Sunday, 14 August 2016

REVIEW: NYX Ombre Blushes...

Well there I was, placing an on-line order during the recent Priceline 40%-off-skincare sale, and I thought I'd just take a sneak peek at the NYX page, and then it happened - I spotted their hot pink/purple Ombre blush (Code Breaker) and I was a goner. Not many companies make blushes that are even close to this royal hue, so it landed in my cart in a heartbeat. Of course I also checked out the other colours in the range (there are six altogether HERE), wanted them ALL, but restrained myself as I was already spending up pretty big on the skincare bargains. But as fate would have it I called into the store yesterday to eye-ball the new stand (Max Factor and Face of Australia were ditched to make room for its vastness), did a quick eeny-meeny-miney-mo, and nabbed the Mauve Me one as well...


My passion for sculpted blushes knows no bounds, yet I've held off buying any as I have a rather large collection of cheek cheerers already, but show me one in an ombre style and it's all over red rover. So here they are in all their gorgeousness...
I've swatched them on my pasty inner arm over a colourless primer - three finger swipes, top, middle and bottom as they appear in the pans...
Mauve Me has a slight shimmer content, and the pale pink top section is closer to a highlighter than a blush, but that will come in handy for the top of my cheekbones. It's also the more blendable of the two, invariably the case with shimmery pigments. Code Breaker is almost a matte - probably just as well as it's pretty potent lol! Adore them both for different reasons, but at the time of writing, Code Breaker has my heart ♥ Here's a pic of me wearing it...

Haven't taken a photo of my face adorned with Mauve Me yet, but you'll see it in a post very soon. For animal lovers, the back of the case says "Cruelty Free", but they're made in China. These stunners are $17.95, and next pay day you can bet I'll be picking up Soft Flush and Sweet Spring - my Priceline doesn't have testers, but I'm confident they'll be just as divine...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. A reminder to check out the great reads on Ingrid's amazing Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party 

18 comments:

  1. I haven't seen these ombre blushes before. The shades are so pretty!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. I hadn't spotted them before either Jill - honestly they're almost too gorgeous to use!

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  2. Code Breaker looks gorgeous on you.

    The Priceline sales are definitely the best time to buy from there. They have another great sale on at the moment which finishes on 16/8 but unfortunately it doesn't include NYX.

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    1. Thanks so much Ingrid - it's just the prettiest PRETTIEST hot pink and purple! And thanks for the info about the sale - I just ordered some Indeed Labs products to try, perfect timing ♥

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  3. These look gorgeous. I'm such a sucker for blush too!! xo

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    1. I'll have to ditch some of my old ones to make some room for thes Amy - love ombre blushes as there's several different shades in the one pan ♥♥♥

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  4. These look so exciting, no wonder you snapped up Code Breaker in a flash! It looks great on you too :)

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    1. Di thanks heaps - methinks I'll be getting a few of these ♥♥♥

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  5. So gorgeous. No wonder you popped on them. Can't wait for a big sale!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, a NYX sale - what a thought, let's keep each other informed lol xxx

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! and matches your lippie :)

    Lily not Louise

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    1. Lily dearest I don't buy blush all that often because it seems to last me FOREVER, but I was more than willing to make an exception here ha ha xxx

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  7. These are so pretty, Kat! You did a good job with the swatching too!

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    1. Bless you TP - trying REALLY HARD to improve my swatching skills! I've got a clamp for my camera now so I can line things up a bit better ♥♥♥

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  8. Hi Kats! So gorgeous! The colours! Oh my! :) Im not much of a blush girl myself but these are pretty and look great on you. Tal xo

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    1. Hi Tal, thanks sweetie - I wear such colourful clothing, lip and eye makeup so I HAVE to wear blush or I look all wonky lol xxx

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  9. These blushes are gorgeous!!! They look great on you too Kats!! I would love to buy them but I'm trying not to buy much make up this year.
    xo Ina

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    1. Aren't they something else Ina - so so pretty hey! Good on you for sticking to your resolve - I'm seriously thinking about a no-buy September, and I should probably make it last for the rest of the year too xxx

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