Got these when they came out a while ago, but I just got around playing with them. I purchased two shades, Plaza Pink & Big Apple Blush - which I believe are the two more popular colors.
BRAND: N.Y.C. PRODUCT TYPE: Creme Blush Stick SHADE(S): Plaza Pink & Big Apple Blush PRICE: 3.49USD (varies at location) PROS: Price, Amount of Product, Pigmentation, Smooth, Blendable CONS: Packaging, Lasting Wear Would I Recommend? Yes
I like that these came with a good amount of product - you get 8 grams. These are to be comparable to Clinique's blush sticks, but since I don't own one I can't compare the two. I don't think the packaging is that great because if I were to shake it a bit, I could hear the product moving around. Everything is still in tact, it just sounds like its "loose". Also, the product doesn't swivel all the way down. A bit of the product is still left exposed, so you have to be careful not to nick the top when putting the cap back on. The blush doesn't stay on all day - alone I find that it stays on for about...a little over 3 hours? With a powder blush applied on top, I would say a good six or so. If you layer on the product - creme, powder, creme, powder (doesn't cake up at all) - it will last all day.
These two colors are pretty similar - just that one is more of a mauve pink (Big Apple Blush) and the other is more of a peach pink (Plaza Pink). Both contain shimmer, but when applied to your cheeks, you don't notice them at all. Compared to E.L.F's All-Over Color Sticks, these go on way better and much smoother. Pigmentation is really good and they're very blendable. They look really natural and I think that they're a nice item for summer as its a no fuss product and you can apply it on the go without messing it up. I like pairing Pink Plaza with Benefit's Dandelion - its a perfect match! It makes the pink in Dandelion so much more vibrant than it is on its own and it still looks like a natural pink flush - but better.
If you love blush and you find it hard to keep it lasting long, these make really good bases. I personally like creme blushes more than powder as my cheeks are on the drier side and these give them a little moisture. If you have oily skin and don't like creme blushes in general, I'd say its just steer clear. Other than that, do give these blushes a try if you find them in your area.
DEAR FTC: I purchased this product with my own funds and I am NOT affiliated with the brand mentioned. This review is 100% honest and un-biased.
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