4.1

(based on 386 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (286)
  • Good pigmentation (275)
  • Blends easily (266)
  • Doesn't appear cakey (238)
  • Looks natural (225)

Cons

  • Unnatural color (54)
  • Wears off easily (51)
  • Doesn't blend well (32)
  • Doesn't apply smoothly (15)
  • Appears cakey (9)

Best Uses

  • Contouring & highlighting (246)
  • Anytime (209)
  • Hint of color (205)
  • Faking A tan (140)
  • Daytime (129)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (159), Classic style (100), Trendy style (88)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (206), Fair (138), Deep (19)

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3.0

Decent bronzer on a budget but slightly too ORANGE

By CX

from Orlando, FL

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Doesn't Appear Cakey
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte

Cons

  • Orange
  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

  • Faking A Tan
  • Hint of Color

Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

This was the first bronzer I ever decided to try so of course I wanted to go with something fairly cheap to start. I bought this for the purpose of contouring.

I have light skin with yellow undertones so I chose the MEDIUM shade.

I'll start by listing everything that I found great about this product before I get down to the nitty-gritty.
First, the matte finish of this bronzer is a TRUE matte. No sparkle to speak of, which I was thrilled about because it makes it perfect for contouring.
Second, it is VERY pigmented. You don't need a lot to go a long way so a single compact lasted me for months with daily use so you definitely get your money's worth.
Third, this bronzer definitely lasted all day. Even longer than my Too Faced contour kit does. It doesn't fade whatsoever after a long day of school/work in the Florida heat so the pigment in this is serious.

Now to the not so good things:
In natural sunlight I realized that this bronzer looks a lot more orange on my skin than I would like. I enjoy a natural contour look and this bronzer didn't seem to achieve that. On the plus side it photographed well, but after looking at myself in a mirror outside it just didn't impress me. I continued to use it anyway because it wasn't TERRIBLE, just not great.
Also, it wasn't the easiest to blend out. Don't expect anything as finely milled as say, a Too Faced bronzer. You'll have to do some serious work with your brush to make your lines not as harsh.

I'm not sure if the orange issue just applies to the medium shade but because of this I won't be buying this bronzer again because I felt like it didn't look good on my light skin.
If you don't mind a bit of an orange tint or if you think it'll go with your skin tone go for it, because this bronzer truly DOES last a long time and the price can't be beat especially if you get it on sale, so I guess I'd recommend it for some people but not all.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
3.0

would not buy again

By Michelle

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Blends Easily
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation

Cons

  • Unnatural Color
  • Wears Off Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

    has an unnatural orange tone

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    A perfect contour powder

    By Alle E.

    from Rapid City, SD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Easily
    • Easy To Apply
    • Long-Lasting
    • Looks Natural

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Contouring & Highlighting

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

      Last year I went into my local Ulta store and had them match me to a bronzer for contouring. I am extremely pale. I wear NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia and/or Mont Blanc; Just to give you an idea. I wanted a lower priced product at that time. Wasn't payday of course! So I went with a brand I love and looked for a NYX bronzer. They matched me to the medium shade. I didn't think much of it, until I got home and took it out of the packaging. I had been in a hurry and just threw it in my shopping bag. I learned my lesson to never do that again. It was SO dark. I couldn't use it. I didn't go back into my Ulta store, so I never bought a lighter shade. To the bottom of the box it went, never to be looked at again.
      I was revamping my makeup bag last month and needed a new bronzer for contouring. I wasn't happy with the high end brand choices in the store, so I went over to the more "drugstore" brands. I was buying a few NYX products and they were on a sale, so I needed one more thing. I went out on a limb and picked this up in Light. Man am I glad I bought it!! It is amazing!!! It's the perfect color for my skin, blends easily and there's no shimmer so it's perfect for contouring.

      I will definitely be re-purchasing!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best Matte Bronzer I've used

      By LHunt05

      from charleston, sc

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't Appear Cakey
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Long-Lasting
      • Looks Natural

      Cons

      • Doesn't Apply Smoothly
      • Doesn't Blend Well

      Best Uses

      • Daytime
      • Faking A Tan
      • Hint of Color

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

      I really like this bronzer. I've never used any bronzers or powders from the NYX brand but this one ended up looking really nice on me. I have a tan/olive skin tone so it's really hard to match the right color to my face without looking orange or too dark. I really like this one because it works well with hiding any oils on my face and giving me all over color. I also use it for contouring. The only problem is it's super pigmented which makes it a little hard to blend it well. My advice is, a little goes a long way with this product!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By I've tried it all

      from Oklahoma City, OK

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Easily
      • Doesn't Appear Cakey
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Looks Natural

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Contouring & Highlighting
        • Faking A Tan
        • Hint of Color

        Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

        I love that it is truly matte! No sparkles or shimmer that make it look like a bronzer rather than just helping to look tan

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        Orange

        By Yes

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

              I was super excited to try this. I even swatches in store and liked it. Got it home, honestly hated it. So orange, hard to blend

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Favorite New Bronzer

              By Cyn

              from Long Beach, CA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Doesn't Appear Cakey
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime
                • Contouring & Highlighting
                • Faking A Tan

                Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

                I use this for the normal contouring of the cheeks, forehead, and neck. Love that its matte with absolutely no shimmer! NYX is becoming a favorite brand of mine.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                3.0

                Too orange for me :(

                By Amanda

                from NY

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Blends Easily
                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                • Unnatural Color

                Best Uses

                • Contouring & Highlighting
                • Hint of Color

                Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

                The quality of product is good for the price, easily blendable and applies evenly and smooth, but is WAY too orange for pale cool toned skin. I can make it work using very little product and mixing it with my foundation, but it always looks a bit off. Not ridiculous oompa loompa orange, but not perfect either. It probably looks much more natural on warmer skin. Not very long lasting but it does stay for a while with primer and setting spray. I wish this would come in a wider variety of shades, I would so buy this in an ashier tone!!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Love it just as much as MAC's bronzer!

                By Kirsten

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Easily
                • Doesn't Appear Cakey
                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Long-Lasting
                • Looks Natural

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime
                  • Daytime
                  • Faking A Tan
                  • Hint of Color
                  • Nighttime

                  Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

                  This provides great color without looking fake. You won't be disappointed!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this Bronzer

                  By makeup

                  from des moines, iowa

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Easily
                  • Doesn't Appear Cakey
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Looks Natural
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Contouring & Highlighting
                    • Faking A Tan

                    Comments about Nyx Cosmetics Matte Bronzer:

                    I got the shade in deep
                    Great packaging, very pigmented, doesn't appear muddy, longlasting

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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