This Is the Story of NYX Tango With Bronzing Powder in When Leopard Gets a Tan

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

When Tabs was on safari in Tanzania earlier this year, he met a serval who told him the tale of a leopard named Nix (pronounced NYX), who spent every day sunning himself way up high in the branches of a big acacia tree.

Later, when he got back home to Novato, Tabs took the story and turned it into his first book, titled “When Leopard Gets a Tan.”

And that’s where NYX got the idea for Tango With Bronzing Powder in When Leopard Gets a Tan. :)

Okay, okay, that’s not true at all. But it sure would have made a great story, right?

When Leopard Gets a tan, one of the new NYX bronzers for fall, reminded me of Too Faced Pink Leopard from the pan, but once applied the color’s more bronzy, less peach and less shimmery — a soft sheen as opposed to Pink Leopard’s frost.


Doesn’t NYX Tango With Bronzing Powder in When Leopard Gets a Tan ($16) look like Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer ($12.50) from here?




NYX When Leopard Gets a Tan (left) and Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer (right)


NYX When Leopard Gets a Tan on cheeks

It’s expensive for drugstore beauty, but this big cat purrs with surprisingly soft grains of soft glow-imparting bronze. If you like the color and can bring yourself to sully the pretty pan, you might give this cat a home.

PRICE: $16 for a 0.44-oz. compact
AVAILABILITY: At select drugstores, Ulta and online at nyxcosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Jen says:

    Not only does When Leopard Gets a Tan look like Pink Leopard, but Bronze Emsemble looks like Too Faced’s Sun Bunny, and Tan Enthusiasm looks just like TF’s Snow Bunny. (I have the bronzer palette from TF). I wonder how those two compare to their TF’s counterparts…

  2. Kayann says:

    I love the leopard! It’s pretty! It looks awesome on you. :)

  3. Kelly says:

    You look SO pretty here Karen!! Love the cheek and lips :)
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  4. Stephanie says:

    The leopardprint is pretty and it looks pretty on your face..
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  5. Michelle says:

    It really gives your cheeks a nice glow! I like that it isn’t quite as frosty as the Too Faced one. Super cute!

  6. Chris25 says:

    I think NYX is trying to dupe Too Faced bronzers, like Wet n’ Wild tried to dupe MAC eyeshadows (and they succeeded). I love your lip color, Karen!
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  7. Gina says:

    Wow, that’s a hefty price tag for NYX! But I have to say, I’m consistently satisfied with their quality, and if any drugstore brand can get away with that, it’s definitely NYX. I like this a lot more than the Too Faced one; I’m not a fan of frosty bronzers. When my Stila bronzer gets low, I might have to snatch this up.

    • Chris25 says:

      I bought one of the body bronzers, and it contains A TON of product. I think the hefty price tag is worth it because you get so much product.
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      • jess says:

        A full sized Too Faced Pink Leopard compact runs $28.00 for 0.31oz. The NYX dupe is $16.00 for 0.44oz. So it may be more than I’m used to paying for NYX, but it’s an amazing dupe, with more product for considerably less money so I will be buying! I have Pink Leopard anyway and it’s too frosty for me.

  8. Kimberly D. says:

    I love how it gives you a glow without being too too shimmery. Plus that lipstick looks fab on you! I also like the way it’s laid out in the compact… so clever.

  9. It looks very pretty on you.

  10. Caro says:

    hello karen,

    i’d like to know wether you prefer the nyx version or the too faced version?and wich one would you recommend to someone paler than you?

    thanks!

    • Emma says:

      I’m very pale and I use Pink Leopard as a highlighter. I think that I’d prefer that due to the pink undertones in my skin. If you have more yellow undertones then I suspect that you’d prefer the NYX as it seems to be peachier in the swatch. That’s just my opinion from looking at the swatches compared – I’m sure Karen can also give you a good answer.

  11. Ruchita says:

    How fun! I love the leopard pattern. With my darker skin, I use a Rimmel bronzer as a blush year round. I have never tried NYX products, but there is a new Ulta store that opened up nearbuy, so I might have to make a trip over there soon!

  12. Kim says:

    Very shimmery and pretty on you! I like the “more forgiving on pores” comment. Who couldn’t use that? :) I’ve never tried a bronzer for fear of looking orange, but goodness knows I could use a little color during the long winter. Naturally, we don’t have an Ulta within 200 miles….

  13. snoopysteph says:

    Tribal Odyssey looks JUST like my favorite bronzer from Smashbox – Soft Lights Fusion Sunburst – at half the price! I’m going to have to pick this up next time I’m at Ulta!

  14. girl you look gorgeous! you betta werq!!!!!!!
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  15. gio says:

    It looks so pretty in the pan and I love the glow it gives to your cheeks. You look beautiful!
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  16. Paulina says:

    Hello from Mexico Karen! I´ve been folowwing your post. I adore your blog.
    Just wanted to know your opinion on the other bronzers like Confessions of Tanaholic and Tribal Odyssey also from NYX.

  17. Nina says:

    you look great in that picture!

    i think if this is tabs approved, i will like it! :)

  18. Tiffy says:

    Looks like NYX is a pretty decent dupe of TF. But $16 for NYX? Is it me or have they increased the price of their products?

    P.s. You look gorgeous in the picture, where did you get your shirt?

  19. arumanis says:

    Hi Karen,

    I think the Leopard looks cute. But I thought bronzers zre worn on the whole face. Didn’t knoww it can also serves as a blusher.

    Arum

  20. Anna says:

    My Ulta never has all of the great new NYX products, only the basics. I’m not too keen on ordering makeup online, I like to meet it and see if we have a connection. And stick my fingers in it! :)

  21. Tiffany says:

    you look so pretty and summery!!!

  22. Saman says:

    Hi Karen! I love the color of the shirt you have on, where is it from?

  23. Arummmanis says:

    Hey,

    Have you tried NYX’s other bronzers? I need recomendation.
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  24. Tried both.
    Each in its own way are nice but I prefer NYX since it has less glitter to it.
    I wish it was a bit more on the pink side

  25. Mary B says:

    Thank you Karen. Ever since I’ve seen the TF Leopard blushing bronzer I wanted it (but not for $30). So now I see this and think… hmm, they have this (the NYX dupe) for less than $10 at Amazon plus free shipping. OMG! I’m gonna get that. I still would like the TF version for comparison some day.

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