I am always on the look out for a foundation that will stand the test of time and keep my oil at bay. I was recently send these two products from NYX, which is fairly new to Ireland. I was excited to try them.
First up is the Liquid Foundation* ok so firstly its way to dark for me and its the second shade in the range, so my guess is pale girls won't get away with this unless the first shade is pretty pale. The foundation claims to be full coverage while offering you a matte finish. I really did not like this foundation and here is why. It goes on quite thick, however doesn't offer full coverage, I mean the coverage is medium at the most and I think on a good skin day I would get away with it but it is defiantly not full coverage. Secondly its so mask looking. It made me look like a corpse. It was really not a nice finish at all. I tested it out on my mum to see if it was just my skin and it had the same effect on her. So I really did not like the liquid foundation for those reasons. Staying power was around 6 hours before it starting to separate on my skin, but to be honest I never wore it outside as it was totally the wrong shade.
Next is the powder foundation* this I actually really like. I never use powder foundation as I need the coverage but I have been using this as a setting powder and its does a pretty darn amazing job. Its very lightweight, looks natural on the skin, keeps the oil at bay and locks in my makeup. This powder foundation can be used wet or dry, I have yet to try it wet as it kinda scares me getting it wet as I have really been enjoying using it as a setting powder. So if you have used it wet let me know. I think people with fairly good complexions who don't need much coverage would enjoy this one as a full on foundation.
Overall I loved the powder foundation as a setting powder but the liquid foundation was a huge miss for me. I hated the finish, the way it applied etc. Its a definite no no in terms of foundation for me. However I would recommend checking out the powder version.
Have you tried this range from NYX?
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundations retail for €9.49
*Gifted PR Sample