I have written a first impressions post on this powder blush here (excuse the poor pictures). This is the review!
Significantly dented! Yes, I can wear blush have it go undetected or indistinguishable. 🙂
Description and ingredients.
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.
Where to buy: Sephora stores nationwide.
Finger swatch. Picks up better with a brush! Trust me!
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 😛 ).
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 😀 😛 ).
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 4 to 5 hours of use before it begins to fade.
It is a pretty gorgeous blusher and I love it even more since it is matte. My only qualm is its lasting power. However, I am giving it a higher rating because it blends so amazingly and the colour is suitable for many skin tones.
I had some extra money a few months ago that was given to me as a token (in exchange for a makeup favour) and just when I thought I may save it, I walked into Sephora. We all make that mistake don’t we, but hey, since I have this blog now, it can be put to full use! Excuses I know! Anyway, I am talking about the NYX Powder Blush in PB01 (Mocha). I have only used it a few times, once on a friend and other times to just experiment. I must say it held up pretty well. In any case I feel I have yet to put it to full use and test it out really well, hence, a first impression. With that here come the pictures!
The blush. I apologise for the white patches. They are actually sticker residue from price tag stickers. Don’t you just hate that!!!
Description on the bottom of the package.
It is a matte powder blush. However, upon closer inspection there seems to be a teeny tiny amount of sparkle (due to the possible presence of traces of mica in it).
I also added swatches. The shade is definitely suitable for deeper and warm Indian skin tones.
Swatch on a lighter part of my hand.
Swatch on a darker skin tone on my hand.
It is a nice blusher and the fact that it is matte is definitely a plus. I, for one, don’t like putting blushers or even highlighters that have too much of a reflection (usually micro-glitter). It has to be done properly and placed strategically on the face or else one would end up looking like a shiny mess. Getting back to the blusher, it is not powdery, blends pretty well and has a pretty impressive staying power. Yes, it is a product from Sephora but it is from the most affordable brand they carry. This blush cost me MYR 26 (pre-GST) which is cheaper than many higher end drugstore brand blushers. If there’s a Sephora near you it definitely worth checking out.