NYX rouge cream blush ‘Rose Petal’: Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing  NYX rouge cream blush ‘Rose Petal’ which I purchased online from cherryculture.com some time back. I wanted a natural looking blush and was confused between the shade ‘Natural’ and ‘Rose Petal’. I decided to pick up up ‘Rose Petal’ since it appeared more cool toned than ‘Natural’.

Price: $6.50 = Rs 300 approx. (online), Rs 650 (in India)

Quantity: 6 gm

NYX rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'
NYX rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'


Shades available : Click HERE .

My take on the product :

Packaging: It comes in a black sturdy plastic packaging with a transparent lid. The packaging is simple and travel friendly but does not contain either a mirror or an applicator.

NYX rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'
NYX rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'

Texture and Pigmentation: The cream blush is very smooth, creamy and decently pigmented. A very small quantity is required to give enough color to the cheeks that lasts all day long.  I generally use a stippling brush (MAC 188) to apply this blush. For swatching I used a Q-tip (which would explain the different textures on the blush  :-)) I just need to touch the bristles of the brush to the blush surfaced and it picks up enough product for the cheeks. Apply directly to the apples and blend towards hairline.

Read tutorial on how to apply cream blush HERE.

NYX rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'
NYX rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'

Staying power : It stays on my cheeks all day long. The color tends to fade after 3-4 hours but the dewy soft natural flush remains all day.

The shade ‘ROSE PETAL’ : It is soft warm pink shade which looks very natural on my NC 40 skin. It is a lovely shade for everyday wear, does not contain any shimmer and just gives a a very natural shade. Looks pinker in the pan but translates to a warmer natural flush on the cheeks. I love how subtle and wearable the shade is. Might not work for very dusky skin tones but I feel skin tones upto NC 42-43 can sport it very well. It is very close to the shade ‘Natural’.

NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'
NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal' - swatch
NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal' - blended swatch
NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal' - blended swatch

Finish: It gives a dewy finish to the cheeks and cream blushes are the best way to achieve a soft, dewy look. I have combination/oily skin and this blush does make my skin a tad oily but I powder my face afterapplying this blush and I do need to touch up after 2-3 hours.  It did not break me out or irritate my skin in any way.

NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'
NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal'
NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal' -FOTD
NYX Rouge cream blush 'Rose Petal' - FOTD

The GOOD about  NYX rouge cream blush ‘Rose Petal’ :

  1. Sturdy packaging with transparent cover- easy to locate and identify the shade.
  2. Soft and smooth texture- glides smoothly on q-tip/brush
  3. Small quantity needed in each application
  4. Good pigmentation- not overly pigmented so can be used by beginners too.
  5. Gives a dewy natural flush to the cheeks that lasts all day.
  6. Amazing quantity and quality at the price- especially if purchased online.
  7. Wide variety of shades to choose from.
  8. Good lasting power.
  9. The shade ‘Rose petal’ is a natural pink shade- would suit many skin tones.
  10. Does not make skin overly oily.

The NOT-SO-GOOD about NYX rouge cream blush ‘Rose Petal’ –

  1. Does not come with either mirror or applicator.
  2. Being cream based, makes skin a little oily after a few hours- may not suit oily skins especially in summers.
  3. The shade ‘Rose petal’ may not suit very dusky skin tones.
  4. Availability! (only in few cities at a much higher price, otherwise online at a very reasonable price)

Overall Verdict : The NYX Cream blushes are awesome value for money- especially if purchased online. There’s a wide variety of shades to choose from for all skin tones. The texture is smooth and pigmentation is good- they not overly pigmented. The shade ‘Rose petal’ is a natural pink shade (without shimmer) that gives a very natural flush to the cheeks that lasts all day long. Like all cream blushes it gives a lovely dewy finish that may require oily skinned beauties to powder to keep the oiliness at bay. I highly recommend these blushes to everyone.

Rating: 4.25/5

Will I repurchase: Yes!

Have you tried NYX Cream blushes?



    1. Ya.its perfect for a dewy kind of look. If you’re visiting Chennai/Bangalore sometime you could go to MAC 🙂 I guess you’re somewhere NC 40-42 from your pics !

      1. Will be going to Chennai in august, so will check it out then. By the way, went for the event I told you about. since my jewellery was gold, and I still havent bought shadow (I just caress them in stores) I used gold and blue liner, along with kajal, my dior compact and neutral gloss. Will mail you a pic if you don’t mind! (Not that you can see my make up at all in it). Also spent the whole day squinting at everyone else’s make up with what I consider a professional eye!

        1. I’d love to see your pic 🙂 Mail me whenever u want [email protected].

          Lol..I think you should pick up a basic bronze/gold trio or quad..easy shades to carry on Indian skin tones which you can wear for evening functions. Will be reviewing a Revlon one soon..if you like it you could pick that up as your first eyeshadow :-))

  1. Ankita, the color is just what I want my blush to be ! :inlove: Whenever I see you mujhe ek gaana yaad aata he humehsa, so singing for you. ‘Kya khoob lagti ho, badi sundar dikhti ho’ :-*

  2. WOW!!!i love this volour,kind of a natural and fresh young look this gives!!need to buy NYX for sure…hey this is my 1st comment on ur blog though i hve been following IMBB and ur blog frm a long tym!! :-)) :-* :-*

    1. Welcome Rima :)) The blush shade is very natural! You can also check out the shade ‘Natural’ from the same range..they are quite similar, ‘natural’ is more peachy than this one though.

  3. Exactly d kind of blush I was lukin for…and price is gud too 😀 wat abt d shipping charges Ankita?? ?:-)

  4. I have a good news about Nyx on my blog Ankita!!! Indian website selling nyx…
    Still not as cheap as cherry culture tho…but not as exp as 650/- but u dont need to order in bulk anymore

    1. Thanks Mehak!! I read your post and checked out urbantouch also. Eyeing the orange blush from NYX 🙂 And thanks for your role in making it possible :))

  5. I’ve tried these in two shades and the pigmentation is amaziiiiiiing. I’m not very good at applying cream blushes yet – I’ll probably have to pick up a stipling brush.

    1. You can also blend it with a small sponge Eden but a stipling brush does work better. Which shades have you tried?

  6. i love nyx cream blushes….thy r grttttt value for money!!!!!!! 🙂
    i have in rose petal n natural too ankita 🙂

    1. Thanks Divya…NYX blushes are great..you could try these. urbantouch.com has started selling these online with cash on delivery option!

  7. lovely pics u r looking awesome i m also looking for a cream blush but confused between tea rose and this one..i have a wheatish complexion wht do u suggest which is more wearable rosepetal or tea rose

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