Phew! I am back ladies, for the time being that is :P ! This short break gave me a little time to try out a few products too. And that bring us to what I am going to review today, which is another blush from my recent haul :). It is the NYX Cream Blush in Shade Natural (CB02). I am sure sure you have seen dozens of reviews on these NYX cream blushes, as NYX itself is the most sought after, affordable brand that mostly gives quality products. So here I am, adding my two cents :P
PRICE: $6.5 (Rs.650/- in India, available for Rs.488 on StyleCraze)
|Left: Blended Right: Unblended|
Ya, another night time experiment of mine :P. Didn't want to show you guys my droopy eyes and horrible dark circles. The close up pic shows all kind of imperfections on my face...aarrgghhh /:). Applied the NYX Cream Blush on bare cheeks. On my lips, Lotus Herbals MoistPetals™ Lipstick in Red Rover (#112), topped with Lotus Herbals Seduction™ Botanical Tinted Lip gloss in Lychee Squash (#40).
MY EXPERIENCE: This is my first cream blush and I was really excited to try it out. However, I found the shade to be a light baby pink on swatching on my hand, that I thought it might make me look clownish. I apply it with fingers as well as blush brush and also with a stippling brush(the last one worked best) and all of them gives almost similar results. On application it looks a bit stark on my skintone, but after it gets a bit absorbed by the skin it leaves a dewy glow to the cheeks. It is very light and doesn't weigh down on skin and blends easily. However, the staying is hardly 3 hours on my dry skin, even in this dry weather. I don't know how it will fare in the summer months.
WHAT I LIKED:
- Easy to apply and blend with fingers/brushes.
- You can layer it for more intensity.
- Doesn't feel heavy on the skin.
- Didn't cause any breakouts.
- The quantity is pretty decent and going to last really long.
- NYX has an extensive color range for these cream blushes and are so affordable.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:
- Pricey in INR.
- Available mainly through online sites (though I find this option better, many may not find it feasible).
- Doesn't stay long on me.
- IDK why I didn't find this particular shade flattering on my skintone.
VERDICT: I really liked my first cream blush from NYX, but I am not sure whether I like this shade on me. I might try out some other shades from this range.I read somewhere they can double up as lipcolors too ( I am yet to experiment on this ;) ). Do let me know if you have tried this trick.
RATINGS: 3.75 out of 5