Bargain hunting, blush loving NYX fans, lend me your ears (and cheeks!). Now, for the mere price of two scoops of fancy shmancy gelato, you can dupe (nearly) two more iconic blushes from MAC and NARS.
Meet Red and Pinched, the new summer additions to the NYX Powder Blush line ($6 each).
The newcomers are like summer salsa, spicing up NYX’s already wide range of blushes with a price point bound to make beauty bargainistas wanna dance!
This also makes me wanna dance…
The NYX Powder blushes have been around for a while and have gotten mad love on review sites like Makeup Alley. I can see why. Red and Pinched both feel soft to the touch but pack more pigmentation than I expected from them.
Oh, if you’re particular about texture, this may be something to keep in mind:
NYX Pinched (left), NARS Orgasm (right)
NYX Red (left), MAC Frankly Scarlet (right)
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: NYX Pinched, NARS Orgasm, NYX Red, MAC Frankly Scarlet
Swatches from left on NW20 skin: NYX Pinched, NYX Red
I don’t think they’re as finely milled as their pricier counterparts… It’s not a huge deal to me, but when I apply them to my cheeks, I can see the powder sitting on top of the skin. Considering the price, though, I wouldn’t call it a deal breaker. Maybe just something to keep in mind.
As for staying power, that’s where I’d love to see these blushes improve. Pinched and Red have a tougher time staying put on my combination dry/oil skin than their cousins at MAC and NARS, and I find myself having to reapply a little more often with these (about every four hours).
But that price tag makes up for a lot. Dupes like these don’t come along every day, ya know? Available at drugstores and nyxcosmetics.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like NYX Powder Blushes if…
- You’re a self-proclaimed beauty bargainista
- You’ve been looking for a lookalike for NARS Orgasm and/or MAC Frankly Scarlet
- You don’t mind having to reapply often throughout the day
- You’re more concerned with color than texture
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Anywho, how’s Tuesday coming along? Quite nicely, I hope. I’m about to have a late lunch and go for a quick walk outside to get my vitamin D on. What have you been up to today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,