For February, our theme is ‘Beauty Inside Out’ and nothing gives a healthy, youthful glow like a prettily flushed, blushed cheek. Which is why you’ll all be bagging a Baked Blush from cult cosmetics brand NYX. Perfect for the month of luuurve!
We’re obsessed with NYX for their awesome range of affordable, long-lasting, hard-wearing prods in loads of on-trend colours. Trust us—you’ll be hooked too after playing around with your Baked Blush!
(If you’re wondering why the heck your blush has been baked, here’s a quick science lesson. Baked cosmetics start off as a cream or liquid and are literally baked to solid form. Makeup boffins do this for the lovely velvety texture and greater pigment payoff of baked cosmetics.)
With a sheer, luminous finish, the blush can be applied dry for a gorgeous wash of colour, or with a damp sponge for more intense pigment. Available in 12 shades, we’re sampling the full range—from pale pink to coral, fuschia, mushroom pink, candy, muted orange and bronze shades.
The blushes are mineralised so they all have varying degrees of shimmer, and they’re perfect for layering to your heart’s desire. Some are more low-key and almost matte, while others have a high-beam sheen, meaning you can skip the highlighter altogether. Use as a blush, bronzer, for contouring, or even on the eyes and lips—this blush works hard for the money!