Years and years ago before I went on holiday (or about a month and half ago depending on your perspective) I had a splurge on NYX. I then followed that splurge up with another mini-splurge and ended up with three of their powder blushers. I love a good blush; if you get the colour right it can be the absolute best thing you do to your face as it brightens, lifts and makes you look awake even if you’re so tired that you’re not sure whether you are or not.
The shades I went for to start with were Peach and Rose Garden. I then ordered a couple more bits and bobs including the Cinnamon shade. The packaging is basic but very nice. The blushers come in a flip top, black plastic case and the powders themselves are quilted. The colour payoff is excellent and very buildable; they can create pops of colour or be easily sheered out for a wash. The longevity isn’t great, but very little stays on my oily skin for as long as I’d like. I find the best way to apply powder blush is to apply face powder, the apply blush heavier than it needs to be, then finish with powder again. As long as you get your buff on then it doesn’t look heavy and the blush peeks through the powder giving a really natural finish.
First up we have my personal favourite which is peach. Peach is a warm, bright pink that sheers to a gentle wash of peony pink and leans blue. It isn’t in any way peach so I’m not sure why it’s called peach, but it’s a lovely shade nonetheless. This is the shade I use most and I’ve been using it almost daily since it arrived. This is a matte shade.
Cinnamon is a strong, terracotta orange shade that again sheers down to a rusty orange. The reason I purchased it was because I like to move to more orange toned blushes when I have a tan as it stops the tan looking flat and blends well with sun colour. This is also a matte shade.
Last is Rose Garden which is quite similar to Peach, but the significant difference is the inclusion of small flecks of gold shimmer. I use this for nights out, but to be honest I think you could comfortably get away with it for daytime too as the shimmer isn’t too in-your-face. It’s less blue toned than Peach, but it’s still very much a pop of pink; it really is a lovely and easy to wear shade.
From left to right: Peach, Cinnamon, Rose Garden.
I’m really impressed with these blushers (so the warning bells have sounded as I’ll inevitably end up with far more blush pans than I need as a consequence) and at £5.50 each, you can’t really go wrong. As with all NYX products there’s a mega shade selection (about 30 I think!) so there should be something for everyone. Available at the NYX store here.
Disclosure: paid for by me.