Mornin' glories! I have some more Nyx haulage to share. Before you in these little jars are all 8 of Nyx's HD Studio Photogenic Grinding Blush. Smashbox has 'grinding' products as well that are similar to this. In my humble opinion they could've left out Photogenic and these would be less of a mouthful. As for HD- I think it's a gimmick. Again, my two cents, on the whole "HD" title. I mean why would you want HD in real life- isn't that kinda silly? HD is a film/photo format that has incredible detail and is much more clear so any flaw or heavily applied fake looking product will be just that on the screen. I'm assuming the HD only applies for film/photo use but implies a sense of 'natural but perfect' for daily cosmetic benefit- is that how you guys see it? Truly I think it's a ploy when it comes to blush. HD or not- blush is a pretty across the board 'easy' product to get to look nicely in powder form if it's A- blendable and B- matte. So in my mind HD is a marketing gimmick- much like their sale.
Here's the jars!! Each are 7g of product. The lids contain a mirror, but there isn't a brush included (thankfully as all freebie applicators are just awful) and you use them by turning the base of the product clockwise until little shavings come out. Same idea as Smashbox's halo powder sans the flip top lid. Nyx also has a 'grinding' powder as well if you like this idea. These are pricey at $16.50 each. You can buy these HERE.
Here's a close up look at every pan of color. The top photo is top row, L to R same order as the first four blushes shown below. The second row, L to R are the last four close up photos. I hope that makes sense. Here ya go!
The colors I have are: Nutmeg, Terra Cotta, American Girl, Menage a Trois, Sangria in Madrid, Apricot, English Rose, and Georgia Peach.
I like how the powder creates these funny little shavings when they grind out. It's a bit addicting to play with. Warning though, if you don't use up everything you grind out, if you open the product again you will have little particles gummed up on the rim, in the lid, etc. I think these would've worked better if they had a flip top plastic cover on the inside, so to speak, to prevent all the mess. Here are swatches on skin! Sorry I'm goosepimpley it was cold! Ah well....
Next up in standard indoor lighting. I believe all of these photos will click into the original size. Let me know if they don't.
Blush Flash mob!
Here's what my pants looked like after opening all of these jars. Nice, right? It's like a Jackson Pollock painting, or Pointillism like Seurat.
Here are the colors on my cheeks. I don't have any makeup on, I wanted to see how these would work on bare, clean skin. Foundation and primers help bind the product and could make it look more opaque or vibrant than what it really is. I wanted the nitty gritty lol! Based on the photo above I already got it...but here you go, lots o' cheeks!