NYX Baked Blush Foreplay BBL05 Illuminator + Bronzer Review, Swatches & FOTD


NYX Baked Blush Foreplay BBL05 Illuminator + Bronzer

Hey Everyone,

Last week I shared my initial thoughts on a baked blush from NYX Cosmetics which is a duo product with illuminator & bronzer! I tried using it after I came back and here I am with the detailed review!

nyx baked blush foreplay illuminator + bronzer

Well, I have always loved NYX products and pick stuff from time to time as the formulation and texture of most of their cosmetics is simply superb. Read on to know more about this baked blush!

About NYX Baked Blush Foreplay BBL05 Illuminator + Bronzer:

Baked to sheer perfection, this luxurious formula is packed full of pigments to provide a natural glow and highlight to the face. Uniquely designed to be used wet or dry, depending upon the makeup statement you want to make. When used dry with a brush, the look is light and fresh. Want more color? No Problem! Apply wet with a makeup sponge for more intensity.

nyx illuminator baked blush foreplay

Key Features-

  • A baked blusher that can also be used as a bronzer or illuminator.
  • A silky-smooth, lightweight, highly-pigmented formula that blends easily and evenly.
  • This formula is versatile and can be used wet or dry for light to heavy application of color.

Price- $7

Directions To use-Apply to cheekbones or apples of cheeks. Add a light dusting on top of nose, forehead, chin and décolleté when used as a bronzer or illuminator.

nyx baked blush foreplay bronzer

Ingredients-alc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

Packaging– It comes in a pan shaped black compact case which has transparent cover which makes it easy to determine the blush shade. It has a lovely bow shaped cliche which shuts the compact. I liked the cute and girly packaging.

nyx baked blush foreplay

Shade & Texture-The brand describes this baked blush as a lovely pink blush with visible golden shimmers which I guess are mainly for the illuminating the face for a natural glow.

nyx baked blush foreplay swatch

The texture of this baked blush is soft powder based with velvet finish and it blends out very smoothly on the skin.

My Experience with NYX Baked Blush Foreplay BBL05 Illuminator + Bronzer:

Well, after I started using it the very first thing I noticed was that one needs to be very careful with the pan as it is so delicate that it might just come out if you apply much effort.

Initially, upon swatching I thought that the blush shade is too light for my skin tone but after trying it I was convinced that it is not the case and it comes out be a lovely natural pink blush which looks very pretty!

The blush texture is powder based and very easy to blend. The pigmentation of this blush is powerful with the golden pink hue, so the deeper skin tones need to be a little careful while applying this blush as they might easily go over-board with the high pigmentation.

The blush gives a very soft contouring to the cheeks and is slight shimmery which gives a natural glow to the face after application.

nyx baked blush duo fotd

I feel this is an apt Spring- summer blush which will look quite trendy in the coming months.

You can buy this baked blush from nyxcosmetics.com

What I like about  NYX Baked Blush Foreplay BBL05 Illuminator + Bronzer:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Blends very easily
  • Perfect spring-summer shade
  • Gives a natural hint of blush
  • Soft powder texture
  • Beautiful natural sheen
  • Easily Affordable
  • Works as a great illuminator
  • It gives a soft contour to cheeks

What I don’t like about  NYX Baked Blush Foreplay BBL05 Illuminator + Bronzer:

  • Pan packaging is delicate
  • Dark skin tones need to be careful with pigmentation


Will I recommend?– Well, except for the packaging, I really find this blush quite unique & great in performance so you may just check it out for once! 🙂

Have you tried  NYX Baked Blush Foreplay BBL05 Illuminator + Bronzer?

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