I’ve never been a blush fiend. I never got it to show up on my face the way I envisioned a certain color to. However, I’d been bitten by a blush bug quite recently and I’ve acquired quite the spectrum. If you’re a bit hesitant to build your blush collection (since some are so pricey), you could start with NYX!
Here is my NYX Powder Blush Collection, so far. I have the ff. shades:
- Bourgeois Pig
- Desert Rose
I have my reasons for picking up each shade. Bourgeois Pig, just because it felt so defiantly un-me that I had to try it. I got Desert Rose because I’m a sucker for rose in general and it seemed like a nice, wearable and safe option.
The last three, Cocoa, Raisin, and Taupe, I wanted to try contouring with. I know. Crazy, right?
Here are some swatches on my hand:
In terms of pigmentation, the pinks have the power. Cocoa was a bit too red to contour with. I didn’t expect Raisin to be purpley, at all, but then I should have known. What with a name like raisin… And Taupe might as well be named Invisible Taupe because it barely shows up on my skin tone.
Here I am (eek!*), trying out my “contour experiment” with Cocoa. I put it in the hollows of my cheeks, then put Desert Rose above (as in on the plane of the face and not layered) it. There isn’t much contrast, so it doesn’t really look like anything special. Turns out, I can use Cocoa to contour!
In general, the blushes are decent quality, especially for the price. They are a bit powdery, but nothing that can’t be worked around. I don’t like the case because I find it flimsy and hard to store.
To be honest, I don’t know if I’ll be grabbing for two or three of these shades all that often, just because they do nothing for my face, due to my coloring. I think that Raisin and Taupe would be lovely eyeshadow colors, so maybe I’ll look into using these colors for that purpose. Bourgeois Pig was in my February Favorites, and Desert Rose looks like a beautiful red shade.
If you’re looking to experiment with blushes, but don’t want to break the bank trying to find The One, try these out first. They’ve got an awesome range, too. 🙂
All the blushes except for Raisin are 0.14oz or 4g. Raisin was 0.18oz or 5.2g. I don’t know why that is. These are available for $5 each.
I got my NYX Powder blushes from Stuff In Style (Bourgeois Pig at Php 300) and Digital Traincase (Everything else at Php 250 each). There was also a 20% off promo at the time, which I hope explains my hoarding shame.
* eek! = No other makeup; I just washed it all off, then I figured I could write a review before going to bed. Which is the smart thing to do when you want the whole world to see your chapped lips.