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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Aallexxy's Foundation Files; NYX HD Concealer

Foundation Files; This is where I test out different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and post my findings. (Follow me on Instagram,Twitter and Bloglovin so you don't miss a post) So let’s get started!!!

First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference:in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral.
NYX HD Concealer
 Brand: NYX
 
Name: HD Photogenic Concealer*
Coverage: Medium
Shade: CW08 Nutmeg (perfect match for me) and CW05 Medium (Swatching for reference and I can mix the two for a under eye highlight)

Swatch:
NYX HD Concealer Swatches
 What The brand says: Concealer who me? This lightweight cover-up obscures imperfections, discoloration and under eye circles, but does so without ever looking cakey or obvious. Little wonder the Concealer Wand is one of our best-sellers. The concentrated, emollient-rich concealer formula goes on like a dream, is non-comedogenic and creates medium to heavy coverage. Available in 12 shades. Use the lavender for sallow skin, the green to neutralize redness and the yellow for under-eye darkness.
Wear time (with/without primer): The wear time on this is great, holds up well with and without primer and doesn't crease on me. It has good coverage without looking cakey or heavy.
Price (ml): £6 for 5ml

Pros: Affordable
Long wearing
Non-cakey
Doesn't crease
Lightweight

Cons: Needs darker shades
More accessibility
Suitable Skin Types: All (extremely dry prep accordingly)

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Trimethylsilcxypheny Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Polymethlmethacrylata, Silica, Sorbitan Olivem, Magnesium Sulfate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan-GUM, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Red (77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499)
May Contain: Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol,Phenyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polymethylmethacrylate, Silica, Sorbitan Olivem, Magnesium Sulfate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax,Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, and Xanthan-Gum. MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI77491), Iron Oxide Red (CI 77492) Ultramarine Blue (CI 77007), or Manganese Violet (CI 77742).


Oxidation: None
Any Other Information: Its called the Concealer Wand on the website , it's showing 8 shades with 3 colour corrective shades on the website, but having attended the beauty blogger event last week, I do believe that when they officially launch in the UK more shades will be available (I'll update this post accordingly).

Conclusion: I absolutely love this concealer and can see why it would be a best seller for NYX, for something so affodable it's very effective. It covers well, has good staying power and is Talc and Paraben free.
**Rating: Love
*Pr Sample
**Ratings: Hate, Dislike, Like, Lust, Love