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Written on Monday, May 7, 2018
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I’ve never used primers in makeup. An ordinary drugstore moisturizing cream was enough for me to prep my skin for makeup. However, that cream was far from being perfect, but I was too lazy to change anything about it. One day I actually got fed up with the constant peeling from a matte foundation and large pores on my skin and thought that it was high time to purchase a primer.

And I decided to choose something from NYX. There were only three options there:

  • Angel Veil Primer

  • HD Primer

  • And the new Total Control Drop Primer. Do not confuse it with a foundation!

I decided to give the latter option a go.

 

Packaging

At the beginning the primer was packed in a cardboard package.

 

Inside there is a compact bottle with a dropper. I’ve never used products in such packagings, but I loved it. It’s very comfortable to use.

NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer

On the package you can find the directions in pictures:

NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer

And the list of ingredients:

NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer

Well, there is plenty of silicones, plus glycerine. Alright then. However, I was really surprised to find that the primer was not that thick at all.

 

Effects

The primer is light-pink and has a liquid formula. At first I thought that I would have some problems with distributing it on my face, but I was wrong!

NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer

Plus, it covers up my blemishes just a little bit, which is good. It doesn’t have to do anything else really, because it’s just a primer. It smoothes out and moisturizes my skin, so thank you. Also, I noticed that it whitens my skin tone a little, so fair-skinned girls should be really careful with it. Do not overdo it.

NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer

A few words about my skin type:

  • Combination skin

  • Dry in my T-zone, especially in the wings of my nose

  • Oily on my cheeks

It wouldn’t conceal extremely large pores, because you need a specific product for this purpose. This is how it looked:

NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer

As I’ve already mentioned, the primer can whiten my skin tone a little bit.

NYX Total Control Drop Primer
NYX Total Control Drop Primer

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of my skin with primer and foundation together, but I think the effect is clear. You need just a few drops for your face. Apply it to your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.

 

Verdict

This stuff is good, but I think that it’s not moisturizing enough in winter. However, it’s perfect for spring and summer.

I’ve also tried using this primer with a powder without any foundation and the results were decent.

 

Pros:

  • weightless texture

  • easy to use

  • smoothes out skin tone

Cons:

  • doesn’t go a long way

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Type: Primer
Brand: NYX
Category: Make-Up