NYX Powder Blush Photos & Swatches (Part 1)

NYX Powder Blush ($5.99 for 0. oz.) comes in 27 shades (at least, that’s what I counted on their website), and I recently purchased 12 shades to swatch and (possibly) review. Not sure when/if I’ll have a chance to review all of them, but I know I’ll have a few reviews, at least. I can, however, promise you photos and swatches. 🙂 You’ll also find these have been added to the Swatch Gallery/The Dupe List features! Now, let’s take a look at the first six…

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NYX Powder Blush

Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Color Elixirs

For spring, Maybelline released six new and limited shades of their Color Elixir ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) gloss. I picked up four of the six shades (the other two were tampered with), and the two shades I’m missing are Polished Petal (105) and Radiant Bloom (110). My local Walgreens just put out the display for this collection last week, and the glosses definitely move more slowly compared to the limited edition Color Tattoos. I’ve reviewed the formula in the past, so here’s a recap of the formula: it’s non-sticky for the most part (gets a little tacky after three hours of wear), has a creme brulee scent and somewhat perfume-y taste (can be a deal-breaker if you’re more sensitive to off-tastes or if you do a lot of drinking/eating with your gloss on!), and is hydrating. Maybelline pushes the gloss as having “high impact” color, the coverage tends to be more semi-opaque.

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Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) Color Elixir
Maybelline Color Elixir (Spring 2014) Sandy Sensation (115)
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
76%
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Revlon Peach Light PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator

Revlon Peach Light PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator ($12.99 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-beige with a soft, warm undertone and a fine gold shimmer. bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery. Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC Barbados Girl (LE, $20.00) is darker. Illamasqua Supernatural (P, $24.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Fire Lust (LE, $65.00) is pinker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Peach Light PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator
Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator Peach Light
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
86%

theBalm #37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 Eyeshadows

#37 is a dark, neutral-to-cool-toned brown with a soft, pearly sheen. It had fairly good color payoff, and the texture was really soft and easy to blend. It wore well for nine hours on me. MAC Phresh Out #5 (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Bewitch (LE, $18.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Smut (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Eyeshadow Pans
theBalm Eyeshadow Single #37
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Inglot #103 and #293 Lipstick

Inglot Lipstick ($12.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “classic” formula that’s long-wearing and hydrating–a short ‘n’ sweet description to be sure! I just wrapped up testing two shades, and the formula on both was lightly creamy with enough slip to apply without dragging, richly pigmented, and long-wearing (but worth noting is that both shades I tried were on the brighter and deeper end of the spectrum, lighter shades may or may not wear as well). At best, very lightly hydrating but not drying. I didn’t notice any added scent, but I did detect a slight waxiness. Bonus: each lipstick is 0.16 oz., which is quite generous (lipsticks typically range from 0.10 to 0.12 oz.).

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Inglot #103 Lipstick
Inglot Lipstick Cream #103 Lipstick Cream
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
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Maybelline Just Pinched Pink (10) Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick

Maybelline Just Pinched Pink (10) Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick ($8.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, powder. Chanel Revelation (63) (P, $38.00) is lighter. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is slightly darker, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Maybelline Just Pinched Pink (10) Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick
Maybelline Master Glaze Just Pinched Pink (10)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
86%