Pros: Oil free, no shine, doesn't clog pores, very natural!
Cons: Only three shades available!
I recently picked up a bottle of NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup when searching for a product to deal with the all of a sudden misbehaving oily skin. I had never heard of this product let alone tried it so I popped in in my basket at Rite Aid. I assumed that NYC stood for New York City but it actually stands for New York Color!
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup comes in a sealed plastic package with a cardboard backing. I found several shades to choose from and picked out Sandy Beige. The other shades available are Natural Buff or True Beige. The size of the bottle is 1.0 fl. oz and it costs $2.99 a bottle. The bottle is clear with a silver cap so you can tell when you are almost out!
I really didn't know what to expect from this product but figured that I wouldn't be losing much if it didn't work and at this point it was worth a try!
I have only noticed this brand in Rite Aid but I suspect that it will be popping up in other stores very soon if not already there.
About NYC Liquid Makeup
Reading the package information in the store is what made me want to give this product a try. It had some good qualities which really impressed me for the price of this makeup!
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup is oil free and fragrance free. It is made in the USA and is not tested on animals! The labeling boasted of advanced oil absorbing qualities giving your face a natural look without clogging pores. It is also good for all skin types. This sounded like a winner to me!
Ingredients are not listed on the bottle and I have thrown out the packaging, however, the website indicates that this product contains vitamins A, C and E, and witch hazel.
How To Apply
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup can be applied with your fingertips or with a dampened sponge. I find that liquid makeup goes on much better with a slightly dampened sponge and it makes your makeup last longer! Instructions state to shake bottle well, apply foundation and "don't forget to blend into your jaw line and slightly on your neck."
How It Worked For Me!
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup worked well for me. I can vouch for the fact that the oil free formula lasted for a good 8 hours for me. It got me through the day at work without my face becoming shiny or oily. I did do a quick blot job right after lunch in the T-zone but overall this product held up and did as claims. I found the finish to look very smooth and natural. The shade of foundation I picked out was a good match also. Sometimes it is hard to match a new product with your skin tone. This one looked pretty much the same in the package as it did once opened for use! Using a dampened sponge to apply also helped achieve a very natural look!
NYC Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup is distributed by:
A Division of Dell Laboratories, Inc.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
I give this product 4.5 Stars. For the price you can't beat it. It works well to control oil and shine and gave me a natural finish. I think it is a good quality foundation for a drug store brand (and much better than some!).
~A special Thank You goes out to Shantel for adding this product to the database!
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