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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

NYX - WHEN LEOPARD GETS A TAN

NYX 'When Leopard Gets a Tan' is the first piece of NYX make up in my collection.  I find we are limited in what we have access to here in Aberdeen and have never seen NYX in shops - unfortunately.  

When I was contacted to review something from 123hairandbeauty.co.uk, I was delighted to choose  an item from their NYX range.  

'Tango with Bronzing Powder' 

NYX say - 'It takes two to tango but just one of our brilliant bronzing powders to kick start your look. Our mosaic bronzer shades create a golden glow on the face and body like you’ve just returned from a Caribbean getaway. Sun-kissed never looked this sexy or healthy'
Image NYX When Leopard Gets a  tan


Packaging

A well proportioned bronze compact with good sized mirror and hidden compartment which is home to a little blusher brush to complete the set.   I like the bold motif on the front, extremely feminine - a nice chic design.  

I prefer to use my own blusher brushes because I like them best for application but I would use the brush that came with this to sweep any excess dust from my face.  


What I think?

Blushers and bronzers are my favourite items in my makeup collection and having an unhealthy fetish for anything leopard print, this compact really appealed to me!  
Too Faced Pink Leopard

I was also curious to try it because I previously owned the Two Faced 'Pink Leopard' Compact and I think I have found a near perfect dupe match at a fraction of the price :-)

NYX When Leopard Gets a Tan is made up of 3 different colours, brown, beige and a pink this combination on the skin gives a a subtle bronze and highlighted look.  It is very sheer and doesn't go on too thick.   The pink can also be used to highlight your cheekbones and under the brow bone without using the bronzer - if so desired.

The only real difference between  When Leopard Gets a Tan  and Pink Leopard (besides the price tag)  is that I find Pink Leopard had more of  a glitter/shimmer content to it and if this is something that puts you off a product then the NYX version is definitely a better choice (unlike the Pink Leopard, it has a subtle hint of shimmer but it is definitely has a more matte finish).  I prefer this as I don't like products that contain too much shine.

I mentioned before the price, compared to the Too Faced Pink Leopard which retails at £22.00, NYX When Leopard Gets a Tan comes in at a more affordable £10.00.  You can order this here from 123.hairandbeauty.co.uk.

I noticed when browsing, new customers are entitled to discount -   if you quote the promotional code at checkout 'NEW10' you will get a further 5%, got to love a bargain.

Really looking forward to trying more from NYX was a great item to sample.

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7 comments

  1. Well, speaking as the NYX blogger of the month for March, I highly approve! :)

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  2. Very nice blog, I am your new follower, follow me back?
    Kisses,
    Dinna
    www.the-fashionette.blogspot.com

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  3. AAAH! I so want to try this product!
    Being Scottish myself, I've been blessed with the ginger jean... Only not hairwise, skinwise. I have very pale skin so I'm a bit of a fake tan fan and bronzer is my next best friend.
    I really enjoyed this post and have recently just followed your blog!
    I'm 18 and from Edinburgh I've just started my own beauty/lifestyle blog. I'd be so grateful if yourself or anyone else checked it out! www.myinbetweendreams.blogspot.com

    I'm sure I will be an avid reader of your blog. Keep up the good work!
    Jennifer X

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  4. Wow this is an incredible dupe for the Too Faced product! I am a little bit obsessed with leopard print, so this ticks all the right boxes for me :D xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Me too Gemma I have a pretty unhealthy for Leopard print hehe love it.

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  5. I've never heard of NYX before - might have to check them out!My blog – Cosmetics, clothes and cute things (:
    xoxo

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    1. Hi Helen, I hadn't either before I started blogging but this was the first piece i've owned it is really nice x

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