Makeup Review: Black|Up Blush in NBL 08

Makeup Review: Black|Up Blush in NBL 08

I love a good highlighter as much as I love a fabulous blush. And, guess what? I stumbled on a 2-for-1 with Black|Up Blush in NBL 08. I was sent this blush for review, and when I saw the gold color, I thought I may have a problem making it work. But that is so NOT the case. First, the deets about this wonderful blush/highlighter.

About Black|Up Blush in NBL 08 $26.50

black up blush NBL 08 - goldWhat it is:
A pressed blush powder in highly-pigmented, matte and iridescent finishes.

What it does:
This blush brings an intense wash of color to cheeks that instantly creates a radiant, healthy-looking glow. Featuring vibrant shades, it allows you to contour face features with its rich, neutral shades, and the silky formula easily sweeps on a matte or iridescent finish.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates

What else you need to know:
black|Up is the first upscale beauty brand dedicated to women of color. The Paris-based line is known for its range of professional-quality makeup that is developed by women of color and answers the specific needs of darker skintones.

Why I love it:

Black|Up Blush in NBL 08 is a gorgeous gold blush or highighter that is beautiful on deeper tones . I really don’t like to categorize it as a blush as is shows up on the skin as a “glow”, or illuminator. In photos, this highlighter looks beautiful and very natural. I love that it requires very little of the product to show on my skin, just proving that this is a line of makeup that’s perfect for brown skin.

One of our writers who is lighter in tone tried Black|Up Blush in NBL 08 and it looked sort of odd, so I definitely recommend it for the melanin rich skin tones. It last s all day, from the time you put it on, until you take it off!

black up 08 swatch review

Bling Factor:

Pro: Gorgeous color, great highlighter for deep skin tones, long-wearing

Con: None

Price: $26.50

Buy Again: Yes

Packaging: 4 Blings

Overall: 5 Blings

Hero Ingredient: N/A

Organic/Natural/Vegan: No

Cruelty Free: Yes


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