Last year, everyone, rightly so, went crazy for the NYX lip products, and a lot of their other amazing cosmetics products got overshadowed, so I thought I would try out one of their blush palettes to see if their other items compare to the lip products.
The NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette is a sleek and simple looking palette, which comes complete with eight, good-sized pans of blushes of all kinds of shades, textures and finishes, and with so much variety, this is one palette you need in your life, whether you are a beginner, or a pro when it comes to makeup.
So, what’s inside the palette? There are five matte and three shimmery shades, all beautiful and very different in their own entirety. Often you see blush palettes which have quite similar shades, but the beauty of this one, is that each and every one is so different.
The shades included are, starting from the left, top row first;
* A shimmery, iridescent light peach
* A shimmering, warm iridescent gold
* A shimmery warm nude, with tiny pink and gold flecks of glitter
* A matte warm orange
Bottom row, left to right;
* A matte apricot
* A matte light burgundy red
* A matte dusky pink
* A matte bright, Barbie-style pink
So, as you can see by the colours, this is definitely going to help you create so many different looks, depending on your mood, the time of year, the occasion and more. Each shade is highly pigmented, but you can start off light and then build up the blusher, if a shade appears too ‘out there’ for you, and you can create some pretty natural, or striking looks.
For my swatches, I did use my fingers to apply the blushes, and the first thing I noticed was just how velvety and silky soft they felt and when I applied the blush onto my cheeks using a brush, the product felt so lightweight on my skin. I found the matte blushers had amazing longevity, and as did the shimmers, but I guess because the matte ones are bolder in depth, they seemed to stay in place a lot more.
Having such a varied blush palette is so great for trying out new shades which you might not normally consider, and of course you can mix and match to your heart’s content to create your very own unique blush shade! The NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette costs £17, which works out at just over £2 a blush! You can find it online at ASOS.
*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own