NYX • Expresso/Espresso • Blush

rated 4.5(6 reviews)

Average Rating.4.5
Would buy this product again.66%
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rated 4 of 5 BassKitten808 on 1/17/2014 3:59:00 PM more reviews by BassKitten808

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral   Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

**UPDATE**
I increased my rating to 4 instead of 2, I still wouldn't repurchase though. For some reason, as I started to use it more the blush became more pigmented & less chalky somehow. It's like there was a top layer that needed to be swept away first. I used the same brush aswell. Now the pigmentation is great, you can get a really good color payoff that can be easily blended out if you apply too much. It looks nice & natural on my skintone perhaps a bit too rosy now that I look at it for my liking, as my taste in blush has changed, hence why I wouldn't repurchase. It's a good, solid blush with perfect pigmentation (not overly so where you can only lightly tap your brush in -- hate blushes like that) & blendability. The wear is nice too as I don't notice too much fading throughout the day. Hopefully NYX releases more nude-toned shades as I'm really digging the formula of this blush now.

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Back when I was 16-17 (mostly in 2010) this was the one blush that I wore all the time. Back then, this blush was so natural & flattering on my skin (I was always quite tan, think NC37-40). Now for some reason that I recently got it again, it applies quite sheerly on me. I have to build it up so much but it still ends up looking almost chalky so I use another blush over top of it. Maybe I just got a bad one but I swear they must've changed the formula. Mine doesn't have mineral or lanolin oil listed on the ingredients list but I'm pretty sure it used to. This blush used to be more pigmented, albeit a bit more powder kick-up (now it's very smooth & tightly-packed, there's almost no powder fall-out from what I've experienced) but it was a lot more pigmented then this. A Mac Sheertone blush is a lot more pigmented then this if you want an idea. I have to swipe my brush in several times to get it to somewhat show up. It's a beautiful color but I think because of how it applies, it would work best on lighter skintones. It's a shame because this used to be the most flattering blush I've ever used for my tan skin. On behalf of the old formula I used to use & the new one I got, the wear time isn't amazing (it never was) but it blends out really nicely so it never looks overdone. I now just use this as a blending-out eyeshadow & it works nicely for that but I'm still very disappointed.

As for the shade itself, it's a matte warm rosey-pink with brown tones.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* aharb013 on 9/21/2013 2:14:00 PM more reviews by aharb013

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This is a rosy-tan coloured blush with a bit of subtle shimmer and sheen. It is pretty pigmented, it blends fairly well but not excellently, and it has average lasting power. I like using it as a contour and blush in one.

I do recommend.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* sushiomelette on 9/16/2013 9:25:00 PM more reviews by sushiomelette

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Olive   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

I'm very impressed with this blush. It's a brownish pink color that turns warm on me. It has lasted all day without fading. It's a perfect everyday color. It makes me look like I just worked out for an hour. I can't wait to try the other colors!

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rated 5 of 5 Mayjunejuly on 11/11/2012 9:51:00 PM more reviews by Mayjunejuly

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I have been using this blush ever since i bought. Brownish pink is what I'm missing my blush collection. And I'm absolutely in love with this blush! :)

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rated 4 of 5 italiagirl007 on 2/18/2012 10:10:00 AM more reviews by italiagirl007

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I like this a lot! It's pink enough to use as a light "I'm not wearing any blush" blush, yet brown enough to use as a contour. Blends very well, not chaulky. I think this would work best for warm skin tones. Definitely recommend.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* uraznbabygurl on 8/20/2011 12:31:00 AM more reviews by uraznbabygurl

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This one looks blah in the pan (as do most matte nude blushes, IMO). If you're looking for pinkish-brown blush, this one is a nice option. It reminds me of MAC Blushbaby, except it is more brown. Expresso (or Espresso) is definitely on the warmer side, and I think it's dark enough to use as a contour for lighter skintones. I'm around NC30 and it's a super flattering blush on my skin. I'm impressed with the quality of NYX blushes, and this one is no exception.

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