Orange blush anyone? NYX Powder blush ‘Cinnamon’ : Review Swatch FOTD

 

 

Hi everyone!

Recently, I posted pics of my NYX cherryculture.com haul and NYX Powder blush in Cinnamon a.k.a the orange’ blush was the most sought after product!

Here’s the much awaited review ๐Ÿ˜›

Priceย : $4.50 to $ 6.50 (depending on sale time- approx Rs 200-300), Sold in India for Rs 520-650 (depending on where you buy it from). I purchased it from www.cherryculture.com

Quantityย : 6.4 g

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

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What NYX says about the powder blushes :ย 

Brighten and define your cheeks this season with NYX Powder Blush. NYX Powder Blush has fabulous check colors to choose from. For a touch of soft color on your cheeks, apply these sheer and easy to wear shades.

Available in more than 20 shades. View all shades on cherryculture.comย HERE.

Image courtesy :ย www.cherryculture.com

NYX Powder blush - all shades

 

Ingredient list :ย 

Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Octyl Palmitate,Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Lanoline Oil, Squalane, BHA, Propylparaben, Iron Oxide.

 

My take on the product :ย 

NYX is known for its excellent blushes- both powder and cream form but sadly apart from the shade- Cinnamon did not live up to my expectations. The packaging is simple, sturdy though not very attractive. The transparent lid is useful to locate shades without checking the labels if you own multiple shades.

The texture of this blush is smooth and brush picks up product easily. The pigmentation is also good though single swipe gives sheer color and you can layer up the color for a more intense look. I was very careful with the quantity since I didn’t want to go overboard with a blush shade I was trying for the first time ๐Ÿ˜› and it took 3-4 swipes of small amounts of blush to get the right color.

The blendability is better than NYX Red blush but it could be a little better. The most disappointing factor was its staying power. I wore a primer underneath and it barely lasted 3-4 hours on me while the Red blush (which is very pigmented and stains!) lasted 6-7 hours on me without even a foundation underneath.

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

 

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

 

 

The shade Cinnamon :

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

 

Its a yellowish orange with a slight milkiness to it – not my preferred kind of orange but then orange blushes are not easy to find! In the swatch it looks quite scary but when applied on cheeks, it gives the same effect as most warm blushes- a subtle glow and color to the face. It contains very very fine shimmer which is barely noticeable. Despite how it looks in the pan and swatch, I find it a wearable orange- neither too pigmented, nor too intense and hence can be carried off in everyday wear too. It is not one of the natural looking shades but neither is it a very in-your-face sort of orange.

Its important to keep the rest of the makeup in coordination with the orange blush. I preferred to keep the rest of my makeup warm as well with a deep bronze-gold eye shadow, brown liner and mascara on the eyes and a coral-red tinted lip balm on the lips. I actually did not like the choice of my lip color so much so I’ll give it another shot with warmer lip later.

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch -Natural lighting

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch - Artificial lighting

 

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The GOOD about NYX Cinnamon Powder blush –

  1. Simple, sturdy packaging- transparent lid makes it convenient to locate shades.
  2. Smooth texture.
  3. Good pigmentation- sheer color in 1 swipe which can be layered to give more intense color.
  4. Blends well- does not look patchy.
  5. Gives a warm glow to the face.
  6. Unusual shade!
  7. Did not break me out or irritate my skin in any way.
  8. Great price(when picked up online), huge quantity!
The NOT-SO-GOOD about NYX Cinnamon powder blushย 
  1. Bad staying power- even with primer it vanishes within 3-4 hours.
  2. Not easily available in India.
  3. The shade may not suit everyone.
This is how it looks on me –
NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

 

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

NYX Powder blush 'Cinnamon' Review Swatch FOTD

Overall Verdict : The standout feature of this blush is the shade! Orange has been a rage this season and for those looking to experiment- its a good option at an affordable price. The texture, pigmentation and blendability are quite average and the staying power leaves a lot to be desired. The shade has an unflattering milky yellow touch to it but still manages to give the face warmth and a bit of glow. Contains barely-there micro fine shimmer.

