NYX Rouge Cream Blush
The Claim: "NYX Rouge cream blush offers radiant, long-lasting color in the form of velvety smooth cream. Infused with mineral oils, this blush is creamy in texture and provides a dewy glow for natural, fresh color."
Overall: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: $4.75 - $6.99 (cheapest I've seen on beautyjoint.com)
Size/Weight: .19 OZ 5.3 g
Would you buy this again? only some shades.
Pros: These cream blushes are buttery smooth, very pigmented, non-sticky, easy to blend, and long lasting. The formula is wet upon application but dries to a matte finish. You could even wear this underneath your desired powder blush to increase the staying power.
Cons: Unfortunately, the main ingredient is mineral oil so this is not something I'd wear everyday. I have normal to dry skin and this hasn't caused me to break out. I'm not sure if this will be good for people with oily skin as it might clog pores.
Color: Bright Barbie pink. Cool-toned. Matte.
Thoughts: This color is intensely pigmented. You only need to stipple a little on your cheeks to give yourself a bubblegum pink flush. I wore it once and it lasted all day! However, when I tried washing it off, it left a stain on my cheeks (I wore it on top of my moisturizer, sans foundation). This is the only color that left a stain. The others came off with soap and water.
Color: Rosy pink with a hint of coral. Matte.
Thoughts: Out of all the blushes, glow left the most natural pink flush on my cheeks. This color is also bright so a little bit goes a long way.
Color: Neutral pale pink. Matte.
Thoughts: Natural, as the name suggests, is quite natural. On my medium olive-toned skin, this color is really subtle and definitely not as bright as the colors above. When I wear this blush, it makes me look kind of pale. I think this is a nice color for fairer skin tones.
Color: Muted Beige, almost peachy. Golden shimmers.
Thoughts: I was contemplating whether to get this or Boho Chic. I ended up picking Golden because Boho chic had silver shimmers in it which would clash with my warm skin tone. The shimmer in this blush is obvious on my cheeks so if you don't like shimmer, stay away! I love the color when swatched but when blended, all I see are shimmers with a tiny hint of peach. This one would be good if I was going for the beachy bronze makeup look.
Color comparison: Hot Pink and Glow
Color comparison: Natural and Golden
Swatches (once blended, they look more natural)
From left to right: Hot Pink, Glow, Natural, Golden
I recommend applying your cream blushes with a duo fibre brush because they are really pigmented and wet. I used my fingers the first time around and it was a bit messy and blotchy.
Above: Applying NYX cream blush in Natural with my Sigma Duo Fibre Blush Brush F15
Stipple it on and I blend away!
All in all, I'm quite pleased with these cream blushes and I actually like them better than my NYC Blushable Creme Sticks. My favourites out of the bunch are Glow and Natural. Have you tried NYX cream blushes? What are your favourite shades? Let me know!
Until later, ciao bellas!