This time I’m speaking about the NYX No Filter Skin Primer. I got it as a free sample, and It looks like it’s time to say a few words about it.
First things first, this all may be just an individual reaction of my skin and yours may like this primer better.
I’ve had a good primer before but eventually it was no longer required since my makeup lasted pretty good without it, and all the tiny flaking spots were evened out by a good moisturizer.
Unlike foundations, this primer comes without any outer box. No information except the list of ingredients and expiration date is to be found on the tube.
This is a huge downside. It’s smells like something made of refined petroleum. The fragrance is so horrendous, even cheap foundations and face creams smell better.
But once applied onto the skin, the fragrance becomes less perceptible and even nice. Luckily, it doesn’t linger on the skin. By the way, the smell resembles that of the NYX Foundation.
Formula: According to the manufacturer it’s supposed to be silky-smooth. It’s lightweight and easy to spread, and I like the formula, really. But it feels like silicone primer that does nothing except evening skin tone out and only works for those whose skin isn’t problematic.Color
The color is also noteworthy: it’s nude with a little bit of red that disappeared during application. It doesn’t make my skin appear darker, which I couldn’t help but feel happy about.
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INGREDIENTS: Dimethicone | Cyclopentasiloxane | Aqua / Water / Eau | Dimethicone Crosspolymer | PEG-10 Dimethicone | Methyl Trimethicone | Dipropylene Glycol | Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer | Talc | Triethoxycaprylylsilane | Methicone | Magnesium Sulfate | Aminopropyl Dimethicone | Disteardimonium Hectorite | Ethylhexylglycerin | Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate | Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate | Polymethylsilsesquioxane | Cetyl Ethylhexanoate | Tocopherol | Phenoxyethanol | Parfum / Fragrance | Limonene | Citronellol | Hexyl Cinnamal. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) | Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
The final result.
What I like?
- The primer lives up to the promises and really makes my skin smooth and silky, this is a big plus.
- But does it prep and prime the skin for foundation? I don’t know, really. My moisturizer does it pretty good, and I’m not going to use this primer instead of it, otherwise I may end up with flaking skin. So I’ll probably just skip this paragraph.
What I don’t like about this primer?
It’s a pore clogger, and I was getting new blind pimples each time I applied the primer. Of course that’s kind of normal for problem skin, but there are many products that don’t provoke new blemishes.The weirdest part is that those blind pimples didn’t disappear at all until I stopped using this primer. There are still a few red spots though.
Next time I applied it as a base for a undereye concealer and you know what? Exactly! I got a stye on the lower lid. I never had anything of this sort before. The lid was irritated and it ached!
So, I can definitely say that I didn’t like this primer. I tried to tame it but got nothing but pimples and irritation. Two stars, not recommended. My sample will land in the trash can, and I’m sure it’s possible to find a better option for the price.