So I tried the NYX Baked Eyeshadows and now I’m off to the races with NYX Baked Blush today! I personally loved baked products so I was excited NYX decided that Spring 2014 was going to be a little about Baked products.
However, I was disappointed with the shadows so I braced myself for the blushes…
Here are my thoughts!
NYX Baked Blush launched for Spring 2014 in twelve shades for $7 each. The shades I grabbed up are SUPER pretty but my first thought seeing them was, “uh oh they are going to be sheer!” They are actually are sheer, they swatch terribly, and the texture is rather dry….however, they actually apply nicer than you’d think.
NYX labels them as a blush, illuminator, and bronzer all in one. That’s partly true as although dry they do have a bit of a glow without looking sparkly or shimmery. I’m unsure about bronzer as none of the shades I tried are very bronze-y but I haven’t tried all the shades so perhaps one or two colors can double up as a bronzer.
NYX Baked Blush Foreplay
NYX Sugar Mama Baked Blush
NYX Wanderlust Baked Blush
Foreplay, Sugar Mama, Wanderlust
These have a slightly gritty texture with a glowing over spray which swipes away with a few uses (I showed before and after photos of Foreplay so you can see what I mean below). The finish is satin and they do have a touch of a luminosity on cheeks. At first application using the shade Wanderlust I was a little upset with the patchy application. My fault! I hadn’t prepped well and my drier skin just wasn’t jiving with the drier texture of the blush. Flash forward and I ended up using a moisturizing primer and a smaller brush during application. Yay! It worked! Smooth, evenly flushed cheeks! A kabuki is great as well for building color. Wear time was ok but I saw a good deal of fading at around six hours of wear.
Long story cut short…these aren’t the best textured baked blushes in the world. If you want the best I’d recommend Laura Geller Blush n Brighten. However, since there are always sales on NYX I’d say try these! They are drier, they are sheerer, but the colors do look very pretty on skin! These aren’t the best baked blushes in the world but if you can snag them during a sale I’d say they might be worth checking out!
Anyone try them?
What was your experience like?