Thursday, 31 January 2013

Swatched: NYX Stick Blush in Tea Rose and Orchid

I find that between general wear and my habit of leaning my cheek on my hand, my blush has typically disappeared by lunchtime.  I don't really fancy carrying around my powder blush and a brush, so I decided to try out a couple of NYX's Stick Blushes as a portable, long lasting solution to my too-pale cheeks.

Left to right: Tea Rose, Orchid
Tea Rose is a creamy neutral pink, which runs slightly cool, making it perfect for my skintone.  Orchid is a pink coral with golden shimmer - it reminds me of NARS Orgasm, albeit a little bit more pink.  The texture is a little greasy, I have to admit - once the product has warmed up a little on the skin, it applies with a little dragging, and gives the skin a bit of sheen as well as a pop of colour.  Perhaps not the best product for those with oily skin, then.

Colour wise, it's got amazing pigmentation for such a reasonably priced product - the colour goes on strong and blends out to a soft, natural flush.  Tea Rose can be sheered out to go with most looks, but Orchid needs a little more care as the shimmer is quite pronounced.

Left to right: Tea Rose, Orchid
For a mere £5.50, these are pretty damn decent - good pigmentation, reasonable wear time, and highly portable.  I'll probably be buying a few more shades.  Find them at NYX's UK website now.


  1. Tea Rose is exactly the sort of colour I like. I love NYX Cream Blushes so I'll have to keep an eye out for these!

  2. What a shame about the texture! The shade look so pretty though.

  3. I have a similar problem to you- layering a Nars multiple under my powder has helped and people have commented I look healthier!

    1. I'll give that a go! Thanks for the tip :)


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