Nyx Powder Blush Swatches & Comparison | Mauve, Peach, Pinched, Coral Dream, Dusty Rose, Mocha, Desert Rose, Pinky, Cinnamon, Terra Cotta & Taupe
Price: $5 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.14 oz / 4 g
The Nyx Powder Blushes are one of my favorites blushes from the drugstore, and since I have 11 of them, I thought it would be good to swatch them all together and compare them. They come in a black plastic compact with a clear lid and the name printed on the bottom. The product inside has a studded look, which wears down with use. My oldest shade, Peach's package really shows some wear, the writing on the lid is gone and the lid feels like it's about ready to fall off.
Mauve is a pale pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It's similar in color to Dusty Rose, but they have different finishes and Mauve's formula is much better. Peach is a light cool toned pink with a matte finish. It's not close to any of the other shades I own and it's like a lighter and cooler toned version of Pinky. Pinched is a warm medium pink with very subtle glitter. It's similar to the three shades next to it, Coral Dream, Dusty Rose, and Mocha. Coral Dream is a midtone coral pink with a matte finish. It's similar to Mocha, but it's more orange than pink. Dusty Rose is a medium warm pink with shimmer. It is like Coral Dream, but it has a different formula and has shimmer. Mocha is a medium warm pink with a matte finish. It's similar in color to Dusty Rose but is more pigmented and matte. Desert Rose is a darker warm pink with a matte finish. It's decently darker than any of the other pinks. It looks close to Pinched in the swatches, but in real life Desert Rose is much darker. Pinky is a midtone cool pink with a matte finish. It's not too similar to the other ten colors. Cinnamon is a bright orange with a matte finish. It's quite a bit different than Terra Cotta and isn't even close to any of the other shades. Terra Cotta is a light peachy bronze with a sheen. It's not close in color to any of the other ten blushes. Taupe is a matte light brown. This would be a great color for contouring lighter skin, but the pigmentation is just not there.
Since the formula isn't completely consistent across the range of colors, I will talk about the formula of each of the blushes. Although some shades have different textures, they all blend very easily. Mauve has a smooth texture and nice pigmentation, but needs to be built up a bit since it's such a light color. Peach's formula is a bit softer than Mauve and has great pigmentation. Pinched has a formula like Peach and is even more pigmented. Coral Dream also has a very nice formula and pigmentation. Dusty Rose does not have a good formula, which I haven't seen much of from this line. It feels extremely dry and needs to be built up. Mocha has a really nice formula and is quite pigmented. Desert Rose has a smooth texture and is extremely pigmented. Pinky is very similar to Desert Rose in formula, it is also very smooth and pigmented. Cinnamon follows the past two, having amazing pigmentation and a soft formula. Terra Cotta's texture is a bit drier than the past three, but it is really pigmented and glides onto the skin. Taupe is also a disappointment from the line. I even exchanged the first one I bought and still got the same super dry formula that is lacking in pigmentation.