Sticky Formula, Color Misrepresentation on NYX's Part
I adore NYX's Powder Blushes and Mosaic Blushes, and thought I'd give their Rouge Cream Blushes a whirl. I swapped for one in Boho Chic, which I had hoped was a dusty rose shade as represented in swatches on the NYX web site, but it was in fact a soft, rosey pink shade instead. NYX is terrible at properly representing accurate color swatches for their products!
Color mispresentation aside, the formula and pigmentation was a bit disappointing. I was comparing this to Topshop's Blush at the same time. The Topshop blush is a cream-to-powder formula, which I enjoyed because of my combo-oily skin; the cream-to-powder formula felt clean and weightless once set.
NYX's Rouge Cream Blush, on the other hand was a cream blush that stayed creamy. It melted in the pan if stored in even slightly hotter than room temperature, and was a sticky mess both in the compact and once applied on the face. I always had to set this blush with powder after applying, because it stayed tacky for a while. The pigmentation was also lacking, and was difficult to build up the intensity of it since it seemed to stay a little wet after applying.
If you do feel compelled to try this blush out, there is one thing I could recommend it for and that is as a base for powder blushes. Because it's so tacky, I have used this cream blush as a base underneath Maybelline's Mineral Power Powder Blush. It helps set the cream blush, giving the stickiness of the cream blush something to hold onto, while intensifying the pigmentation and staying power of the powder blush.
I bought Boho Chic in hopes to find a really good every day blush that I could also use as a nude pink lip color. I had previously bought the shade Hot Pink and was so impressed with the pigmentation, so I thought Boho Chic would be up to par.
When I got home, I swatched it and it was very sheer color, but it provides a very pretty natural flush to the cheeks. There is a little shimmer to the color, but on the skin it's not noticeable at all. On the lips, it's very sheer as well but still very pretty.
The color is pretty identical to MAC's Creme Cup lipstick (when swatched next to each other, Creme Cup is slightly a little more browny), so if you want that color but don't want to spend the $15 on the lipstick, I definitely recommend Boho Chic. It's 1/3 of the price and can also be used on the cheeks.
I applied Boho Chic to the apples of my cheeks and I was so please with the results! the color was gorgeous and it had a highlight color built in! Its like a soft pink with a shimmer in it and i love it!! Its easy to blend and looks nice on my skin tone plus totally affordable :)
So I just got this product but I absolutely fell in love with it! I got the color Boho Chic and I have been wearing it every single day since I got it. I just put a small amount on the apples of my cheeks and it makes my cheeks look dewy and fresh. The color gives me a sweet summery look that I absolutely adore for this summer. I'm very excited to get more colors!
i love these blushes, they are super pigmented, they look beautiful on my skin, leav your face looking glowy and they look natural, i wouldnt recommend using with oily skin, they might be a bit shiny and not sit quite well on the skin, but overall i love them for my skin type! and the price is great!!!