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HD Studio Photogenic Foundation

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Nyx CosmeticsHD Studio Photogenic Foundation
 
4.0

(based on 97 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (86)
  • Goes on smoothly (83)
  • Blends well (82)
  • Lightweight (68)
  • Good pigmentation (62)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (12)
  • Too greasy (12)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Causes breakouts (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (49)
  • Full coverage (35)
  • Normal skin (34)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (26)
  • Dry skin (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (53), Brand buyer (37)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (57), Medium (32)

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1.0

Waste of Money.

By Ruth

from California

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

    Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

    Terrible foundation. It smells horrible, looks incredibly cakey after about half an hour. I'd recommend an other foundation in the world over this one. Overall I wish I had looked at other foundations before buying this overpriced one....

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    YES

    By Jaime

    from Arlington

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

      I usually use MAC fluid, but this is wonderfull for the price.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      2.0

      Overwhelming odor

      By Katie

      from California

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation

      Cons

      • Bad odor
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Full Coverage

      Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

      This product looked great when first applied. The color match was better than Smashbox Halo. However, it settled into creases after a few hours and became shiny (my skin usually becomes oily after half a day.) The most unbearable thing though, was the smell. It has baby powder/vanilla smell which is almost nauseating after a few hours of smelling it on your upper lip!

      This is a great product to wear for a couple of hours, but I can't bear to wear it all day. I had to return it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Hi, I'm pretty new to foundation

      By jackie

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

        So this is my first real foundation routine. I used to use a tinted moisturizer but wanted more coverage for my acne breakouts and combination skin. My T zone gets oily throughout the day and I have a fair amount of redness on my face.

        First, I put NYX shine killer primer on.
        Then, I use this foundation with a stipple brush off the back of my hand, I think I have the second to lightest shade, a very nice employee helped me find my color match.
        Third, I do any contouring/highlighting/blush that I may want.
        Lastly, I lightly dust my face with NYX HD studio finishing powder in white (it is sheer, not white when worn)

        This routine really locks in a matte finish and does not appear oily throughout the day.

        I am SO happy with the NYX products I am trying and for someone that hasn't really used foundation before, it's incredibly easy.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        3.0

        pretty good

        By Athena Morning-Star

        from Albuquerque, New Mexico

        Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

        The smell is pretty bad for foundation but bearable. It's pretty dark and thick if you're looking for a heavy concealer. I have an oily t-zone and this foundation made it oiler, and it broke me out more. I like it for it's coverage and its price as a substitute for the usual concealer I get - urban decay naked in 6. It's not as liquid like as the naked foundation, it's a bit thicker.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I stil learn the best way to put it out

        By cin

        from san antonio texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

        Still try to figure out how to apply it. if a brush or a spong

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        2.0

        hmm

        By saaarrra

        from greensboro, nc

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

          I couldnt find the right color for me . I have heard a lot about how great this brand is so tried several diff colors and not one fit me. Very bummed !

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Surprised by this brand

          By TicaTija

          from Fayetteville, AR

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

          I decided to try this foundation for it's advertised 'High Definition' properties without the high price tag. I have been using it for two weeks and it's been great so far. It's much more coverage than my previous foundation (which I thought didn't cover anything), so keep that in mind if you prefer a natural, makeup-free look. But I wanted coverage and feel like it does the job without being thick or cakey.
          I picked the third shade from the lightest, since it's winter and my skin gets pretty light from not being in the sun. The shade is a little darker than what I had wanted, but it blends in nicely and doesn't leave a line or look tacky. I'd definitely recommend trying the colors while in the store.
          I used it for NYE and after dancing and living it up, I don't look oily or bare in any of the photos...my makeup looked fresh at 10pm and 2am, without any touch-ups.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Almost like a tinted moisturizer

          By Amanda

          from Greer, sc

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Poor Coverage
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

          Don't waste your money.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          You'll be surprised!

          By Mayra

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage

            Comments about Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation:

            I've always been a brand buyer when it comes down to my foundation. I use to use budget brands before (bought from Walmart, CVS & etc) but didn't like the fact that it didn't last very long (the product itself) or it would go bad quickly. I now use Makeup Forever HD foundation. It's wonderful, but I talked t my friend one day & she told me I was crazy for using it as my everyday foundation since it's pretty pricy. I decided to go into Ulta & try a budget brand foundation, the girl who works there recommended this & I absolutely fell in love with it! Once I run out of my Makeup Forever HD foundation I will probably just stick to this NYX foundation! I have very dry skin so before applying my foundation I do use MACs complete comfort cream & it really does help moisturizer my skin.

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