NYX HD Studio Primer Review, Swatches, Photos
I’m not diligent with primer. I know, I know, I should be. For me priming isn’t a necessity in terms of concealing larger pores but more an optional one that helps prep my skin for makeup and hopefully keeps it wearing long and strong and of course, if it’s Summer, I have hopes it’ll keep oily skin from making me look all kinds of greasy!
In almost all cases I prefer a primer that’s hydrating and moisturizing however I do find such a primer does oxidize my base fairly quickly so it isn’t helping to keep my makeup around long, it is however aiding it to disappear quicker. Not cool. I do know for a fact that prepping prior, not just with moisturizer, is essential for me because my skin is drier in the Winter and it doesn’t look too fabulous if I don’t add some sort of primer prior to adding my base product.
So I guess primer does become an essential item in the long run for me….
After hearing about NYX HD Studio Primer, I simply purchased one on a whim because I knew many of you would want to hear about it. I expected very little from it because I assumed it would prove to be 1. filled with silcones (my least favorite formula when it comes to primer and oh so damn itchy) and 2. gimmicky due to the “HD” nature of the product. I’m not a big “HD” makeup fan and find it a little ridiculous however NYX did successfully make me smile and start to believe in the HD idea after reading the boxes on their HD Collection which simply read “…perfect coverage for taking fun pics with pals….” I don’t think any HD line has successfully said it as nicely or as cute. I see HD lines being pimped out on how great you’ll look, how flawless, etc…kinda makes you think you’ll be on TV or in print ads if you use the line…but NYX just puts it out there that you’ll look good in photos that you take with friends….I dunno I find this cute and very down to earth.
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A facial primer that softens lines with a light diffusing effect for giving your face a more flawless appearance.
NYX HD Studio Primer is probably one of thee best beauty budget purchases I’ve made in a while. You NEED this.
First off, much to my delight and surprise it isn’t a silicone based primer. Bless be! Thank goodness because I seriously can’t take silicones, they make me itchy as hell.
I was disappointed at first since the formula is very runny and watery plus it’s a white base that has a pale blue iridescent thing going on, weird shade choice. And finally it gave my skin a white SPF kinda cast which scared me but no worries it absorbs and blends out beautifully.
Part of the beauty of the product is the interesting texture that it morphs into when it hits your skin. It does come across super watery but once you blend it onto your face, you’ll notice the formula starts to adhere and become a bit rubbery kinda like the way Urban Decay DeSlick in a Tube feels. It’s almost as if it creates a second layer of thinner skin across your face for makeup to adhere to. The formula should prove incredible for mattifying (can’t say if it does since I’m dry at the moment) and it works just as well on my dry skin and absorbs easily and flawlessly leaving behind a bulletproof base for makeup.
It does brighten skin rather wonderfully and creates a good, even flawless canvas for makeup. My skin doesn’t automatically look amazing on application but does look stunning after full makeup application as it seems to brighten, ease dullness, and diffuses minor issues creating a smooth, flawless finish. I don’t have larger pores but I’m going to throw it out there and say that this should create a secondary skin for you, concealing larger pores and creating a smoother facial canvas for you to work on!
Part of its greatest appeal is its ability to hold makeup and foundation in place for long hours at a time. I’d say I can get through an 8 hour or more day without a touch up thanks to way this seals and locks foundation on. The base it creates over my own skin allows foundation to adhere and remain wearing long and strong. This is saying something considering my foundation tends to oxidize fairly quickly. It keeps makeup very FRESH for a very long time!
Absolutely, positively nothing bad here!
- Anyone who needs a primer to hold makeup in place for hours at a time.
- Anyone with oily skin that needs their face to remain matte and oil free for a long time.
- Anyone who has problems with foundation that oxidizes quickly.
- Anyone who loves Urban Decay De-Slick in a Tube (same concept but works double time to not only mattify but keep makeup wearing true and strong!).
- There can’t possibly be anyone out there who won’t love this!
At $14 this is by far the best beauty budget purchase I’ve ever made. I cannot believe how well it works. I had high hopes it would be good but was concerned about it possibly having a silicone formula however it proved me wrong in that department and proceeded to give my skin a really perfect finish plus allowed my makeup to wear long, strong, and hard all throughout the day. I can’t imagine my makeup life without it, def an essential part of my beauty arsenal from this day forward. Professional quality primer without a drugstore price!
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Available from www.nyxcosmetics.com
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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