I've been promising to post this for a while now, and finally I've managed to assemble a review on the NYX Cream blush in Natural. First of all, I still get excited about the fact that we can finally buy NYX products in Australia. Back when I very first developed my interest in makeup it was NYX that I was most interested in, mainly due to the youtube videos I watched where American girls would talk about the Jumbo pencils and lipsticks. Years later I finally have my hands on some of their products!
As soon as I found out that I could get NYX from Target, I immediately knew that I would be coming home with one of their cream blushes. I've heard so many good things about them, and I myself really enjoyed using cream blushes in 2013. The shade I chose was natural, a gorgeous medium toned pink that I personally feel would be wearable and flattering on a large range of skin tones.
Beginning with the packaging, being a lower budget kind of brand it is hardly top of the range, but it is not laughable either. It has a simple and effective design, is sturdy and practical and serves it purpose well.
The blush itself is worthy of many praises. The texture of the blush is smooth and silky. Unlike other cream blushes I've tried the product isn't hard and does not require warming up before use. My application of choice is with the use of a stippling brush as I find this to be the quickest, easiest and most natural looking way however it is also easily applied using the fingers. I find that this blends relatively easily which is highly important for a blush as you don't want it to be uneven on the skin. It almost soaks into the skin to leave a seamless looking glow to the cheeks.
The lasting power of this is, unfortunately, less than that of powder blushes but this is simply due to the fact that it is a cream blush and they, by nature, wear off more quickly. I would not rely on this if I wanted super long lasting wear, but for the average day it is satisfactory.
I've not tried wearing this on my lips as I don't know for sure if this product is designed for that kind of use, however it is likely that it would be as many cream blush products are multi-use.
These blushes cost $11.95 which is on par with other brands, but expensive for NYX compared to what it costs overseas. This is to be expected as (frustratingly) everything in Australia is always significantly more expensive. I think this is a reasonable price for the quality of the product - I am certainly satisfied with my purchase.
I've included comparative swatches to all the other cream blushes I own so that you can get an idea of how the shade compares.
I am thrilled with this gorgeous blush. It quickly became a favourite of mine, and I pull it out when I want a natural but healthy and pretty flush to the cheeks. I give this 8/10.
|L-R: Australis Flirtatious Pink, Australis Dusky Rose,|
NYX Natural, Essence Sending you kisses, Essence Ice bomb
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