You Don’t Have To Be In Sunny Singapore To Look Sun-Kissed With The NYC Bronzer In Sunny


Now you can have the glow of summer air on your face all year round with the New York Color Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny!

Actually, without Sunny, it’s still summer all year round here in Singapore. Yay to sweat and stickiness!

But for those who have the luxury of looking pasty white and drawn of blood in the cold, blue, winter months (That’s how they describe it in storybooks like The Little Match Girl), a touch of warmth on the face will naturally leave you feeling like you just cupped a mug of hot chocolate in your hands while it’s snowing outside.

Sheer & Natural Coverage

NYC Bronzer in Sunny is sheer in pigmentation for all the right reasons.

You can swipe your brush across the product and dispense it all over your face to add color and for a natural glow.

You can use it to warm the face when foundation is a little on the lighter side. Whenever I use the Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation, I tend to use Sunny to bring color back to my face. I gave the Bourjois Flower Perfection Foundation a ‘Quite Good!’ rating (which is 4/5), but recently I find myself using it a lot and actually think it deserves more a ‘This is LOVE!’ rating (5/5).

You can use bronzer to contour the face to make it look more chiseled by receding the sides and temples of the face.

This picture was taken for the review of Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. I used NYC Bronzer in Sunny to contour and Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso for blush.


More importantly, because NYC Bronzer in Sunny is sheer, you won’t run the risk of piling on too much product and ending up with a muddy or orangey face.

It is buildable without looking chalky, but admittedly, does take a little while more than the MAC Gold-Go-Lightly for color to be really noticeable.

With gradual build-up of product instead of a single brush stroke to get color, a nice, natural shadow is created.

Lovely Brown for Fair-Light Skin Tones

I don’t know how my face, or skintone, undertone will react during winter having only spent winter in Korea some 9 years ago, and I hadn’t started wearing makeup then.

But from what I’ve read, NYC Bronzer in Sunny is well-loved by many as a great bronzer during the winter months to warm the face. It is appropriate for everyday use during summer time too.

NYC Bronzer Sunny is just slightly less orange than MAC Gold-Go-Lightly Studio Careblend Pressed Powder. Sunny is more brown. I feel that Sunny will look good on fair to light skin tones. Anything over NC/NW 35, and Sunny might not show up as noticeably.

L-R: NYC Sunny, MAC Gold-Go-Lightly

Matte Bronzer

We all love glitter and sparkles, but they should appear at the right places. I don’t understand sparkly bronzers like those made by The Body Shop. Some of the SAs look like they dunked their faces in a bucket of glitter, like I saw at The Body Shop sale. Tsk tsk tsk!

Because there is no shimmer in Sunny, it is perfect for contouring without appearing too obvious that you resorted to makeup to make your face appear slimmer, or healthier.

Compact But Flimsy Packaging

What NYC Bronzer gave in product quality, it cut back on packaging. The hinge (or lack of) is so flimsy I reckon if I were to use it more often, it’d break from wear and tear.

It is also quite hard to close. I have left the compact half-closed in my drawer or table more often that I should when I’m in a hurry just because it just isn’t as easy to clamp shut as those that come with a proper hinge, like that of the Kate Jewel Carat Eyeshadow.

I love how slim it is and the inclusion of a mirror though.

I don’t use the sponge at all.

For application of bronzer, I use the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush. I love the size, which is small enough to fit my non-existent cheekbones; its dense bristles pick up just the right amount of product.

More than two months in, the sun print is still pronounced, despite my using it every time I apply makeup.

For that high quality of a product, at a drugstore price, I’m willing to overlook the deprivation of a proper hinge in NYC Bronzer Sunny.

Buy NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny

Bun Bun rates NYC Bronzer In Sunny:

Do you contour your face? Do you like sparkles in your bronzer? 


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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

Throughout this blog you will see Bun Bun in different poses.

