It takes two to tango but just one of our brilliant bronzing powders to kickstart 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.
NYX’s line of “Tango with Bronzing” Powders come in 5 versions. Tribal Odyssey is reviewed, below.
This bronzer comes in a bronze, round, plastic compact. The lid snaps shut and has a mirror inside. The first level inside the compact contains the bronzer. This level flips up to reveal a well underneath that holds a brush.
The packaging could be much sleeker if the low-quality brush wasn’t included.
Tribal Odyssey contains 5 bronzing shades divided into triangles in the circular pan. The entire pan is shimmery. The shimmer is extremely finely-milled, and while it’s prolific, it also has a refined quality and won’t be as obvious as a highlighter or bronzer with larger sparkling particles would be.
The powder is fairly soft and, while not powdery, a bit dusty. Expect to get sparkle particles in the air when you pick up this product on a brush.
The term “bronzer” for this product could be misleading in 2 ways. First, the product isn’t suitable for using as an all-over bronzer because of its shimmery quality. Its use is limited to the cheeks and on the body. Second, Tribal Odyssey only tans the skin slightly. Each individual shade isn’t that pigmented and the overall effect only deepens my NC20 by (at most) one shade.
I like using this bronzer all over the cheeks for a Summer shimmer or as a highlight on the cheek bones when I’m using a matte bronzer on the cheeks. I sometimes also use the light shades for highlighting down the nose.
The staying quality is solid. The shimmering effect will persist for over 7 hours without fading.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
This powder picks up onto a brush well and blends over the skin easily.
For $10.00 you get 0.44 ounces of powder. Too Faced’s Peach Leopard Brightening & Perfecting Bronzer costs $29.00 and contains 0.31 ounces. Physicians Formula’s Shimmer Strips cost around $13.00 and contain 0.3 ounces. You get more product for less money with NYX.
Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate / Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, and Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019 ) , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891 ), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77491 ) , Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492 ) , Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499 ), Ultramarine Pink (CI 77007 ), D&C Red 6 Na. Salt (CI 15850 ), D&C Red 7 Ca Lake (CI 15850 ), Manganese Violet (CI 77742 ), or Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007)