Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wonderful....but please lose the gold flecks
First off...this is really more of a SERUM than a primer. This is not going to hold your makeup on like a silicone primer, but it is still pretty amazing. It is full of really fantastic ingredients. Especially Hyaluronic Acid, which helps the skin to absorb and retain moisture, the Portulaca which is anti-inflammatory and calming, collagen, and we love Allantoin, which is very soothing and helps increase water absorption to the skin, and also increases the smoothness of the skin; promotes cell replication and the healing of wounds, burns, and scars. Not to mention all the amazing botanicals. The ONLY thing that bothers me about this is the "gold flecks" . They are just unnecessary and a gimmick that just doesn't make any sense.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not as geat as I was expecting...
I will post on my blog with more detail but, this primers just is not for me! I thought it would be amazing because soooo many NYX products are. This formula doesn't seem to be any different whrn it comes to basic priming. The gold flakes are a bit random and not small enough to illuminate the skin. The products feels wet and sticky to me and make my combo/oily skin a wee bit unhappy. Also, the packaging would be so much better in a pump form...much more sanitary. All in all this product has the potential to be great but I just don't think it's there yet.
Reviewed by 922 customers Not worth the money
Easton from Iowa
For the cost of a NYX primer, I expected more. It is nice and tacky at the start and your makeup looks great at first. After just a few hours my makeup is breaking down, blotchy, greasy, and my face just feels gross. I was super hyped to try this, but it's a fail for me.
clove from va
I like this...but the smell is horrible. it dries quick which is nice and it feels sticky at first, but dries and brightens your skin a bit. I don't think I'd buy it again
Cookie from Staten Island
Ok so I was in the market for a new primer. I have normal to dry skin with rosacea but wait there more with sensitive skin to just about any product. So I came upon NYX honey dew me up skin serum & primer. Let me tell you that not only did this product not break me but that it made my foundation last all day. I wasn't oily nor dry. It was the perfect match that kept my face radiantly glowing. 10/10 would recommend!
hannah from va
this primer did almost nothing for my skin accept burnt it. I dont have really sensitive skin but this was so bad. not worth the money.
Great product! I have super oily skin throughout the day
Lex from Marietta OK
This is heavenly!
Jazzy from California
Good primer for dry skin . It's sticky so the foundation can stick on . A little goes a long way
My go to primer!
Lala from Michigan
Really light feeling on the skin, but effective. I use it for my rosacea and it definitely helps my skin even out for foundation.
Marcelle from Glenview IL
Not a bad primer at all makes your skin feel tacky and hydrated and ready for foundation. I would only use this as a primer tho not just as a serum as it makes my skin pretty tacky. Only downside is that it's super hard to get out of the little glass and spatula.. I have to rub the spatula all over my hand then apply it on my face a couple times as it's very gooey. Besides that not bad at all
Best Primer Ever
Rhianen from Idaho
I have super sensitive, oily skin, and have tried every primer out there. This is my absolute favorite! It lasts forever, feels good, and smells amazing.
Caroline from tn
The best dewy and hydrated look ever. A little pricey for the drugstore but worth it. Bottle last a long time.
This on top of Elf putty primer 🙌🙌
Gabby from VA
Listen up to all of my makeup lovers out there, this stuff is so good. I have always had problems with primers not keeping makeup on my nose or my foundation would rub off in spots NOT THIS STUFF. This primer goes on beautifully, a little goes a long way. It dries down tacky and it makes my makeup wear longer and look better the longer I wear it. This primer is not pore filling however if you use the elf putty primer in problem areas with this on top it is an absolute DREAM. I have dry/combo skin and have used this under the following foundations, It Cosmetics CC cream, maybelline superstay full coverage foundation, wet n wild photofocus, and cover girl clean fresh skin milk. Give this stuff a chance you won't regret it.
better for normal-dry skin
Julea from California
it smells amazing and feels really good on my skin. a little goes a long way so be careful. it leaves a tackiness for the foundation to stick to but it didn't do much for my pores, i would recommend using this on top of a pore filling primer. since it is a dewy primer and it is very tacky and glass-like i wouldn't recommend it if you have oily skin.
Second time buy
Diana76 from Apple Valley Ca
I use before foundation and works great or just on a regular day
Yiyi from Texas
Wish I had read the ingredients before buying.
Not my favorite
Not a professional from Arkansas
This was just too messy for my liking. I also noticed that it would break out my face really bad within the first 30 minutes every time I attempted to wear it. I have skin that is either really dry or somewhat oily and this product just didn't work for me, no matter how my skin wanted to act from day to day.
I highly recommend!!
Cynthiamarie from Wisconsin
I have yet to try this out but when I first opened it the first thing I noticed was how good it smelt! The consistency is sticky looking and I was very surprised!
pinkii from usa
this is gross and no matter how little you use it just goes everywhere and messes up your foundation this is maybe good for people who have really dry skin
amelia from Lincoln Park
Great price and quality. The fact it's a primer and serum saves me a lot of money and I find it works for me as both. Some primers and serums cost more than this alone, so good looking out.
Glass like finish that grips onto foundation!
LeahMH from New York
This is the first primer I've ever tried from NYX, and it's quickly become a favorite. It can be a little tricky to apply. I recommend putting some on the back of your hand and applying with a synthetic brush (some of my favorites are from Real Techniques). Once on, it gives skin a glass like finish that looks beautifully smooth, yet has an almost "tackiness" to it which grips onto foundation. It prevents foundation from sliding around of breaking up, and doesn't cause skin to break out. It doesn't have SPF, so keep that in mind when spending prolonged periods in the sun.
I will continue to buy this product :)
Jane Doe from California
I use this product every day as a serum. Actually twice a day. I love it. I have very sensitive skin and most lotions and serums break me out. Never this! It's very light weight. No harsh smells or any ingredients that interfere with my skin. For me I love this.
Better serum than primer
Emily from Long Beach CA
Feels great on the skin. Very refreshing and not like you're putting in makeup. Smells great too! It does not do much as a primer for me though. I have oily skin and large pores that this does nothing to help, but love it as a layer after moisturizer and before primer that I can just put on my t-zone area
Crystal from Dracut, MA
I like this product a lot! I agree with some of the other reviews in that the spatula is weird and it's a bit sticky. But, I put on a small amount and let it soak into my skin for the recommended few minutes. I've found make up goes on smoother, my pores look better, I'm less oily, and make up stays put better than it normally would. I've tried many other far more expensive primers and this one is my favorite.
Hadeyah from Atlanta
I have normal to combination skin. I only get oily in my T-zone and the rest of my face is normal. And this Primer worked SO well for me. I bought it based on reviews and I am really satisfied with it. It moisturized my skin while keeping my oily spots matte without drying them out too much. My makeup went on so smooth and I didn't even have to bake! A little bit goes a LONG way so don't worry about how small the bottle is. It is on the "pricier" side of drugstore makeup but it's definitely worth it for how well it works.
Love As A Serum and Primer
MStr7 from Madison, WI
I love this as a primer and as a regular skin serum. My skin feels hydrated and literally glows after each use. The formula isn't too sticky and actually dries pretty fast. I haven't had any problems with it breaking out my face and it's overall one of my favorite skincare products to use.
I would buy this product again and again!
Dali from Chicago, Illinois
I mix it with my Tarte shape tape concealer, it creates a glowing skin.