Monday, November 21, 2011
review: nyx blushes
i thought i should do an updated nyx blush post since my old pictures are pretty pathetic and my fellow blogger, Dovey, was curious about the products. i would say nyx is most known for their blushes and eye shadows with good reason; they have a huge color selection, the quality is nice, and the price is so affordable.
my nyx collection is pretty modest. i own a few powder blushes and one cream blush. i used to own many of their eye shadows but i gave them all away to my younger sister since i barely touched them and the amount of eye shadows i have is preposterous.
the shades i own are expresso, dusty rose, taupe, and glow. on to the swatches...
this is my favorite shade of them all. i solely got this shade because laura once did a post on it and it looked amazing on her.
the shade is a browned peachy pink. on me expresso is a really natural color that makes my skin look healthy.
this was the first shade i ever picked up.
the shade is a muted rosey pink. when i wear this it gives me a nice pink flush.
i picked up this shade in mind to use it as a contour color. unfortunately i do not like using this color for contouring, the shade is too grey for my liking and it makes my complexion look dull.
taupe is a greyed brown. i have heard this shade is similar to mac's emote. i wouldnt know because i dont own emote.
my only cream blush from nyx. the consistency is thin and a bit sticky, but not nearly as sticky as mac cream blushes. blending is no problem because of the thin formula.
the shade is a fresh dewy medium pink. it is very similar to mac's posey.
overall i would recommend nyx blushes if you are on a budget or if you see a shade that you find unique to your collection. they are silky soft to the touch, very blendable, and strongly pigmented. they can be a bit powdery (since they are so soft) and they arent as long lasting as higher end brands but for the price ($4-6) and huge color selection, that isnt much to complain about.
i dont plan on getting anymore products from nyx, just because i think other brands perform better and because my blush collection is a bit ridiculous. i do, however, have my eye on the shade raisin...only because the shade is unique to my stash and i cant find any higher end dupe for it.
do you own nyx blushes? what shades are your favorite?