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NYX Rose Gold & Intuition HD Blushes

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush
NYX Rose Gold HD Blush

NYX Rose Gold HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-coral with warm, reddish undertones and a strong, golden frost. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color. The texture was silky to the touch, which made it easy to blend and work into the skin, and the fineness of the powder helped it adhere smoothly. The only downside is that it is a little powdery and kicks up excess in the pan, but luckily, that powderiness doesn’t translate on the skin. This shade wore for seven and a half hours on me. Makeup Geek Romance (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Haute Contour (Blush) (LE) is cooler, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Vu (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Corallina (P, $8.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Style Cast (LE, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Palace Door (P) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Siena (P, $58.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Intuition HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. This blush has an incredibly soft, finely-milled consistency… that gets everywhere, because it is so powdery that is easy to get far more product than you need on the brush and onto your face (it also wastes some!). You need a really, really light touch and just lightly pat the surface of the blush with your brush to minimize the mess. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a more heavily frosted finish, though it didn’t emphasize pores once it is blended out. I noticed fading with this one after seven hours. Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Peony (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Peachy Keen (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Star Wonder (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
NYX HD Blush Intuition
Intuition
Intuition
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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NYX Pastel Chic & Baby Doll HD Blushes

NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush
NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush

NYX Pastel Chic HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a very pale pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It is almost like a washed-out lavender. There is a strong white base, so on my skin tone, it looks chalky, and obviously I’m unable to show it to its best appearance as a result, even though it had semi-opaque coverage. (It is going to be ideal for someone who is fairer and finds most blushes too dark for their preferences.) The texture is very, very powdery, despite having an incredibly silky consistency to the touch but remains easy to blend out on the skin and looks even applied. On me, it wore for seven hours before fading. Guerlain Carousel (LE, $74.00) is less pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio I (LE, $30.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Clyde (Light) (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Full of Joy (P, $22.00) is brighter, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Unconventional (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Gomez (Light) (P) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Baby Doll HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a pop of light-medium pink with subtle, cool blue undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to totally opaque coverage in two layers with a moderate shimmer that was noticeable without emphasizing pores. The blush had a somewhat powdery consistency in the pan, but it applied well and sat nicely on the skin. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $26.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Barbe a Papa (P, $32.00) is more muted, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Boba (DC, $8.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is warmer, more muted, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Urban Decay Naked on the Run Blush (-) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a Baby Doll, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Pastel Chic
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total
NYX HD Blush Baby Doll
Baby Doll
Baby Doll
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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NYX Bronzed & Glow HD Blushes

NYX Bronzed HD Blush
NYX Bronzed HD Blush

NYX Bronzed HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a softened, medium copper-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was a smidgen powdery but didn’t look it on the skin. The blush seemed to “melt” against the skin to a degree, as the finish had a natural sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but helped the skin look like skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ablaze (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Deep Plum (P, $6.50) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NYX Glow HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, orange-toned brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had nice color payoff, while the soft, silky texture made it easy to blend out the edges or to sheer it out, if desired. The texture gets a little powdery, as it is so soft, but it doesn’t look powdery on the skin. When I tried it, the blush lasted for eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Honeysuckle (P, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Suqqu Hanachaori (02) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Liberating (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Laura Geller Sunswept (P, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is lighter, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | NYX’s newest blush formula is supposed to be a “high definition, lightweight blush that blends evenly” that is “vibrant and silky.” The texture tended to be on the more powdery side, but it sits well and doesn’t look powdery applied. Many shades have a more luminous finish to them where the shimmer is fine enough to create a glow, rather than a frosted finish (though a couple are quite shimmery). The formula blends fairly easily on the skin and has medium, buildable coverage with some being very pigmented right off the bat. The wear time is between seven and eight hours.

NYX HD Blush Bronzed
Bronzed
Bronzed
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
NYX HD Blush Glow
Glow
Glow
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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5 Faves: Summertime Coppers

Copper is a great color for summer and fall (though surely you can wear it any time of the year!), but it has a brightness and often comes in a more shimmery finish so it gives off that summer vibe while the reddish tones read autumnal as well. Here are a few summer favorites:

  1. Sephora Sly as a Fox — a matte copper eyeliner
  2. MAC Coppering — a shimmery, copper eyeshadow
  3. Becca Songbird — a luminous coppery blush
  4. NYX Wrath — a metallic copper lipstick
  5. Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper — a lighter copper eyeshadow

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NYX Prismatic Eyeshadows (Part 2)

