I recently purchased these little babies and have since taken them for a test drive.
The first thing that I noticed was that nice embossed or quilted pyramid pattern on it which I really love. For me it adds a touch of luxury and its fun to look at.
I am sure that all of you already know that NYX (pronounced Nix) is affordable and has really taken off because of the price as well as quality. Unfortunately though, not available in Malaysia yet which is really sad!
The three colors that I picked up were Silky Rose, Desert Rose as well as Pecan.
My first impressions were that they did not look as finely milled as I had expected. When I swept a fan brush over the blush for the first time, I was alarmed at how chalky and powdery the blush was and this confirmed my initial impression of it.
However, these blushes are intensely pigmented which means that you should use it sparingly as you can pick up too much color and then have a huge spot of color on your cheek. A fan brush works well for picking up a light dusting of this blush and blending well (perhaps you can use a kabuki brush to buff the color well) is KEY in getting the color evenly on your cheeks. Some of us tend to sweep our brush into the pan to pick up the color - not so for this one. It will only pick up too much color and leave you with a chalky mess to deal with. So whatever brush you use, make sure you gently sweep it across the color. I know some blushes take some work with the brush to get it to pick up a decent amount of color. But if you are patient and wield some measure of control over your brush, these blushes will work very nicely. Remember it is easier to build color to the desired amount rather than take away.
I love both Silky and Desert Rose which is great on Indian skin. I purchased Pecan to use as a contour and I am still improving my technique with it.
I hope dear readers that you will stick by me as I have loads more NYX products to review and will do so soon!