Thursday, 21 August 2014

NYX Stick Blush in Pink Lotus / Review

NYX Stick Blush in Pink Lotus

NYX Stick Blush in Pink Lotus

NYX Stick Blush in Pink Lotus

NYX Stick Blush in Pink Lotus Swatches

What? Another pink blush review, I hear you say. Well what can I do, I have a serious soft spot for pink cheeks and I just can’t stay away from them. This time the star of the show is the NYX Stick Blush in Pink Lotus (here). Being my very first blush in stick form I didn’t know what to expect and truthfully I still don’t know if it ticks all boxes. I have quite the list of requirements and I am rather picky with my blushes so unless it’s a mind blowing product it goes directly on the bench. So if you wanna learn more about the faith of this cute lil’ NYX gem read on.

Starting off with the shade, I must admit that at first I was slightly disappointed and rather happy at the same time. Let’s put it that way – the color of the packaging may trick you into thinking that Pink Lotus is a lovely pink-y coral. It’s not. It is, however, a gorgeous cool toned pink and we all know how I feel about those. This baby compliments my skin tone beautifully and is the perfect everyday companion. It brightens up the complexion and just perks up the skin instantly. Now what definitely does not float my boat about Pink Lotus is the golden shimmer that’s running through the color. Don’t get me wrong – I love me some shimmery blush but this is just not right. Initially, it looks stunning and highlights the cheeks but when the color decides to fade around the third hour mark the shimmer just stays there, hanging around on its own. Not a cute look.

Apart from the awkward fading, I quite like the formula of the Pink Lotus. Tct is pretty solid in the stick but luckily doesn’t feel drying on the skin and even gives a touch of healthy glow. I like to apply two thin layers of the blush and I am left with non-heavy product and cake-free pop of color. You can just dab the stick lightly onto the skin, which doesn’t disturb the base and I love that the blush doesn’t accentuate dry patches. I usually use my fingers to blend it in and I love how the warmth of my fingers makes everything blend seamlessly. Pink Lotus has a lovely color pay off and could be build up or down. So my final verdict? The shade is fab, the formula is lovely but I just cannot get over the shimmer situation. Pink Lotus has already been sent to my ‘didn’t make the cut’ drawer but I’ll definitely get a few of the non-shimmery Stick Blushes. Stay tuned.

Have you tried the NYX Stick Blushes? How do you like them? Which is your favorite shade?

Lots of love,

19 comments:

  1. Amazing review, i should give this a go :)

    hellomynamesanna.blogspot.com

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  2. I've seen this one on my local Ulta store. I fell in love with the shade, but I might not like the shimmer and the awkward faded look as well. Thank you so much for this review! Have a great rest of your week, hun.

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com
    P.S. I love how you took pictures of the product!

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  3. I'm always so hesitant to put these on! I'm afraid I'm going to look like a porcelain doll.
    But this one looks great :)

    Joana x

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  4. That looks so nice and the packaging is so cute too!

    http://whatmaisiedid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Great review. I agree and would probably go with a 'non shimmery' colour :-)

    http://itslolll.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  7. Love how subtle it is, really pretty!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

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  8. Not sure it's something i'd try! Love the review though
    www.kmcbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  9. Thank you for this review, I have been wondering about this. I will stay away from this though, I am not a fan of shimmer in my blushers and I find it to emphasize my dry skin and ahem! fine lines.

    Reflection of Sanity

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  10. It's so pretty!! I haven't tried these yet, but they are definitely on my wishlist now.

    Ivory Avenue

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  11. This is such a pretty shade! I haven't seen these around yet, I hope they pop up soon.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  12. Great review! Think I would go with a non-shimmery shade because the way it fades doesn't sound great xx

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  13. The color is so pretty! I barely wear blushes because I feel like it won't look good on me. But I'll definitely need to give this a whirl!

    Top Notch Beauty 

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  14. I'm always really impressed with NYX products. There cream blushes are my absolute favourite! Definitely will give this ago. How pretty are your pictures! xx
    http://katiesdressingroom.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Pretty shade, although i dont think it would suit my skintone! Love NYX blushes!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  16. Oh darn, I was hoping the best for the NYX blush but good to know its not the best choice for all day stay.

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  17. I really want to try one of these soon, great review!

    lifeofemilyyx.blogspot.co.uk

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