NYX HD Finishing Powder ($10) is a new translucent finishing powder available in three different shades with a matte finish that launched permanently for Spring 2015. I know, you’re probably thinking, “well there’s plenty of finishing powders on the market already, what sets this one apart?”
It’s actually available in the regular transparent white version AS WELL as a green shade to diffuse redness and a banana one that will lighten up duller complexion! Or in my case, I purchased the banana because I thought it would be great to set my concealer!
Take a look!
NYX HD Finishing Powder is an absolutely skip. If you’re heading in for a purchase I’d highly recommend getting one of their new loose Correcting Powders which I loved however, this new HD Finishing Powder, skip it.
This comes housed in a simple black plastic compact with no mirror, no brush, and no sponge. Initially the powder was very, very dense and I could barely swatch it or pick up color with my brush. There is a bit of a harder shell that does wear away with use but once that’s gone the powder’s texture fails to improve. This is a dense and dry formulation. On top of the density of the product you’ll also find that it applies very, very pasty (so much for transparent). I used it under my eyes and on my face and both times it failed it made me look very chalky and pasty. The smallest amount (which is all you’ll get when you swipe a brush through it anyway) doesn’t buff out well and causes a major chalky finish on my medium fair skin.
NYX HD Finishing Powder (Banana)
NYX HD Finishing Powder Swatches (Banana)
I only tried Banana mind you! For all I know the white transparent shade and the green might prove better but I’m going to throw it out there and say likely not.
NYX HD Finishing Powder offers a unique take on the traditional finishing powder shade selections however, the dense formula and lack of silkiness plus the horrible pasty finish leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I’d skip this one if I were you!
NYX HD Finishing Powder is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.