|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I purchased this blush in Tea Rose from the NYX website. As I have mentioned before, extra credit points to NYX for being cruelty-free and so affordable too. I love stick blushes in general, and I was looking for a plumy/mauve one. I have the Pink Grapefruit stick blush from 100% Pure and it is my all-time favorite go-to for the pinky/peachy look. I was seeking something a little darker for winter. 100% Pure's plum shade looked awful on me, so I returned it. This one from NYX is perfect. It is a gentle shade of mauve. The pic posted by another reviewer on here is a good representation (on her arm). The staying power of this product is great & it is super blendable. One reason I like stick blushes is that I have acne-prone skin on my nose, forehead, and chin - so the products I use to combat the acne and the oil tend to dry these areas out...the stick blush puts a little "glow" back into the picture. Seems to balance things out a bit. I think these blushes would be great for someone looking to give stick blush a try - they really perform, there are lots of colors to choose from, and they are cheap.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Grey
I feel that this product is the epitome of "average."
I bought it in the colour "orchid" which is a peachy-pink, and it's alright.
It smells kind of like a crayon, which is a bit of a turn-off, but as far as using the product goes, it is simply "average."
The colour payoff is nice, and it's true to it's colour -- not too pigmented, but not too dull. It went on pretty, but it wore off pretty fast. I'd give it, say, three hours? After that...almost gone.
It's not very easy to blend, either. I found that my fingers are basically the only thing will do the job, and even then, I feel like I'm having to scrub it in to blend it out. But it's pretty.
I'll use the one I bought, and if someone gave me of these, sure, I'd use it, but I just feel that for the price (which was remarkably fair), I could just get something better in almost all departments.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
So the reason I first bought this blush was to achieve that natural looking blush; one where I'm not shimmering or too matte looking. Then I came across this blush and after searching for various swatches to the point where I can almost name each shade and recall how they look, I settled upon the color Tulip and ordered it online for around $6 (not too bad).
In all honesty, I'll admit that I didn't expect very much, but I am in looooovvvveee. Tulip gives my light medium shaded complexion such a beautiful and natural flush that I'm absolutely in love with. It's so pretty! Also the texture is so creamy! It's a bit sticky and I was worried it'd take off my foundation when I rubbed it on, but I first just rub it on my finger and pat it onto the apples of my cheeks and voila! I'm beautimous.
The only thing I don't love very much about this is the wear time. It last for about 3 hours and then it's gone. It's as if I never put it on. Also one little thing to mention about the packaging: overall it's very nice, but don't twist the product up too far as it's hard to twist it back down.
Other than those two things I'm so in love that I don't think any other cream stick blush could compare in texture, color or price! And I full-heartedly recommend this blush and the only reason I didn't give it a full 5 out of 5 was because of the wear time; it really should last a bit longer because ain't nobody got time to touch up their blush all day long.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
So I have the color Pink Lotus. I think the color is the root of the problem seeing as it is a very un-natural Barbie-pink color. First of all, it is highly difficult to blend, it sets right when it hits your skin so you have to dig in and pull at your skin in order to even remotely blend it out. I find that the color does stay but only some of it. This would be a night-out blush that only needs to remain in contact for a few hours.
Pros: Good color payoff (for the first few hours)
Cons: Not a very big color selection, hard to blend, wears off
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this blush. Creme blushes are tricky to apply, but I don't find myself looking ridiculous in this product. I have Magnolia, and would probably buy many more if not for restraint. The color is buildable, blendable, and long wearing. I have had this item for well over a year and it has not dried out. Highly recommended product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is the driest cream blush I have come across. Plus the overwhelming sparkle makes my face into a glitter bomb. The packaging is flimsy plastic that breaks easily. I love Nyx, but this a definite flop
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Nice blush. I have this in Tea Rose, which is a nice, natural, everyday peachy-pink on me. I have applied this after all sorts of foundations (tinted moisturizer, liquid foundation, mineral powder, anything) straight from the tube, with my fingers, or with a small ELF flat-top stipple brush. The brush probably works best but if you don't use it, you have to blend it out with fingers or maybe a sponge. Anyway, the color can be deceptive, add less than you think you'll need...unless you like clown cheeks. It's easily buildable.
