NYX Blush in Cinnamon is a matte bright tangerine orange – so bright it’s almost neon when swatched. On the cheek it is a nice bright coral-orange color that applies and blends easily. Using a light hand with a fan brush yields a refreshing pinch of color to the cheeks. Surprisingly, it plays nicely with my cooler-toned skin. I think this would be a fantastic summer and/or special occasion color because the color it adds gives you that happy/healthy glow, even if it looks really scary in the pan!
Overall Impression: I really like it. The color, texture, price, and performance are all great. The packaging is not terrible but it feels flimsy and easily breakable. One of my NYX blush compacts is cracked and I’ve only used it a few times. Not a huge downer though – I can always depot it and put it in a palette. If a product is going to have a negative, the best place for it is in the packaging.
Comparison blushes swatched from left: NYX Blush in Cinnamon, Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful, Milani Baked Blush in Corallina, Sephora + Pantone Universe Blush Duo in Desert Flower and Coral.
This blush is hypoallergenic and cruelty free. It retails for about $5, or less with a deal or coupon. The pan contains 0.18oz (5.2g) of product.
Ingredients: mica, talc, zinc stearate, silica, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate (and) boron nitride, mineral oil, isopropyl myristate, tridecyl trimellitate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, polybutene, bht, methylparaben, propylparaben, red iron oxide (Cl 77491), D&C red no. 6 (CL 15850), fd&c yellow no 5 (Cl 77492), mic (Cl 77019)