Mar 24, 2012

NYX Cream Blush: Hype sucks

Hello girls,
Usually i don't do negative reviews, but this time i felt the need to talk about a VERY VERY VERY OVERHYPED product. This is the NYX cream blush.


Just a disclaimer: I love other NYX products and i have no interest by doing this review. I just feel really disappointed.

I bought these just because there are so many bloggers saying that it's so close to MAC's cream blushes! The majority says these are really lightweight and super blendable. Seriously? These look awesome if you like clown cheeks ;)

Why i don't like them:

1st thing: They are too bright. Ok let's say they have an amazing pigmentation (and that's a good thing in a blush). This means it lasts longer and you just have to use the tiniest amount! But they don't! I barely touched them and the amount on my pinky finger was too much for both cheeks! Let's also say that this is not the worst thing and it's me the one with the pale face who can't wear it.

2nd thing: They don't blend! The consistency reminds me of ... a honey mixture. They feel smooth on your fingers but once applied on the skin they just stick. The don't blend in the skin. It's just a blotch of pink on the face.

3rd thing: They look greasy and oily. Cream blushers are supposed to give you a glow, a fresh non powdery effect on your cheek, not make you oily or even worse like a disco ball. Especially the Boho Chic shade has sooo much glitter, chunks of glitter.

4th thing: Contains BHA(among others). I always check certain ingredients in my skincare/makeup products. BHA is banned from use in cosmetics in the European Union yet U.S. health authorities permit the use of this carcinogenic compound anywhere from lipsticks to baby lotions and diaper balms. BHA acts as a liver toxicant and a general toxicant. 

See bellow on the cheek how my camera picked up the glitter in the Boho Chic shade. When i swatched the Plum Foolery blush from MAC,which is very shimmery, my camera didn't pick up the shimmer. Can you see all this glitter?





So not the best buy... Have you tried this cream blush?

15 comments:

  1. wow, seeing your swatches it looks terryfying but I 've recently purchased two NYX cream blushers and I loved them. I generally love cream blushes and I like them a lot too. Haven't had any roblem blending them and ok they are pigmented but I always start with a little product and build it on. And I am quite fair. I am applying them usually with a stippling brush but I've used my fingers occasionally and I liked the result in either case. About the glitter part, there are people that like it and people that don't, I don't particularly like it on a cream product but I have some powder blushes with glitter. When blended properly they don't look oily at all ( I don't have oily skin though so I don't know how they 'd looked on oily skin), but if yours couldn' be blended it seems natural that they 'd look like a greasy patch like they look on your hand.
    I know that a product that one of us like can be hated by another and I am really happy with my cream blushes (glow and golden) the only thing that concerns me it is this thing about BHA. I think I must start looking up my products' ingredients a little more carefully.

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    1. yes it's true, maybe i am too pale, even the tiniest amount looks too heavy on me. I like shimmery blushes but not glittery ones. Actually is the first time ever in my swatch that my camera picks up the shimmer. I love my MAC plum foolery which is really shimmery but it looks great on my skin. I'm glad you enjoy them :)

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  2. I wanted to try all the NYX cream blushes but now I have second thoughts. The glittery ones are out of my wl, if I want glitter I can use a powder blush on top. The thing about blending concearns me and of course this BHA ingredient. It's a good thing that it's the last one in list(meaning the smallest amount) but still, it's a con. Thanks very much for your review, it's really helpful!

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    1. I'm glad it helped you:D I would recommend trying the Elf Cream blushers! I'm working on them and they worth every euro! Trust me ;) Super blendable, sheer but you can build them and also matte/natural.

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    2. Great! They are also easier to get! ;)

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  3. Really??? I have a NYX powder blush (cocoa bear) and I really love it. I was thinking of trying their cream blushes but you' re not the only negative review I ' ve read the last month, so I' m starting to reconsider. Do you have any cream blush suggestions?
    Thanks for the review. Very helpful :)

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    1. I agree ! The nyx powder blushes are brilliant! My favorite is Angel. The cream ones are just overhyped in my opinion. I would recommend trying the Elf Studio Cream Blushes. My favorite is in Tease, a neutral peachy pink shade very flattering on all skin tones. I'll have a review soon:)

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  4. I have never tried NYX powders /cream blushes - i have only tried their lip liners which i like for the price !! They have really nice colors for the cream blushes but if you say they arent that good , ill take your word !!

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    1. oh honey, the powder blushes are brilliant! Totally recommended.

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  5. Καμιά φορά κάποια προϊόντα που βόλεψαν τόσες κοπέλες μπορεί σε εμάς να μην είναι το ίδιο καλά!! Γι'αυτό πιστεύω ότι θέλει προσοχή μερικές φορές!! Εγώ αυτό το έπαθα με την BB cream της Garnier.. Πραγματικά παίζει να είμαι η μόνη που δεν με βόλεψε καθόλου..

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    1. Βέβαια, νομίζω έκανα ξεκάθαρο γιατί δεν με ικανοποίησαν τα συγκεκριμένα ρουζ. Όσο για την ΒΒ της Garnier μπορώ να πω ότι δεν έκανε καθόλου για μένα, δοκίμασα μερικά δείγματα από ένα περιοδικό και πραγματικά δεν έχει καμία σχέση με ΒΒ cream. :)

      Πάντως το ότι περιέχει ΒΗΑ είναι ένα αντικειμενικό μειονέκτημα πιστεύω.

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  6. Δεν τρελαίνομαι για τα κρεμώδη ρουζ. Πάντα όταν είναι να διαλέξω ανάμεσα σε κρεμώδη και σε σκόνη κερδίζουν τα δεύτερα!!

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  7. Ωωωωω τι κρίμα και τα είχα βάλει στο μάτι αυτά τα ρουζάκια (όχι τα συγκεκριμένα χρώματα, γενικά τα κρεμώδη ρουζ της ΝΥΧ) :( Πάντως τα κρεμώδη ρουζ της Elf είναι όντως πολύ καλά, έχω το Heartbreaker εδώ και αρκετό καιρό και το χρησιμοποιώ σχεδόν αποκλειστικά! ;) x

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  8. Τα κρεμώδη ρουζ δεν με έχουν βολέψει καθόλου. Δεν ξέρω αν δεν τα απλώνω εγώ καλά πάντως το αποτέλεσμά τους δεν μου άρεσαν. Καλό βράδυ!!!

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  9. ohh apisteuta! maresoun polu t kremwdi rouz gt exoun diarkeia!! :D


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