Is the $11 NYX Bronze Look Kit as Good as Gold?

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NYX Bronze Look Kit Review Photos Swatches

Among precious metals, gold always gets the best quips… “You’re golden,” “Go for the gold,” or when something’s said to be “as good as gold.”

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Poor under-appreciated bronze just doesn’t get the same love, ya know? Seriously, when was the last time someone told you to “Go for the bronze”? :)

Well, perhaps the new NYX Bronze Look Kit ($11) will garner bronze the respect it deserves.

The palette, one of three new Look Kits from NYX for summer, bursts with bronzy shades for eyes and lips. Like the Purple Smokey Look Kit we looked at a few days ago, it comes with a mix of nine shimmery and matte shadows and two frosty lipsticks nicely packaged in a two-tier case.

NYX Bronze Look Kit Review Photos Swatches

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Swatches on NW20 skin

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Swatches on NC35 skin

nyx bronze look kit reviews photos swatches

nyx bronze look kit reviews photos swatches

I like the longevity (these shadows last all day long without creasing) and range of this particular mix of colors and finishes for subdued, toned-down eye looks, but while the shadows in the Purple Look Kit generally apply and blend smoothly, a few of the shades in this one don’t. I wouldn’t call it a big issue, but I think it’s worth noting.

As far as the lipsticks are concerned, we’re talkin’ frosty, just like the ones in the Purple Look Kit.

On balance I like this set, but I bet many of these colors would POP! a little better on lighter skinned lovelies than I think they do on me. Ladies may also have to budget some extra time for layering and blending, just in case.

Ultimately, it’s an $11 kit, a steal when you really think about it, and for the price you get a lot. If you’ve been prowling around for an affordable neutral palette for eyes and lips, this Bronze might do ya fine. Available at drugstores and online at nyxcosmetics.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

You might like the NYX Bronze Look Kit if…

  • You like the way you look in warm bronzy shades
  • You’re a light-skinned babe
  • You love a good bargain

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. i love Nyx in general. their runway catwalk eye palette is my staple. How are you hon?

  2. Jeni says:

    I really like the colors of the Purple Smokey Look Kit, and I love bronzes and golds too! So I will definitely be checking both of them out!
    .-= Jeni’s last blog post… Does Rogaine Cause Wrinkles =-.

  3. Great price for the variety. NYX has been doing well recently!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… IMATS 2010 – Part 1 =-.

  4. Nina says:

    I would like them both pls! :)

    Im trying not to order any more NYX because I did get those 4 palettes at the grocery store (on the pretext of getting 2 for my bestie for her birthday) … I have been using them but not as much as I should!

    Ill try to resist a little more … but im pretty sure ill cave in at some point!

    • Karen says:

      LOL, you are so funny! I do stuff like that all the time when I shop for “others.” One for you, one for me. One for you…

      • Nina says:

        The Hubs asked me why there was so much and double of some stuff … I just grinned at him and he got it.

        He really lets me get away with a lot, so im not complaining when I have to control myself! :)

  5. Trinidad says:

    $11! Do my eyes deceive me? I might have to try this! What other palettes to they have?
    .-= Trinidad’s last blog post… Hump Day Hooray- The Free Events Edition =-.

  6. Shannon says:

    Love the set, but I think you look much better in the purple shades.
    Where can I see these in person??

  7. Kristin says:

    Love the set. Nice colours:D
    .-= Kristin’s last blog post… Formula 1006-SO TOTALLY CLEAN =-.

  8. gio says:

    This is a nice kit, but I liked the purple one a lot more.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… QOTW- Do you have any strange beauty habit =-.

  9. Deb says:

    Nyx has amazing products for us green-eyed gals. I have to make a trip to to pick these up. They don’t sell them at the drugstore though; I have to go to my parents’ in the ‘burbs to get to an Ulta.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Deb,

      Good to know. What products for green-eyed girls would you recommend?

      • Deb says:

        I love their slim eye pencil in Prune – it’s my go-to (that and Revlon Colorstay liner in Blackberry) because it makes my eyes pop like crazy. My daily eye makeup basically consists of lining my upper lid with one of those two and a nice coat of LashBlast – instantly gorgeous eyes.

        I think any of Nyx’s purple liners would look fabulous, although I haven’t quite tried ALL of them (I’m working on it, though!)

        • Deb says:

          And I just had to add, I LOVE LOVE LOVE NYX lipglosses. Their mega shine lipgloss lasts something like four hours on my lips and have gorgeous color. Totally a steal for the price.

  10. That looks so pretty!!! :) I love NYX!
    .-= Stavroula Plag’s last blog post… Favorite Websites – Online stores- =-.

  11. marisol says:

    I bought this on Cherry Culture last night. Well if it doesn’t pop for me, I can just give it to one of my nieces. I also got the other two kits and to NYX blushes.

    And back to the no buy…hehehehe
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Haulidays =-.

  12. Yasmin says:

    Slightly off topic but what foundation are you using in these pics? Your skin looks flawless! Or are you just that lucky? ;)

  13. resham says:

    All the brone colors have too much reddish tone to them and some look so similar to other. Its a deal though at 11 bucks…Shud not complain…

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