Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NYX Ombre Blush in Strictly Chic

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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In January 2016, I went to Generation Beauty LA and got bunch of goodies from samples to full-size.

Here are the stuff I got. I already reviewed Laneige BB Cushion in Light (top middle), Pixi in Wakeup Wisteria nail polish (bottom right), Too Faced Melted Chocolate in Chocolate Milkshake (bottom middle), NYX Strobe of Genius Illumination Palette (top left), Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb (top middle), and Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb (top middle).
I received some NYX products. I already reviewed NYX Strobe of Genius Illumination Palette (top right). For this post, I will review the blush on the bottom right.
Product Review: NYX Ombre Blus in Strictly Chic

Where to purchase: ULTA, CVS, Target, and online at nyxcosmetics.com
Price: $10 for 0.28 oz/ 8 g

Made in China

Description from the package: Get the perfect flush of color with the NYX Ombre Blush! Apply the silky, buildable shades separately or blend together to give your cheeks depth and dimension.
Ingredients:
Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120). MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 (CI 15850). 
Thoughts: When I first saw these blushes on Instagram, I knew I wanted one of these. When I got one of the blushes and it's the color I wanted at Generation Beauty, I was stoke!
Here's a closer look at the inside of the blush.
Here's a closer look at the blush.
Here's a swatch on my hand. I rolled around the blush to get a mixture of both light and dark.
Here's how the blush looks on me.
Here's an overall look on me. I have Clinique Chubby Colour & Shine in Mega Melon on the lips.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, the packaging is professional looking. It doesn't look cheap and it comes with a mirror. With that said, there's a lot of finger marks on the packaging as well as scratches. Secondly, the blush is soft. It feels so smooth like butter. With that said, the blush is pressed but it isn't compact/dense. You do have to be careful how you carry the blush. If you carry it wrong, the powder will crack. I dropped it couple times. The most recent drop was barely an inch and there were loose powder inside the compact. For that reason, in my opinion it's not travel-friendly. Third, it's pigmented. I wouldn't say completely opaque but close enough. I don't need to dig my brush in the powder. Couple swipes and that's enough to show on my skin. It's easy to use and doesn't take much effort. Lastly, it lasted all day on me. It did not come off. It's good for normal to dry skin individuals like myself.

Pros:
* Professional looking packaging.
* Comes with a mirror.
* Buttery soft.
* Pigmented.
* Easy to apply.
* Lasted all day on m.
* Cruelty-free.

Cons:
* Lots of finger marks and scratches.
* Not compact/dense.
* Not travel-friendly.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  3.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other NYX's products reviewed/swatched:
Butter Lipsticks
Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie
Liquid Suede
Soft-Spoken
Macaron Lippie
Violet
Ombre Lip Duo

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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