NYX Deep Plum HD Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Buxom Dolly (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Cognac (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $24.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Margin (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s an interesting shade, as it takes on a more plum-like colorinmg when applied heavily, but as it is blended and sheered out, the warmer, coppery tones come through. The finish also becomes more luminous the more the powder is buffed into the skin, but it is never too much so it doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. It was nicely pigmented with a lightly dusty consistency, but it was very soft and easily blended on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

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.

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

NYX Deep Plum HD Blush
NYX Deep Plum HD Blush

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NYX Deep Plum $6.50/0.16 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Becca Backlight Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On lips:
  • Urban Decay Sheer Beso Lipstick

About the Reviewer

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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Oy! Now I’m debating in my head; get MAC Make You Mine ( on my wishlist! ), or take a chance and order this one! Obviously, I love these copper-plum type shades, LoL.
The ONLY thing making ordering this a perplexing issue is not knowing whether Nyx has fixed their issue with these breaking? Otherwise, I’ll buy Make You Mine on Friday when I go to MAC for my Shaft of Gold.

Make You mine is my vote 😉

I don’t think they have – it would be more about the formula than packaging, but I’m not really sure.

Thanks! Yeah, truth be told, MAC blushes seem to be fairly consistent. It would be nice if more Nyx blush shades were easier to get a hold of in-store as opposed to having their fragile formula shipped!

I think I will, as this type of shade is great for counter-acting “corpse face” when I wear certain lipstick colors. I don’t want to order it online, though, since this formula is fragile. I’ll keep my eye out in stores.

Oh I like that, I was considering Fig Pop, this might be better for me. Too bad tracking these down is like finding a needle in a haystack around here.

I wish NYX didn’t contain carmine. I’m so allergic to it, I always read the ingredients b/c I just can’t use it except in lipsticks. I love NYX products but can’t use a lot of them because of that doggoned carmine.

Christine, why does one cheek look brown with a hint of pink yet the other cheek that shows partially looks quite pink with no brown? Does it look like this in real life?
Also, usually most blushes look so good on you but this one looks dirty and a little splotchy.

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