Monday, June 25, 2012

NYX Stick Blush Review

Add a touch of color with our creamy and extremely pigmented Stick Blush! 
Available in eight rich shades! Apply and receive the perfect glow every day!
INGREDIENTS: White Mineral Oil, 2-Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Squalane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Vitamin E, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Paraffin Wax/ Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol/ Methylparaben/ N-Butylparaben/ Ethylparaben/ Propylparaben/ Isobutylparaben, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate. MAY CONTAIN: D&C Red No.6 Sodium Salt (CI 15850), D&C Red No.28 Al. Lake (CI 45410), FD&C Yellow No.5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1), D&C Red No.7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019)
Hi everyone! These blushes are part of NYX Spring Collection 2012. When I first saw these online, I got so excited that I hurriedly ordered two shades through pre order. The Stick Blush shade in Magnolia was sent to me by Charmaine of Starmaine Shop (https://www.facebook.com/starmaineshop?ref=ts). This costs 275 pesos at Starmaine Shop. The packaging reminds me a lot of Nichido blush sticks. On the other hand, the idea of a stick blush reminds me of Nars multiple stick or the ELF all over color stick. The packaging is made of plastic. Surprisingly, the packaging is  quite sturdy. The cap locks securely and does not come off easily.  The size of these blushes are really cute. Like the mini Tarte cheek stains (I have seen one before). They are very handy and light. I do not have qualms bringing all three shades in my makeup kit everyday.

These blushes are really pigmented. I apply it in a dabbing motion or I swipe it directly on my cheeks. Then, I blend the blush on my cheeks like crazy. The shade is very buildable. You can apply one layer and this will immediately add a hint of color on your cheeks. The consistency is quite thick and  creamy. Compared to NYX cream blushes (which I love to bits), these stick blushes have slightly dewy to velvety finish while NYX Cream Blushes have a very dewy finish on my skin. Although these blushes glide smoothly when applied, I have a hard time blending thenm on my cheeks esp. on top of my foundation. Lack of proper blending creates weird patches and streaks so, be careful. There was a time when I failed to blend the product well that a small lump of  product accumulated on the temples of my cheeks.YAY!! The trick is to blend the product really well. Blending the product really well will not only create a natural pop of color on the cheeks but it also makes the blush lasts longer. I always apply this with the use of my fingers but I guess using brushes is much better.  Since these blushes have  velvety finish, this does not feel sticky at all especially when it is completely dried and blended.

It does not have a weird scent. It did not cause me any break out or rashes. 
Hypoallergenic .
The best thing about NYX products, they do not test on animals.

Here are the shades that I have:
Magnolia
This color is a cool toned pink. I am not really sure if this looks great on my NC35 skintone. 
Can you see the velvety finish? It reminds me of the NYX matte lipstick in Summer Breeze which I had previously reviewed. 
Orchid
This is my favorite shade! This shade tries to mimic the infamous NARS ORGASM. Does it look like Nars Orgasm? I do not know! Haha However, the color is very beautiful and unique. I wore this shade very often last summer because it makes my skin glow! The shade is a beautiful  coral shade with golden sheen. The gold tends to fade when I finish it off with a loose powder. Sigh!  I can use the shade alone even without setting powder when I want that much coveted glow on the cheeks. If there is a color that I highly recommend to my Filipina readers, this is it! I think coral shades are the most versatile blush shade because it can suit fair skinned women and also morena gals! 
Can you spell LOVE? I love love love this shade hehe 
Hibiscus
The shade is a neutral pink with brown undertones. On my skin it may look a bit more pink. This looks very natural and perfect for everyday wear.It looks very similar with NYX Cream blush in Natural which I also have. The latter looks lighter though. 
These blushes stay on my cheek for 2  hours without retouching. The stain it leaves on my skin is not as pigmented and long lasting like the stain left by the NYX Cream Blush. I like to top it off with a loose powder or a powder  blush with a similar shade. Doing this can make the product last longer . The downside of these blushes is that they rub off easily. That is why it is advisable to set them with powder. 
Although I have dry skin, I can not say that I will repurchase these blushes. I really prefer powdered ones. However, I do not regret buying these blushes (Orchid and Hibiscus). 
Godbless everyone!

 
  



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12 comments:

  1. i like hibiscus and magnolia,though i prolly would use it more on my lips hehe lalo na si hibiscus,pero mukhang itll sink in sa lip lines

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  2. Nice colors!
    I love Orchid. Beautiful.
    xx

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  3. the shades are beautiful!
    Magnolia would make a really good base for powder blushers.

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  4. I love Orchid. Yup, it does remind me of NARS!

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  5. Nice review. And orchids looks the best against your skin, however I like then all. Great choices.

    Xoxoxoxo,

    k @ makeupallies.blogspot.com

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  6. beautiful.. love all the colors

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  7. the shades look great although it application feels a bit intimidating xD

    ~ gelleesh.com

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  8. Hello :) Thanks for the review :) Because you've chosen the right shade :) Greetings from Czech Repoubliky :) Llaaddyss :) www.Llaaddyss.blogspot.cz

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  9. Great pictures and thanks for the swatches! Got Orchid and wanted to try Hibiscus, seems pretty.
    NYX Stick Blush in 06 Orchid (Review + Swatches) / Girl's Temptation

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