Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review: N.Y.C Blushable Creme Sticks in the shades Urban Spice & South St. Seashell! + Photos & Swatch!

Product Description: "This lightweight formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer, all-over color as well as subtle, shimmering accents, contours and dynamic highlights to your cheeks."

Benefits: Sheer crè blusher dries down to a silky powder finish, Soft and creamy formula blends easily with fingertips to desired intensity and coverage, Convenient twist up stick for quick application & Non-drying, oil-free.

Application Tips: *Twist blush up and apply to the apples of your cheeks and glide across your cheekbone, blend with fingertips or sponge in a soft circular motion for a sheer flush of color. To build a deeper flush repeat this step again.
*For a contouring effect use darker shade such as South Street Seashell right below cheek bone and blend outward toward hairline, then use a highlighting shade like Plaza Pink to apply onto the apples of your cheeks and blend outward.
  N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Sticks are available in 6 different shades. Plaza Pink - 644, Big Apple Blush - 645, Urban Spice - 646, South Street Seashell - 647, Mauvin' Uptown - 648 & Berry New Yorker - 649. Click here to be redirected to the product page on N.Y.C's website.
(Shade swatches from
Review: I was intersted in trying these blushes just recently when I saw them being raved about by a fellow beauty blogger. Once I checked out the reviews and saw how positive they were (Rated 4.5/5 with a 88% Repurchase rate).. I knew I had to give them a try. Soon after, I saw all of N.Y.C Cosmetics on clearance at my local ULTA (I went to another ULTA a couple of days ago and their N.Y.C was not on clearance) and the creme blushsticks were priced at half off ($1.99, typically $3.99). Once I got in my car and went over my receipt.. I right away regretted purchasing these. I guess I just doubted the quality because of the reasonable price. I'm very happy to say now that I'm not at all regretting purchasing these. I was very happy when i first swatched the colors.. that the consistency is very soft, and satiny smooth. They are not at all thick, dry or greasy. The formula is very lightweight, non-sticky and easy to blend. I was a little worried at first that If I apply my foundation and then run this over my cheeks straight from the tube that it will mess up and cake my foundation.. but It doesn't at all. It's very nice that these are oil free.. these haven't seemed to bother my skin at all. The blushes have pretty good color payoff and add a really nice, natural sheen to the cheeks. For the past couple of days, I've been using Urban Spice as a contour and up my temples/around my hairline and it adds such a light, natural glow to my face. I think these are perfect for those of you that are interested in trying creme blushes and don't want to dish out a lot of money for a high end brand. The colors are very pretty & natural and are super easy to blend. Also, these can be sheered out and used as a base for your powder blush. A very versatile product.

Available at: Wal-mart, Target, Rite-Aid, CVS Pharmacy, Meijer, ULTA, Superdrug & More. Click here to view the retailers. These typically sell from around $3-$5 each.

Have you tried N.Y.C Blushable Creme Sticks or anything similar? Recommendations? Comment below and tell us your thoughts!


  1. Pretty! I was going to pick up a few of these when I was back in the US, but then decided it against it. Regretting that now!

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  3. I really want to try these, thanks for the review. I Cannot get this brand in Europe sadly. so i may stick to Stila cream blushers.

  4. Ooh these look pretty! I've never seen it in London though :(
    Great post though!

    -Sriya xx

  5. I tagged you with the stylish blogger award :)

  6. I have Plaza Pink, it's a super pretty coral color perfect for summer. I like applying them with my MAC 131 duo fibre brush. I think I have to get Urban Spice now! It looks gorgeous.

  7. I already have Plaza Pink and Big Apple Blush but you're totally making me want to go and get these two as well!!!
    Dee Vine -xoxo-

  8. i only have plaza pink, but ive had my eye on south st seashell. i love plaza pink. especially with rimmel's peach blush on top, or nars deep throat.

  9. I want to try these blushes out but there no where to be found where I live :[

  10. thanks for the awsome review:)

  11. Natalie, I'm starting to hate you because you do the most AMAZING reviews on products that are not available in South Africa! :( :(

    Just Kidding :) ♥
    I want South Street Seashell! It's beautiful!

    Amazing review, as always ♥

  12. LipglossAndLeopardPrint; They carry N.Y.C in Superdrug lol

  13. I have one In big apple blush, but I didn't notice Urban Spice. This would be great to try - I have been wearing lots of Neutral blushes and this looks so nice!