Rated 3.87 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Flawless with Angel Veil
I work 14 hour overnight shifts and this is ESSENTIAL on those nights! My makeup looks flawless until I wash it off... literally, like I just applied it! The name really does say it all... i have a very uneven skin tone & this blurs all of my little flaws perfectly!
Most Helpful Critical Review No! just no.
I just got this in the mail today and it's an opaque white! This needs to be listed somewhere in the description so this brown girls will be aware when considering purchase. Also, it doesn't apply well at all, it flakes of while applying it you the skin and I was left with a whitish cast on my skin, no bueno.
Reviewed by 881 customers no
Paloma from El Paso, TX
First time I tried this product, not gonna lie, it made my skin look velvety and nice. After one year of using this primer, I've noticed that my skin's condition started changing which meant that I went from oily to dry. This primer dried out my skin even more. I used to be a fan, but I'm going to look for a moisturizing primer this time.
The stuff separates
AutumnLily from Oregon
At least it doesn't make my skin feel greasy or dry. BUT the stuff separates, so you keep having to smoosh it around in the tube before you try to get any out. Otherwise, you'll get water at the beginning of the tube, and thick paste towards the end of your use. It's a hassle!
Not for Dry textured skin
PlanieJane from LA, California
I went into Ulta one day actually looking for a different primer that turned out not to be in stock. I asked an Ulta employee for a recommendation; I have very dry textured skin and I honestly just want my foundation to go on naturally. I'm not looking for a super flawless look-I just want my skin to look nice. She told me this stuff would be great; only use a little and it would really perfect my skin so that makeup would go on easy. It did not do this. I have dry skin so I moisture before I put on makeup, but this stuff was insane. It goes on with a white tint, which quickly disappears if you rub it in, but my poor skin looked white. This stuck to every textured and dry spot so it looked like I had white speckles all over my face. I put foundation on it, and my forehead literally looked like I was peeling from a sunburn. My foundation pilled up everywhere, and overall, it just didn't looked nice. It looked fine and did seem to help my more normal areas of skin, but I just can't wear stuff that does that to my forehead/chin. I am thankful that Ulta has such a generous return policy because I did just return this; I was never going to be able to wear it because it was just terrible for me. I don't recommend for dry/textured skin.
Meh, it's ok
Keifer from Oklahoma
It's fine I guess but I see nothing special. Does this pill up on anyone else? Not for me and my dry skin. ELF putty primer is better I think.
Only primer I use
K. Little from Oakland, CA
I don't always use primer - usually my SPF serves as primer. But for longer wear or to help a foundation that's a little bit at odds with my skin, this stuff is magic. A little goes a very long way, and it blurs my skin in a very natural way. I definitely use less foundation and get a much better application when I use this product.
Kac005 from Akron, OH
I purchased this product because I heard it was a dupe for the Hourglass Veil primer - which I had been wanting to try, but never purchased because of the price ($$$). The reviews online were positive so I thought I'd give this a go! After using consistently for a week, it's just ok. For reference, prior to this purchase I was using: Benefit's Pore Perfecting and Smashbox Redness Reducing Primer. The NXY primer does the best job at "blurring" but that's about it. It has a white cast when applied and I don't feel it makes my makeup last any longer compared to the Benefit or Smashbox. In fact, my concealer actually looks worse at the end of the day (I use IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye). Plus, at the end of the day I feel like my foundation sits heavier on my skin. I tried using different types of foundations with this primer (all Clinique: a powder, a cream stick and a liquid) and had the same "heaviness" with each.
I'm going to continue to play around with application and amount since everyone seems to love this...but overall not as impressed as I'd hoped to be!
Feels amazing but didn't work
De13 from US
I have an extremely oily forehead and my foundation did not stick to the primer at all, it separated before I could finish my makeup and use setting spray
Smooth, Velvety Finish
Vee from New Orleans
I loveee how it feels on my skin. It applies so smooth and does a good job at blurring out pores. It does leave a slight white cast, but once you put foundation, concealer, etc. you won't even notice it.
Awesome dupe for Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Melissa from Watertown, NY
I've been using the Hourglass Veil Primer for years, and I've decided to find something more affordable. This was suggested as a dupe, so I picked it up on the day my local Ulta opened back up. The consistency of this primer is a bit different than Hourglass, but that's not a con. This primer does reek though. Like it smells horrendous... but it keeps my makeup looking excellent for at least ten hours, even in the heat/humidity, so I can overlook it.
Liz from Lumberton, NC
I really like this primer, very velvety going on my skin. The only issue I have is it's alittle watery
Mermetal from Florida
only thing to ever make me breakout
Gracie sue from Kansas
it blurs imperfections really well, however it made me break out on my forehead, a d I've never had any product make me breakout before. I don't know what it was but it happened during my second tube. also if you don't use it you fast it will dry out and become really chalky and hard to spread
Good primer but breakouts
Lou from Southern La
This primer feels good and sinks into skin beautifully. The only problem I have is the closed comedones that pop up after every use!
My favorite primer
Maddiemay from North West Arkansas
I was honestly so surprised to see the bad reviews on this primer. I love it. I have very oily skin and it keeps my foundation in place all day. I love the texture of it, very soft and almost mousse like. Anytime I'm trying out a new foundation I make sure I'm using this primer.
im not sure why the reviews are so bad
sam< 3 from az
lol, my skin is normal with a lil texture (kp on my cheeks) and this rlly helps with smoothing. it blurs and makes my texture less noticeable and my skin more soft. the ONE thing i dont like is how expensive it is?? nyx out here getting bold. it's more of a $7-12 product, def not almost 20. i'd rather pay a lil extra for a high end product but, it's still good.
Make my foundation look amazing
The make up mom from Tinton Falls NJ
This is seriously the best primer
Too expensive for something that doesn't work
JJ from WA
It made my face look super white and powdery didnt do much blurring and it kind of balled up, would of seen better results with baby powder..
Good but runny
Andy from Seattle
This is great although sometimes I go to squeeze it and it comes out as pure liquid. Given the packaging it doesn't really allow you to shake it up very well. From what I can tell is a good primer.
Paula from Knoxville
Though I like the way the lotion feels on my skin, this product separates, as in part is a watery fluid and part cream. I've tried shaking it as well as massaging the tube. It helped some but didn't completely blend.
Singer323 from New Mexico
When I first put it one it made my skin very dry and flaky. I will never buy this product again
Not for me
KaytKing from SD
I used this as a primer before applying foundation. I found though at the end of the day I had more creasing that I usually do without a primer. I didn't notice anything different positive that would make me purchase this again. I do like NYX though, maybe in the future I will try a different primer from this brand.
great dupe for an expensive primer
Nikki from Massachusetts
For the record, I have oily skin. I love this primer and found it to be a great dupe for this other expensive brands primer. It contains silica, so if you apply too much, it may leave a white cast, but you're putting make up on over it sooo.... Lol. I feel like this primer blurs the look of my large pores, I don't think it adds any longevity though.
NO, NO, and NO
Tay from Springfield, TN
This did absolutely nothing for my face. I did not like the feel of it either. I'm not necessarily the biggest believer that primer does anything anyways.
Milly from Arizona
I was kind of nervous about this primer because of how oily my skin is and the texture of it when I put it on. Happy to day it help we'll and I definitely recommend. I also paired it with Urban Decay setting spray.
Not for sensitive face.
Ashley from Peoria, AZ
My face broke out right away when using this product. Never broke out so much in my life.