Who doesn’t love NYX, am I right? My favourite NYX product is their powder blushes, and I was a bit concerned that they seem to have discontinued their familiar blush line and come out with a new formula and packaging. I went to the recently launched NYX Canada website to order some of the new High Definition Blushes along with some other items. You can read about my disastrous shipping/customer service experience with the site if you’d like. The four blushes I ordered survived and I really wanted to review them (although I cannot recommend ordering them from nyxcosmetics.ca).
The original line of NYX blushes came in 29 shades. The new HD blushes have 24 available shades, and only two of the original shade names remain (Amber and Taupe) although I’m not sure if they are still the same colour. Sadly there is no Angel, one of my all time favourite blushes.
The new HD blushes are much thinner than the old blush packaging and the quilted pattern is noticeably absent. There is just something more sleek and stylish overall about the HD blushes.
I picked the shades Nude ‘Tude, Soft Spoken, Amber and Intuition which I thought were most likely to work on my fair, cooler-toned skin.
Nude ‘Tude: is a fleshy, peachy light beige that is more warm-toned when applied than it appears in the pan. Its completely matte. It would be too warm on me for contouring, but I love it as a very subtle, neutral blush.
Soft Spoken: is a pale, peachy-pink with the tiniest hint of a sheen when applied. This one is my favourite of the four! Its a beautiful blush for fair skin that gives a natural glow. I don’t think it would work well on deeper skin tones.
Amber: is your standard light, warm rosy pink. It has the same finish as Soft Spoken, a hint of a glowy sheen. Very pretty.
Intuition: is a super-pigmented, deep warm rosy pink with somewhat plum/mauve undertones. This is one of those blushes that is like whoa! when you first try to apply it. Its REALLY easy to go overboard especially on fair skin. Its also the most shimmery of the four. I would say its my least favourite. I like it but its not the type of blush I typically wear day to day.
I really like the formula of the HD blushes. They seem softer than the original, but otherwise are pretty similar to the NYX blushes you know and love. They were very long-wearing on me like the original formula and didn’t oxidize and shift colour. I still miss Angel though 😦
The NYX HD blushes are $8.00 CAD.
Have you tried the new NYX HD Blushes yet? Are there any of the old shades that you will totally miss?
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