NYX Mauve Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NYX Mauve Blush
NYX Mauve Blush

NYX Mauve Powder Blush ($5.99 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “matte light mauve.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. NARS Anguilla (P, $39.00) is warmer. Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is warmer. Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is similar. MAC Formal (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture was soft, fairly silky, and very blendable on the skin, so it was easy to use and difficult to overdo, as it could be sheered out for a softer color if you felt like you over-applied. It had good color payoff that went on with true-to-pan color. I could see this shade working well as an everyday blush for someone with a fair to medium skin tone. If some of the cooler-toned, rosy pinks haven’t worked out for you, this one might with its warmer undertone, which is what made it more unique within my stash. Applied, the color wore well for almost seven hours before starting to fade.

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NYX Mauve Blush
NYX Mauve Blush

NYX Mauve Blush
NYX Mauve Blush

NYX Mauve Blush
NYX Mauve Blush

NYX Mauve Blush
NYX Mauve Blush

NYX Mauve Blush
NYX Mauve Blush

NYX Mauve Blush
NYX Mauve 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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Beautiful shade!! Reminds me of the MAC Lovecloud blush with its slightly neutral undertone! I don’t know why it’s named Mauve since it’s no where close to being a Mauve-y shade, but NYX blush formulas always impress!

Ok, I have no idea where they got ‘mauve’ from (sometimes I think they pull the names out of a hat, LOL!) but it looks so pretty I don’t really care 🙂 Very natural!

This is just a general question about NYX’s blushes. I’ve never tried any of their blushes, but based on the one’s you’ve purchased and tested. Overall would you suggest buying any? I like their lip products, but I’ve never jumped on wanting to try any of their blushes.

They’re some of the better budget-friendly blushes I’ve tried, though they’re not the absolute, very best blushes of all time – does that make sense? If you’re on a tight budget, they’re worth a look, but if you’re just looking for the best products, maybe not these.

Ok, again I’m saying this with a NYX blush.. Christine, these look better on you than anything else reviewed! In my opinion, that is. They really like you!!! 😀 Price= beyond worth it.. But then again.. Should not we expect this from whatever we buy? <3

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