Thursday, March 11, 2010

MAC Cremeblend Blush vs. NYX Cream Blush


Hello lovelies!
This was originally part of the last post on the NYX Rouge Cream Blushes, but I decided to separate it out into its own post. The HTM/CSS coding from the last post was messing up my blog layout which I had no clue how to fix (I'm such a noob!), so here we are with a new post. Let's start fresh shall we? ;)
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A lot of people have asked before how the NYX cream blushes compare to the ones from MAC. I myself wondered as well but didn't get a chance to compare them until recently.

Right: MAC Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy
Left: NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Boho Chic


This Mac cream blush was from the Lillyland collection that came out earlier so it's a limited edition product. I picked this blush up because the colour is different from any of the other cream blushes I own, and the other cream blushes by MAC never interested me.

The packaging for both MAC and NYX cream blushes are practically identical. At 0.21oz, the NYX blushes actually hold slightly more product than the MAC blushes at 0.19oz, but this is obviously a negligible difference.

The closest shade that I had to this was Boho Chic by NYX,
the softest pink I had from the NYX collection, seen below.
The texture and consistency of the two blushes feel the same: creamy, smooth and easy to blend. Both are highly pigmented so a tiny bit goes a long way. Surprisingly, even though I have oily skin, both these cream blushes last ages on me. I attribute this to the fact that while they start off creamy, these blushes blend out nicely to a soft, matte finish and are never sticky nor feel thick on your cheeks.
They're a dream to use!
Swatches without flash.
Swatches with flash.

Though the colours are similar, the finishes are nothing alike. So Sweet, So Easy is a soft, matte pink while Boho Chic as shown is a shimmery, frosty pink. Both colours are gorgeous in their own way, and I love them both! All in all, I think the NYX cream blushes are pretty comparable to the MAC cream blushes and at just $7 each,
they're certainly worth a try!
Can you spot the MAC blush above?
Until next time,
 Anita

34 comments:

ipehishere said...

i hv that mac.. wanna try nyx next time :) !

Catherine said...

I was wondering about this after reading the last post! I kind of regret not getting any of the MAC Cremeblends because they looked so pretty but I didn't find any reviews from oilier ladies. Thanks so much for sharing!

locke said...

Hi Ms. Anita^^ nice review! i've been thinking about getting nyx cream blushes.i'm glad you made a post about it :D

Twinkle Magic Star said...

Great review I love comparing products :D

Do you know of any good online shops that ship NYX products world wide? <3

yumiko said...

thanks for the review. i would definately get to try out that product next time

Babybubblz said...

i love nyx! i have their shadows but yet to try their cream blushes.

Angie said...

thanks sweetie :D

☆Anastacia☆ said...

You have such nice collection of blushes! So lovely shades!

Marz said...

Oooo, great post! I'm so clueless about makeup so any sort of reviews on any product help me a *great* deal :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Anita, you have such an awesome blush collection! (From your last post :) I would've asked how it compared to MAC too so thanks for this post. =D

missmicchan said...

Awesome review! I have an issue with my blush not staying on my cheeks..perhaps I'll give cream blushes a go! ^^

'chelle said...

Why oh why do we not get Nyx down in Aus???!! These look AWESOME!
Now to find myself some.. thanks for the great review!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Aw, thanks babe! :)

Miss K. You said...

Nice review! I would like to try MAC & NYX blushes out some time. Aw happy belated birthday girl!! I hope you were spoiled and loved :) and I know your day must have been pretty good if you picked up an adorable MAC haul!

Nic Nic said...

thanks for commenting! wow you have soooo many pink blushes! nice comparison... the only creme blush i have used is NARS one, and its pretty good with a decent payoff ^^

lucy said...

great review! I can't wait to get my hands on some NYX creme blushes now :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

thanks for the comparison! both of the blushes look awesome :)

ryc: LOL. i didn't buy those necklaces yet and they're not photographed by me :D, i saw them on etsy. haha, those foods are really drool-worthy :)

♣ai said...

Thanks for the swatches and review~ The only creme blushes i tried are from MAC, i love how you compared NYX to MAC. Now i really want to try the NYX blushers ><!!

Lisa Drives A Van said...

those nyx products look so pretty but they don't sell nyx in the uk :( boo! i think i should have a snoop around online to see if i can get my hands on some

stellarvixen said...

hola anita!
Thanks for droppin by muh lil blog..
yours is GREAT tooo!

beholddd cream blushes!
i've stopped using them..i wonder why!! my last experience is with stila's gerbera collection...maybe i find it tough to blend with fingers on my cheeks..

your uh-mazing post get me itchy to try cream blushes once more..NYX seems a goood start...

KITZY said...

great review! :)

twinsouls888 said...

Very nice review on cream blushes, you really got me lemming on some Nyx Cream blushes. They're a nice start I think, very affordable :)

Tnx so much BTW for the sweet words, appreciate it a lot ^_^

Klaudea said...

glad you enjoyed the poem!

I had the same reaction as you when i first read it which is what prompted me to share it!

Haha if any guy ever pisses you off, you should send it to him LOL

You shall win EVERY fight! Haha

-elle♡ said...

wheeee so many..must be fun to play aorund w it!

Tammy said...

Hey Anita! Thanks for reviewing the NYX and Mac blushes. Sometimes MAC is still on the more expensive side so it's hard to hoard lol.

♣ai said...

mei and i nominated you for an award on our blog :D come and check it out~

Dani M said...

Oh very nice post! I haven't tried the NYX cream blush yet. Actually, they don't sell it around here so I'll probably have to order it online. I'm glad to see they size up to MAC.
Thanks!!!

sophia said...

Ooh thx for doing the comparison! I don't own any blushes yet, but I may pick up a NYX one now!

Thx for the sweet words on my contest entry!! ^_^

Jyoan said...

nice! That means I can save a lot of money. I haven't got an MYX product yet. This is really tempting.

patukiii said...

i can't believe it's almost the same packaging!!
and a lot cheaper! i really want to try NYX product, but I think we don't have it in the UK...
anyway I love cream blushes! my fav is Posey from MAC
:)XX

Alyssamae. said...

hi love! hope youve been doing good! i have 3 blog awards waiting for you :)

lisa (Makeupandlife*) said...

Boho chic is such a pretty color, the blushes looks same packaging but different price?

I need to try the Nyx sometime but I can't seem to find any here.

Thanks for stopping by and your very kind comments.

lots love
lisa
xoxo

Liang said...

I've always shied away from cream blushes because I'm afraid if I accidentally rest my cheek on my palm, I'll smudge it! But I guess that could apply to any type of blush haha.

javieth said...

The make up drives me crazy!!! i love to see my eyes outstanding and seductive and is very impressive to see my face when i use blush, my face stay with a youthful pink, wonderful. So when i make up very well is sure my date must to buy viagra because i am very ardous.

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