Price: $3.57 @ Walmart (0.28 oz/ 8 g)
Overall Grade: B
After seeing oodles of reviews for the N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Sticks, I was really excited to try them out. I was hoping for a dupe for the NARS The Multiple -read on to see how they did.
The Packaging: The tube is like an oversized tube of lipstick with a clear cap. The bottom half of the tube is used to twist up the product.
The Product: Twisted all the way up, there's a little over 1.25 inches of product. The texture of these crème sticks is soft, smooth, and creamy. The blush feels very light on and has good color payoff. The downside is that these don't last very long -about 3 hours tops for me. After 3 hours, the color has faded and only a slight dewy glow is left.
To apply this crème stick, I dab it along the apples of my cheeks and then use a brush to blend and buff it out. It looks nice and even and leaves a nice pop of dewy color.
N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Stick in Plaza Pink
N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Stick in South St. Seashell
1. Plaza Pink (644U)- Light corally pink with silver shimmer (there's more pink than coral.)
2. South St. Seashell (647U)- Warm medium peachy rose with minor shimmer.
I really like Plaza Pink. It adds just the right amount of rosiness to my cheeks and (the color) looks very natural. It can be a little too shimmery though. South St. Seashell is nice as well and really brings out my cheekbones. I like that this only contains minor shimmer and instead has more of a nice sheen.
Above (no flash) from left: (Swatched heavily) N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Stick in Plaza Pink, South St. Seashell
Above (no flash) from left: (Swatched heavily) N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Stick in Plaza Pink, South St. Seashell (More accurately resembles actual color)
Above (no flash) from left: (Blended) N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Stick in Plaza Pink, South St. Seashell
Above (no flash) from left: (Blended) N.Y.C. Blushable Crème Stick in Plaza Pink, South St. Seashell (More accurately resembles actual color)Overall: I'm sort of half and half on these. While I like the effect the crème sticks give, I really hate to reapply my blush during the day. While these are cheaper option, I think I rather save up on a longer lasting product. However, these are a great option if you're on a budget and looking for a nice variety of shades.
Where To Buy: Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid