NYX Pore Filler Primer Review

NYX Pore Filler Primer Review


Product Description:

Reduce the look of your pores promptly using the Pore Filler.  The talc-free and oil-free base coat is perfect to apply prior to putting on your favourite foundation. The Pore Filler includes Vitamin E to enhance and smoothen your skin.



$13.00 (Since, I purchased it online and it costed me Rs. 1050 with shipping).


The NYX pore filler primer comes in a simple, basic, light weight, easy to use and carry white-coloured tube packaging with a screw off cap. It has narrow- nozzle like tip on the top which dispenses the product.

NYX Pore Filler Primer 2

My Experience with NYX Pore Filler Primer:

Thanks to my oily skin, I have visible/noticeable enlarged pores around my nose and on the top of my cheeks.  So, I am always on the look out for products which can reduce their appearance.  A few months back, I came across this pore filler from NYX on some makeup blog. I ordered it online immediately since I am quite a fan of their products (and of primers :P)

The texture of this peach-beige coloured pore filler is a lightweight cream like, which seems gritty/crumbly when you squeeze out some amount, but interestingly, it has no particles at all. Despite being creamy, it dries to a powdery finish, which is an added plus if you have oily skin. It has a slight chemical type of smell which just faints away once you have applied it, nothing that bothers or lingers on.

NYX Pore Filler Primer 3

Now, what I really like about this product is the fact that it does work on pores. It actually fills up the pores and gives an almost air brushed, poreless, velvety finish to the skin and as a result my foundation just glides easily and being a silicone-based product it smoothes out the skin well too.  I have used this product only as an under base for my foundation and never on top of it, even though the tube suggests so.

NYX Pore Filler Primer 4

My skin is combination-oily +sensitive, but I haven’t seen this product breaking me out (I use it occasionally, don’t use it daily).
Even though it mattifies the face and dries to a powdery finish, I don’t see this product controlling oil.  After 5-6 hours, I did feel my face looked a little greasy/shiny but my makeup did not melt off completely. So, I do believe it does help in holding the makeup for a good amount of time.

NYX Pore Filler Primer 5

Overall, it’s a pretty decent product and has proved true on its claim of minimizing the look of pores, so no complaints as such. I would recommend it to ladies with combination-oily skin who need some respite from enlarged pores.

But again, it’s just a makeup product, please don’t expect it reduce your pore size in the long run.

What I Like about NYX Pore Filler Primer:

  • Actually fills in/works on pores.
  • Lightweight formula, does not feel heavy on the skin.
  • Smoothes out/preps the skin well for the foundation to apply/blend in easily.
  • Good for oily skin.
  • Improves staying power of makeup.
  • Did not break me out.
  • Oil free and talc free formula.
  • Has a faint fragrance, nothing very strong.
  • Convenient to use and carry tube type packaging.
  • NYX products are not tested on animals.

What I Do Not Like about NYX Pore Filler Primer:

  • Its ingredient list scares me.
  • Since it’s a silicone-based primer, it may not suit all skin types.
  • Does not control oil after 5-6 hours of wearing.
  • I doubt if it is available in India, so we will have to buy it online.
  • I feel it’s a little pricey for the 20 ml quantity.

IMBB Rating:

3.95 on 5 :* :* :*

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53 thoughts on “NYX Pore Filler Primer Review

  1. Same skin type for Summers! *hifive* I too like to the product n wanna try it but the Ingredient list *scared* *scared* all d parabens!!! *thankyou* For the review…

  2. nupuri since i have super dry skin I dont like to use silicon based primers. So not for me. *shy* But primer review from you *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happydance* *happydance* *happydance*

      1. rofl rofl ‘Booty’balm – where exactly do you apply that Nupur? rofl rofl
        so funny so funny – I just died laughing!

          1. I knowwww but m gonna call it the ‘Booty’balm from here on – thanks fr inventing the name *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

  3. Nupurizzzzzzzzzzzz……… *happydance* *happydance* I don’t really mind silicone based primer, this one looks good *powder*

    Nupuriz……try Elizabeth Arden primer, bahoot accha hai.. *toothpaste*

  4. seems a gud products. i ll give it a miss since i dnt have noticable pores and my skin hates silicones… *nababana* *nababana*

    nupurr…i missed ur reviews so much…. *puchhi*
    *clap* *clap* u r back *clap* *clap*

  5. I too have exact same type of skin as yours.. and I hate those pores on my face.. *nababana* I am so tempted to try this product now 🙂 *thankyou* for the review…

  6. I am surprised with the price, from $13 in US to Rs. 1050 there in India. High mark up plus shipping fee. But this seems to be a decent primer. 🙂 Very nice review Nupur. 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Valerie 🙂
      after d dollar conversion 13$ comes out to INR 710 (approx) rest was the charge of international shipping , *headbang*

  7. Awesome review Nupur! It looks so much like a walnut scrub, but glad to know its working for you. I have extremely oily skin too and trying the Vichy total mat lotion – its really good!

    1. Thankooo Aarbee *happy dance*
      Oh yeshhh it does look like som scrub na, but has no particles or beads or anything *nails*
      Let me check the Vichy mat thing, I love thr products too 🙂

  8. Nupur i want a lippy review from you…. *clap* any desi primer u suggest pls…..my skin is sensitive these days….

    1. lippie nhi lipglasss review coming up shortly *powder* *powder* *powder*
      ummm, revlon has 2 variants in primers, try them out 🙂 *happydance* *happydance*

  9. woooo.. i need dis rt now.. *drool* *drool* I guess i can get it here yayyy *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

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