I have never dabbled with the NYC brand until one day when I was in dire need of a "glow" and I used my little sister's compact of this hoping it would make me a little more bronzed, and glowy. I was dissapointed with the packaging, but realised that it is one of teh cheaper brands of cosmetics, and the price was quite low for a reason.
I found the product to be super chalky, and it didn't stick to my skin as well as I would have liked. I like the idea of the mosaic but I found that the colors did not blend together as they should, and it left my skin looking splotchy. I than decided that it would be better for me to go bare, than to go looking splotchy.
In comparison with more expensive and higher end products, there is no comparison. You have other mosaic bronzers that work wonders for four times the price, than you have this - and than you learn that you should not substitute with something 75% lower than the usual price you pay. Very unsatisfied!