This series is most gratefully dedicated to chixyb, who mailed me her NYX rep palettes for the purposes of swatching. (Wow.)
In terms of bang for your buck, you can’t do much better than NYX. They have a reputation as a consistently excellent drugstore brand, and there’s a lot of love for their eyeshadows, powder and cream blush, “round” lipsticks, mascara, and jumbo eyeshadow crayons. You can buy NYX in Ulta and a few other random locations (certain grocery stores, sometimes boutique clothing stores) —Â or online, at NYXCosmetics.com, CherryCulture.com, and Nonpareilboutique.com.
The list price for NYX Powder Blush is $6, but if you’re patient, you’ll frequently find it on sale (anywhere from 20% off to BOGO). All four of today’s blushes are matte, and Mocha, who named you?
The NYX website lists ingredients, and they are: Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Octyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Lanoline Oil, Squalane, BHA, Propylparaben, Iron Oxide.