NYX HD Blush ($6.50) is a new, permanent high definition blush formula available in twenty four shades that launched for Spring 2015.
NYX already has a few different blush ranges like their Grinding Blush and well as their regular collection of blushes. However, this new formula is apparently a lightweight formula that has a high def finish with a vibrant color pay off and a silky consistency.
Here’s my experience with NYX HD Blush!
NYX HD Blush come in a smaller black compact with a cute ribbon closure that weights in at 0.16 oz in size. I love NYX’s new packaging! About, mmm, two or three years ago they went from basic black compacts to compacts that sport a cute, simple, and sweet little ribbon closure accent. I appreciate the little addition of the ribbon because I happen to be a girl that loves cutesy packaging.
There’s no lack of variety here! With 24 shades to choose from a little itty bitty price tag of $6.50 these blushes are a steal.
Honestly, I didn’t love the formula. I think they are crazy pigmented and in that aspect they are getting raves across the board. But I think the formula is a bit iffy and I think that the pigmentation can be an issue as well as I felt like no matter how lightly applied that I ended up having clown cheeks.
NYX HD Blush Swatches
The formula is super, super powdery. I’ve heard people call it silky but it isn’t quite silky to me! It is thinner, powdery, but not dry nor chalky. But it is intensely pigmented that’s for sure. All four shades I purchased had incredible pigmentation. The wear is incredible at around eight hours without fading. As I mentioned above I did find the shades a little too pigmented. A super light hand is required during application or you can easily overdo things. I find applies easily, blends well, and has a smooth finish. It doesn’t adhere to drier skin even though its powdery. I think it looks quite lovely on. However, I felt I needed to practice caution during application as too much obviously gives clown cheeks and some shades can look patchy if I don’t blend well. So light, slow, and easy wins the race!
As with many NYX products lately (Hello, Simply Lip Creams I’m talking to YOU!) these are extra fragile. I packed one in my makeup bag and it broke, two out of the six I ordered arrived broke, and finally I swiped my brush across one and a little chunk in the corner came out which resulted in the entire blush breaking. They are quite fragile and delicate.
NYX HD Blush (Intuition)
NYX HD Blush (Summer)
NYX HD Blush (Pink the Town)
NYX HD Blush (Crimson)
NYX HD Blush bring the cheap, bring the pigment, and bring the long wear. I’m just not terribly impressed with them though. The formula just didn’t really do it for me! If you can grab some on sale you might want to check them out but personally I think there are a lot of other budget blushes around that perform better.
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NYX HD Blush is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.