NYX Pore Filler is a new silicone based primer from the brand that offers the ability to fill pores and give the appearance of smoother skin. The mattifying formula is the ideal pick to keep oily skin at bay.
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First off, I hate silicone primers. Eep! They make me so itchy. Plus they do no favors for my drier skin. Lucky enough NYX Pore Filler is a comfortable experience all around so if you have the same issues in regard to that itchy, mask-like feel from a silicone primer and have been wanting a more lightweight primer that fills pores and blurs minor issues this might be a perfect pick.
Sadly, it does bad, bad things to my dry skin as it pills and accentuates flaky areas in a major way so I do suggest hauling this out during the Summer months for the best results if you have drier skin. If you’re oily, you can take advantage all year round as this offers mattifying abilities as well as creates a smooth surface for makeup to adhere to.
Overlooking the fact that it makes my flaky areas very prominent, I will say it gives me face a doll-like quality that’s incredible. I don’t have larger pores but the ones around my nose are on the visible side and this smooths over that area beautifully. It creates such a smooth, even look to my skin that can only be described as perfection. The lighter texture has a velvet-y feel and a powdery dry down that remains lightweight and will mattify skin if you’re on the oily side. The primer acts as a very solid base between your skin and your foundation resulting in extended wear time. You’ll notice foundation wears longer and won’t oxidize as quickly with this in place. The flesh colored formula reminds me of Too Faced Primed & Poreless which evens out skin tone ever so subtly.
If you have issues with finer lines under your eyes I highly suggest smoothing this under them and placing concealer on top as it blurs their appearance beautifully and creates a smooth surface for concealer.
I wouldn’t recommend it for dry skin but if you’re oily with larger pores this is a very good pick. The quality is even better than that of fan favorites like Smashbox Photofinish.
This one deserves a Muse Approval.
Available now at www.nyxcosmetics.com
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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