I ordered the NYX Stick Blush from a HauteLook sale not really knowing what to expect. I nabbed Pink Poppy, Orchid, and Tea Rose. I think the most universally flattering color is Orchid which is a slightly peachy-pink with gold micro-shimmer. It looks like a pinker version of NARS “Orgasm” blush. Pink Poppy is a true “Tickle Me Pink” pink and Tea Rose is a deep dusty pink.
These last quite a long time. Usually I feel like my powder blush is gone before lunch, but these stayed on beyond the end of the work day. I thought applying it to my finger first and then my cheek would warm up the stick and make the application easier, but there’s no need. It works just as well applying directly to the cheek and then blending with your finger. I have no tried applying these with a brush.
I doubt I will purchase more simply because these three shades are enough for me, but I do recommend them. Out of the three, Orchid is my favorite. The NYX Stick Blush is available at NYXcosmetics.com or wherever NYX is sold, and retails for $6.