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Powder - NYX - HD Grinding Powder

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/1/2013 8:59:00 AM More reviews by meBi

Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Good product, i like it, love it. I use sand beige, it is good choice for my skin. My skin is too oily on T zone, but it controls a bit rather than some others I used before

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/19/2013 4:05:00 AM More reviews by AJOHN020

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey

love this stuff. Ive got menage et trois and english rose and the are beautiful. they go on very nice and pigmented, Im going to get more colors!!!!

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/9/2012 2:45:00 AM More reviews by maylan

Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Great product. I like the grinding. It is easy to controll the amount of product you want to use. Great coverage. I am NC35 and "medium" color is perfect for me.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/8/2012 2:51:00 PM More reviews by emysiu

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

Somewhere halfway between 4 and 5 lippies, to be accurate. I bought this mostly because of the grinding! You twist the top part and it grates powder of the block, which you can dust off with a brush/powder puff. I'm MAC NC35 and went with the Soft Beige, which is a tad bit on the pale side for me, but blends in with my complexion quite quickly. It smoothes out imperfections really well and looks very natural. I wouldn't apply this with a heavy hand. It's not meant for that. My skin is on the oily side, but this has really smooth application and doesn't accentuate any dry parts of my skin. As for absorbing oil, don't depend on this to do so. I layer with MAC blot powder for that. It hasn't broken me out or given me any skin irritations. It also has a really nice vanilla lotion smell. I really have no complaints about this powder, except that it is a bit expensive. I would buy this at Cherry Culture with a coupon code, because it's not worth the retail price. Overall, this is a nice powder that is worth a try.

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rated 3 of 5 on 8/29/2012 11:04:00 AM More reviews by blacksophie

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

Pros :
- Great coverage
- long lasting , even on extreme oily skin
- Nice packaging
- smooth and matte finish, looks good on oily skin
- great for oily skin

- Poor color range, i bought in sand beige (a lil bit too white) but the medium one is way too red
- quiet pricey

Tips :
- use powder puff instead of brush, better finishing without ruined the foundation

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rated 4 of 5 on 6/24/2012 9:27:00 PM More reviews by radiosonde

Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I'm spending my summer in a tropical climate, and it has completely wreaked havoc on my already extremely oily skin. Since a lot of other brands are not readily available where I am, I decided to try the NYX Grinding Powder as a last resort. The price is really steep for an NYX product ($34 where I am), but I definitely think it's worth it. It actually keeps the oil at bay, keeps my skin looking naturally matte, but doesn't make my skin look chalky or like I have makeup pancaked on. HG product for me for sure!

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/4/2012 2:42:00 PM More reviews by sbiringer

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Just received this in the mail today. I wish Ulta carried it in store so choosing a color to match skin tone would be a lot easier. I bought this in soft beige. I was using Mac studio fix powder foundation. I get better coverage with Nyx and I don't have to use as much to get the medium coverage I desire. I use Skin79 BB cream and apply this with a kabuki brush then a bronzer for the last step. Helps to minimize my pores and blemishes. I will definitely buy this again!

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rated 4 of 5 on 4/14/2012 2:29:00 PM More reviews by LenaInJkt

Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Yeah, I'm kinda surprise this product don't get more love. I got the 01 Nude (am NC 25-ish), and it's slightly to light for me, except I do have some darker foundationsI need to finish, so it's a perfect combo.

- yellow toned color
- medium coverage
- can be used as foundation if you buff it into your face
- packaging: i love the grinding packaging! so convenient for the way i use powder; no need to pour into shifter top or tap tap elsewhere. you can do right there where the powder come out!

- price is a bit steep, but i've managed to never pay full retail price. just peel your eyes around for the sales!

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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 3/7/2012 10:08:00 AM More reviews by Beautyy

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

First of all, the lightest color this comes in is Nude. It was way too dark for me. I didn't see the powder as anything special at all. For $25 I could have went to MAC. the only thing I liked about it was the packaging although it is extremely bulky.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 9/1/2011 4:41:00 AM More reviews by prettygirlsmakegraves

Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Other Eyes: Brown

Amazed this has not been reviewed yet, but I imagine it's difficult to get in brick and mortar stores and not widely distributed yet. I also agree with the general sentiment that this new NYX HD line is priced somewhat steep in comparison to the rest of their product line, but one glance at the packaging and ingredients should address any doubts as to the quality.

The packaging is identical to Smashbox Halo Powder, and ideal for travel. The mirror is large and the compact feels sturdy and compact despite the large amount of product: 0.6oz/17g! That is double, or over double the amount of many ordinary pressed powders. I purchased it 20% off the $19.99 sale price on CherryCulture and could not be more pleased.

The HD Grinding Powder can be used as a finishing powder as well as a powder foundation - I found the coverage to be sufficient to be used as a beautifully matte powder foundation. For reference, I find Studio Fix Powder's coverage to be a tad high and consider this to be more satiny and natural in finish but better at controlling oil with a far more comfortable feel on the skin. The second shade, Soft Beige is perfect for my yellow toned NC25-NC30 skin so I'd say the shades run a tad dark as I am generally the third shade in any brand's shade range.

Ingredients are extremely skin friendly, with no obvious red flags for acne prones or sensitive skins. Talc and easy on the silicones (though not silicone free), this powder passed my most intensive test for a new skin product: it was intentionally worn to bed and not washed off with no new breakouts. I tested on one side of the face only to ensure a fair comparison. No problems thus far but I will surely update my review should any arise.

Don't be turned off by the price - this is an excellent product, particularly if you can grab it on-sale and with the frequent 20% off codes.

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