February 16, 2015

NYX Lavender CC Cream Review & Swatches

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NYX Lavender CC Cream

NYX Lavender CC Cream ($13.99) is one of three new color correcting CC Cream formulas launching permanently with the NYX Spring 2015 Collection.

Last week I reviewed the NYX Peach CC Cream and was pretty disappointed. However, I am kinda like the NYX Lavender CC Cream!

Here’s why!

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 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.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Natalie

    …I may be an island unto myself with this, but I can’t help but to feel that NYX is doing TOO MUCH these days. I’m all for them getting more exposure since I’ve been rocking with ’em since 2005, but for the last 2 years or so, they seem to just be literally pumping out new products every time you turn around.

    I don’t really care about price, as if I like it, I will put it in my budget- but they are moving into mid-range pricing, and that’s a bit disappointing.

    They are flooding their market, just my opinion.