You have a choice between two cream blushes; NYX Stick Cream Blush costs $5.99 and BareMinerals Pop of Passion costs $22.00. Which one do you choose? The expensive one because of the name or the cheaper one because you are saving money. Well, let me help you decide.
NYX Stick cream blush comes in eight colors. The blush glided on with no problems which allowed for it to be long-lasting (about 10+ hours), blends easily and is buildable. It is creamy and extremely pigmented. I ended up purchasing the color “Water Lily,” and I so far I like it. Because it is so pigmented, I have to use a light hand when applying. I tap the stick onto the apples of my cheeks a few times and then blend with my fingers. Sometimes I go over the blush with a sponge applicator to make it more natural. However, after the fourth of fifth use, the blush stick broke in half, so I do take this into consideration.
BareMinerals Pop of Passion is a blush balm which comes in three colors. I purchased Natural Passion. This blush balm has a lightweight texture and buildable color provide effortlessly smooth, even application, and its blend of passion fruit seed oil with vitamin E helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it with a gorgeous, flush of color. It goes on so smooth and light and with a swoosh of mineral veil it looks perfect.
So for me, my vote goes to BareMinerals. It went on just as smoothly and since it is not in stick form, I do not have to worry about it breaking. You can purchase BareMinerals at ULTA, Sephora, www.bareescentuals.com and www.qvc.com.