Tuesday, July 24, 2012

NYX Blush in Nutmeg: Review + Swatch!

Today's featured product is the NYX blush in Nutmeg: a light, pink-toned brown with a matte finish.  This caught my eye because it reminded me of my oh-so-loved MAC blush in Gingerly.  I love brown blushes because they go really nicely with bright/dark colors on the eyes!



One thing I love about this line of NYX powder blushes is the packaging.  The black plastic casing isn't anything fancy, but I like the quilted design in the powder.  I feel like whenever a product has a design in it, I instantly like it a little bit more!


The formulation of Nutmeg is very similar to other NYX blushes.  The pigmentation is great and the overall texture is really easy to work with.  I find that I get average wear from NYX powder blushes (~8 hours).  I mentioned that this reminded me of MAC Gingerly above, but after comparing the two, I found Gingerly is a couple of shades darker, and a little more orange, if that makes sense!


NYX blushes contain .18 oz/5.2g of powder and retail for roughly $6 each (unless you score a sale!).  I think this is a pretty good price for the amount of product you get, considering the quality.  For reference, MAC blushes contain 6g of powder and retail for $20!


If you have a fair to light complexion, I recommend Nutmeg as a good pinky brown blush.  I don't see this showing up on medium or dark complexions, as the blush is already so close to the color of skin that it would probably camouflage a little too well!

Do you like wearing brown blushes?
xx, Allison

3 comments:

  1. I cant say I've ever worn a brown toned blush before I've always gone for pink, eg nars orgasm although you have intrigued me might have to check one out xo

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  2. Could this be similar to Nars Doucer? I've had my eye on it for a while and would love a cheaper dupe. I think the brown toned blush would be nice for the fall. (I'm also really fair.)

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  3. I don't tend to change my blush colour as I'm addicted to mac's well dressed so I've never really owned a brown blush:)

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