Review: NYX HD Finishing Powder

Hello my lovelies,

I feel like I haven’t done many reviews recently so I thought I would share with you my thoughts on this product. I feel as though although to most beauty lovers powders are important, they aren’t really spoken about. I do understand why because yes it just sets your make up but it can influence whether your base make up at to whether it looks cakey, oily or blooming flawless. Last year I decided it was time to branch out from the famous Rimmel powder and try some new products. NYX has been a brand that has really impressed me in recent years especially with their lip products so I thought it only right to give them a chance.

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I picked this powder up mid 2017 and for whatever reason I wasn’t drawn to trying it out straight away. It was on my list to review so I thought come on let’s give it a go – what’s the worst that can happen!? I always pick powders in translucent, I never require any further colour from a powder but this is merely a personal choice. As plastic packaging goes it’s pretty sturdy. There are a lot of packaging out there that is extremely flimsy and breaks so easy but this is pretty durable considering I have dropped it a few times – whoops!

The powder itself is very finely milled which is what I look for in a powder, I’m not about a cakey face so it’s a good start. It blends effortlessly into the skin and sits well on every single foundation. I have tried it on quite a few and it’s fared well with them all. My skin always feels that little softer and helps to reduce the look of my pores which I always need a helping hand with. I also feel you know when your concealer underneath your eyes slightly creases? This does help to minimise this, I’m not sure how but it does!

I did worry with it being a white powder that I would have issues with have a ‘white cast’ look but actually because it’s so fine you don’t have this issue. This was my main concern before trying this and I’m happy to report back that you don’t have to worry about this.

The only concern I have with this product is oil control. Now I have oily skin – not a major problem but I know it’s there so I always side for mattifying powders/base products. This powder is mattifying, which it states in the product description however where this product stumbles is that it’s not great at oil control. After around 4 hours of having this on I feel as though I need to reapply powder, which is fine if you have the time and accessible to topping up but that life isn’t for me.

I need a powder that can near enough last all day and this one doesn’t for me. I’m sure if you had normal skin this would be amazing because for me I have no other issues but the whole shiny life is not for me. Unfortunately because of this small thing for me it does create quite a big problem. It’s frustrating because I don’t have any other issues with the product, just oil control. I know so many people enjoy this product and I can understand why it just didn’t sit well on my skin.

I will continue to use this, but only if I know my skin is in tip top condition or if I am not wearing make up for a long period of time. Let me know if you have tried this product before & how you get on with it.

To find out more about this product or if you want one for yourself see here

-A x

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