I recently found and purchased the NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette from B&M for only £5.99, with a usual RRP of £17.99. I’ve always looked at this particular powder blusher palette in Boots and so it was fantastic being able to get it at a fraction of the price! The palette contains a wide range of shades, so it’s a fantastic choice for anyone looking to try out a range of different colours, for travelling or if you are just starting out in make-up.
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The NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette comes packaged in a relatively sleek black, rectangular plastic casing, with a clear plastic lid. The palette feels sturdy, good quality and relatively light-weight. The palette can be easily opened and closed with the clasp mechanism at the front. The lid provides the brand name and the product name.
The back of the palette provides the palette name and also states the weight of product contained inside. There are eight blushers contained in the palette, each with a net weight of 0.12oz / 3.5g.
Blusher Palette Contents
The palette contains eight powder blusher shades, with four in the top row and four in the bottom row. There isn’t a mirror provided in the palette, so you need to use your own mirror for application purposes. The blusher pans are a good size, in that you can get a normal sized blusher brush into them for picking up product and applying it to your cheeks.
I think there is a really good range of shades in the palette, including peaches pinks, corals and plums.
The top row (left to right) has a choice of a pale pearly pink (doubles as a highlighter on medium-darker skintones), a pearly peachy-gold, a satin/matte warm rose and a matte bright orange-coral.
The bottom row (left to right) contains a satin/matte warm, bright candy pink, a deep satin/matte plum raspberry, a satin/matte medium cool toned pink and a bright satin/matte neon-like pink.
Two of the top shades (closest to the left) are light enough for me to use as a cheek highlighter, as a lighter blusher or on top of the other shades. These two shades have a pearl finish, whilst the rest of the blushers have a satin/borderline matte finish.
Pigment and Quality
I think that these blushers are beautifully pigmented and have a strong depth of colour to them. The strong pigment means that they are ideal if you like a bold ‘pop’ of colour on your cheeks. Alternatively, you can apply just a little to get a softer wash of colour. I like to apply a little at a time and build it up until I have the desired intensity on my cheeks.
I find the texture of the blushers to be a bit more powdery and not as creamy feeling as my other blushers (from MAC, The Balm, Illamasqua). I can feel a slight different in powder quality between these blushers and my other blushers. However, I don’t find that the texture affects the application or the overall effect of these blushers on my cheeks. They look just as good quality on my cheeks as my blushers from other brands; they just feel a little different when I pick up the product on my brush and apply it to my cheeks.
Versatility and Ease of Use
I feel that this blusher palette is a great ‘one stop shop’ for trying out different types of shades. It’s handy for days when I want to quickly choose a blusher shade but I don’t want to have to go through my single blusher compacts. It’s also really nice as a way for me to try out different types of shades, especially those that I might not normally purchase (like the bright, neon pink at the right end of the bottom row).
I think this palette would be lovely for travelling, holidays or the budding make-up artist, due to the wide range of shades included inside. The two pearly shades in the top row (the pale pearly pink and the pale golden-peach) make the palette very versatile, as you can use them as blushers, cheek highlighters or on top of the other blushers if you want to change their finish.
This palette is a fantastic choice for people starting their make-up collection or for those looking to add some extra shades to their existing arsenal. The price I paid for it (£5.99) means that you are getting incredible value for money as it works out at approximately 75p per shade. The palette at full price (£17.99) works out at around £2.25 per shade, which still makes it a good bargain if you want to try out several shades but don’t want to spend lots of money on buying individual blushers.
Stockists and Price
As mentioned above, I found the NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette for £5.99 in my local B&M store (a UK discount store). The palette usually retails for £17.99 and is also available to purchase from Boots, Debenhams, Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique and the official NYX website. The stores mentioned here often have special offers on make-up, so it’s worth looking out for them if you can’t find the palette in B&M and want to save some money.
Do you have the NYX Sweet Cheeks Palette? What do you think of the palette? Have you tried any other NYX products which you love or any which you don’t like? Let me know in the comments section below.