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.”
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.
Swatches on NW20 skin
Swatches on NC35 skin
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,