Monday, January 26, 2015

NYX HD Finishing Powder Review

NYX HD Finishing Powder

One thing I don't think I will ever fully commit to is loose powders, by that I mean I can find what I would deem to be the perfect powder and still have an urge to switch brands in the hope of finding something better. I will try anything; budget, blow out and all that is in between which is where I would say NYX HD Finishing Powder slots in. It has to be one of the better loose powders I have tried and if you are looking for a powder to set, control oil and blur imperfections you could do a lot worse than NYX HD Finishing Powder.

"Why White? Don't let the white colour turn you off because this powder is a miracle in a jar. 100% pure mineral silica finishing powder that is perfect for setting foundation or wearing alone. This powder leaves your skin looking radiant and luminous, while absorbing oil for that flawless matte finished look. A colourless shade that can be used for all skin tone as it applies neutral."

NYX HD Finishing Powder

There's not much to say about the packaging of NYX HD Finishing Powder it is essentially like any other loose powder out there - a large screw top jar with an inbuilt sifter. I would say that the packaging is fairly inoffensive and looks pricer than it actually is. You get 6g per pot which may not sound like a whole lot but a little goes a long way, I would estimate that even with daily use this should last you anywhere up to six months.

NYX HD Finishing Powder

As you can see NYX HD Finishing Powder is of course translucent and has the same fine milled texture, light weight, almost cooling sensation that I find is present in almost every HD Powder. Much like other powders of this type it can leave a white cast on the skin if not fully buffered into the skin (I find a flat top brush works best). Unlike other cheaper HD setting powders what sets this aside is the blurring aspect, it gently softens the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores and other uneven surfaces without caking or gathering into any lines or pores. As for oil control it seems to keep shine at bay with ease even on the oiliest of skin types and humid situations, my only criticism is that it can be a little drying on the skin and leave the complexion looking flat. I am not sure that I would use this for day to day wear rather I'd most likely keep it for evening wear as the finish can be a little too matte but to each their own. As a heads up any unblended powder will flash back in flash photography, if you plan on taking photos you may want to do a test shoot before heading out for a night on the tiles. 

NYX HD Finishing Powder £9.50 via NYX - link

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  1. It sounds like a decent powder but I'll be skipping this as my skin is dry enough by itself. Wsill definitely suggest this to my oily skin friends, thanks for the review. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. I love this nyx hd powder, gutted mine has nearly run out. Next in wednesbury used to do nyx but have stopped. Sad times. Need another in my life.

  3. This sounds like it might be a good cheaper alternative for the Makeup Forever HD powder? My skin is oily to combo so this powder could be quite nice for me. Thank you for your review :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

  4. I love finishing powder, I'm currently using MUFE's but I'll check this out soon!

  5. Ooh I need to try more things from NYX, sounds like a great product!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  6. thanks for sharing, your review came in very handy, wanted to try this powder for soo song, now I know it's good! xx

  7. this powder is my HG, however with daily use it lasts me a little over a month, at least for me. it's a gorgeous powder.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

  8. Might have to give this a go, I've never found anything that can tackle my oily skin yet

  9. One added to the wish list.

  10. I used the MUFE one and it gave terrible white flashback on photos, other than that it was amazing!
    I hope this one doesn't do that!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  11. Very nice review...I love the end with your comment about the photos haha ^_^


  12. This sounds really good, I love NYX as a brand and really need to try this! The e.l.f. HD Powder has been my fave loose one at the moment, and I imagine it has a similar effect to this one.

    Cass | CassandraMyee


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