|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been watching the show Once Upon a Time and I absolutely love the character's makeup, so I put in my head that I needed to get a blush that would provide a natural red flush to my cheeks and turns out this blush was the winner. It's cheap and NYX's blushes always get good reviews so I had to try it. When I was reading other reviews about it, I didn't get what people meant about it being too pigmented (bc great pigmentation is one of the things you look for when you're spending your money on makeup, right?) I just thought to myself "well, you just gotta use a light hand, duh". BUT with this blush you have to use the LIGHTEST of hands, otherwise you just gotta wait for those other 15 clowns to get into the tiny car. The reason why it doesn't get 5 stars from me is because the pigmentation in this thing makes it hard to work with it. It's def not the blush I choose if I only have 5 minutes to get ready in the morning because I have to blend it, buff it and it still may look too clowny. On the other hand it looks gorgeous on my NC20-25 skin, so natural and was everything I was looking for - the natural red flush to my cheeks - and it lasts a long time on my skin. I don't have any complaints about the packaging bc it hasn't travelled with me yet, but doesn't seem to be the sturdiest. If I'd run out of it (will never happen, though - maybe expire) I would def buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Violet
I'm not a huge blush fan, but this is one of the best I've tried. I only touch the very tip of my finger to it for each cheek, blend it into my foundation with another finger, and then blend out my highlighter, blush, and contour with a sponge, and the look is very surprising. It's dramatic without being overpowering or clowny. My only issue is that I feel like it's technically more of a "gel" - it has a slightly gelatinous texture to it, and blending it into powder foundations is kind of a pain. For reference, I'm 24, have dark red hair, extremely pale skin, and violet/grey eyes. The Red Cheeks is my go-to Fall/Winter blush, and Hot Pink is what I use for Spring/Summer, at the moment.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an excellent, flattering cream blush! For reference I'm 30y/o with fair/warm (NC15 in MAC) oily/acne-prone(more clog prone) skin, with med/dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Believe it or not I'd never even seen or heard of NYX until reading about their products on the MakeUp Board! I have no Ulta that is within driving distance of my home, nor do any of the other stores in my area carry this line. I noticed all of the positive comments and reviews for the Jumbo Eye Pencils and Blushes so I started purchasing them from Amazon.com and have overall been very pleased with all of my NYX purchases. The cream blushes are definately my favorite NYX products to date and this shade (Red Cheeks) one of the most flattering on my personal skintone.
Red Cheeks is insanely pigmented, completely matte, and you only need the smallest bit(and I mean *smallest bit* LITERALLY) for both cheeks. I definately had to play with this blush a few times before getting the application down because if not blended well it gave me the clown cheeks look (NOT a good look..)
I can use my fingers for application if I'm in a pinch but I prefer a paddle foundation brush or stippling brush.
If it's nighttime or I'm going for a bolder look overall, I'll just use one of those brushes to apply and blend.
If I'm going for a more natural/day look I apply with the brush, then take a jumbo cotton ball and blend it out with the cotton ball which really helps sheer it out without making it look un-natural or losing any of the color. When blended very well like that, it gives me the *perfect* "my cheeks but better / I'm naturally blushing / I just came in from the cold" look. And for whatever reason (not sure if it's because of my face shape or my skintone) -but the "just in from the cold look" seems to suit me very well, and I've found that on me, this blush seems to go with any eye shadow look (dark or light, cool or warm) and same with lips. Also the fact that it has no shimmer, glitter, or sheen to it makes it especially great for me since I have large(noticeable) pores and oily skin.(Shimmery products are rarely flattering on my skin type) and none of the NYX Cream Rouge blushes have broken out my finicky skin. That's definately another positive aspect :)
I've already got a back-up of Red Cheeks even though I've only barely got a dip in my original which I purchased from Amazon in 07/12 for $6.50. I keep one in my purse and one with my makeup products that are in high rotation. If you're like me and have no stores in your area that offer NYX, I reccomend Amazon because It was also available for that "free super saver shipping" (as most NYX products are from what I've noticed) on orders of $25+, and in my opinion, $6.50 with no shipping is just a steal for this awesome product!!
The packaging for the cream rouge blushes is a black compact with a clear lid. No mirror enclosed (which is no biggie to me as I rarely use those mirrors anyway) I have to say though that these compacts are a bit on the flimsy side :( But I'm not big on packaging and certainly wouldn't let that affect my overall rating or view of this blush. I don't need things to look pretty or flashy (though I certainly don't mind if they do! ;D) -And I also usually don't mind too much when things have cheapy packaging as long as the product inside performs. But I have to say, my first Red Cheeks compact broke on it's way to me in the mail :( (Granted, Amazon sent it in a large size envelope without bubble wrapping it) but the product itself was not harmed in any way, just the clear, plastic lid got cracked into several pieces so I had to make a choice to just toss the plastic and have no lid or tape it all back together. (I taped it back together) -So if you're going to travel with this I'd reccomend not letting it get smushed, and try to be gentle in general since the clear lids easily crack down the middle.
