NYX Powder Blush: Terra Cotta, Peach, Pinched








As a self-proclaimed drugstore blushaholic I cannot write a successful (in my eyes) blog without dedicating a post to my beloved NYX Powder Blushes. The colors are so pretty and some are really unique, the ones I have tried are silky smooth and have good pigmentation, and they really are some of the best of the bunch. I've got 3 of these beauties in my stash right now but I'm tempted to pick up Mocha and maybe Desert Rose on my next trip into ULTA. Read on to hear my thoughts on each!

Terra Cotta is a bronzy tan color that looks more like it would function more as a bronzer than a blush, but I really like sweeping this over my cheek bones during the summer with minimal makeup (I'm talking concealer, BB cream, and mascara) for an effortless glow. It's so, so pretty in the pan I wish it would pick up more on my brush, but I'm not sure what the problem is with this one (maybe I just got a dud?) because I had to swatch pretty heavily to get that much color on my finger and swipe it a few times for it to show up noticeably on my arm. I guess that means it's a lightweight color and can be built up for intensity. It's nice to be able to swipe it on without having to think about making it look just right and in the right places, but I wouldn't complain if it came out a little more pigmented at first swatch. Despite that, it's a beautiful color and I'm really please to have it around when I don't feel like going in with a pink or a coral.

Peach is a bright slightly cooler-toned pink. I have no idea why it's called peach because I'd imagine it have more coral undertones but that's NYX naming for ya. It's on the cooler side compared to Pinched and gives more of an obvious pink pick-me-up to the face than a natural flushed glow. It's a matte blush so I like wearing it more in the winter to spring because I prefer my skin look dewier in the summer. The pigmentation of this one is probably the best of the three, and it reminds me of peonies in a bushel or the perfect color to wear on a spring picnic.

Pinched is the most gorgeous golden dusty rose blush I have ever laid my eyes on. A lot of people mention it as potential dupes for NARS Orgasm blush, but seeing as I've never tried the high-end counterpart I wouldn't know. By the looks of it (and from what I've tested by swatching Orgasm on my hand at Sephora) Pinched is a similar color but without the chunkier glitter. Pinched glides on so smoothly and leaves the healthiest glow, literally making my face look about a thousand times better than I could have imagined. Literally like someone came and pinched my cheeks for that perfect rosy flush! Can you just see the gorgeousness on the finger swatch!? It's plenty pigmented but you don't need to be super careful when applying it because it always seems to be the perfect amount. This is probably one of my all-time favorite drugstore makeup products, and definitely my favorite blush in my entire collection.

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  1. The peach is my favourite not tried any NYX products before

    Carrieanne x

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. i definitely recommend them, nyx products are amazing!!

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  2. i've never tried nyx before but really like the look of these, especially terracotta! such a lovely blog, i'm glad i somehow stumbled across you! :-) xx

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    1. aw thank you so much (: you should definitely give them a go sometime!

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  3. Loving these!!! The peach and pinched are my favorites. I am so thankful for drugstore reviews. I always have a hard time buying drugstore cosmetics as I cant swatch the colors before I buy. Thanks for sharing these!!

    Hope you'll get a chance and check out my blog. It's all beauty, life and DIY. If you ever have a fun Look/outfit of the day, or a fashion related DIY be sure to share at my "That's my Style" Link party on Fridays! :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. seriously, i always look at a ton of swatches online before going to purchase a drugstore product!

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  4. I love NYX blushes! Terra Cotta is my favorite!

    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. The Pinched one looks amazing! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. it's sooooo prettyyyy *________* i love it hehe

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  6. I need to try the "Peach" blush! Thanks for sharing xo

    Ana

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    1. no problem, it's a really nice blush!!

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  7. love the look of all of them but particularly peach! must try out some nyx at some point!
    Emma x
    emandthem.blogspot.com

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    1. once you try nyx products you'll be hooked!!

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  8. Pinched is easily my fave! Peach looks gorgeous though :)


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  9. I'm not a big fan of shimmer so I conclude that if Pinched is a dupe for NARS then.. great!! :)AND if it's a dupe without the chunky glitter.. even better!
    And even before I read your opinion on it and realized that it quite resembles Orgasm I fell in love with the colour of Pinched swatched here. I definitely want it. Great review!

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    1. thanks! it's such an interesting color because it's not rose but it's not coral and the golden reflect just sits so nicely on the face because it almost fades away but leaves a glow -- ahh, i'm in love!

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  10. Love NYX products! I think Peach would be my favourite!

    Love your blog, followed ♥

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeupxxx

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  11. these are gorgeous colors :D
    I can recommend the NYX Blush in Mocha, very nice fall colour even for lighter skin
    xoxo

    iscoopbeauty

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  12. pinched looks gorgeous! i've been meaning to try out the NYX blushers so thanks for the review :)

    http://beccahearts.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  13. looking so amazing i realy love this post
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  14. i love nyx's blushes, they are so pigmented and so affordable!

    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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  15. I have never tried NYX before, but those colors are really cute, I think I like the terra cotta one the most because I'm fan of neutrals eyeshadows, but all of them are pretty :) New follower here hope you can follow me too.

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  16. Pinched is my favorite! NYX always gets me with the naming of their products. "Peach"! Ha! Great post and layout here :-)

    ~ Christal ~
    LipstickAndPonytails.com

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  17. We don't really get NYX in the UK! These colors looks nice!.. I think I would wear the Peach color :) xx

    laurathinksabout.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I have two of these and I absolutely love them! I never really used Terra Cotta tho, cuz it always seemed quite dark, but I'm loving the idea of using it as a bronzer! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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