Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
So, when it comes to makeup I've never been big on blush. Years ago I used it occasionally (no idea what I was doing btw), but mostly I stuck with bronzer on my cheeks. After quitting makeup altogether for a couple of years I'm back again, and this time I'm trying to REALLY learn how to apply makeup "correctly." At my age most women I know have it down by now, but not me - so I LOVE it when beginner-friendly products find their way into my stash. After recieving this product l, I was a little intimidated at first. I thought, "oh no, I'm horrible with blush and contouring... this isnt going to be good!" I was wrong! On the very first day I used my NYX blush wonder stick I got pretty decent results, and after a couple of applications, I think it looks really good! Here are my thoughts:
The shade seemed a little deep at first for my post-winter skin tone, and immediately after applying to the lines on my high high points/appes/temples as the instructions and how-to pictures on the box described, I realized that this formula is VERY pigmented. The formula is super smooth and creamy and glides on like a dream, which is probably at least partly because of the hyaluronic acid in it. Also, as long as you don't wait too long before blending it out, it blends really well too. And as for the coral/deep peach shade being too deep? With a little extra blending I actually love the shade - it works really well with my somewhat olive, light to medium skin tone. I also like that the stick itself is double-ended. It just gives you more ways to use it. You can stick with just one shade or the other, OR you can use the darker shade on the apples of your cheeks and temples and the lighter shade on your high points (sort of like a contour stick). After trying each way I think I like using both shades best, as it offers the most definition, in my opinion.
After using it several times on several different makeup bases, I noticed that what you are wearing underneath this blush is going to make a huge difference in how it applies. For example, when I've applied this directly to un-prepped skin with no makeup base, it doesn't blend well. Its a little better on a matte foundation/concealer base, especially if I used a thick moisturizer or primer first, but I think this formula works BEST on top of a good hydrating moisturizer/primer and natural or dewy finish foundation - it blends out SO MUCH better. Finally, this isn't a blush you can let sit awhile before blending it out. You really want to start blending immediately, because it can start to dry out a little and set of you don't (again, especially on top of a matte foundation).
Finally, in terms of staying power, this blush is pretty good. I haven't tried getting an entire full day out of it, but it has lasted a good 6-7 hours multiple times, and it might last longer, I just haven't tried it yet.
Overall, I really like this blush stick. For me it applies pretty easily, looks really good, and feels really nice on the skin. I really think it could work for anyone, but I'd ESPECIALLY recommend it to makeup-beginners like myself because it really is easy to work with. Also, I really like that the box itself has a couple of pictures of exactly how to apply this blush. I'd also recommend this product to anyone who would like the convenience of having two creamy blush shades in one blush stick, and offer just a tad bit of extra definition when used together. I also love the fact that, as with all NYX products, this is cruelty-free!!!
This blush stick was a decent product, but not something I could see myself using regularly. I felt that the contouring concept did not work well for this product because both colors came out very pink, so I didn't feel like it contoured my face but rather made my whole face look pink. The product is also very pigmented and I really only needed a very small amount on each cheek. It is easy to apply but I ended up doing a couple dots on my cheeks as opposed to using it like a contour product as the instructions show. I also felt that the blush needed a lot of blending to make it not appear blotchy. I found that I had to use my fingers to blend it because it wasn't blending well with a brush. The peach color still came out very pink on me and the bright pink was too bright for my personal taste. It did work over my daily powder foundation, which I was pleasantly surprised about. Overall it felt like this product was a lot higher maintenance for a less natural looking finish than most of the blushes that I generally use and I likely won't continue to use it.
lyn from Concord
Love the two choices of color! Great product and great price!
Natalee from Washington Seattle
The dark red is amazing for winter and the light red is PERFECT for summer! Caused no breakouts and I'm acne prone so that's a big deal! Also it takes like 6 months of use to run out! Great blending and pigment stays all day :)
erinb107 from undisclosed
Smooth application, and such a pretty color. Just a little goes a long way and gives you a perfect peachy hue for blush. Doesnt wear off easily, and lasted all day for me.
dia from Chicago, IL
I have tanner skin and I have a hard time finding blush that shows up on my skin but this blush is pigmented enough for me! I love coral blush on my skin so I got the shade amber/fuschia. amber is soooo pretty and fuschia is really nice too. it is a little difficult to blend, so I would suggest starting with a little and building it up.
Day from Houston, TX
I love this product so much, it's lightweight, blends easily, and the best part is that it doesn't remove my makeup when i use it. I love how pigmented it is too
B from Mechanicsburg, PA
I would not call the light colors baby pink or peach. They don't blend out well so I can't fix it by blending out a tiny bit.
SZQ428 from Kirkland WA
I bought the light peach baby pink and maybe I got a bad stick, but in mine the two colors extremely close in color to the point I wonder if I got a faulty product.
mockturtle from undisclosed
Very dry. Can't apply it without using face cream with it.
Breezer from Oceanside, CA
I bought this to go along with the contour stick . I am normally not a cream product person but this has easily turned into one of my favorite products . When you blend it out , it looks flawless and it really does accentuate my face and goes well with my skin tone.
It's so easy to use and it's fun to " draw " on your face ha.
I would recommend to anyone - especially for the price !
Briya from Arizona
It's to opaque and doesn't blend well. Too bright.
Connie from Los Angeles
I got the baby pink this blush blend like a dream is beautiful.
nyx from tn
this is a bit too matte for me, very small color selection the one I chose was way too dark I do love the contour version of this
catinamcm from Flint Michigan
Need a bronzer blush sticks love theses they are better than powder blushes
stephaniemc714 from undisclosed
I have been on a blush adventure trying to find the perfect product for me. I started out safe with powder and have now been venturing into creams and liquids. This was my first cream blush and I think it was a great start! Pros: 1. The color combo is pretty and a little goes a long way. 2. Easy to apply and blend. 3. Convenient applicator. 4. These shades give you a nice healthy sun-kissed look. 5. Decently priced. Cons: 1. I did feel like it took away some of the makeup I had underneath after I tried blending it. 2. The color is not as natural as I prefer.
Jill from Mesa, AZ
This blush stick was exactly what I needed times 2. I went for one and got this 2 sided one and love it.
rachelw11 from undisclosed
I love this. I have always steered away from cream base blushes but this is incredible. It's light, super pigmented and stays on forever. I have also used it on my lips!
from Cape Coral
My skin tone isn't light or dark it's always hard to find THE perfect shade of blush but this right here did it for me! It's so smooth, easy to blend and build able.
Kylie from Fairmont, WV
Blends really well and gives a natural look, easy to control the density of the color! Also very reasonable price.
SM89 from Dallas, TX
Easy Blush application. I thought I was only going to use the darker rose color but the duo work really well together. This makes my makeup routine so much quicker. It is also perfect for a traveling makeup bag.
Tracey from Michigan
Smooth color. A little goes a long way. Easy to apply. Long lasting once applied. Also works as a lip stain. Highly recommend!
LAwoman from CA
I love how easy it is to blend the blushes! Love the dewy finish, too!
kim from tifton, georgia
i liked the product but one side came in broke the other side broke in my bag with over half of it left so i couldn't even use it anymore. it has a good color and blends good tho.
Doris from Independence mo
It goes on with too much color. Have to really work it in or add more foundation
lesliea102 from undisclosed
I loved this product!!! I liked the fact that there were two options to choose from. The stick is lightweight and good for on the go travel. They are very pigmented and easy to blend. I recommend using this blush stick!
Jill from Holland, MI
fantastic product, really lasts all day, great for my dry skin
I've never used a blush before that really does last all day and this one does.