Thursday, July 16, 2015
review: nyc bb creme bronzed radiance
I am always optimistic when I try a product for the very first time. Maybe it will be amazing. Maybe I will wear it every single day. Maybe it will become my new must have. Sometimes my optimism pays off. Other times it does not. Which brings me to my latest makeup review: the NYC BB Creme 5 in 1 Bronzed Radiance Skin Perfector. (Phew! Try saying that five times fast.)
Right off the bat, I loved the idea of this product. A BB Cream that adds a hint of summery glow to my skin. Perfect! Except....it wasn't. This BB Creme claims to even out your skin tone, reduce the appearance of any skin imperfections, and give your skin a fresh bronzed look. The concept itself is fabulous. Especially now that summer is here. There is nothing quite so tempting as a beauty product that will give your skin that sun kissed glow. While the concept was great, the execution left something to be desired.
The product itself was very runny. The consistency was that of a very runny liquid foundation. Because of that, the coverage was extremely limited. I did not find it to cover up or blur any skin imperfections whatsoever. There simply was not enough coverage to do so. I would definitely say this was a light coverage product. Emphasis on the light! Perhaps if it was mixed with a regular foundation this might work a bit better. As is? Not so much.
Now for the radiant skin claim. This was another let down. While it certainly had a bronzey colour to the product - it wound up making my face noticeably darker than the rest of my body. It didn't so much give my skin a radiant bronzey look as it made my skin look darker and slightly orange where applied. For a pale skinned girl like me, this is a major makeup no-no.
Sadly, this is one product I was very disappointed with. The concept was great but it failed to be more than a poor BB Creme. The coverage was far too sheer (even for a no-makeup-makeup-look) to do much good and the colour did not look natural or glowing on the skin. While the product itself was very affordable, in my opinion, it still is not worth the money. In the past, I have had success with other NYC products. But this? I would say skip it this season.
Have you tried the NYC BB Creme 5 in 1 Bronzed Radiance Skin Perfector? How did it work for you?