Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Review - NYX Stick Blushes

Well summer is on it's last legs but I haven't come off my blusher high yet. I adore the dewy look not just for summer but year round and sometimes wearing a powder(y) blush can make you look artificially matte or dry. Then it logically follows that cream blushes can help maintain the dewy youthful look and so I decided to pick up three of NYX Stick blushes when they were on sale on Hautelook for $3 each, but you can buy these for $6 here.

NYX Stick Blush
Since the only cream blushes I currently own are the Stila Convertible Colours which are fine but not really worth the high price in my opinion. I was really intrigued by these blushes which come in a fabulously user friendly twist up packaging with no dipping your fingers into product required (unless you choose to). They are super pigmented and you need to be carefully not to over do them and make sure you blend well to avoid the scary doll look.

I have 3 of the shades, I think there are about 8 shades to choose from in total. I chose Hibiscus (a lovely corally colour), Tea Rose (a dusty rose colour) and Tulip (a pretty pink).

NYX Stick Blush Hibiscus
NYX Stick Blush Tea RoseNYX Stick Blush Tulip
NYX Stick Blush
Top to Bottom - NYX Stick Blush Hibiscus, Tea Rose and Tulip
My preferred method to apply these is directly from the stick and then blending using my fingers. It leads to a gorgeous blushed look but I must say that these cream blushes (like all cream blushes I have used so far) do not last longer than 4 hours on me. So if you do want these to last, do add a little, very little, dusting of a powder blush on top to make it last all day.

I really like these, very easy to use and so reasonably priced. NYX is great, isn't it?

26 comments :

  1. Ooh I just ordered one of these so I'm looking forward to trying it now after reading your review xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Oooh let me know how you get on with it. Which shade did you order?

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  2. These are stunning! My favorite is Tea Rose and now I really need it in my life and soon! Thanks for showing my these products!

    Kristina | Beauty With Compassion

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    1. Yay! Glad you like these too... for $6 most people can afford these, love it!! xxxx

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  3. I really want to try this out but I can't find nyx products anywhere!

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    1. Aww hun, where are you based? NYX do have international websites so you might be able to order from there. Here's the link - http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/nyx-international.aspx

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  4. ohh the colours are gorgeous i really want to try them now, i love tea rose xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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    1. Yep, I like all three of them. Funny enough I think that Tulip looks best on me, which was a total surprise!

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  5. These look quite similar to the Stila CC's ! These are awesome

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. Yeah they are quite similar but the CCs have a bit more slip and these are more pigmented but slightly more difficult to blend. Really good alternative considering the price difference though!! :)

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  6. I love cream blushers, these look fab. Tulip is a gorgeous shade!

    Jess xo

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jess.. glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  7. Thanks for the review :) I really want to try these! x

    www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.de

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    1. Thanks Ana.. hope you get to try these soon. These are available on NYX's international site - http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/nyx-international.aspx

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  8. Really want to get my hands on some NYX products! Yet to try something from this brand but I read and hear nothing but good things! Thanks for sharing!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. Aww hun I hope you buy some, I know that they are available online on NYX's UK website. I love that NYX is a affordable and cruelty free!

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  9. These colors are gorgeous. Such a bummer they don't last longer though!

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    1. It is.. but that's my experience with all cream blushes though, it's just the nature of the product.

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  10. great colors! I love NYX! :)
    I'm just new to your blog btw.. really nice post! x
    HerNameIsTrina

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    1. Awww welcome Trina! I really appreciate you taking time to read my blog! I love NYX too :) Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  11. Tulip is such a lovely shade! I wish these were easily accessible in the uk :(

    crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are slowly spending to the rest of the world. I think these are available online through NYX's UK website.

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  12. Oh these look great, not tried anything like this before.
    Liza
    Glambeautys.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are lovely.. just wish they lasted longer on me but that's cream blushes for you!

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  13. I would love to try these if they were long lasting!!

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    1. Yeah that's the only negative.. I call these my weekend blushes :)

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