Thursday, April 10, 2014
NYX HD Studio Primer Review
From the Brand: Designed to be paired with our HD Studio Foundation, this water-based makeup primer fills in pores, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and mattifies the complexion for a seamless finish. It also ensures the durability of your makeup, which will last for hours even under the harshest lighting.
Retails for: $17.00
Where to Buy: Select Target stores, Ulta stores and Ulta.com, www.nyxcosmetics.com, CherryCulture.com
My Thoughts: I'm not a fan of this primer personally. It goes on white and doesn't absorb into my skin well, leaving a slightly chalky pale cast to my face. It doesn't do much more than a moisturizer for helping my makeup lay "flat" on the skin and not sink into pores/lines/etc, and it also didn't work to extend the life of my makeup past what I'd expect normally. I was really disappointed, since a lot of the NYX products look like dupes for the high end Makeup Forever brand, and many are honestly very comparable for a much more affordable price. I absolutely LOVE the Makeup Forever HD primer, and I was really praying this would be a dupe for it. Sadly, it wasn't.
Have you tried this before? What's your experience been with it? I'd love to hear back from others to see how it did for their skin.
Final Verdict: This one goes in the "busts" bucket under the sink.