Happy weekend everyone,

I know I haven’t been posting as frequently as I usually do, but the weather has been so nice! Today I’m reviewing an interesting product from the drugstore- the NYX Honey Dew Me Up face primer. 



THE DEETS:

I was honestly drawn to this because of the packaging and the dewiness factor. It just looks so cute and high end with its glass tube and gold lid. It’s a bit higher prices than I would’ve expected from NYX at $19CAD. This primer has actual gold flakes suspended throughout, and is formulated with honey and collagen. Honey is a natural antiseptic so I was hoping it would be great at helping minimize breakouts- something I find silicone-based primers always cause.



THE PROS:

-Doesn’t feel greasy or thick

-Blends easily

-Easy application paddle

THE CONS:

-Contains alcohol as the second ingredient

-I don’t notice extra dewiness 

-My skin has been really bad since I started using this

-Feels slimy until blended



THE VERDICT:

3/5

I have mixed feelings about this primer. Firstly I love the packaging and application. The paddle makes it easy to apply and the formula feels thin (and a bit slimy) but absorbs nice and quick. I don’t notice any major dewiness from this, especially once my makeup is on. Also, I’m not sure if this primer is to blame, but I have been breaking out like crazy since I started using it. 

I like how this doesn’t feel slick or greasy on the skin, it’s just a tad bit sticky. I don’t notice any benefit to my makeup’s wear at all however, and the breakouts are a red flag. I will continue to use this primer in my rotation and see if my skin is just having a weird time from other factors, but if the breakouts don’t go away I’ll have to toss this. Has anyone tried this that can offer their thoughts??

xo J

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7 Comments

  1. June 26, 2016 / 4:07 am

    Interesting. I think I will pass on this product. For $19 there are far better products out there. Thanks for the useful post!

    • June 26, 2016 / 4:26 am

      Thanks for reading 🙂 I know, $19 is so expensive for the drugstore but I had to try it anyway.

  2. June 26, 2016 / 4:07 am

    I had no idea alcohol was in this! I have seen a couple reviews on this and no one mentioned it. I was really considering picking it up so thank you for that!

    • June 26, 2016 / 4:26 am

      No worries! Yea I was surprised it was the second ingredient. I overlooked it when I bought it.

  3. June 26, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    I was going to try this because it’s different from other primers and looks interesting. For $19, I guess if it doesn’t have any special benefits, I will just pass on this one. Thank you so much for your honest review! 🙂 ♡

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