NYX Summer HD Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush ($6.00 for 0.16 oz.) is medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and gold pearl. Kevyn Aucoin Sunset #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunset (P, $38.00) is more muted (95% similar). Smith and Cult Universal Peach (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever B314 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Petal Power (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Peach (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Coco Code (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Pearlescent Pink (P, $2.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Hard Party (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Fetishized (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Glisten (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Deep Throat (PiP, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Sydney Grace Summer Love (P, $9.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Matchmaker (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This was one of the more shimmery shades in the HD Blush round-up that I’ve tried so far. It’s definitely not frosted, though, and it has a very luminous sheen on the skin as the shimmer is fine. The blush was richly pigmented with a soft, silky texture that applied well to the skin and blended out with ease. It was just a smidgen powdery, but it was so much better than a lot of the other shades in the range! When I tested it, the color stayed on well for eight hours 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.


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NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

NYX Summer HD Blush
NYX Summer HD Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Sour
  • Chipper
  • Pop Rocks
  • Lace
  • Truth Super Shock Shadows; Stila Ultramarine Eyeliner
On lips:
  • NYX Sorbet Intense Butter Gloss

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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I’m really impressed by these blushes & believe it or not- one of my local grocery stores carries just about everything in the line! I’m a blush FANatic…Thanks so much for reviewing these Christine. And WOWZA- what a beautiful pic you took-so Miami!

This blush shade really lives up to it’s name; Summer! I really love this shade! Goes on my wishlist as of now.
Your entire look here is fantabulous!!! So summery and a fun festival of color!

Wow, that’s a colorful look! I like this shade and it’s performance is nice but I think it might a smidge too warm for me to pull off without a tan (which is almost impossible for me)! It’s like a more peach Orgasm.

That’s a very intense colour and it is pleasing to see a DS brand produce such affordable, quality blushes. Love your summery look Christine. It suits our temperature here today – a warm 31 Celsius.

I only need to spend another $40 or so to keep my Platinum status at Ulta this year… this may be on my list. What a pretty shade!

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