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?