Top: Tea Rose Bottom: Glow
Left: Tea Rose Right: Glow
I remember getting my first cream blush in the form of Clinique's Blushwear Cream Stick which I got probably about 4 years ago and still have in my makeup stash...clearly I don't throw things out very often. Since then, drugstore brands have started to take notice of the popularity of cream blushes and are coming out with their own versions. Obviously, I find this pretty exciting because although I still like my Clinique Cream Stick, I don't really want to be paying $21.00 for a cream blush. I mean, obviously it has lasted me 4 years...so I can't really complaint. But still.
NYX has a decent range of cream blushes starting at $6.00 with 12 different shades. I picked up Tea Rose and Glow when I was buying something on Amazon.com and needed to get my total to $25 to get free shipping (as you do. Of course).
I wasn't sure how long these would wear and what not but I found them to be pretty long lasting. They faded slightly during the last couple hours of wear (over a 14 hour period) so for a drugstore product at a decent price, I'll take it. Also, as you can see in the swatches, they are a pretty opaque matte formula (you only need a tiny bit for each cheek, so these will last quite awhile. Maybe even four years, who knows!). Since they are a cream, they have a slightly dewy finish but without the shimmer/sparkle that a lot of drugstore blushes have...which is nice for us ladies no longer in our teens.
If you want to try to get a really long wear out of them, I would suggest using them as a base for a powder blush. You can do this with any cream/powder blush duo, really. I find that it really makes it stay put and is helpful on days when you are going to be out and about literally all day and don't want to worry about your makeup.
So, overall, I think these are a great buy. Especially if you're new to the cream blush world and don't want to splurge on a high end brand until you know if you like the whole cream blush thing. Definitely recommend!