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HD base products | NYX

NYX is a range of makeup targeted at those who want professional results without paying the price tag. The few things I have tried from them have been really nice. Their blushes are regarded highly in the beauty community, as are their primers.

I was in the market for a new concealer and also for a foundation and hadn’t tried either of these products, so thought I’d try them both together and blog about them. (Your welcome). The words HD are thrown around like confetti with claims of being able to achieve something that isn’t really possible without pictures and some editing.

High Definition Photogenic Foundation

My skin had been looking really dry and flakey. Dewy foundations weren’t giving me enough coverage or lasting and full coverage ones were only exaggerating my issues. This foundation feels a bit like a gel but in liquid form. Perfect for those dry days when I still want to look half decent.

I picked up the shade Nude – the lightest shade they offer. Perfect for my pale skin. Whenever I try a new foundation, I always use a Beauty Blender. This is because I know how it will perform and whether I’ll like it based on this. I didn’t. There was nearly no coverage at all and the more I applied, the worse it looked. So, the next day, I used my knock off Artis brush that I got from eBay – always my goto brush. Using my Becca backlight Priming filter and this made a whole load of difference. It made my skin look a bit more even in tone and lasted a good 6 hours.

This is not a full coverage product and nor does it claim to be. Personally, I like it for an everyday natural my skin but better look. It will not cover blemishes or high pigmentation. That’s what concealer is for…

Concealer Wand

For many years I have had a love affair with the Collection concealer. When I’m having a bad skin day, I reach for it. When I run out, I repurchase it without hesitation. The dry skin situation was causing it to look cakey and horrible. So I was on the hunt for something a little more hydrating for under the eyes. In the picture, the shade looks incredibly light. But once I applied it to my under eye area, it still appeared a little dark for me. So I’ve found it works perfectly as a bit of colour correction. I apply it all over my dark circles and then a lighter colour concealer just on the inner half of my orbital bone. Voila! My circles have disappeared. If I’ve had 5000 hours of sleep, this works alone to. Just make sure you set it with little powder so not to go into fine lines.

So far, I can say I am happy with my purchases. I have used half the concealer already and the foundation works well when I make concoctions of my own. The foundation isn’t ground breaking, but the concealer is definitely worth a look. Both are available here, but if your fair then you’ll have to keep an eye out when they come in stock.

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