I found NYX at my local Rickys store, apparently they are carrying nyx all the sudden at New York City Rickys beauty supply stores. I was pretty happy to see the brand face to face and to see the display, where you can actually see everything before you buy, however the lighting in the store is so bright sometimes colors or any of that are decieving, I bought this powder, and the hd foundation, which everyone sais is a dupe for MUFE HD foundation, I tested all the shades on my hand of this powder, and this color golden beige number 5 appeared to be the color that matched best even though i am the fairest of them all, im so white like a sheet of paper, however, i do not usually purchase powder that is porcelain light that most people would who are my complexion it looks too white to buy the lightest shade, I look ghostly in the lightest shade of any powder and i have pink undertones, so i go mostly towards a yellow based slightly darker then my skintone color, so I figured because of the placement this #5 was the second lightest color, its not however, what i did was i tested it at home on my face with the powder puff and it looked really nice, and i swatched my photoready powder in light medium, and the nyx powder foundation and they were very close a match, and the Revlon photoready powder has been my favorite go to powder, whih i usually use without any foundation cause i find thats enough coverage, now the nyx was maybe more thicker the the photoready powder so more coverage, and i liked the way it looked it looked really nice and you couldnt tell it was much darker on my skin, it made my skin look very flawless, perfect skin, I figured i would also look in daylight as well, so i swatched in daylight and i found that actually the photoready powder in light medium looked darker then this one, golden beige color by nyx #5, i know i thought #4 was the lightest, because in the store it looked like the lightest shade, however they didn't place things accurately in order, but this did work for me and i am happy with it, and i did get it for 10$ and i really like it, i did get the lightest foundation, so having a slightly darker powder sort of evens that out anyway, however i usually use powders as foundation to begin with, and this one looked very nice and i was happy to see its talc free and also i believe paraben free, i thought i saw that on the label. And it has 7.1 grams of product so does the photo-ready, the consistency has some silky finish to it, which some people would think is shiney however its a natural matte finish and it just has a natural skin look, which is similar to the photoready, I would say this is a great product and a great price as well. And I really like it, i keep thinking however that i need to exchange it for perhaps something a little loser to my skin tone but it looked good on the skin, and the concealers i purchased in every corrective color, and the lightest shade and second to lightest shade and wow are those great the yellow and the lightest shade for the under eye circles, omg that looked beautiful underneath this powder. I was really impressed. I see some negative reviews about this powder and i was kind of shocked because it looked perfect on my face, much better then or equal to the mac msfs cause i have two of those in very light shades and those are like very matte and very light, and very rough, this is a nice soft velvety texture this powder by nyx. And it gives the skin a nice finish like the mac msfs are supposed to do. The matte Mac msfs are extremely rough and drying and just not good at all, and I think this nyx powder is as good as any high end brand or drugstore brand of powders, reminds me of when i used to use cliniques powders i was very loyal to their powders they had a double foundation powder, and i used to get a nude shade, however those used to have pink undertones, and that would make me look more pink and i didnt like that. This one is close to perfect. I do want to go back to the store again and check out the powders just in case there's a better match but im as pale as pale could get, i think this is also real blend-able, so thats why it matches my skin tone so well, it would be kind of hard to go wrong with this. My tip for the fairest ladies out there, is if your also pink undertones, you should get a shade darker then the lightest, this one is light medium, and my favorite the photo-ready is also light medium, so thats interesting and it doesn't appear like im wearing a really darker color or anything. I did a swatch test this morning and it seemed to blend in with my skin and just be slightly darker. Well its not like it was 40$ or something unreasonable. However ive probably spent this week 100$ on nyx products since they came to rickys. here in NYC, i do have some things to return however but those are lip products
The name of this powder was music to my ears. When I first heard about it I was hoping it would be a magical powder created by the make up fairies to make everybody look beautiful. The name implies that you're matte and glowing at the same time- SOUNDS SO AMAZING.In reality it should be called "The Really Matte Powder That Doesn't Make You Glow, But Instead Makes You Sparkle". It's the Revlon Photoready problem all over again! It doesn't have some magical glow property, but instead is infused with sparkles. The few times I wore this outside my boyfriend asked if I put shimmer powder on my face... this is coming from the man who can't notice the difference between eyes with and without make up on, bless his poor soul. Also, it's not a powder foundation by any means. It literally has like zero coverage. Actually... it's coverage is sparkles. lol. Anyways, don't waste your time with this. It's kind of awful. I recommend Cargo Blu-Ray powder. More expensive, but magical stuff. Sooo magical.
When I first apply this powder to my skin, I love how to looks! It covers without looking powdery. But this product wears off my skin in the matter of an hour. Even with primer and setting spray, my skin isn't even that oily.
The other downsides to this product is, there is a lot of fall out while applying. I have used both a flat top brush and a large powder brush.
Also, I have been using this powder for less than two months, about 3 times a week, and I have already hit pan. Doesn't seem worth my money.
