I definitely seem to be raving about NYX a lot recently! They just have so many bits that have become part of my daily routine. I’ve started using foundation again recently – boo, my Florida tan has significantly lightened! This time, I opted for something slightly less dewy than usual and wanted a finishing powder to help it last through the day. I actually tried to find a L’Oreal one because it was 3 for 2 but alas, I couldn’t find one. Popping over to my good old trusty, I found the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder. I had to order it to store as they had no stock. It’s incredible and I’ve fallen in love with it.
It’s made from 100% Silica which is a natural mineral and comes in a plastic jar with a shiny black lid. This makes it look a little more high standard than some NYX products used to be. It claims to be a miracle in a jar and quite frankly, it’s not far off in my opinion. I’ve just been using a blusher brush to apply it, making sure I don’t have any excess by tapping on the side.
I was worried that the white would show through when applied over the top of my make-up but it doesn’t! It mattifies my foundation just enough and feels super soft and silky on my skin. It’s not white, it is completely transparant and sets my make-up perfectly. I’ve wanted to try a setting powder for ages and I am in love with this NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder on first try.
The most important thing for me was that my make-up lasted longer and that my under eye concealer didn’t crease. I can now get to the end of each day and still have decent coverage. I’m also not having to check my eyes every time I go to the bathroom. I’ve been using it over the top of my blusher and highlighter but mainly concentrated on my T-zone. I haven’t been using a primer currently but I’m sure that it will only improve using both.
It’s probably one of the best £8 I’ve ever spent and Boots’ Click and Collect service is fab! I ordered it on my lunch and then by the next evening, it was already in store. You don’t even have to pay which is great. I can see this being dangerous; I usually wouldn’t bother if they didn’t have it in stock!