I mentioned yesterday that NYX is found in random places. My Ulta carries some of the line, but not the powder blushes, so I casually asked some of my makeup-loving friends which ones I would like if I were to buy sight-unseen. “Peach!” they said, “and Mauve.” Makeup-loving friends, why did I doubt you?
Pinky is sparkly (I didn’t know NYX did sparkly blush); the other shades are matte. Natural looks to me like a pretty good dupe for Benefit’s Thrrrob (NYX, $6; Benefit, $28) —Â what do you think?
Blush swatches can be misleading —Â something that looks shy or weak in a swatch can be a perfectly lovely blush shade (especially on fair skin). The more blush I swatch, the more often I say, “my favorite blush looks like that on my arm? It’s practically invisible. No one’s going to believe what an excellent blush that is.”
NYX Blush: Pinky, Peach, Natural, Cinnamon