Wear time is pretty good, it lasts most of the day. I usually add a light dusting of powder blush on top (from ELF or Bella Bamba), then dust with finishing powder and I'm good for the day, even in the heat of summer. It stays soft, natural, doesn't break me out, and doesn't sparkle.
Regular price for this is about $6, but if you hit Ulta's 40% off sale, it's less than $4. At that price, you can buy a couple to play with. You might like it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
-nice range of colours (matte and shimmery shades)
-long-lasting (doesn't fade much)
-decent amount of product (a little goes a very long way)
-easily portable (small size)
-can be hard to blend
-product/stick is a little too hard
I really want to love these blush sticks, but I think I really prefer a creamier pan blush as opposed to these harder stick blushes. I find the texture of these sticks a little too hard for my liking. While I'd think this is a good thing in terms of the product actually not melting or breaking easily, it also means it needs to be warmed up on the back of the hand before applying because it'll certainly pull on the skin if it's applied directly from the stick. (And warming it up on the back of the hand can actually stain the skin on your hand a bit.)
This hardness can also make it hard to blend, depending on how it's applied. I need to use a foundation brush to apply them, as applying it with my fingers or a sponge just makes the blush stick to where it's applied and not be very blendable. I use such an incredibly small amount of the blush this way that it'll likely take me *years* to finish just one stick. Blending can be tricky for me, because my experience has been that it's easy to over-apply this blush and look clownish if a light hand isn't used and the blush isn't applied in very thin layers.
I've found the lasting power of these blushes to be great. Although they may fade a bit on my dry skin, they're still mostly there by the end of a 10-hour work day.
Overall, the quality of the product, the price, the decent packaging, and the range of colours make it a great addition to anyone's beauty stash. I just prefer a different kind of formula and packaging for my blushes, so I won't be repurchasing this kind of blush again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have this blush in the color Pink Poppy. The color is a bright, medium pink with very fine golden shimmer. I compared it to NYX's powder blush in Pinched (touted as a NARS ORgasm dupe), and I found Pink Poppy to be brighter, a little dark, cooler in tone, and with a finer shimmer. Where Orgasm and Pinched have little specks of glitter, Pink Poppy has more of a overall sheen than specks. I found it bright but not clownish on my NC15-20 skin; the coolness did not clash with my yellow undertones as it is closer to neutral than blue-based.
The product itself is a little hard, and it takes some effort to blend it. However, it is very pigmented, so you don't have to use a lot to get good color payoff. I prefer to pick up color off of the stick with my fingers and apply that to my cheeks to "warm it up" a little for easier blending, and to sheer out the color. This blush lasted all day on me, though I do not usually have issues with blush lasting, so I cannot vouch for how it works on very oily skin. I would say though, that layering with Pinched powder will help keep the color even longer if you do find issues with fading.
The price is great for this unique little product, but I gave the packaging only 3 lippies. NYX puts safety seals on only about half of their products, maybe less, and these blushes unfortunately don't come with them. Yes, you can sanitize them by spraying with alcohol, but it is very frustrating to look at the display in Ulta to see that, despite designated testers, most of all of these blushes have had someone make a "personal tester" out of them. I only have one of these blushes because it has been the only one I have found in a color I wanted that did not look like it had been touched. Another downfall of the packaging is that the color of the stick does not coordinate very well with the actual blush. You can tell the plastic is supposed to be indicative of the color inside, but from looking at the testers, it's often not a very good indicator. Play with the store's testers or look up swatches online before you buy; don't rely on the tube.
Overall a good product though, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a cream blush, as long as the order online or check the package to make sure it has not been tested by inquiring minds and sticky fingers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Grey
Great product especially if you experience 'disappearing blush' like I do. I'm extremely pale and neutral toned so blush is the product I have to have so I need commitment! I have two shades: tulip which is a perfect cool pink, and tea rose which is a darker romantic rouge. I intend to buy more. The size is perfectly compact to throw in your purse and a little goes a long way.