Black Up NBL 03 Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NBL 03

Black Up NBL 03 Blush ($26.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, bright dark berry with cool undertones and a satin finish. The finish became more glowing and luminous as the blush was blended onto the skin, and it seemed to look cooler and almost purplish as I diffused the color out.

The Blush formula is supposed to have “pure and intense color” that “blends to the skin.” It was richly pigmented with nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the consistency was firmer and drier in the pan, so it took more effort to get product to transfer onto my brush than a softer blush would. I was able to blend and diffuse the blush evenly on the skin, but again, that stiffer consistency made it more challenging to get a nice faded edge going. It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly.


Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Yristate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Silica, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol Dimethicone. (+/-) May Contain: Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6 Sodium Lake, Red 7 Calcium Lake), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).

NBL 03
NBL 03



Black Up NBL 03 Blush

Black Up NBL 03 Blush

Black Up NBL 03 Blush

Black Up NBL 03 Blush

Black Up NBL 03 Blush

Black Up NBL 03 Blush

Black Up NBL 03 Blush

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Black Up NBL 03 $26.50/0.12 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Juvia's Place The Masquerade Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Torch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Bite Pickled Ginger Amuse Bouche Lipstick
  • Huda Beauty Foxy Lip Strobe

About the Reviewer


Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Ooh! This looks so perfect for late autumn into winter. Such a gorgeous bright berry shade, that my very first thought was literally that “winterberry” should have been its name!

The blush looks lovely on you Christine! I love that you have reviewed BlackUp brand. Will you be reviewing more items from this brand? I have their TM & so far so good, their primer is in my Sephora cart.🤔

Sorry, I don’t have much to review at this time! I definitely do not have any of their base products.

Wow, this color is right up my alley! I have not tried anything from this brand but have had my eye on it.

A combination of their wide variety of products and that it’s marketed to WOC. They appear to be a high-end brand looking at their prices, so I am more cautious about just dropping money on their products before seeing reviews, of which I have seen a few but not many.

Love this. But my two dupe rule….not sure I really see those as 90s, but… Waited too long on new lowes, that whole set was great. Debate on cheerio att. Maybe next time. Think I’ll weat Chic tonight to cement in why I don’t need this. This color family is lovely.

I think the color is lovely, but I have to say I have the hardest time blending their blushes. I have the “cocoa” shade and while I dig the color, but it is way too pigmented and stiff for me. BUT, I would like to try some of their products, especially their lipsticks and nail polishes.

I only have three that I bought, but they aren’t the easiest to blend overall! I would say my experience sounds like it is better than yours so far, though 🙁 I haven’t tried anything else from the brand so not sure about the lipsticks!

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