NYX Baked Blush Review with Swatches and Photos
A couple of weeks ago I purchased a makeup haul from NYX which included 7 of their 12 shades of Baked Blush. I did want to purchase all 12 shades, but the others were not in stock, so I had to make do with these. Even though NYX is a drug store brand and usually very inexpensive they still produce very good quality products. They are also cruelty free, so lots of pluses from me. So how did these blushes work out?
Well, first off they come in a small square black box with clear lid that has a cute little bow as the catch which I thought was a nice touch. I suppose the box is a little bulky as it is quite deep, but this is a small gripe.
The first swipe across the top of the blush did not yield very much colour, but as this is a baked product it had a crust-like top layer which once you rough up and penetrate uncovers a soft and easy to use blush. Once through the top layer a single swipe of blush gives good coverage, but you can built it up to create the depth of colour you are looking for. NYX state that the blush can be used dry for a light fresh look or wet when you want more colour. They are all well pigmented and have a sheen to them, but not so much that you look like a glow ball. By using it wet it certainly gives more colour it also seems to bring out the shimmer more. The following swatches show each shade with the wet look on the left and the dry on the right.
Spanish Rose - Iridescent pink
Full on Femme - Light pink with silver sheen
Chiffon - Iridescent highlight
Wanderlust - Iridescent peach
Solstice - Medium tan with pink sheen
Journey - Soft pink
Foreplay - Pink with gold shimmer
Overall I am quite impressed with these $10 CND blushes. You get quite a lot of product for the price and the quality is good, not great but good! The wear time is the biggest issue. I saw fading after about five hours, but you can soon touch up. They are also quite shimmery which not everyone will want but, if you are looking for a good quality, reasonably priced pretty blush then you can't really go wrong. You don't even have to spend hours deciding which shade to choose as they are so cheap you can but several.