NYX Flamingo Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NYX Flamingo Blush
NYX Flamingo Blush

NYX Flamingo Powder Blush ($5.99 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “baby pink with blue tone.” It’s a brightened, cool-toned, pinky-lavender with a matte finish. MAC Peony Petal (P, $21.00) is slightly darker. NARS Gaiety (P, $29.00) is more lavender. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $20.00)

is warmer. NARS Mistinguette (LE, $29.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

For someone who’s been on the hunt for a pinky-lavender with cool undertones for under $10, NYX’s Flamingo is worth considering. The texture is soft, silky, though a bit powdery, but it is easy to blend and apply to the skin. It’s buildable to mostly opaque color coverage, but it tends to apply most readily with medium coverage that can be layered for greater intensity or sheered out for a softer look. The finish is matte but not a flat, dry-looking matte, so it doesn’t look caky or powdery applied. This shade lasted for seven hours on me, which is an hour shy of the average blush on me.

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NYX Flamingo Blush
NYX Flamingo Blush

NYX Flamingo Blush
NYX Flamingo Blush

NYX Flamingo Blush
NYX Flamingo Blush

NYX Flamingo Blush
NYX Flamingo Blush

NYX Flamingo Blush
NYX Flamingo Blush

NYX Flamingo Blush
NYX Flamingo Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On lips:
  • Guerlain Rose Grenat Rouge G

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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Ok, here, finally, I think they got the naming spot on,LOL! I’m not sure how cool toned flamingos actually are in person, but the vibrancy and statement of this blush suits the name! 😀

Really? I think “Pepto Bismol” about sums it up, yes? The blush for the bar. (And after) Also a reason why not to drink. “Flamingo” and I’m blind. X_X

I bought this one on a whim before any swatches came out. I love it. I’m pale so I wear a very small amount but it still looks great. One of the best cool-toned, pink blushes that flatters pale skin.

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