New York Color • Blushable Creme Stick [DISCONTINUED] • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought the lightest shade in 644U Plaza Pink, which is a gorgeous peachy pink with fine silver shimmer. Personally, I don't see the shimmer on my cheeks at all unless I look very closely, although I guess the shimmer-level you see would depend on how much blush you use and layer on. My skin's not dark at all and I find the pigmentation's good enough so I don't need to use much product. The effect I get is far from frosty and it's not dewy either (although I do love dewy products). The blush is mostly matte on me with just a hint of sheen, and it looks very natural. For reference, I'm a light skinned Asian (Chinese) gal with yellow undertones, very dry skin, and large pores. (***Click "continued" at the end of my review to see product pics and swatches***)
NYC's Blushable Creme Stick is not greasy like the wet n wild creme blush sticks or as heavy and sticky as the Jane Aguaceuticals blush sticks. I also don't find it as hard in texture as the Revlon creme blush or the L'Oreal HIP creme blush. In addition, it's nowhere - and I mean nowhere! - near as frosty or shimmery as the elf All Over Color Sticks I own (Pink Lemonade, Persimmon); so if you're worried that the NYC blush sticks are like them, fear not. The NYC creme stick is very creamy; it glides on and blends like a dream. It's non-greasy, non-sticky, feels light on the skin, has great lasting power, doesn't settle in and enhance my pores, and dries to a smooth, powder feel but without looking powdery if that makes sense. There's also no added fragrance and the pigmentation's just right. If I'm in a hurry this is something I can just swipe or dab onto my cheeks and blend quickly with my fingers or a brush. It's not so overly pigmented that I have to worry about it giving me clown cheeks, but it's not under-pigmented that I need to keep applying to build up color. (Although if you do want clown cheeks, that look is totally achievable because the color is buildable.) I love it. It's my Goldilocks drugstore creme blush. I would definitely repurchase this shade and I plan on trying more colors in their creme blush line.
The NYC blush stick contains 0.28 oz/8 g of product, the same amount as the discontinued wet n wild blush sticks. And in case you're wondering, the Jane blush stick contains 0.4 oz/11.34 g of product but costs almost twice as much ($6-$7); and the elf All Over Color sticks ($1 each) contain 0.25 oz/7.1 g of product but they take quite a bit more work to blend into the skin in order not to look too frosty/shimmery. Below are swatches of NYC Plaza Pink (in daylight and indoor lighting), and pictures of the NYC blush stick next to the wnw and Jane creme blush sticks for size comparison purposes.
I purchased the NYC stick for $3.99 at Duane Reade. As far as I know the product itself is NOT a limited edition item because I found the blush sticks in the permanent end cap display. However, N.Y.C. does produce special limited edition shades that are part of their seasonal counter displays. Plaza Pink, though, is the lightest of NYC's 6 permanent Blushable Creme Stick shades.
Ethylhexsyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Diisopropyl Dimer Dillnoleate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide [May Contain Titanium Dioxide (CI 77892), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake (CI 16035), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850)]
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have oily, acne prone skin that doesn't wear cream blush formulas well. Most of them fade off my skin after a couple hours, which is why my blush collection consists of 97% powder blushes. I was skeptical about this product but decided to purchase because of the great color selection & sale price at Rite Aid.
For reference, I am medium olive toned Asian. NC35/C4.
The colors I purchased were:
Big Apple Blush - a neutral (slightly dusty) pink, very flattering on my skintone. Gives a nice healthy flush. This is my favorite of the 2 blushes.
Berry New Yorker - a muted beige that I was afraid might not show up on my skin but it was pigmented enough to show up & looked quite flattering as well. It reminded me of a HG mmu blush, Everyday Minerals Waffle Cone.
These cream blushes lasted about 6 hours on me before I had to touch up again. This included using blotting sheets & powder touch ups about every 3 hours. I consider the staying power quite impressive on my oily skin. The touch ups were easy because the sticks are so conveniently portable.
These blush sticks will be traveling with me during our summer camping trip. So easy to use! I may return to edit my review as I am using this item during the cold winter months. We'll have to see how it fares during hot SoCal summers!
There were 2 other colors in this collection.