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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Liquid Real Life Instagram Filter

NIOD Photography Fluid

Two bloggers I fully trust are Laura and Stacey, both have great taste and well informed opinions on any products they feature and recommend. Now when two of your favourite product pushers both highly recommend a product, what is a gal to do? Order, order without second thought and that is what leads me to NIOD Photography Fluid. A liquid highlighter that has quickly become hailed as a real life Instagram filter for the face. Imagine a product that imparts a subtle, glowing shot of radiance, all the while perfecting the skin and reducing any visible signs of redness. Yep, you may want to dust off your bank card now...

NIOD Photography Fluid
NIOD Photography Fluid

Before we get to the bare bones of this review, let me share my one and only criticism in regards to NIOD Photography Fluid - the packaging. For such a beautiful and dare I say clever product, the packaging sucks! NIOD Photography Fluid isn't your run-of-the-mill liquid highlighter, don't let the term fluid fool you, this is more akin with a cream consistency. As such the dropper style dispenser is all but useless: it doesn't effectively collect the product and more often than not results in surplus product/waste. The real problem is the dropper gathers product all around the tube rather than inside the dispenser; this results in excess cream that oozes out the top of the bottle, and eventually dries to a crispy coating around the bottle opening. Less than attractive nor ideal. I personally feel that NIOD Photography Fluid would be more user friendly within a squeeze style tube - just saying.

NIOD Photography Fluid

NIOD Photography Fluid as a product is a dream: a lightweight-come-cooling cream highlighting primer that you can wear under base products, on its own or mixed in with your foundation of choice. It glides on with ease and oddly offers a little grip, which I find can help to prolong the wear time of any product applied on top. Let's be real though, extended foundation wear is all well and good but nothing a pressing of powder couldn't offer, the real reason you will want to purchase this is for the glow-come-perfecting qualities. Oh girl (or boy we don't discriminate around these parts), this what gentle shimmer based dreams are made of.

NIOD Photography Fluid
NIOD Photography Fluid

Proper swatches are below, while shooting the photos a little excess product spilled onto my hands and really captured the true-life shade beautifully. Don't worry I haven't completely lost it.

Rather smartly, NIOD Photography Fluid is a gentle yellow tinged, oyster pink reflective cream - the concept is that along with suiting all complexion tones, the hint of yellow can help to colour correct (to a degree) skin redness. As the name suggests, NIOD Photography Fluid has been created to create a perfect skin-canvas for photography and of course real life too. Along with creating an angelic like glow to the entire face, this serum gently smooths out the skin texture (goodbye enlarged pores and fine lines) and generally acts like your own daily air brush tool.

NIOD Photography Fluid
NIOD Photography Fluid
NIOD Photography Fluid

Personally I tend to team NIOD Photography Fluid with radiance boosting foundations such as NARS Sheer Glow or Bourjois Healthy Mix - I apply just after my primer (an oily gal like me takes no chances) but before foundation. I find the end result is naturally radiant skin without a hint of glitter or open pores in sight. For heavier foundation formulations (here's looking at you Estee Lauder Double Wear), I tend to mix into the foundation and then apply. For those days in which you really want to glow, you can also dab a little NIOD Photography Fluid on to the skin as you would any liquid highlighter. I think if anything, the above photographs show that less is more when it comes to this wonder cream.

It is all kinds of magical and certainly worthy of a place within your make-up bag, now only if NIOD could create a slap-on cream filter for the rest of my body!

NIOD Photography Fluid £20/30ml via Look Fantastic - link.
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29 comments:

  1. This looks lovely! I thought it was going to be more expensive but it's actually not bad!

    Eloue.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I use this every day. It's great because it's not sticky. So many uses for it but my fave is under my highlighters to intensify them.

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  3. I'm up for anything that gives me that Kardashian highlight!
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. What a unique idea! I absolutely love how this is swatched! Definitely interested in covering up redness especially during the cooler months! Awesome review!

    prettyneutral.com

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  5. I honestly thought this product was going to be more expensive than it is, i'm impressed! I'd love to try this product out for myself x

    http://shannonmichelle1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Wow, this looks and sounds incredible! It's not as expensive as I was expecting, either - one I'm going to have to try methinks :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  7. Saw this on Laura's blog yesterday and it does sound beautiful. A recommendation from Laura is always worth its weight in gold!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  8. Ooh that's no to bad in terms of price, might have to read more reviews and think about a purchase <3

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  9. I haven't heard of this but it sounds incredible! Thank you for sharing!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  10. Definitely on my to try list! The hand swatch showed it off brilliantly ;)

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  11. Damn I had wanted this and then forgot about it and now I want it again!!

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  12. Cool!

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

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  13. Love this! Reasonably priced as well! :)

    ~Mel
    www.thegossipdarling.com

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  14. Ooo this sounds amazing!! And it looks so natural too!! I may need to add this to my collection soon!!

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  15. I really love that Pineapple dish! Where is it from? xx

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  16. I love the sound of this! I was expecting it to be a lot more expensive than it actually is too x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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  17. This looks and sounds amazing!! I may have to get myself some!!

    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh, Oh I definitely need this! If it can make your arm look that amazing, imagine what it can do for the face!!

    Chloe x

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  19. Well that's just jumped straight to the top of my wishlist! I really thought it'd be much more expensive too.

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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    This product looks AMAZING and I looove that cute pinapple tray! Where did you get it?

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