Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Showdown: Pinky Coral Blushes

In my last post, I showed you swatches of the Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink. As I mentioned it kinda reminded me of Benefit Bella Bamba, so I wanted to swatch them together for comparison. I also included a few other pinky coral shades of blush I have. In the collage of photos above, the order of the blushes is the same in each. From left to right, Bare Escentuals Naughty Naughty, ELF Candid Coral, Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink, Benefit Bella Bamba and NYX Pinched.

As you can see, the closest matches between all the shades were NYX Pinched and WnW Pearlescent Pink. Benefit Bella Bamba is sort of similar to those two, but shows brighter pink in comparison. WnW Pearlescent Pink is the darkest of the three. ELF Candid Coral lacked the pigmentation of the other blushes but is still a really pretty color. It took a little work to get the swatch to show up as much as you see in the photo. BE Naughty Naughty has more brown in it than the rest. It most closely matched WnW Pearlescent Pink but is less pink.

The textures of all the blushes are nice and had good pigmentation with exception of the ELF blush as mentioned above. Benefit Bella Bamba is still one of my favorite blushes ever, but since this little experiment I think WnW Pearlescent Pink may be a close second.

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Blush in Naught Naughty:
     - Available in "What Turns You On" Combination Set $27
     - Naughty Naughty Blush on Amazon $10
ELF Studio Brush in Candid Coral, $3
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher in Pearlescent Pink, $2.99
Benefit Bella Bamba Blush, $28
NYX Blush in Pinched, $5.99


  1. I have two of these - ELF & NYX and want the others as well, of course :D

  2. NYX was one of my favorites until I got Bella Bamba! :)


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