Other than that, perfect blush! I highly reccomend and will continue to repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i just wanted to write a quick review and few tips for people who are struggling with the pigmentation of these products, in the hopes tht you wont feel like you wasted your money! :)
if you are struggling to make this colour look less harsh, try using a really fluffy, not very dense brush, almost a brush that is kind of crappy at applying blush. it will pick up so little product, that you will have to slowly build the colour, and therefore can achieve a REALLY subtle glow!
i love this blush, and use it on my friends with very pale skin, nc 15s, all the way up to my nw55 friends!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
This a very bright and pigmented red cream blush. This is the most sublime winter blush that gives a rosey porcelain-doll look. This lasts beautifully as well and fades to a natural glow. You need the tiniest dab on your finger or you risk overapplying and looking like a clown. I only use this occassionally when I have time to blend it out, so I find this can last a whole lifetime (if there was no such thing as expiration dates!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my everyday blush. I am not kidding you. I put on my toner, moisterizer and primer on before tapping into the pot lightly for 5 times and spreading it onto my cheeks. It does look scary in the pot (and it should! Highly pigmented stuff this is) but I've found after blending it into my cheeks - they lighten up to look just slightly flushed and healthy. I put on my powder foundation and I'm good to go! It lasts the whole day and has never broken me out. I would probably never run out (there is so much in one pot) but if I lost it I would buy another one. I love how it's a cream so it lasts so much more longer than my powder ones. Also, it is very cheap ($9 in Singapore) for the amount you get! I'm looking at buying a slightly lighter colour but I am very in love with this rn.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
After reading through many, many reviews in MakeupAlley, I am finally writing a review of my own. Yehey!
I have pale Asian skin NW20 and this product, when applied lightly, makes me look like I have a natural, healthy, pink flush on my cheeks. I've recently tried it as a lip stain and it looks good, too.
I used Body Shop's lip and cheek tint for many years - I think it resembles BeneFit's Benetint - and this product is much better. First of all, it's cheap. I bought it for 6.99 and there's a lot of product in the container. Second, I only need to use a small amount of product for the desired effect. I had to apply and re-apply Body Shop's product several times expecially if I used it for my lips. It's like my lips just absorbed the fluid instead of showing any of the color. Next, it doesn't leave any streaks! I've tried Benetint in Sephora and I had the same problem I did with Body Shop. The applicator left noticeably darker areas on my skin where the color seems to be concentrated. The liquid formulas also required lightning-fast blending before the fluid dried out. Since this is a cream, I don't have to hurry. :)
Don't be scared by the color. Just apply moisturizer before you put one small dot on each of your cheeks. Then blend. Voila, beautiful color.
Lastly, I must say that I hunted for months for a blush that would look good during winter. I searched high (expensive) and low (drugstore products) and I'm glad I found THE ONE with NYX.
Thanks, NYX. And thank you, reviewers of MakeupAlley.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would not ever repurchase if I ever used this up. This is BY FAR the most pigmented blush I've ever owned. I love bright blush but this one is almost too bright. Like another reviewer stated, it's a bright fuschia-red. It stains the skin and is almost impossible to get it to look natural. I ended up chucking mine, I just found it way too hard to work with.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Instantly falling in love with this product. You only need one light dab, like SERIOUSLY only one light dab for each cheek since it's very pigmented. It gives you a natural flush color on the face and it lasts all day too. With the price that comes with this product, could you ask for more? ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a perfect blush to achieve those Snow-white flushed cheeks 'glowing from within'. Counter-intuitively, it is also great for achieving a very natural 'no-makeup' look. This blush is super dooper pigmented, I kid you not!
The best way to apply it is in stages, with first application blended/sheered out a lot and next one or two applications focused in a more concentrated area (around the apples of your cheeks).
