I'm a high-end makeup person, and own both powder and cream blushes by Chanel, Nars, Bobbi Brown, etc, and I reach for these NYX cream blushes more often than any of the others I own. I have four of them. They're wonderful. Use fingers for easy application. Very blendable. Colors are great. Staying power is admirable.
I bought this product in "Tickled". On the packaging, it just looks like a corally pink color. I use a stippling brush to apply this blush. I stipple it on then I rub it in circles with my finger. It looks so natural on my skin color, and it gives it a nice glowy flush to my cheeks. It may look like it has some kind of shimmer, but it appears matte on my cheeks with glow. The only problem I have with this is that it does fade after a few hours, so the staying power isn't so great. Also, I feel the cream sitting on my skin after a while.
This is my first cream blush that I've bought, and I can say that it's not bad for a cheap blush on the market. (Australia overprices many things but oh well).
I have a shade in Tea Rose (CB03) and it matches my tanned asian skin very nicely whereas others can be too light, too red/pink or too bright. This colour is a bit warmer than others and you only need a little bit of the product for it to show up, and by a little I mean a dab with your finger per cheek (that can be relative depending on how you perceive "little" or "dab").
This blush is very blendable and works well into the skin giving a very natural glow. I have sometimes used this as eyeshadow as well and blending it with a brown eyeshadow and it looks great.
This blush may have a bit of a tendency to get the tiniest bit greasy (contains wax and mineral oils) but a bit of powder to set it usually does the trick, I use minimal translucent powder or powder foundation to set it when I'm lazy.
The "less is more" saying would definitely apply to this blush for me which is good, because then I wouldn't have to keep spending so much money to buy it.
--Packaging-- (just incase)
Packaging is not too bad, the diameter of the blush is wide enough to allow a stippling brush more than enough room to collect the product though i've never used a brush to do so. I've also dropped this a few times and it has never broken... yet XP
It's also big enough to fit the palm of your hand, small enough to carry around if you want to touch up even though you wouldn't really need to. But if you're a makeup artist taking a bunch of these around (and countless others too), they can take up a lot of room so I'd suggest depotting them for easier storage.
This is a very inexpensive yet good value blush than can have multi-purposes. The colour is one that people with medium skin tones would find work well for them and although it can get a bit greasy, a bit of powder should help solve that problem.
I really like these cream blushes! I have it in Glow which I would say is a light to medium pink and it has no shimmer. I love it over my foundation and its very buildable. It gives a natural glow and it stays on my face all day if I apply a light dusting of powder over. I will repurchase more colors again for sure:)
For me it is an average blush.. not too good but not too bad at the same time.. Yes it is not very long lasting unless you apply it after foundation before loose powder.. loose powder will work and lock the blush.. so that it will stay much longer.. maybe 4 to 6 hours (with normal combination skin)
If you're going to clubbing perhaps it will fade really soon.. :)
For some people may get difficult to work with cream blush.. i suggest use your CLEAN finger (use mid and ring finger for less tension) when applying to your cheeks.. but if you insist to use a brush, i recommend to use like stipple and synthetic face brush.. it gives a better finish..
Before apply, grab just a little amount of the product and warm a moment on the back of your hand..
Use DABBING motion.. No need to rub moreover with a harsh motion.. Take your time, also this is quite easy to blend..
If you need more product use what is left on your back hand.. Don't put too much.. i believe you don't want to look like a clown on day and night time also.. ;p
i think blush suppose to give a little hint on your face.. so your face looks healthy, glow, and fresh! not too obvious.. Blush also helps to enhance your NATURAL BEAUTY not to make people recognize you by your blush.. lol XD
Btw, i just repurchase the GLOW and NATURAL.. GLOW is like red undertone and NATURAL is like a peachy undertone.. For people who has mid to dark skin tone maybe it will suitable with GLOW.. :)
I LOVE THIS BLUSH. This has to be my hg blush. I have 4 of them in Natural, Glow, Golden & Boho Chic. All pinks, because I am a pink blush person. I never really liked cream blushes because I find that they tend to look oily during the later part of the day or mess up my powder foundation when blending but this was a pleasant surprise. Its cheap & you get a LOT of product that will last you forever because you don't need much each time. I apply this and set it with either nyx powder blush or mosaic blush, LASTS ME THE ENTIRE DAY. Loveeeee it!
I love these blushes, they are so creamy and glide on easily, I use stippling brush and work it through my skin. This blush looks so natural and I've got six of them. They are better than mac's cream blushes, mac's one are more solid than creamy, doesn't look natural. I'd have to say, hands down better cream blushes I ever used plus they are cheap! Oh and huge plus, they never broke me out given that I have freaking sensitive skin.
Horrible!!! Did not glide across the skin as others stated, in fact it was very difficult to apply. The packaging was cheap - the top cracked on me just by snapping it closed. When I wrote to the compay I never got a response. Don't waste your money!
I have this in Natural, Glow and Red. All pretty and wearable even Red applied lightly. But..I have tried every brush I can think off for application f.e. Mac 187 and 188, Elf studio powder brush, Sigma buffer, Dior and ds foundation brushes..Best results I got with fingers and beautyblender together.
These are so thick and creamy, it makes application difficult. Very easy to apply too much. I have given these some time as for applying, cause I thought it was me or the brush that were not working. I have cream blushes from Maybelline, MF, Body Shop, Becca and Guerlain and havent had any problems.These also fade away quickly, no blush by the end off the day. I (did) use loose powder and/or matching Nyx powder blush on top to add lasting power, which should not be necessery.
I LOVE these cream blushes. I have 6 of them that I use in my kit for photo shoots & weddings & for the price I recommend them & wouldn't even bother with a more expensive brand unless it was a color nyx didn't have, if you have oily skin, then cream blushes aren't for you. And if you are going for a light natural flush, these are perfect, otherwise I always go over them with powder blush for lasting power. But they blend amazingly and a little goes a long way, you don't need much. And I've been using them for over a year in my kit and they are still as creamy as the day I bought them. The only con is that the clear lid has come off on some of the cases, I pop them back in but they easily come right back out.