Thursday, July 24, 2014

NYC (New York Color) "City Samba" collection!

Good morning lovelies!

I have a fun post for you today. I was given the opportunity to review a few of the new Summer 2014 "City Samba" collection from NYC (New York Color) and couldn't wait to get them swatched for you! As you probably already know, NYC sells affordable makeup which you can find in your local drugstores, Kmart, Walmart, Target, etc. NYC has been featured in magazines such as Seventeen and Glamour. I *want* to say that NYC has been around since I was a kid (in the 80's) and it seems that they are cranking out some new and impressive products as of late!

Here is the press release I received from NYC!

THINK: A Brazilian beauty escape.

WHAT IT IS: A limited edition color inspired by the vibrancy of Brazil. NYC New York Color is bringing the sexy beaches and sizzling sun of Brazil to New York with a new, limited edition City Samba collection filled with Brazilian fun and flare. Look your sexiest yet with Carnivale-ready nail polishes, brilliant lip glosses, and shimmering bronzing powders.

The NYC New York Color City Samba collection includes:

Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss ($1.99): High pigment lip glosses with maximum shine and intensity. Available in three limited edition shades, the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss is a hydrating formula that leaves lips moisturized and soft and is infused with Vitamin E to protect against environmental damage. And the unique NYC New York Color Perfect Fit Applicator lets you swipe on color, right where you want it, whenever you need it. The shades: Papaya, Passion Fruit, Guava.
Sun N’ Bronze Bronzing Powder ($4.99): A smooth, lightweight bronzing powder that provides the ultimate sun-kissed glow. The NYC New York Color Sun n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder offers a unique combination of bronzing and highlighting shades that blend together to create a customed glow just for you. The ultra-fine and lightweight texture  brushes on flawlessly to cheeks and contours for a natural look. The shades:  Coral Samba and Rosa Rio

In A New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish ($1.99): Ultra-quick dry nail enamel in electrifying summer shades. These high pigment colors are infused with a hint of shimmer for brilliant, tropically-hued nails that won’t fade. The nail strengthening formula is infused with magnesium, iron, copper, and calcium for beautiful nails and specifically formulated to dry in lightning speed time to a dazzling, high shine finish. The shades: Amazon Green (not pictured), Carnival Red, Copabanana, Jacaranda Flower, Ocean Blue, Palm Tree, Sweet Melon (not pictured) and Tropicoral.

Show Time Nail Art ($1.99): Fine-tip glossy polishes in Brazil-inspired, tropical colors. Extend your love of art to your nails with the new Show Time Nail Art line from NYC New York Color. The ultra-thin tip is specially designed to allow for intricate, detailed nail art designs. High shine and glossy, the intensely pigmented color is infused with a hint of gorgeous shimmer and draws on easily to create brilliant nails that capture the creative heart of New York and the passionate spirit of Brazil. The shades: Black Ink, Pinkasso and Silverism
WHERE TO FIND IT: NYC New York Color products are available at chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide starting from June – September 2014. To find a retailer near you, please visit


For consideration, I received:

Sun 'n" Bronze Bronzing Powder in "Coral Samba"
Liquid Lipshine in "Passion Fruit"
In a Minute nail polishes in "Amazon Green", "Jacaranda Flower", "Sweet Melon" and "Copabanana".

And as extras I received:

Intense lip color Twistable crayon in "Fulton St. Fuchsia"
Expert Last lip color in "Red Rapture".



I love the pillowed design on the bronzer.


Swatches! (I mixed all 3 shades of the bronzer for the larger swatch.)

Lip swatches!


The pretty polish! "Jacaranda Flower" is a lot more purple than it seems in this swatch! "Copabanana" has teeny silver sparkles!

I am wearing "Coral Samba" on my cheeks and "Fulton St. Fuchsia" on my lips.

I really like "Coral Samba" and the fact that there are 3 shades that you can choose from OR mix all 3 for a unique blend/wash of color. What really impressed me from this lot was "Red Rapture" lip color. Not only is it pigmented, but it is SO smooth when applied and stays on the lips for a good amount of time. I love the new formula of the lip sticks by NYC.

"Sweet Melon" is my favorite polish from this lot, as I don't own a color like it and it's very opaque. My swatches were just two coats only, so as you can see, all the nail polish are pretty opaque. They also dry really quickly and aren't streaky. For only $1.99, you really can't pass them up!

Overall, I like the products I received from "City Samba" and would like to try a few more lip products from NYC. I love budget friendly makeup!

Have you tried New York Color?

*products in this post were sent for review and consideration purposes only. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

1 comment :

  1. I used to buy NYC but then Rimmel and Milani kinda made me break up with some of it was just so crummy. These look nice though. Do you think they'll pull a Wet N' Wild and suddenly become good stuff? Last thought- how did the lip crayon compare to the Jordana or Revlon ones? However the NYC polishes have always been a fave. I love #265 Nolita's Lavender right now.


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