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.
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.
-Doesn’t feel greasy or thick
-Easy application paddle
-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
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??