REVIEW: NYX Ombre Blush in Mauve Me

by - September 13, 2016

I don't get out to London Drugs very often because the only location in Winnipeg isn't really convenient for me most of the time. However, I do make a point of it every now and then because their beauty department is pretty good - particularly the NYX section. On my last visit, I discovered that the NYX section had actually doubled in size and they had a lot of things on display that I previously couldn't find locally, so I went only a little bit mad with power. I feel like for a long time there was a long wait between when products were released in the US from NYX and when we were actually able to get them in Canada, but I feel like that's changing. Which. Is. Awesome.

One product that I wanted ever since they were released was the NYX Ombre Blush, so I snapped up the most "me" shade of the bunch as soon as I tried them, so I could see how the formula works for me. Keep reading to find out what I think of the shade Mauve Me!

Treat your cheeks to a radiant flush of color with our Ombré Blush, a new gradient blush inspired by the ombré trend. This must-have formula features two silky colors blended into one perfectly coordinated shade combo. (It’s like they were meant for each other.) 

Can we just take a moment to admire how freakin' gorgeous this looks in the pan? I mean, seriously. THE PRETTY IS REAL. I'm a sucker for a dusty mauve blush, particularly in the cooler months when I'm more fair and I want to really emphasize that fact without making myself look dead. Fellow pale girls, you know what I'm talking about! Cool toned mauve shades can seriously be a pale girl's dream - particularly a dark haired, blue eyed fair girl. It's a thing. I also feel like the darker shade in this pan would work well on a lot of skin tones, particularly because the deeper it goes the warmer it looks.

So anyway, the shade is gorgeous. Could have just said that - but the mood is weird, so this could be a weird post. Just saying.

I'm really impressed with the texture and pigmentation on this blush. It's smooth, but not too creamy or overly pigmented, which is my preference with blush. I find that this texture looks really good on the cheeks and never appears to be powdery and the sheen to it doesn't accentuate the texture on my skin.

As you can see, there's a lot more of the deeper mauve shade than there is of the frostier pink shade. I think this is actually a really good balance because if there's too much of the paler, shimmier shade in this kind of blush it can end up being really light and a little too much. The deeper end of this blush is more of a satin finish, not quite matte in my opinion but definitely not shimmery.

Yup, I'm obsessed and I've already been looking at the other shades in this formula with some longing, so I'm pretty sure I'll be picking up more in the future. 

Have you tried out the NYX Ombre Blushes yet? I'd love to hear your thought - and shade recommendations - in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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