The primer situation started with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter back in May of this year (post here). Since then I have been trying out different ones, but nothing ever seems to live up to the amazingness of it. I think I heard Kathleen Lights talk about this NYX Angel Veil Primer as one of her holy grails, so I thought I would try it. It claims to be a skin perfecting primer, filling in pores, smoothing out the skin and creating a base for makeup to apply more smoothly and stay put for longer. Pretty strong claims for such a little bottle.
My skin has been a bit more oily/dehydrated lately. Making my makeup go on beautifully and then the shine would attack later in the day. As this primer is oil free, I thought this would be a great addition to my collection.
The primer is a silicone based cream product, which looks a bit daunting when you first out it on as its completely white. This blends out and doesn’t change the colour of your foundation, but leaves a silicone feel to your skin. I have used this product probably around 10 times and I honestly can’t see what is so great about it. I’ve used more, then less. I have applied with my fingers, a beauty blender and a brush. On me, it clings to dry patches and doesn’t really ‘perfect’ my skin at all.
I get that pores are reduced and if this was my main concern, maybe I would like it a little more. I think it did make my makeup last a little longer, but I’m also pretty sure it broke me out. So if your skin is oily, then this may work for you. If you have enlarged pored, this might be the kiddy. But for me, as my skin is right now, this isn’t for me. I really wanted to like it as I have heard so many people rave about it.
NYX Angel veil is available here for £12.
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