Saturday, January 7, 2012

NYC Blushes-Swatches & Review

Hey dolls.  Here are the NYC blushes that I picked up from the Dollar Tree last month.

Again, here are the three that I picked out:
L-R: Sutton Place Peach, Park Ave Plum, Outside Cafe
Sutton Place Peach
Park Ave Plum
Outside Cafe
And here is a quick swatch:
L-R: Sutton Place Peach, Park Ave Plum, Outside Cafe
As you can see, these swatched rather sheer and with little pigmentation.  When using them, I really had to swirl my brush into the color to get enough on my cheeks.  I had hoped for better color payoff, especially with Outside Cafe because it looked so pretty.

Upon usage, Outside Cafe is definitely a hi-light color.  The shimmer in it makes it hard to wear alone for me.  I like more of a flush than looking like a disco ball. 

Park Avenue Plum is not really plum at all but a muted dusty pink.  This one is in a matte finish and doesn't really show up on me. Maybe fairer girls will do better with this blush.  

Lastly Sutton Place Peach leans more towards an orange/coral color.  This is also in a matte finish. Not a color that I usually gravitate towards when it comes to blushes but for $1, what the heck.  

Final thoughts?

  • Affordable
  • Variety of finishes available 
  • Not pigmented enough
Repurchase?  No.  I think that as far as pigmentation, there are better drugstore brands that far outdo NYC blushes.  These were great to try at just $1 a piece though. 


  1. Thanks for the swatches! What are some of your favorite drugstore blushes Cherrie? I just went to CVS today and was amazed at the average cost of a blush... I think I'm going to stock up on Jordana and NYX the next time they have a sale on cherryculture

  2. Lisa- I actually don't really have a favorite blush. I collect a variety of them but I often just use one at a time. My favorite high-end brand would prob be Nars but as far as drugstore I am not faithful to any particular brand. What's your favorite?

  3. oh gosh! i hated these blushes! no pigment and they feel so CHALKY in texture. Definitely wasn't a favorite of mine...! But their other line of Mosaic Color Wheel Blushes were way better quality and had a decent amount of pigmentation without the chalky feel. Though i mean you get what you pay for! Nice review by the way!

    1. I know, they are pretty much crap. :)