I used to be a big fan of NYX cream blushes for years and recommended them to many people because I found them comparable and if not better than many mid-range cream blushes on the market from pigmentation, ease of use, natural finish, and staying power however over the course of NYX's rising popularity, I notice their quality to change with some old staple products.
Unfortunately, the change applies to this product as well. Originally the NYX cream blushes were in a matte black product packaging very similar to MAC and held 0.21oz / 6 grams of product. The blushes whether shimmery or matte all applied to the skin with a satin finish. Never too dewey but never too dry or flat with great staying power and very lightweight to the skin. Since 2011, NYX has repackaged and reformulated these blushes (along with the similarly packaged powder mosaic blushes). Now these are housed in a glossy black case... While from a glance it looks nearly identical to the previous with subtle aesthetic changes; instead of 0.21oz / 6 grams of product like the original, the current cream blushes on the market contains merely 0.12oz / 3.5 grams of product. That's nearly 40% less product and these are sold for more than they were years ago! I remember when these were only $4-$5.
Now, I know with us makeup junkies.. less product isn't always an issue since it takes forever to finish one however the formula has changed as well. The new blushes don't contain silica among other things... They are creamy, but too creamy and almost greasy at times. The pigmentation is average (varying on shade) and they stay too dewey on the skin. If you want to set these, you'll need to apply an additional powder product over it or else your face will feel like an oil slick over time and the staying power is downgraded as well. They're definitely not lightweight anymore.
I was sadly disappointed to find out when I repurchased some of these blushes and it was nothing like what I previously owned. The product now is just mediocre and nothing to rave for.. I can actually produce better results if I use a lipstick as a blush and it won't feel as sticky. I'm not saying these are terrible but what's currently available isn't anything I want to repurchase.
I love the color and initial result after applying this blush but, on my skin, the effect is gone within an hour or so. And I do mean gone, completely, as if it was never there. I'm disappointed because I bought two at 40% off at Ulta. On to the next blush...
Hello MUA reviewers!
I love this blush. I have dry skin and cremes works so much better for me because they feel more hydrating and last longer. I bought NYX cream blush in Rouge. It's a SUPER bright pink with great pigmentation. I have fair skin, so for me a little goes a long way and i can build it up easily. I thought the price was good too, around $6. Another great quality product at a good price from NYX.
Its a pretty decent blusher. Its long lasting and has good pigmentation. I bought one in Bronze Goddess and used it as a bronzer and it works perfectly!
This is a great blush especially given the cost. I wear Rose Petal and Tea Rose frequently. I use a small stippling brush to apply and sometimes layer a powder blush on top.
so i bought this blush from cherryculture due to its popularity, and now i know why people love it. i have them in nearly every color, but my favourite is boho chic as it gives you a flush of a fairy floss glow on your cheeks, this color compliments light skintones like myself or medium, i love it against my light hair as it is a baby barbie pink !
anyways, the qualits is amazing, it wont dry out and is very moist so it easily glides on your skin. it has no scent, nor does it irritate/breakout my skin. i will definitly repurchase this product as there is no complaint. i have many mac cream blushes and i go to this ,not only is it affordable but it is so cheap and last a very long time as it is pigmented...- NYX!
xxx try it and im sure you will love it.
I recently added in liquid foundation into my rotation (usually just use MMU powder) and w/ that, decided to experiment w/ non-powder blushes. I purchased this at Ulta in Boho Chick. I LOVE this stuff!! Creamy, blends like a dream (I use my Bdellium #955 stippling blush), very pigmented = a little goes a long way. Lasts all day w/ or w/out my Urban Decay All Nighter MU setting spray. I don't notice any glitter, just a very natural pink flush that looks great on my NC 15/Fairly Light EM skin. I would definitely re-purchase this should I ever run out!
Amazing quality blushes at cheap prices. They blend easily with fingers or a brush - super creamy and pigmented. I own Glow, Tan, Diva, and Orange. I wear Tan as an everyday blush under MAC Ambering Rose or MAC Raizin. I will wear the others alone or under orange powder blushes. If you can, purchase these online or in stores at a discount. I bought mine on Cherry Culture's site for about $3 each.
Great blushes - I would repurchase if I ever hit pan. They last forever!
Hi dolls. I've own 2 shades of this cream blush and I love it! it is a bit too much when applied obviously it is a cream blush, but what i do is to use a STIPPLING BRUSH (highly recommended!) The stippling brush gives that airbrush effect to products applied to face. What I do is to dab 1 time only very lightly to the blush and tap it on my cheeks. Don't use any other stroke with this brush as it doesn't make sense anymore if you do strokes like a normal blush brush. The stippling brush is recommended use for cream blush and foundation, as I saide, to give that airbrush magazine photo finish. There are youtube tutorials for you dolls to check out how stippling brush is used.
But yes, fingers can also be used to apply this product thus giving it a balanced tone.
I hoped I helped to those first time users/buyers of cream blush and the stippling brush.
I have both Glow and Natural and they are fantastic quality for the price. They just glide on and don't need a lot of rubbing to get perfectly flushed cheeks. I use Natural when I want minimal makeup and Glow when I want a nicely flushed cheek.