My local Dollar Tree store recently received a huge shipment of N.Y.C. Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powders in the shade Peach Glow. Yep, that’s right, a shipment of only this shade which leads me to suspect that N.Y.C. is either:
1) discontinuing this particular shade or
2) they’re repackaging all their products with the updated 2011 logo design (much like they’ve done with the 99 cent nail polishes and Liquid Lip Shines lip glosses already) and getting rid of the blushes with the old package design.
I’m sort of leaning towards the first option because in the CVS and Duane Reade drugstores near me (there are about 3 stores of each in my vicinity) I’ve seen store employees actually pulling Peach Glow from the shelves while letting the other shades of Color Wheel Mosaics remain in the N.Y.C. display. Also, several months back I spotted several N.Y.C. Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powders at the Dollar Tree but the particular shades that made an appearance there were limited edition colors that had long been discontinued. Back then, I did not see shades from N.Y.C.’s permanent line much to my relief. But now that Peach Glow is popping up there, I’m worried. Usually, when a drugstore product show up at the Dollar Tree it means it’s discontinued.
If N.Y.C. really is discontinuing Peach Glow it’s a huge shame because I think it’s not only one of N.Y.C.’s best blushes but one of the best drugstore peach blushes in general. I don’t really care for N.Y.C.’s rectangular shaped Cheek Glow blushes but the round Color Wheel Mosaic blushes are fantastic! I’ve actually featured several of the Color Wheels before in a few of my “Monthly Favorites” blog entries, Peach Glow being my favorite shade of the bunch.
If you’re on the hunt for a great peach blush, I highly recommend N.Y.C. Peach Glow. It usually retails for $4.99 at the drugstore and, in my opinion, it’s worth every penny of that price tag and a whole lot more. It’s a beautiful color, smooth in texture, and nicely pigmented yet buildable in color.
For $1 at the Dollar Tree how can you resist? Seriously, get it.
Peach Glow is up there on my list of all-time favorite drugstore blushes. I’d place it alongside Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Blush in Blushing Glow, another awesome drugstore peach blush that I’ve gushed about on my blog.
In terms of color N.Y.C. Peach Glow is very similar to Physicians Formula Blushing Glow. Peach Glow is a mosaic composed of pink, beige and peach blocks of color, and when you swirl them all together you get a gorgeous peach blush. In comparison, Blushing Glow is a little more pink. I’m not sure if my camera is picking up on that but the slight pinkness of Blushing Glow is more apparent in real life.
Don’t be intimidated by the “Glow” in the name Peach Glow. Contrary to its name, it’s actually quite matte. If I look super close at it, a few blocks of color in the mosaic contain an extremely tiny bit of shimmer but the shimmer doesn’t transfer onto my face at all.
It truly is a hidden drugstore gem because most people seem to overlook N.Y.C. as a brand when shopping for cosmetics, but if my word isn’t enough to convince you to run out and get Peach Glow how about checking out the reviews on Makeup Alley. It’s very highly rated.
Or how about taking Tao/iamgrape1119’s word? She’s one of my favorite You Tubers/bloggers and she’s raved about this blush and counts it among her favorites. She calls it a Benefit Georgia dupe. (She starts talking about Peach Glow at 4:45 in the video.)
How about the word of Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist? He’s blogged about using N.Y.C. Peach Glow on Kim Kardashian, and his makeup for Kim was featured in a “Look for Less” article for People Style Watch. And, get this, the N.Y.C Peach Glow blush wasn’t listed on the right-hand side with the drugstore products to dupe the look. It’s on the left-hand side with the products Mario says he actually used on Kim. So now you can see that it works not only on lighter skin tones like mine but on darker skin tones like Kim K’s. Like I said before, Peach Glow is a fantastic blush!