Rated 3.69 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 980 customers 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!
Jules from Texas
I had given up on foundation for a long time, but this applies like a dream! I have a couple of spots and a sunburn and this foundation covered both with no problem! It didn't cling to my dry patches or inside my pores it just works. I'm so impressed!
April from California
Blend in good and go on smooth
I would definitely buy again
His wifey from Texas
I like how it goes on smooth its like its not even there...
Mae from Houston texas
If you have clear, perfect skin this is a foundation for you. But if you have acne and dry skin, like myself, this is not it. This foundation leaves my skin flaky and my acne feels very exposed. I just don't see any coverage from this.
Viry from Salinas
I actually love this foundation. This is my second bottle and With combination skin it stays matte and it doesnt break down so easily. It is long wearing especially in the summer. They have so many shades youre bound to find your perfect shade. The only thing i hate about this product is the pump it will clog and back up the product if you do not clean it off so beware.
Carol Dawn from Rickman TN
IT's okay -great value. It evened out my complexion but didn't cover blemishes as good as I would like
JJ from WA
Worst foundation I've ever used in my life, gave it a chance 3 times but ended up giving it away, I don't understand how a foundation can be so dry, flaky, and get into pores, it's pathetic how they sell it for an expensive price too, there are cheaper better foundations too..
only foundation i'll ever use
rize from chicago
i was really skeptical on finding a new foundation because i never get the closest shade to mine, but i found the match to my skin tone and honestly, i couldn't be any happier. this is my 5th bottle and i will not use any other foundation from any other brand at all, the best foundation in my book
steph80 from Chicago
If you're 20 something with perfect skin I'm sure this foundation will work for you. However if you are older I wouldn't recommend, it settled into my fine lines no matter how much primer I used.
One of the best foundations I've ever used
danihawk from Forest Hills, NY
I absolutely love this foundation. I swore off drugstore foundations years ago because the ones I had tried from other mass brands made me break out, but I decided to try this one when I got a sample from Ulta. I've been searching for a cruelty-free alternative to Lancome Teint Idole. I had tried Milk Makeup and Urban Decay Naked foundation and didn't love either. This one goes on beautifully applied with a foundation brush-one pump gives me full coverage and a satin finish that wears all day. I've been using it for a month now and my skin looks flawless with it on and pretty good with it off-no breakouts! Definitely worth a try.
Good Foundation on a Good Skin Day
ClarkA from PA
When I was having a good skin day and my skin wasn't dried out this foundation worked great. The formula is easy to apply and blend out and the color match was pretty accurate. However, on days when my skin was dry (and even with the most hydrating primer) the foundation got very cakey on my skin and clung to all the dry spots. This will still be a go-to for me on days where my skin is behaving.
A from Ohio
I love this foundation. The price is amazing and I love the packaging. The coverage is what I like on days where I don't want extreme coverage. Only rating 4 stars because both times I've bought this the pump was messed up and I got the product everywhere.
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Liliana from Rialto, California
It glad it arrived sooner than I expected but it came with not top and was spilling in the packaging. Everything else I ordered with it was fine though.