NYX Prismatic Shadow
NYX Prismatic Shadow

Here are the remaining six shades of NYX Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.)! The formula is supposed to be “fully pigmented” with a “brilliant metallic” finish and is available in twelve shades (see part one). Overall, the formula had good color payoff ranging from semi-opaque to opaque with soft, blendable textures that could get a little powdery and had a fair amount of fall out during application, while the wear was typically between seven and eight hours (no primer). I don’t think they’re truly metallic, but they have a good sheen but with more noticeable sparkle/shimmer, so I think they tended to look more frosted than truly metallic. Worth noting, I had originally purchased all twelve from Ulta online, and about half of them arrived broken. I ended up returning those and then purchasing directly from NYX, and only one (Tin) was broken. The formula seems particularly fragile as they are softly pressed into the compacts, so they crumble easily.

NYX Blue Jeans Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.) is described as a “cobalt blue with silver shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium blue with a silvery sheen and frosted finish. It had decent to good pigmentation but looked a little faded at all times. The texture was soft but dry, and it was a shade that worked better with a damp brush (though NYX didn’t mention anything about this being a wet/dry formula from what I read). It lasted for seven hours before fading. MAC Wintersky (LE, $32.50) is darker. Dior Rivage #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $18.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler. Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter. theBalm Pipeline (LE, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Dive Bar (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. YSL Wet Blue (10) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Frostbite Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.) is described as a “white opalescent with blue pearl.” It’s a bright white with a bluish sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a powdery, slightly dry, texture that made it difficult to apply and build up color. It had signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Giorgio Armani Ecailles Black Pearl #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Pearl (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery. Maybelline Too Cool (P, $6.99) is cooler. MAC Pearl (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery. Maybelline Too Cool (P, $6.99) is cooler. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is warmer. Milani Bella Diamond (30) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Mermaid Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.) is described as a “opalescent mint with gold shimmer.” It’s a brightened, aqua green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer gold shimmer. It had good pigmentation but was prone to crumbling, so it didn’t smooth out as well on the skin as I would have liked. This was another shade that seemed to apply better with a damp brush or over a slightly tacky base. It faded within seven hours of wear. Lancome Fashion Forward (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever #53 (LE, $23.00) is warmer. MAC Lucky in Love (LE, $21.00) is darker. CoverGirl Turquoise Glow (325) (LE, $4.99) is darker, warmer. theBalm B2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Too Faced Joy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. theBalm #36 (P, $6.50) is warmer. Guerlain Blue Ocean (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Anastasia Aqua (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Guerlain Blue Ocean (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Smoke & Mirrors Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.) is described as a “deep gunmetal grey with silver shimmer.” It’s a charcoal gray with lighter silver sparkle and warm, brownish undertones. It was noticeably sparkly and had some fall out during application as well as during wear, even though the base color lasted for almost eight hours. The texture was almost gritty as the sparkle tended to pull away from the base. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE, ) is less shimmery. theBalm Surf’s Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Stila Black Diamond (P, ) is cooler. MAC Smoky Black Friday #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Viseart Diane (P, ) is less shimmery. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Jaded Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.) is described as a “deep green with light green shimmer.” It’s a muted, dark forest green with soft, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation that blended out easily without being too powdery. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading. Inglot #414 (P, $6.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Envy (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker. Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.80) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer. MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer. Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler. Urban Decay Floss (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Craft (LE, ) is warmer. Sephora Collection Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is lighter, warmer. Guerlain Les Precieux #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is brighter, warmer. Clarins Garden Escape #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Tin Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.043 oz.) is described as a “metallic silver.” It’s a brightened, light silver with a frosted finish. It had decent to good pigmentation that went on fairly evenly, but it could have been a little smoother on the lid for more even coverage. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Lancome Style Section (P, $19.00) is less shimmery. Buxom Chihuahua (P, $18.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is lighter. theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is less shimmery. Buxom Pure Platinum (P, $12.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is lighter. L’Oreal Primped & Precious (LE, $7.99) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

NYX Prismatic Shadow Blue Jeans
Blue Jeans
Blue Jeans
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
NYX Prismatic Shadow Frostbite
Frostbite
Frostbite
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
NYX Prismatic Shadow Mermaid
Mermaid
Mermaid
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
NYX Prismatic Shadow Smoke & Mirrors
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
NYX Prismatic Shadow Jaded
Jaded
Jaded
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
NYX Prismatic Shadow Tin
Tin
Tin
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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