Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Very Pleased with this Foundation
I don't wear makeup enough to buy prestige brands. I literally just looked into my makeup bag the other day and most of my stuff I've had for years. So I had to throw it out. I have a wedding to attend next weekend and I needed to do something. So I did a little searching on the Ulta website and found this foundation. I went in store and asked a representative to help me pick out a shade that worked for me. I ended up getting Vanilla. Honest to God I have never had a foundation that truly matched my skin tone as well as this one did. I have read several of the reviews for this product (knowing there isn't many due to it just launching this week) but I see some say it doesn't cover well, that it applies dry, can still see pores, etc. I have oily to dry skin depending on the area. So I planned ahead in getting the NYX Angel Veil face primer and Ulta brand of Hydrating face primer just to try them. I used the hydrating face primer then applied the foundation with a dampened foundation brush. It went on very smooth and covered well. Doesn't feel cakey or dry. Then I applied NYX concealer for my under eyes and blended the foundation into it (which blended well together). I then added NYX HD finishing powder (banana). The powder is very light and works great as a finishing powder. Don't be worried about the color of the banana powder as it blends very well over the foundation. I then used Ulta's Baked bronzer to touch up in needed areas. This make up matches my natural skin tone so well you can barely tell I'm wearing it that's how flawless my look was. I'm very pleased with these NYX and Ulta products. I went into the store today and realized that all NYX products were BOGO 50% off so I just went ahead and got a whole new makeup kit without breaking the bank. I will continue to purchase these products and do highly recommend. I do suggest however that if you aren't familiar with the shades go ahead and ask a representative to help you. You will be glad you did.
Most Helpful Critical Review Whew chile 🙄
Ok so....I WANTED to like this foundation. I tried multiple times to make it work and baby I just canNOT. Ok the pros are: Of course the price point is great, I feel like it can be full coverage if you have the arm strength to apply a couple of layers, it has good pigmentation, and it's surprisingly lightweight. Like so light it feels like you're wearing nothing. That is until *cue the necessary dramatics* CONS: This foundation dries down SO matte/desert dry that it makes your skin feel tight and ashy by the time you're finished beating the rest of your face. Stay away from this if you have a dry skin type or be prepared to use a really good dewy primer and setting spray. Like....throughout the day. You're going to need a refreshing mist every few hours. Also this foundation dries down super fast. So fast that it doesn't allow you to blend it out all the way which of course leaves patches, streaks, dots, depending on how you apply. You gotta work FAST. Section by section. Don't put it all over your face and let it sit while you work with one area. Please don't. Another thing....the shades....oh girl. Ok I appreciate the fact that there are hella shades to choose from, but they're kinda weird FOR ME. My skin tone is funny already and trying to find my exact shade has been a headache. Either one is too light, too dark, or too ashy and there is no in between for me. I even tried mixing shades. Nope. Last, but not least....you cannot use certain products/formulas with this foundation. Like cream(contour, highlight, etc.). It WILL NOT allow you to blend it out. It will cling to the foundation creating patches so don't try it. I find powders work best. Liquid can work also IF you work fast enough. Again, blend it out in sections only. Don't let it sit. Oh, and don't bake. Apply and dust it right off after you've applied your powder everywhere you need to(60 seconds tops). All in all....for me....worst foundation I have EVER used. I still love NYX tho. Hey girl 💕
Reviewed by 993 customers I would purchase this again and again!
Kk's from Maryland
So as a first time foundation user this is perfect, a few squirts and your good to go!!! Foundation is 5 stars
Fix the pump!!
Haley from Lubbock, Tx
I love this foundation. It's my favorite one due to the good price, the match of the color and the matte finish. I have very oily skin and it works great on me. However, I've had two bottles of this and both times the pump clogs and makes the bottle practically unusable. There is also no way to open the bottle. It is incredibly difficult to work with. I'd buy this foundation again and again if it weren't for the packaging.
I LOVE THIS and i have dry skin
dee from el paso
this foundation has changed me as a person i bought it about a month or two ago and i love it the only thing that throws me off is the smell i can get over it and it goes away i just noticed it lol
I wouldn't buy it again!!
Lori from Washington (state)
It didn't blend well on my face with a brush or a beauty blender
My New Go-To!!
Anna from California
This is an amazing foundation and is probably my 4th time repurchasing it. I love that it fades so naturally at the end up the day and never gets patchy as you sweat and such. It makes my skin look beautiful!
Onerymae01 from Brighton Colorado
I really love this foundation. I actually picked a shade that matches perfectly! It stays matte all day and doesn't get shiny.
Ruby from Mid city
I recently bought this product and it's so great it's full coverage and while you do have to use some more pumps for your face it's LASTS!
Meggs from Saratoga Springs, UT
I use this as a mid to full coverage foundation. I replaced my tarte amazon clay foundation with this and I absolutely love it!! I stays on so much better and covers great!
Lana from Houston, Texas
I have oily skin but this dryyyy
Good for pale skin
Elissa from Youngsville, NC
I'm very pale and rosy. Its hard to find shades light enough and this works. Great build up, affordable and the concealer is even lighter.
