Summer is nearly halfway over (for all of us in the Midwest), but I am definitely still stocking up and testing out different bronzers. If I had to an option of only three makeup products to wear every day, it would be concealer, eyeliner, and yes, bronzer. I honestly can never have enough of it laying around because I am constantly reaching for one.
During a NYX promotional sale at Ulta a while back, I decided to take that opportunity to try out the NYX Matte Bronzer. It caught my eye because it is a matte bronzer. Most bronzers released in the summer time are formulated to so much shimmer that it just becomes too much for me to handle. I mainly use bronzers to contour, so a matte finish is perfect for me.
To be honest, I did have some reservation about the color selection after purchasing the bronzer, it did seem a bit orange when I swatched it on the back of my hand. However, I decided to give it a chance, and after working the product in with a fluffy brush and really blending with a light hand, it has proven to work as a great contour for my skin tone.
The texture of the powder bronzer is very smooth and buttery, and a little bit goes a long way. I like to lightly layer the product to contour the shaded areas of my face and blend with a fluffy brush for a more natural look. Definitely applies well and feels smooth. And it's very affordable!
Would recommend this to anyone with medium to darker skin tones.