I had always been scared of red blushes. Which reminds me, I remember seeing a meme on the “women logic” of using foundation to remove color only to add it again by using blush (LOL). The thing to keep in mind is that your skin’s natural redness is usually patchy and concentrates on the sides of the nose. The purpose of blush is to add life and color in strategic places (along the cheekbones or on the apples of the cheeks) without the splotchiness. Anyway, most blush colors consists of delicate pinks, nudes, and apricots so it’s understandable that most are wary of adding bright scarlet to the face.
NYX Red blush is just like every NYX powder blush I’ve tried: soft and very pigmented. Red is not a pure neutral red but more of a raspberry red (noticeable blue/pink undertone). The first time I used it I tried to get as little as possible on my brush but when I applied it I still went: “woah, too much!” I had to take my huge Real Techniques Powder Brush and buff it out. The effect is a very natural flush a la Snow White that resembles my skin’s natural “blushing color.” My suggestion to anyone looking to try red blush is to make sure you have removed any other redness from your face using foundation or concealer. Use a very fluffy brush to apply the color. Tapping the blush once is enough for both cheeks.
On my eyes: MAC Teddy Kohl Eyeliner. On my lips: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Lust. Have you ever tried a red blush?