When I fist saw the NYX Ombre Blushes, I got pretty excited! My first thought was that these may be an affordable version of an earlier limited edition MAC offering.
From the NYX website:
“Treat your cheeks to a radiant flush of color with our Ombré Blush, a new gradient blush inspired by the ombré trend. This must-have formula features two silky colors blended into one perfectly coordinated shade combo. (It’s like they were meant for each other.)”
My excitement turned to doubt when I saw the INTENSE color selection. I have incredibly fair skin and realized that most of the shades were going to be “too rich for my blood.” One shade stood out as a possibility that might work for me, though, and that was “Mauve Me.” I thought, “Well, at $10 for an enormous blush, let’s give it a shot,” and ordered it from Ulta. I’m SO glad I did, because this particular shade of mauve is my jam! Check it out:
I love that ombre fade! There’s a nice mirror inside, as well.
The compact is nice and sleek.
Here’s how it looks on my skin (around a MAC NW10, for reference):
(Worn with MAC “Syrup” lipstick.)
(Worn with Kat Von D “Lovecraft” lipstick.)
I have been using my MAC 116 blush brush and sweeping from the light color into the deep color in the pan, then applying the blush in a swirling motion on my cheeks. The color is a lovely satin (very lightly shimmery, NOT frosty yet not matte), a healthy glowy type finish that I tend to get from MAC Mineralize blushes. Not bad! I’m not wearing any highlighter in this photo.
NYX Ombre Blushes come in 8 shades and retail for $10.00 USD. Have you tried them?