Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Review: NYX Rouge Cream Blush

Ah, NYX - I love their products.  Particularly their lipsticks, and their eyeshadows.  Being on a bit of a blush kick at the moment (I can't justify owning more lipstick or eyeshadow), I recently ordered a couple of their Rouge Cream Blushes.  I chose Glow, which is a rather strong, cool pink, and Rose Petal, which is a more beige toned blush pink.

First off, the packaging on these is pretty basic: your standard black plastic circular case, hinged lid with clear insert - nothing special.  The blushes themselves are comparable to MAC in their size; you get a reasonable amount of product in each pan.

The texture is absolutely lovely.  Soft, creamy, but almost mousse-y, the blush is highly pigmented, ultra blendable, and a little goes a long way.  Glow is much brighter and cooler than the more wearable, natural Rose Petal.

Blended, the colours are more wearable and subtle.   As you can see, the colour is still fairly strong, given the small amount I used to swatch; it'd be easy to go overboard with this product if you weren't careful.  The amount used above is as much as I've been using to blend across both cheeks, which is enough to give a healthy, noticeable yet subtle glow.

Wear-wise, I've found that the cream texture sticks very securely to the skin, lasting the whole day with ease. As the texture is so creamy, the finish is a little bit on the shiny side - I quite like it, as it gives a sort of built-in highlighter effect, but if that's not to your taste, a touch of powder over the top dampens the shine down to less obvious levels.

Overall, if you're in the market for a well pigmented, light textured cream blush, NYX Rouge Cream Blush is a good product to try out - particularly as they cost around $6 - very reasonable, given that you need so little - these are sure to last a long time.

If you'd like to try these for yourself, you can get them from, where they will cost around $6 - less if you wait for one of CherryCulture's frequent sales!


  1. thanks for the review! i was thinking of picking up some NYX cream blushes a few days ago but couldn't decide which ;) and now i know!

  2. I keep meaning to pick some of these up for use as bases under my powder blushes. Glow looks gorgeous :)

  3. They'd definitely make good bases, although I wear mine alone for a subtle flush :)

    Jennifer, I'm very tempted to buy a few more colours! They're very good for the price.


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