NYX Nude ‘tude (02) HD Blush
NYX Nude ‘tude (02) HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a meduim brown with soft, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze (Original) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% 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. Nude ‘tude is semi-sheer, buildable coverage with a really soft, silky texture that practically crumbled when a brush touched it, so there was a lot of excess powder in the pan. If you are very fair, you may find it easy to over-apply as a lot of product gets on the brush if you aren’t careful. The blush is finely-milled, though, which makes it easy to blend out on the skin, and it doesn’t look powdery on. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.