NYX Powder Blush Swatches (Part 2)

NYX Powder Blush

NYX Powder Blush ($5.99 for 0.14 oz.) comes in 27 shades (at least, that’s what I counted on their website), and I recently purchased 12 shades to swatch and (possibly) review. Not sure when/if I’ll have a chance to review all of them, but I know I’ll have a few reviews, at least. I can, however, promise you photos and swatches. 🙂 You’ll also find these have been added to the Swatch Gallery/Dupe List features! Now, let’s take a look at the last six… (I you missed the first part, check it out here!)

Desert Rose is described as a “matte burgundy pink.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark, pink-berry with a soft, pearly finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dusty Rose is described as a “matte rose pink.” It’s a light-medium, rosy pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Flamingo is described as a “baby pink with blue tone.” It’s a brightened, cool-toned, pinky-lavender with a matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Mauve is described as a “matte light mauve.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Taupe is described as a “matte taupe.” It’s a dark, cool-toned brown with a satin-matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bourgeois Pig is described as a “dusty pink with slight blue undertones.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pink with a subtle, satin finish and cool undertones. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush
NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush

NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush
NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush

NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush
NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush

NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush
NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush

NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush
NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush

NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush
NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush

NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush
NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush

NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush
NYX Dusty Rose Powder Blush

NYX Flamingo Powder Blush
NYX Flamingo Powder Blush

NYX Flamingo Powder Blush
NYX Flamingo Powder Blush

NYX Flamingo Powder Blush
NYX Flamingo Powder Blush

NYX Flamingo Powder Blush
NYX Flamingo Powder Blush

NYX Mauve Powder Blush
NYX Mauve Powder Blush

NYX Mauve Powder Blush
NYX Mauve Powder Blush

NYX Mauve Powder Blush
NYX Mauve Powder Blush

NYX Mauve Powder Blush
NYX Mauve Powder Blush

NYX Taupe Powder Blush
NYX Taupe Powder Blush

NYX Taupe Powder Blush
NYX Taupe Powder Blush

NYX Taupe Powder Blush
NYX Taupe Powder Blush

NYX Taupe Powder Blush
NYX Taupe Powder Blush

NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush
NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush

NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush
NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush

NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush
NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush

NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush
NYX Bourgeois Pig Powder Blush

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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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The Taupe “blush” looks more like a powder contouring bronzer than anything else (most bronzers are a little too muddy on me), so I might look into that!
And Bourgeois Pig looks good enough to be a nearly-exact dupe for my Tarte Amazonian Clay blush. :3

Flamingo and Taupe are both amazing for pale skin! Flamingo looks quite scary in the pan, but applied it looks great and gives an amazing effect. Taupe is THE contour shade for pale skin (NW 10). Sometimes it can go a bit patchy on me though.

I *love* desert rose! I’ve heard a lot of raves for taupe as a contour for pale, cool toned rogues, and Bourgeois Pig is such an unexpected and hilarious name for a blush! 😀 must try and get my hands in some if these…

Taupe is actually a tad too cool for my light/neutral skintone, and applies a bit “rosy”. It’s a decent contour shade, but not among my favorites…

I would agree that it’s definitely on the cooler side, so I don’t think it would be particularly good for NC or even light-neutral skin tones. I’m just very, very cool-toned in the winter, nearly ivory in undertone, so anything even a tiny bit neutral pulls warm. My summer skin is more neutral but still predominantly pink, so it works well for that demographic.

Taupe was my makeup staple as the perfect contour for fair skin in winter months. I still use it just under the cheekbones since it is SO cool-toned. Lately I’ve been favoring the Sleek Face Form kit, though. I use them both together and they’re my perfect contouring shades. <3 Can't say either make it through my 9-10 hour work day, but it's nothing that a touch up at lunch can't solve.

I love these blushes, especially Bourgeois Pig. I really want to try Flamingo and Taupe, but I cannot find them in store. I think I’m going to break down and order them.

For the price, yes, definitely! I’ll still favor formulas like Burberry’s and Tom Ford’s, but it’s decent!

Yay for more NYX reviews! I have taupe (my go to for contouring, I’m NC15, I really don’t like bronzer on myself very much), mauve (one of my favorite blushes ever, it reminds me a little of MAC tenderling), and Dusty Rose (works better on my fair-medium skin toned mother, it’s to her what mauve is to me. it also reminds me a little of MAC mocha blush which is more pink). I recently ordered Flamingo from cherry culture and I’m really excited to try it.

I’m not a huge fan of bronzer as contours on me either, Shelley! I find they’re just too warm.

Bourgeois Pig is beautiful! Taupe looks like it’ll make a nice contour shade too. I need to add a couple of these to my list

Hi Christine! Thanks for reviewing the NYX blushes.
Do you think Taupe would be a realistic contouring shade for warm skin tones? I’m NC20/25.
I know many cooler-toned ladies rave about it.

To add to my previous comment:
I’d like your take because I’m worried Taupe will clash with my skin tone or appear as an unnatural contour.

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