I purchased this product after becoming increasingly frustrated with MAC Studio fix. The SF was making my skin look very oily after 2 hours of wear, along with oxidization which made it turn a darker orangy color. I was looking for something that would give me similar coverage as I have hyper pigmentation on my cheeks as a result of too much time in the sun and BC pills. This is NOT comparable to Studio fix as other reviewers have indicated. It doesn't have the same coverage and looks very powdery on the face. I tried to apply this 3 ways; First with a brush. It offered sheer coverage at best. Then I tried with the sponge (dry) included in the package. The powder sat in my fine lines and scars making it very obvious that I was wearing foundation (blech). Lastly, I tried using the sponge wet...biggest mistake of my life!! I looked like I was trying out for a part in the Walking Dead. It felt so heavy on my face almost like a mask. I tried to "buff" it with a brush to no avail, I had to wash it off. Not worth the 10 bucks. Next, I will be trying MUFE duo matte next.
This product did not work for me at all as foundation. I love the convenience of a full coverage (wet) powder foundation but this doesn't offer that. It seems like the color changes drastically from dry to wet and went from a perfect match to dark and orange. It also seems to go on very blotchy providing a very uneven tone and little coverage. After a short time of use it has also caused me to break out quite a bit. Would not buy or recommend as foundation (haven't really tried as powder) and intend on returning in like 15 min.
I love this powder. It does just what it says, gives you that porcelain doll finish without being flat. I use my normal liquid foundation and lightly apply this over it with a soft powder puff and my foundation stays all day, never creases and I never look oily or flat. I have dry skin on my cheeks and get a tiny bit oily in the T-zone as the day goes on. It never feels or looks heavy even over my liquid foundation. My face looks the same after a long 12 hour shift as a nurse as it did when I put it on in the morning. By itself it gives pretty good coverage as well. I bought this to have in my little emergency kit I keep in my locker at work for those days when I sleep in too late to apply makeup at home for a better than nothing quick fix. But this product surprised me and I have been using it all the time.
I love this powder. I think that the color matches me perfectly and it stays on fairly well throughout the day. I use the Soft Beige and I think it's just right. I don't use the little sponge that it comes with, but rather a large fluffy powder brush. I think it gives me the right coverage and looks really nice.
As for the matte side of it, it kind of does it's job. I have pretty oily skin so I wasn't expecting anything amazing, but it does well. It keeps my skin looking matte(r) than usual for a few hours, but then my forehead will stay to shine a little. I just dust on some mineral vail and call it a day.
Overall, I really enjoy this compact and I will buy it again. You just have to make sure you match it to your skin well (like most products) and use a finishing powder over it.
Pros- its a powder
Good initial color match
No shine control at all
Bought this after a " tight" money week to replace my Pur Minerals, biggest mistake! Nothing else in my routine was changed, and after 6 days using this had the absolute worst acne i've ever had.( incredibly embarrassing at 30). Literally RAN to ulta to get my Pur. Has taken 3 weeks for the redness and acne to START to dissapear
I was watching a youtuber named emilynoel83 and she mentioned how much she loved this foundation and how good it is with shine control. Well, I don't have the same love for this. I purchased this at Ulta and right off the bat, I was having a problem trying to find the right shade for me. I'm Medium with Olive tones and wear NC40 in MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation. Ulta has a limited selection for this NYX powder foundation. Out of the medium shades in their selection, I swatched shades: SMP05, SMP06, SMP07, SMP08, SMP09 and SMP10. Out of these shades, SMP08 (Golden Beige) Medium with beige undertone was a bit too light but had the right undertone. The next shade SMP09 (Tan) Medium with golden undertone is a nice shade match however the tone is too red for my skin. SMP09 looks like NW30 in MAC. When I compared it to my MAC Studio Fix powder in NC40, I could see a huge tone difference. SMP09 makes me appear sunburnt. The following shade SMP10 (Caramel) was too dark shade wise and very noticably red in tone. I could try SMP11 (Sienna) medium with warm tones to see if that works or just purchase the SMP08 (Golden Beige) and apply a light dusting of bronzer over it. To be honest, this is a lot of thought and effort to put into a medicore powder! NYX considers this foundation to be full coverage. I beg to differ. I found this foundation to be just a regular ho hum setting powder with very little coverage. This foundation didn't cover any blemishes even with multiple layers. Also, this doesn't control my oil. I still needed an additional powder to blot the oily spots. Some of the good qualities with this powder is that it never looks cakey. Even with multiple layers, it makes your skin look like skin. I also like that this powder doesn't cling on to dry flakes. This foundation gives such a nice glow without any shimmer or glitter in it. Another good quality is that this powder doesn't break me out or clog my pores. I guess I don't have a real need for this type of powder because it doesn't control my oil to be a setting powder and it doesn't offer enough coverage to be a foundation.
I would not recommend this product to anyone. I know NYX is a very popular brand that is both affordable and constantly updated on the trends women are into, however this product was just terrible.
I got this at ULTA for I believe for $10 (more or less depending on taxes). I was very disappointed. It seemed to hit the pan so quickly! I used it for a week and I could see the middle of the metallic pan showing!
When I used it as foundation, I was also disappointed. I don't feel like I was evening my skin tone whatsoever, which is the reason why I even wear foundation!
When I used it as a powder to set my liquid foundation, I found that it just left me very oily after an hour or two. It also made my skin very dark! Of course it isn't a translucent powder, but hey, it was my skin tone color, and it made me look so orange...
No matter how I used it, I was disappointed.
In conclusion, spend your money elsewhere!