A great brush to use with this product is a dense synthetic brush such as Sigma F82.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This thing is going to last me for 10,000 years.. It is so so so extremely pigmented, I have no words to describe. The first time i used it, I used two fingers to get at the product and smeared it on my cheek. When I started blending, I knew I was in the presence of a crazily pigmented cream blush. I had to wash it off and start all over. If you use your fingers, all you need is a light fingertip touch to the product and that's all you'd need for one cheek. Now repeat step for other cheek. You have to be very careful with this blush however, it's no good when you're in a rush. But if you have time to carefully blend it in, it gives you such a cute, pretty flush, natural and girly! One of the most amazing products I've encountered!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The Nyx Cream Blush in Red Cheeks is GORGEOUS!!! The pigmentation is second to none! The formulation is creamy and the super blendable. The color looks crazy in the pan but is the PERFECT flush color! I have tried most of the Nyx cream blushes and about 4 Mac Cremeblends and the Nyx are by far better all around. They last all day too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I really like this, it's not a color I reach for often, because I have to be prepared to use sparingly and buff like hell. But it's everything I wanted MAC's Frankly Scarlet to be and more.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Crème blush in a sheer blue-based red, leans fuschia-red. Almost gel-like in texture. Very well-pigmented and sheer at the same time... a little goes a very long way. The shade is lovely and bold - perhaps too bold against my skintone, AAB/NC25, unless I apply very carefully. Comes in a black plastic round compact with clear window in fliptop lid. 43-44mm pan (same size as MAC creme and powder blushes). I really like the quality of this and am looking forward to trying other shades.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
to use this product (and any bright blush for that matter) you need a light hand + thin layering + medium-small-ish soft brush that will properly fit your cheek area
before i knew how to properly apply blush, i kinda slathered it on really quickly and with real 'technique' and i absolutely hated this product as are result cuz it was ridiculously bright (abnormal)
but, like most reviewers have said, if you do know how to put blush on, then the result of this scary red color is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S
im quite fair, with a teeny tinge of yellowness (asian right.) and sigh, its just magnificent. i wear this blush and the NYX pinky a LOT. i find it surprising that id end up liking such vibrant colors.
do NOT be afraid of vibrant blushes ladies, because chances are, you will wind up loving it as i do :)
HG fo sho
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Don't be put off by the color in the pot. Use it with a light hand and you really will look like you've just come in from the cold. Lightly dusted with translucent powder it lasts all day. Two thumbs up!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Another fantastic cream blush from NYX. This looks beautiful when applied correctly. At first I didn't know how to apply it - then i got the 187 stippling brush from MAC. I gently dab the brush in the NYX red cheek, so that only a few of the bristles have the smallest amount of product. Then I dot one time on each cheek. (it will be a very small amount of product - if not it will be too dark/bright/red!). Then blend, blend, blend out - it imparts such a beautiful natural glow! just lovely, and it lasts all day. I assume this is what NARS Exhibit A or MAC Frankly Scarlet does, but this does it for only $6 (and I prefer cream blushes anyway as they give that dewy fresh glow look). This is a perfect color for fair skin with warm undertones - I am NC15 just for reference. Oh, and it makes a TERRIFIC lip stain ! Oh my the red is so beautiful on lips - not too bright, the perfect wearable red. It does not dry lips out, and it stays on for HOURS. it is better than Stainiac or any other stain I have tried. You must try this if you like lip/cheek stains! I <3 you NYX!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Don't be scared of this blush! It is super bright and a tiny bit goes a long way. The application that works the best for me is to lightly dip a Mac 188 brush into the blush, swirl it gently on the apples of my cheeks and use my huge NARS brush (I forgot the name but its super stiff yet soft) to blend, blend, blend. It looks like I just came in from a brisk walk in the fresh air. I won't ever use this up because you only need a tiny amount. I took off a lippie because it is not a blush you just swipe on and go. You need the right application to make it look natural.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Would i repurchase? IF i ever run out!!!!!
This is very VERY comparable to Stila's CC in Poppy. Its a bright red in the pan, but on my NC 30-35 skin, its just looks like a beautiful flush.
Application needs to be VERY light as this blush is extremely pigmented. Thats why i think it will last me a long, long, long time.
No scent, has not broken me out, wears almost the whole day. I also tap this on my lips and it gives it a nice stained look, i just add lip gloss on top.
All in all, I've had good exerience with the NYX rouge blushes, to the point where i even wonder why i spent 3x the price of this on one Stila cc!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This blush is super-duper pigmented. The creme formula is very soft, and you only need a tiny swipe to color both cheeks. In the pan, the color is quite red, but applied sheerly on my NW15 skin it makes a beautiful pinky-red color, perfect for summer alone or under a bit of powder bronzer. I find I get a much better application with these if I taptaptaptap it into skin and DO NOT rub. If I rub, the application streaks a bit, as the pigment is so intense, and it dries a little too quickly and kind of "stains" skin. Sometimes I take a bit of the blush on my fingertip and mix it with a drop of moisturizer in the palm of my hand to sheer out the color even more. Packaging is simple, black w/ clear window on lid, and secure. Would definitely buy again - these blushes are great!