Instead of using numbers (3/5, 4/5) or alphabets (B+, A+) to rate products, I put Bun Bun in different positions and expressions to represent the rating given to the product after a review.

In Bun-O-Meter, the first on the list would mean a 5/5 rating and the last one a 1/5 rating.

You can always refer to the sidebar any time you don’t understand what Bun Bun’s pose means.

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  • Sandra3619

    Sounds good!! Im using a Rimmel bronzer at the moment, but Im about to hit pan. Will def. look into this one, thanks!

  • sharon

    I have this too and I think I am NC 35.. and it does appear on my skin rather obviously..but no ornagey colour so thats good.I finally made a tiny hole in it after using it for more than 6 doesnt seem real for a product to take so long to hit pan lol.. I guess its the plasticky packaging that makes it feel very erm plastic lol but the bronzer is easy to use and it being matte is the main selling point. I know what u mean about Bodyshop bronzers being glittery and all that but I think those are more for nights out say in a club or party and also for the decolletege area and sides of the neck rather than the face per se..I know cos I used to be super tanned and it would take me forever for my tan to even fade slightly funny how I so many functions to attend when I was especially tanned (burnt) lol. So the SAs at Bodyshop recommended for me to ‘might as well go with the flow of my skintone’ and use those bronzers to show off my tan, which I thought was a good idea! :) I reckon people with very dark skintones can carry off the glitter much better.

    • Bun Bun

      I agree that glittery bronzers look better on tanned skin! Really makes the skin glow! :) What I saw were fair-skinned ladies in an air-conditioned environment, with glitter emanating from forehead to chin. Rather…… weird.

  • Julia

    Never used bronzer before… but I might be looking out for this one as you say it’s pretty light and MATTE 😀 <3
    So… any news on How to tell Skintones for Asians..? (not to be naggy LOL)

    • Bun Bun

      Ahhh…. not yet, Julia. Hahaha have a lot of posts lined up though!

  • Sunny

    I reviewed Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer the other day, and I think it’s quite similar especially in terms of purpose! I use it to put a bit of color back in my face after it has been flattened a little by foundation and setting powder, and it’s great for contouring my chubby cheeks. It’s lovely and very credible in winter, but I’m sure it won’t show on my skin tone once summer comes (if we have a decent one here in Belgium that is). I love the name of this one though, how can I not? Haha. Looks like a budget-friendly bronzer that’s worth a look! Thanks for sharing Bun Bun :)

    • Bun Bun

      Well it reminded me of you when I was editing the first picture! 😀 Thanks for reading!

  • Dayna

    Have never used bronzer before because I’m quite fair and it tends to look too orangey on me after a few hours! I’ve Milani Luminoso and need to be very light handed else the colour will be too strong for me. :(

    By the way, what are you using on your lips in the photo? :)

    • Bun Bun

      Oh it’s just my Estee Lauder Lip Balm! :)

      How fair are you? I’m NC20-25 and I used to think bronzers are not for me too. It’s all about finding the right shade! If you’ve almost the same skin tone as I do, you could probably give it a try.

      • Dayna

        Oh, you have a nice shade of natural pink on your lips! 😉

        I’m about NC 20! I think bronzer really need skills as you will need to know where to contour and apply. I’m still at my eyes stage. When I’ve master that, perhaps I’ll move on to this. 😛

  • a!k0

    Well I can tell you one thing, I am naturally tanned XD hahaha which sometimes I wish I wasn’t. I have always wanted to try this but I am not sure if it will show up on my dark skin. But just for the heck of it..I want it! LOL Definitely heard a lot about this for years now…

    • Bun Bun

      Yeah! I always give in after reading lotsa reviews! It must be good if everyone says so, right? 😀 There’re exceptions though, lol.

  • beautyboxonline

    Oooo I love this bronzer and wear it almost everyday! It’s so cheap too….I only like matte bronzers for contouring but am gravitating to shimmery ones to give me that extra glow though I don’t use them for contouring.

  • crimson_raindropz

    Where did you purchase this?