Drugstore Win! NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder

I am so freaking glad I bought this. Seriously. Since I’ve been using liquid foundation, I’ve finally run out of my mini-sized Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. I’ve been using that to set foundation and concealer, and I do like it but it’s $26. Also, I checked the ingredients and it is primarily made of corn. I’m all for natural beauty, but why would I want to pay $26 for the cheapest and most widely produced (and likely GMO) crop in North America??

nyxhd After comparing reviews with some of the higher-end finishing powders such as Makeup Forever HD Translucent Powder and NARS Setting Powder, I kept seeing so many where fellow beauty lovers said this powder is simply the best and beats high end brands. The price was certainly right at $12 CAN vs. $39+ for Makeup Forever and NARS. Who really wants to pay that much for a sheer powder I mean really….Also, this is made of 100% pure silica powder with no other ingredients, and NYX is a cruelty-free brand. Honestly I just love this stuff! I wanted to try a translucent powder this time because I did notice sometimes the Mineral Veil would still be visible on my skin. I do have Bare Minerals powder foundation as well, but I don’t like to use it to set concealer/foundation because I find it can cling to concealer and cause it to look darker and less flawless. I apply this wherever a liquid product was and it sets my face perfectly and my skin feels smooth and dry after using it. It also works quite well for setting my under-eye concealer. I’ve seen certain people claim this can give you “ghost face”, but that is nearly impossible. Those people would have to seriously be slathering this on! You really only need to dip a powder brush in this a few times and just dust it all over. Overall great price, great product, I highly recommend!! xo J



  1. Wendy
    April 3, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Looks great… But it’s simply a copycat of Makeup Forever, made in China !

    • April 3, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      As a university student that’s gonna have to be fine with me!

  2. April 3, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    I am absolutely the same with comparing ingredients and realizing how cheap it actually is and how big of magins these companies have!

    • April 3, 2015 / 9:56 pm

      Yay! It is just so insane how much money some of these products are worth vs. what we pay…thanks for reading 🙂

  3. April 8, 2015 / 12:51 am

    Can’t wait to try this 🙂

    • April 8, 2015 / 7:31 am

      Yes I hope you do! It’s so affordable and I love love love it!

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