This is the first liquid foundation that I have used in months! To be honest, after using my mineral foundation from Alima Pure religiously I didn’t expect go back to liquid foundations anytime soon. But since I forgot my makeup bag at home when travelling I ended up buying the High Definition Foundation by NYX and lucky for me it turned out to be nice purchase! I got mine in the shade Soft Beige. In store they only a limited selection of shades but online there are 20 to chose from.
This foundation has light coverage but it is buildable so I tend to apply two layers if I’m going out at night. It covers the redness in my skin and evens out my skin tone but if you have acne prone skin or looking for a heavier coverage this foundation probably isn’t for you.
I like the way it feels on my face: it goes on smooth and creates a satin like finish (due to the contained silicones). It doesn’t look dull or flat and the texture feels very lightweight. Th product sinks in quickly and leaves a shine that makes your skin glow without looking greasy. The smell is not too overpowering and it reminds me of the makeup I stole out of my mom’s bag to try when I was younger. 😉
Even after applying two layers to build up a medium coverage it doesn’t look cakey. During the colder season I tend to get drier skin, especially around my chin area. Some liquid foundations dry my skin out even more and highlight the white skin flakes, this NYX foundation doesn’t do that! It isn’t the most long lasting foundation I have ever used but it surely gets me through my workday looking reasonable. 😉
The only issue I have with this foundation is that the packaging allows for some of the product to leak out. Which is why I store it upside down in my makeup bag.
- Light to medium coverage
- natural glowy finish on the skin
- Moisturising, doesn’t dry out my skin
- Packaging allows product to leak out
4 out of 5 melons!