NYX Powder Blush (PB01, Mocha) Review

I have written a first impressions post on this powder blush here. So I shan’t rant on about the brand, etc etc; let’s get right into the pictures shall we??? πŸ˜€

 

This is a picture comparing the blush now to the first impressions post. I tried to edit the picture to show that the pattern has been flattened but this was the best I could do. Trust me the middle triangles are just flattened bumps.

This is a picture comparing the blush now to the first impressions post. I tried to edit the picture to show that the pattern has been flattened but this was the best I could do. Trust me the middle triangles are just flattened bumps.

 

It doesn't seem to pick up well on the brush but that isn't the case. You will see it in the hand swatch (next picture).

It doesn’t seem to pick up well on the brush but that isn’t the case. You will see it in the hand swatch (next picture).

 

This is a couple of swirls on the product, a little bit of tap off and blended out on the back of my hand.

This is a couple of swirls on the product, a little bit of tap off and blended out on the back of my hand.

 

This is a friend of mine whom I helped with makeup and I used this blush on her.

This is a friend of mine whom I helped with makeup and I used this blush on her. She has a rather round face so I didn’t put the blusher on the apple of her cheeks but applied it slightly lower than the high points of her cheekbones and blended it towards the cheek and out towards the ears (not all the way).

 

Description;

It is, as the name says, a powder blush in a very muted darker dusty rose colour with a matte finish (PB01 Mocha). The packaging is plastic in a very simple and sleek design. There’s 4 g of product and they come in many different colours and also in both matte and frosty finishes.

Price: MYR 30 at Sephora and MYR 26.50 online (Colours Cosmetics Malaysia)

Where to buy: As above; Sephora and online stores (CCM linked above).

 

Pros:

Well pigmented.

Blends out very seamlessly.

Beginner friendly; you cannot go wrong with this blush.

It can be built up to as thick or as sheer as necessary.

Suitable for a wide array of skin tones (it is especially lovely on my skin tone πŸ˜› ).

 

Cons:

It doesn’t seem like much on the brush when picked up and, due to that, one may end up picking up too much of the product (as I have done before πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› ).

Since it is a powder blush it does fade easily if used on top of powder foundation. This blush in particular does not have much staying power; it can yield approximately 3 hours of use before it fades.

 

Ratings:

8.1/10

It is a pretty gorgeous blusher and I love it even more since it is matte. My only qualm is its lasting power with powder foundation which is rather frustrating. However, I am giving it a higher rating because it blends so amazingly and the colour is suitable for many skin tones.