Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
My new favourite bronzer its super soft, pigmented, blend-able, buildable, and smells soooooo good. Plus its so affordable compared to other bronzers of the same quality, will definitely be purchasing it again!
I was super excited about this bronzer after seeing some of my favorite beauty gurus recommend it as a cost-effective dupe for higher end alternatives like Fenty. The color is great and it went on smooth. It also lasted all day. The problem? It caused severe, cystic pimples in the areas where I applied it. I gave it a few days to be sure, but I am convinced it is this product. The zits are literally lined up in the areas where I brushed this on (lower cheeks and temples). I checked the ingredients list and dimethicone (a silicone based element that is terrible for acne prone skin) is the third ingredient! While dimethicone is hard to avoid in many cosmetic powders, it is rarely that high on the list. For comparison, dimethicone is number 8 or less in Bare Minerals, ABH, and Fenty bronzers. I will try Bare Minerals next since that brand has been really good for my acne prone skin thus far. I hate to spend $20 more, but my skin can't take this product. I hope Maybelline reworks this formula.
behh from undisclosed
100 is the best shade for pale olive skintone. why isnt this shade availiable at target??? PLEASE DONT DISCONTINUE THIS. its better than all other drugstore ive tried because the tone is so natural. its smooth and easy to blend. doesnt hardpan or get patchy on the skin. forever repurchase
Mandy from Virginia
I would buy this product again. I am fair skin in the winter tan a little in the summer. Could definitely used during the summer and winter months.
Tiff from Houston, TX
It looks very natural and has a slights shimmer throughout the bronzer.
Dion from Christiana, DE
This was easy to use, applied without any patchiness. It didn't irritate my sensitive skin. It gave me a nice subtle bronze look. I'll continue to use it.
Image consultant from KS
It's difficult to open! The color goes orange/rust.
Chanel from Los Angeles
I got this bronzer in the shade "Light 100" and it's perfect for my pale skin tone. Usually bronzers tend to look orange on me but this shade work perfectly and didn't make me look like I had rubbed Cheeto dust on my face lol. Also this bronzer blends nice and lasts all day. I would definitely recommend.
Jay from Naples Florida
Lightly brushed over my makeup.
Ari from Vermont
Listen, I have tried every bronzer there is, and this one is the best of the best. I work in a hospital and sometimes a girl wants to wear makeup even though I have to wear a mask and face shield. Throughout the day everything else melts. But this lasted 12 hours and didn't budge. I'm also extremely pale and this fit for my skin tone perfectly. It didn't turn orange when I blended or leave a grey undertone either which I struggle when I wear Benefit Hula Bronzer. It blends super well, and it's not expensive. Trust me, this is a great summer bronzer for us pale girls.
Jordan from Michigan
I am quite fair with a cool skin tone. I was hoping this would be a good bronzer shade for me, but it was still a little too yellow for my liking. It is a really nice, fine powder though.
D from Az
The 200 is in perfect but the packaging was so careless my makeup has a odd smell of perfume
To it and it came all scratched and broken my bronzer
Smooth bronzer from Minnesota
So smooth & only need a little! One of my favorite maybelline products!
Kallista from Tampa, FL
I can't say a bad thing about this product! This powder is light, and blends like a dream into the skin. I think this is one of the best drugstore bronzers I have found. I am very fair skinned- especially in the winter and I have a hard time with bronzers being too orange or unnatural looking on me. I do not have that issue with the light shade of the city bronzer!
Helen of Troy Wannabe from Pembroke Pines, Florida
I was almost out of my old bronzer and then found out the color had been discontinued. I went to Ulta with my old bronzer compact open and did pan-to pan comparisons of other bronzers to find a similar shade. Maybelline City Bronzer in its deepest shade (300) looked as close as I could find. After purchasing and applying it the next day, I saw that the color was nowhere near my old bronzer shade. On my skin, the color was a light red with light gold shimmer. It was pretty, but it looked like a blush/highlighter instead of a bronzer. Maybelline, please add a BFOWN-toned bronzer to your line. Sadly, I had to return the product.
Sara from Us
One of my favorite bronzers !! It's not to orange or ashy just RIGHT I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! ❤️
Destiny M from Roseville, MN
This is honestly one of my all time favorite bronzers. I have mine in shade 200 and it is perfect for when I get a bit lighter in the winter. It blends out nicely and is easy to build up. If your thinking of trying it, give it a try! :)
SkinCareObsessed from Portland OR
I used up my city bronzer in the shade 100, and I really like it. I had bought it when they launched. It was a bit light for me so I had to layer it up. Since it was light I bought the 200 shade to replace my used up 100 shade. This now has sparkles in it and isn't matte like they used to be! The old one had ZERO sparkle, it was truly matte. Idk if they changed formulas or had manufacturing issues?? But very disappointed with it. Will be returning.
cait from seattle
i'm very picky about bronzer, this one is so cool toned and actually makes u look bronzed instead of orange! i love it!
Kiwi from FL
I got the light 100. Love the smell. Easy to blend. I consider more of a contour than bronzer since the shade looks neutral to me, at least on my skin tone.
MomRN from Utica, NY
I prefer the color, scent and application of the Milani Silky Matte Bronzer. I saw this in a YouTube tutorial and thought I'd give it a try, but I'm going to return it.
Judy from Henderson Nv
This bronzer is as good as expensive brands.
Ashley from Spartanburg
Never had any problems with it, it looks amazing on fair skin tones!
Don't buy this from Ulta
Shade 100 is YELLOW! and doesn't blend too well. So much kick back powder when you dip your brush in the pan.
Lulu from Manhattan
Overall the city bronzer is great
Very bendable and sorta like a baked cream
Shade 200 has a orange hint but can be fixed with concealer
The smell is nice it smells like a rich grandmas house lol
Ameyaa from Santa Clara
These used to be so much more natural when they came out. They're so gray now. Very difficult to blend out and not flattering on all skin.
The ELF bronzer is far more superior.
mar0 from Egypt
it's really good but it doesn't stay very long and pls make more darker shades. overall soo good