NYX HD foundation review

Nyx HD studio foundation and full coverage concealer

Hi there friends! We all know how much I love my NYX. I mean, it has to be one of my fave drugstore brands next to E.L.F and Loreal. And Milani. I love my Loreal Infallible matte foundation but, this time when I went into ULTA I decided to give the NYX HD studio photogenic foundation a go. SO, after cashing in my rewards points and using that Ulta coupon, I went home with the new foundation. Leaving my wanting of the Urban Decay Vice City lippies at the store. Foundation was more important.

NYX HD foundation review

The foundation is a matte finish, supposed to give a more “natural look and feel”. My initial response was wow, this stuff is runnier than I am used to. The coverage…let’s discuss that. Initial thoughts were beyond positive. Until day two when I tried it without full exfoliation and moisturizers. And it catches. So here it the deal. USE moisturizers and you will be fine. Dry skin friends, you may want to skip this foundation. Oily skin friends, this is a good one. The foundation as I had said earlier is runnier, And you definitely want to shake it before use. The Loreal is a thicker consistency.

NYX vs Loreal foundation


The price was a bit much for this foundation at $17 for a “drugstore” brand. But I guess you can say that NYX is a higher end drugstore brand. I do love the brand.

NYX HD foundationLoreal infallible

It also does not do ghosting. That is good. Pictures will be amazing with this foundation.

Repurchase? perhaps.

NYX full Coverage concealer

NYX Full Coverage Concealer.

I am a lover of concealer in a pot vs in a tube or wand. Why? Because you get more for your buck. You can get every ounce of product out vs with a wand you really can’t. The consitinceny is really thick. A little goes a long way. I use a brush and the beauty blender and it works fine. HOWEVER, if you have dryness under the eye watchout. This may catch, but if you are eye cream savvy it may not be a problem for you. Is it as good as NARS? mmmmm maybe, it is really good and I probably will rebuy this. It works on blemishes too. Just remember a little goes a long, long way. This product was under $5.

I want to try the waterproof concealer next~

NYX cosmetics

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  • Claire February 1, 2017 at 1:54 AM

    This looks great! I have heard so many good things about NYX. Can you believe I have never actually tried it?!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire

    • Stephanie February 1, 2017 at 6:51 AM

      Nyx is definitely worth checking out!

  • Cara February 1, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    I love the gotcha covered one! It’s probably my fave by them!

    • Stephanie February 1, 2017 at 3:34 PM

      I want to try that one next.

  • Beauty Unearthly February 1, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    Great post and beauty products! xx

    • Stephanie February 1, 2017 at 3:35 PM

      THank you! 🙂


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