Recommended to those wanting to try out an orange blush.

Rating: 3.25/5

Will I repurchase: In other shades, Yes. One orange blush is enough for now ๐Ÿ˜›

 

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30 Comments

  1. August 11, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    I love this!! And thanx for the fotd Ankita! lookin’ gorgeous as always n soo natural! โ™ฅ

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 11, 2011 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks Sukanya ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you liked it!

  2. August 11, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    Looks extremely pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 11, 2011 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks Eesha ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. August 11, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    sad doesnt stay long ๐Ÿ™ bt its a nice warm shade..

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 11, 2011 / 10:56 pm

      Ya the staying power was disappointing unlike the Red one!

  4. August 11, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    You’re right about the shade not suiting everyone. That’s the first thing I thought when I saw this.. But very honestly, Its suiting you. Not my preferred orange either.. But after seeing it on you, I feel I’l like to give it a try though I was in lust with the hot orange creme blush!:P

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 11, 2011 / 10:56 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› I prefer the red one though any day. I wish it was more rusty or just intense orange instead of this yellowed orange! I think I should try it with a stronger lip color- tinted lip balms never show up well in pics anyway!

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 11, 2011 / 10:55 pm

      You guessed it right ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. August 11, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    XD THIS and the red one were the ones I am planning to review. Makeup twins~ This looks really beautiful on you. Of course you seem to be able to pull off any shade.

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 11, 2011 / 11:17 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks. I’d love to see how this and the red one looks on you! I picked these shades up online cos one generally doesn’t find these shades in India. I prefer the Red to the Orange though, I feel it looks better on me. What abt u?

  6. August 11, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    Hmm…good thing I didn’t pick this up. Doesn’t stay on much and I agree it does seem like the wrong kind of orange – though, you did manage to make it work for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 12, 2011 / 10:06 am

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I wouldn’t recommend the shade unless one is really keen on orange ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Taps
    August 12, 2011 / 12:47 am

    Its imparting a very natural look! Completely suits you ! Looks like made for you !

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 12, 2011 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Taps ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. August 12, 2011 / 4:52 am

    This looks so natural on you!!! I have mocha and Im going to get some more.
    BTW- I didn’t officially thank you for the pink shadows recommendations. I replied on my blog but maybe you didnt see ๐Ÿ™‚
    Im getting one of the 4 for sure ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 12, 2011 / 10:07 am

      Thanks Bee ๐Ÿ™‚ I must hv missed your reply! You’re welcome. Let me know which on u pick finally!

  9. August 12, 2011 / 11:41 am

    Looks very warm and natural on you! Lovely! I think it can be used more in copper/bronze looks right?

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 12, 2011 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks Parita ๐Ÿ™‚ Ya warm makeup will go best with this shade, a contoured bronzed look with this shade just on the apples will also look great. I’ll try it out sometime and post a FOTD.

  10. Manali
    August 12, 2011 / 12:20 pm

    wow lukin gawjusssss….. I like u at ur natural bestttttttt

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 12, 2011 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks Manali ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. August 12, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    Ohh i was building too much xpectations ๐Ÿ™ But it looks totally natural on u ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 12, 2011 / 11:39 pm

      Its actually a little darker , the camera just wasn’t picking up enough color ๐Ÿ™ It does give a natural look though. The staying power is disappointing!

  12. Rajni
    August 12, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    wow this looks awesome very natural … it looks scary in the pan though …

    • Corallista
      Author
      August 12, 2011 / 11:36 pm

      Its a little darker than how it appears in the photos but yes it gives a natural look ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. ksskk
    February 5, 2014 / 3:21 am

    wow it looks great!
    but may i ask what you have on your lips? it looks amazing!

    • Corallista
      Author
      February 6, 2014 / 11:52 am

      This is a really OLD post of mine so I may be wrong, but I think its Coral Crush lip pot by Colorbar.

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