Today’s review is about one of my HG foundation – Its the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundations in the shades – HDF02: Soft Beige & HDF07: Warm Sand. Read more to find out why I rave so much about this foundation
NYX HD Studio Foundation is described as “The most advanced foundation uses light-diffusing ingredients that create the appearance of smooth flawless skin—even under most high-definition technology. HD Studio Photogenic Foundation is also infused with tri-peptides that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps rejuvenate skin. Ideal makeup for everyday use, professional shoots or anytime you’re in the spotlight. Available in 8 shades.”
Packaging & Price
Price: 15 $ for 1.26 oz or 36g of product ; Comes in a plastic lightweight bottle with a pump. Easy and convenient to carry. Very easy to use pump. controls flow of product nicely.
More Pictures, Swatches and My experience using NYX HD Foundation
Shade : This is one foundation that most beauty bloggers compared favourably to the MUFE HD Foundation. I picked 2 shades from this collection. One lighter shade and one warmer shade. When I mix these two, it gives a perfect match for my NC40 skintone. I also use HDF07:Warm Sand alone sometimes with HDF02:Soft beige blended under my eyes.
Packaging : Comes in a plastic lightweight bottle with a pump. Easy and convenient to travel with.
Texture & Formula : This foundation has a creamy to fluid texture that blends to a satin finish which feels matte.
Pigmentation/Coverage : You’ll get medium to almost full coverage and the pigment technology behind this make up, like many of today’s best foundations, allows the coverage to blur imperfections and improve skin tone without feeling or looking like a mask. Formula is best to be used for normal to dry skin. Foundation is very light weight and blends in perfectly to the skin. It does exactly what it claims. I use my Sigma Flat top kabuki F80 to apply this. I fill in my pores using Benefit Primer and apply this foundation to areas where I need more coverage.. It leaves my skin looking very natural. One pump of the product actually covers up the entire face. The finish is dewy, not overly so that you look greasy, but just dewy in a very natural way. Very good foundation for daytime looks and flash photography looks. This foundation photographs wonderfully.
Staying Power: One thing I noted is – it doesn’t oxidize, but when it is set using a compact or loose powder (I use Ben Nye Banana Powder ), It turn more orangey than yellow from what you see first. It gives a good coverage from the first layer and it really tone down the redness of my ane scars , spots or even redness around my nose area.Staying power is about 7 hours which is wonderful. Love it and will continue purchasing it.
Look at the swatches – From Left: Soft Beige, Warm Sand
-Medium to full coverage for medium-tan skin tones.
-lightweight on skin
-hides most of the blemishes,acne, dark spots etc without looking heavy like a mask
-Creamy, fluid texture blends on smoothly.
-Noticeable fragrance ; is overpowering for sensitive noses
-Some of the shades have an unflattering, orange undertone.
Also including this swatch that helps you finding your right shade
Overall, a great drugstore foundation. Easy to dispense pump makes it easier to dispense the product. Formula blends in well without looking cakey. Gives a nice dewy look that lasts for about 7 hours. Photographs really well. A great budget dupe for MUFE HD foundation. One thing I noted is – it doesn’t oxidize, but when it is set using a compact or loose powder (I use Ben Nye Banana Powder ), It turn more orangey than yellow from what you see first. So – Buy a shade that is a little lighter to your original skintone. You can also avoid this problem by buying two shades and mixing them to get your perfect shade.