My Thoughts: NYC Colour Wheel Bronzer

Things I like about the product:

The mozaic colours, there’s a range of colours so with a smaller brush you can be more specific about what you want to use.
For £3.99 it’s really not a bad bronzer, so I’d say this time the price doesn’t really reflect the quality.
It’s very matte so it reduces shine well, will be good to use in the summer when my skin’s more oily.
It’s a compressed powder which means you don’t need a lot on your brush, especially because it’s really pigmented.

Things I don’t like about the product:

As you know packaging is very important for me as it kinda defines straight away whether something is a cheap product or not (it’s a bit like a sixth sense). Unfortunately the cheap packaging for this bronzer seems like it will crack any minute.
I think when you use this on your face, it makes you look a tad powdery which is of course a good look if you want to look really matte but I don’t really like how thick this looks.
I didn’t realise how orangey this would be when I bought it but I can really tell now, it’s not really a subtle brown colour, it really is quite orange on the skin.
Blending is a nightmare with this bronzer. When I used it the other day, I kid you not I spent about 5-10 minutes working this into my cheeks, I urge you not to use much on the brush!

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this at all unless you’re after a really cheap bronzer. I’d say a 5/10 max. What bronzers are you liking?


  1. Erin Hipwell
    24/03/2013 / 08:45

    Oh that's a shame, I can't stand bronzers that don't blend! I'm still a little scared to use bronzer if I'm honest, haha!

  2. Gracie Rose
    24/03/2013 / 09:34

    That's a shame you didn't like the product 🙁 I love the Bourjouis chocolate bronzer. It smells amazing and is really good! However, it isn't very pigmented. I also love the bronzer in the Sleek contour kit 🙂

    Lovely blog btw 🙂

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  3. Hannah Gibbins
    24/03/2013 / 16:54

    i got an mua palette that had 2 blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter. i mix the bronzer and the highlighter in with my normal face powder to make it a bit darker and it works really well. considering the palette was free and £6 normally, i think it's brilliant! i had an nyc blusher and it was similar to how you've described this, i wasn't a fan!

  4. 24/03/2013 / 21:38

    I love everything from your topshop wishlist! 😀 When every I saw this I thought it had looked good so thankyou for this! I use essence bronzer which smells soo good! I also love the boujois choclate one my friends have that and it looks great! 😀
    Sofia x

  5. tiedyeandteacups Becky
    25/03/2013 / 16:12

    That sucks… I hate it when face products just don't blend!
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    Becky xx

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  6. 25/03/2013 / 19:56

    I hate when bronzers come out that orangey colour and take ages to blend, thanks for the heads up!

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    • therawrdrobe
      26/03/2013 / 15:13

      awhh thanks, i'll check it out!

      katy x

  7. Athena Santana
    25/03/2013 / 23:34

    Lovely blog! New follower here, you can check out my blog and follow back if you wish(:


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