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Friday, October 19, 2012

NYX Powder Blush: Angel, Pinched and Terra Cotta

It's fine and dandy to cut back one's spending, but every now and then one needs to splurge. Even just a bit. I've been being very mindful of my spending lately, but I did happen to have a little haul that consisted of a few polishes and a few blushes. I happened to pick up something I've been meaning to try for years: NYX Powder Blush.

NYX Powder Blush in Angel, Pinched and Terra Cotta

NYX Powder Blush in Angel, Pinched and Terra Cotta

 NYX Powder Blush in Angel, Pinched and Terra Cotta

I was a bit skeptical as to how these would pan out, but they're so inexpensive that I really wouldn't be out much if I ended up with duds. Luckily, I ended up with three fantastic new blushes. They're smooth, super soft, nicely pigmented and blend easily. The colours I chose ended up being pretty fantastic as well, but with 27 shades in the NYX catalog, there is certainly going to be something for everyone.

NYX Powder Blush in Angel, Pinched and Terra Cotta

 NYX Powder Blush in Angel

Angel looks like a beige blush in the pan, but once swatched it is a neutral, dusty, pale pink. This is a great shade for fall and winter and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it. 

 NYX Powder Blush in Pinched

Pinched is a peach tinted pink with a slight golden sheen. There is some question as to weather this is a NARS Orgasm dupe, but I don't have it so no comparison from me. What I've been able to tell (based on other comparisons) is that Pinched is very close, but a itty bit darker. The colour is quite gorgeous, and the gold shimmer is very fine and adds a 'lit from within' quality to the shade.

NYX Powder Blush in Terra Cotta

Terra Cotta is a peached bronze shade. It is quite similar to NARS Luster. It is a really pretty neutral toned blush, that also happens to be perfect for fall.

Ig had to try them on too... I told her a brush would have been easier, but...

Overall, I'm extremely happy with my selections, and I can totally see a few more shades making their way to me. I'll likely end up de-potting them and making a pallet as the individuals can take up a fair bit of space on their own. Have you tried these blushes? Which shades do you love?

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