Last week I reviewed the NYX Peach CC Cream and was pretty disappointed. However, I am kinda like the NYX Lavender CC Cream!
Each of the new NYX CC Cream formulas are formulated with Vitamin E and pro-Vitamin B5 and are available in a Light/Medium and Medium/Deep shade selection. If you read my prior review on the Peach CC Cream I had mentioned how the formula was not self adjusting however, that’s not the case with the Lavender formula as it does shift to a different shade once applied.
This particular shade was created for duller, lackluster complexions. I have duller skin so I was all about trying this one out. I thought the peach version a bit too sheer to make a major difference and lavender does fall victim to some of the same but it does appear to have a LITTLE more pigment than peach! Just enough in fact to make duller skin look a bit livelier and refreshed. It starts out as a light shade of lavender but it adjusts to a lighter shade as you apply as it has smaller pigment beads that burst upon contact with skin and mix with the lavender to create a lighter shade!
NYX Lavender CC Cream Swatches
NYX markets it as a light, natural color correcting foundation which in fact it is. It’ll brighten skin up and give natural, lightweight coverage that’s very, very sheer. Personally I think you can also use it as a primer of sorts if you desire more coverage. So you can use this to brighten up your lackluster skin and follow up with a more pigmented foundation or BB Cream for extra coverage.
This is a lightweight texture that absorbs easily and leaves behind a smooth, lightly satiny finish. It’s has a lightly hydrating texture but isn’t heavily moisturizing!
I think it can prove slightly disappointing if you’re expecting super coverage and color correcting benefits from this formula. It’s a bit expensive as well at $13.99. If they shaved off a few dollars from the price tag I’d like it a lot more. As is, well, you can get lavender primers from a variety of brands particularly Asian ones for far less and they also happen to be considerably more pigmented than this.
But all in all if you don’t require a ton of coverage and you’re looking for a color correcting formula that’s natural looking, lightweight, and brightens duller skin than NYX Lavender CC Cream is a good product to try!
NYX Lavender CC Cream is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.