NYC Blushable Creme Sticks have me blushing

July 13, 2010

I finally, FINALLY found two of the NYC Blushable Creme Sticks. I have been looking everywhere for these colorful sticks, and I am loving them.

I lucked out and found two Creme Sticks left on a NYC display at CVS and thankfully, they were different colors. So Pink Flash and Wild Berry made it home with me and I haven’t stopped using them since.

The Blushable Creme Sticks are everything I had hoped they would be and I find them far more easier to use than regular cream blushes. The formula is extremely creamy and blends very easily on the cheek. They are very pigmented, but also allow for buildable color.

Pink Flash is a bright coral pink that I find looks absolutely beautiful underneath NARS Orgasm or e.l.f. Studio Blush in Candid Coral (a new favorite of mine). It is an incredibly easy color to wear and has even become my everyday blush color.

Wild Berry is a deep vivid pink that is almost the exact same color as MAC PRO Powder Blush in Rhubarb, so naturally, I like to pair the two together to give the apples of my cheeks a pop of color.

Pink Flash (on left) and Wild Berry (on right)

While some people say using your hands works best with this product, I prefer using the MAC 168 Brush (or the Essence of Beauty Contour Brush). I just swipe the brush over the product a few times, dab a little on the back of my hand (to dull down the color a bit), then lightly dab on my cheek starting from the apples of my cheeks and moving upwards at an angle towards my hair line, blending a bit in small up and down motions. I do this process one to two times depending on how subtle or bright I want the color to be. I then set it with a powdered blush that is similar in color. And voila! Beautiful glowy cheeks.

I’ve heard you can find the NYC Blushable Creme Sticks at Ulta, however I have been unable to find them. I found that most CVS/pharmacies have them, but you have to check the seasonal displays usually in the front of the makeup aisles, not the actual NYC section. There are 5 other colors that I am on the hunt for still, so if anyone finds them elsewhere, please let me know!

Have you tried the NYC Blushable Creme Sticks yet?
  • sweetkiss
    July 13, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    I couldn't find the seasonal displays at my drugstores :/ but I did find the other 5 perm colors and bought South St. Seashell at wal-mart. I also found them at Rite Aid.

  • lauraluvsMAC
    July 13, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    I have tried Plaza Pink and South St. Seashell very nice colors, except I may not be applying them correctly since I feel I rub off my foundation with the application of these making it look like I have patches. Any tips?
    By the way I really like your blog!!