Nei from South Carolina
I love how light it feels on my face and the full coverage is exactly what I need.
Great product but...
Nancy from Artesia, CA
This was my go-to foundation when my acne was at its worst. Really helped to cover the dark pigmentation left behind from healing acne. The only real complaint is the pump. It's really cheap. It I don't use this for a couple days, the pump will clog and I've even had foundation squirt all over my clothes and carpet while trying to unclog it. So it can be wasteful since I i now pump into the lid to make sure it it working.
KamTheGirl from Nashville, TN
The foundation is beauty, and not to drying. I have oily combination skin, and it looked beautiful. I used a pump and a half, but will try one pump because it is a little thick. Will be my new go to foundation, because I am a beginner in makeup.
Accidentally buy but fell in love!
Nikki from Maine
I went in store to buy a different shade of the morphe fluidity full coverage foundation but the store I was in didn't have it. A beautiful employee recommended I try this Nyx instead and wow was she right! I usually don't wear foundation, I feel it makes me look cakey and unnatural but I've worn this everyday since buying it. I'm in love!
Scarlett from Carthage
this is an awesome foundation for it's price. covers decent and blends good.
Looks beautiful on BUT
Jas from Alabama
Looks beautiful on but it clogs my pores so bad!!
Works great on my oily skin
Steph T. from Alabama
I have oily skin on most of my face, with my chin being the exception. This foundation goes on nicely and stays put with setting powder. It can look a bit dry for the first hour or so (unless I use a hydrating/dewy setting spray), but looks great after that with the exception of my chin. It can start to look dry and flakey. I've started wearing this foundation with the Milk Hydro Grip primer and it's helped with that along with helping this last beyond the 12 hour mark. I give 4 stars because of the flaking on dry skin and because of the pump. For some reason, the pump gets clogged if you leave it for more than a couple of days, and you have to poke it with a bobby pin or something similar to open it back up or risk a foundation explosion.
Works well with elf Poreless Putty Primer
Audrey from Iowa
This foundation looks flawless with elf's Poreless Puppy Primer. I love the options of undertones and I was fortunate enough to find an almost perfect match to my skin color.
never used Nyx before today
Mandi from Hagerstown
i was told by the app that the light porcelain was my shade well it was waaaay to light when i put it on it might be my winter tone but not during this summer it did oxidize after i had a small freakout over the white i decided to mix it with another kind of foundation i have that is to dark by the time i had finished (i did moisturize and primed ) it was still to light very streaky even using my damp beauty sponge by the time i finished doing the dishes i looked in the mirror the color shade is now almost perfect but super cakey around my lips, my nose,and my eyebrows this product also wasn't as full coverage as i hoped it would be.
Wears beautifully but dries super fast!
laina from TX
I honestly do love this foundation. I really really really do! NYX is cruelty free, has multiple great products... I definitely recommend NYX to anyone looking for a shade range with yellow/ golden/ and even olive tones. While this foundation is meant to be used as a full coverage foundation, I dotted this on my face sparingly and blended it out with my beauty blender. Wore beautifully, my skin looked like skin after applying the foundation and after about 8-9 hours of wear on my combo skin. My only complaint and reason for knocking off a star is because you have to move FAST with this foundation. Yes, I dotted it on my face but I had no idea it dried down so quick... By the time I blended everything out, it looked normal but in the SUNLIGHT I had DOTS on my face... Also I had to throw away the bottle recently since the pump got extremely clogged and the bottle wouldn't even unscrew...
Not too good, but not the best
MakeupAddict from Missouri
The coverage is build able and dries down to a matte finish, but it looked as though it just sat on top of my skin. It also doesn't last too long. I work a 10 hour shift and by the time I get off, patches of foundation are missing and it just looks so gross and trashy. Definitely do not plan on buying again.
Deja from Atlanta
I love this foundation, blends easily.
Burned my skin! Returning ASAP!
Cocoa-Quinn from New York, NY
Would not recommend. I can admit I do have dry/ sensitive skin, but I don't think it's that sensitive! Purchased the shade "Sienna". Upon swatching on my face, my skin started burning immediately. Foolishly, I continued to use the product thinking it's something else. Couldn't keep it on long because burning got worse so I took it off. Once the product oxides it will turn a much dark color, so go lighter, but stay within skin undertone maybe. It made my skin feel drier, tighter, and irritated. With a few exceptions, it seems I can only use high end brand foundations or BB Creams. Never had a reaction to NYX's other products except this. Very disappointed, but great attempt for women of color. At least we were factored in this time.
Lovelynichole from Phoenix, az
First time trying out this foundation an I love it. I got the wrong shade but besides that I love this stuff.
Didn't Work For Me
Susana (Stan Momoland) from California
After removing my makeup I had rashes all over my face and it also broke me out. The coverage wasn't as full as I expected it to be and it settled into my smile lines. It also emphasized my pores. What a shame since this is fungal acne safe!