NYX Color Correcting Powder ($10 0.21 oz) is a new permanent color correcting powder available in green, banana, and lavender shade selections.
You likely already know what a huge fan I am of The Skin Food Dark Circle Powder and unfortunately, I’m starting to run low on it and Skin Food discontinued the powder might to my horror. I’m always shopping alternatives to replace the powder and I’ve found a few I really like such as Ben Nye Banana Powder but I’m always on the look out for the next best thing.
When NYX Color Correcting Powder launched a few weeks ago I decided to order two of the three shades and see how they performed to set my concealer and maybe I’d get lucky and love the formula as much as I do Skin Food’s Dark Circle Powder!
Let’s take a look!
NYX Color Correcting Powder is an ultra fine loose setting powder that’s available in three color correcting matte finish shades which is paraben and talc-free. These come in a larger pot which I love because you have a nice lid to swirl the powder in and tap off. They are a silica based powder which will mattify skin and set makeup but they do have a slight tint so they have some color correcting benefits. Green helps to diffuse redness, lavender brightens up yellow undertones, and yellow will brighten redness or olive tones. These do not come with a powder puff or brush so you have to use your own brush for application.
They have a super silky texture and they blend onto skin flawlessly. I didn’t have a problem with the powder clinging to my drier areas in the least and they set makeup flawlessly. You do have to be careful though as they are easy to over do and aren’t completely transparent so you could come out of the experience looking pretty pasty and chalky if you over do things. I didn’t technically buy them to set my makeup though as I don’t really like to set with powder.
NYX Color Correcting Powder (Banana)
NYX Color Correcting Powder (Lavender)
NYX Color Correcting Powder Swatches (Banana and Lavender)
I purchased both shades to see which would prove best for setting concealer. I have to say I was delighted with the banana shade! It not only sets concealer for all day wear but it’s also pigmented enough to diffuse the look of dark circles while brightening up my entire eye area. Again, you have to be careful with this as it’s easy to overdo but a light sweep and dusting of banana under your eyes using a blending brush like the MAC 286 will not only set concealer but also brightens up your entire eye area!
Whether you’re buying these to set your foundation or your concealer they are a complete win. They prove inexpensive and aren’t completely transparent with plenty of pigment to actually color correct as they are supposed to do!
Really liked these.
They are available now at www.nyxcosmetics.com.