Recently, I had reviewed LA Girl Pro Powder, which is super similar to this silica powder from NYX. Surprisingly, I had picked this powder from NYX on my first visit to Sephora in Pune. But having noticed the similarities between the two powders, I brought this out for review.
A miracle in a jar! This 100% pure mineral silica finishing powder is perfect for setting your foundation or wearing alone. The luminous white powder goes on neutral and works on all skin tones. It leaves your skin looking radiant and luminous. Use lightly…a little goes a long way.
My Experience with NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder:
Well, this comes in a similar messy tub as LA Girl. Once the sticker is out, the product will spill and you cannot really carry it in your purse. I usually use a puff on top of the sift, so that any wastage can be avoided
The product is pure white and it is silica, so this does not feel like your regular loose powder. The product will slip between your fingers instead of settling in your skin. I would say use this like a dusting powder or mattifying powder if you have oily skin. This is not really ideal to set foundation or under eyes. This will stand out for warm skin tone, even though it might look colorless. The white will shine through.
This does have a flashback in pictures. I recommend you dust with the breath of a fairy or else this will cake up in a subtle way and show through as white,. It does have little pore-blurring quality to it and it keeps my skin matte and foundation in place for 5 hours, despite my pores and oily skin.
I would also say that this might cling to dry patches and make dry skin look more matte than required. Dust it with a soft fluffy brush. The product would mattify and smoothen skin’s look wherever required.
Pros of NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder:
- Keeps skin matte and foundation in place.
- Need a very little product dusting.
- Blurs imperfections to an extent.
Cons of NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder:
- Gives a white cast in pictures.
- Too white for warm skin tones.
- Tub can get messy.
- Does not give luminous skin as they claim.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder?
To girls with oily skin, and to paler skin tones! If you have warm skin, use it very sparingly.
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