NYX’s HD Studio Primer Base

NYX cosmetics released quiet a few new items in December. Good timing as I was shopping for gifts and it was easy for me to buy these for ME! Hee hee! Out of the many items I did pick up, here is one that I’m still amazed at…

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NYX’s HD Studio line hasn’t done me wrong yet. And their Primer Base is not an exception. In fact, it is THE reason I’m hooked on HD-type of makeup!!! It really is magic! Even the box tries to explain it…

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Put the primer on your skin and when the light hits it, it glows!!!!!!….

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But, if your skin is bumpy, NYX primer will make it even so the sunlight still reflects evenly…

DSCF0189And since sunlight isn’t always gentle on the skin, the primer has protective and nurturing ingredients in it. How’s that for explaining its magic? If that isn’t enough, there’s like an entire novel of info on the box!…

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NYX always has the ‘good’ symbols on it…

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But, enough about words, I bet you want to know how this product performs!!!! In one word: MAGICALLY!…

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It seems unassuming at first but, you will notice the stark whiteness of the lotion. Then when I started to blend it out, what it left behind was a noticeable ‘gleam’. But, the camera barely shows it…

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As I was using strong side-lighting, when you look at my skin that is closest to the light source, you can see the gleam. Don’t worry that the primer base is going to make your face all shiny; it doesn’t. And, for the record, that little dollop I put on the back of my hand is enough to cover your entire face so, you are seeing a very concentrated amount in a smaller area. This primer is going to seriously give you that ‘glow within’ look.

The true test for foundation primers, in my mind, is how it works around my nose and plays nicely with any type of foundation that I might use. More magic because I can use NYX Primer Base alone or with powder or liquid foundation, alike.

The only downside I see is that the product does feel heavy regardless of how light I try to apply it. But, I’m too busy being mesmerized by that glow that after I apply my foundation, I have already forgotten about it and don’t even notice the weight anymore.

If the weight of the primer bothered a user, I would recommend just applying it on the apples of your cheeks, down the length of your nose and just at the tip of your chin for a bit of highlight and High Definition effect.

I am quite fascinated by this primer. None of the other liquid primers I have give off this glow. I do have a powder primer that behaves this way but I’m still working on trying to apply it without any heavy spots. I’m not having that issue with NYX’s primer.

Have you tried this out yet?