Hi guys! I recently picked up a bunch of NYX products, and the NYX HD Photogenic concealer was one of them. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this concealer, including that it is a dupe for the cult favourite NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Of course I haven’t tried the Radiant Creamy Concealer but I’ve always wanted to but see the way my bank account is set up… Lol well I got the more pocket friendly alternative. I really like the packaging. It’s minimalist, but still really catchy. The top closes very securely; it is travel friendly because you can throw it into your bag easily and not worry about it breaking or spilling.
According to the brand: Now comes in 12 more shades to accommodate an even wider range of skin tones, our best – selling HD Photogenic Concealer effectively covers imperfections, discoloration and under – eye circles without ever looking cakey or obvious. The result is beautiful, natural – looking coverage you can count on.
It comes in 23 shades, including a few colour – correcting shades, and I picked it up in the shade Nutmeg.It has a doe foot applicator which makes application pretty convenient, but also makes me wonder about cross contamination but I try not to think of that so much 😂😂
The shade Nutmeg is a pretty medium – dark with pinky undertones. The shade is about a shade or two lighter than my skin tone and I love that it is not too yellow, which is was one problem I had with the LA Girl pro concealer in the shade Fawn. I always thought it was too yellow and to combat the extreme yellow undertones, I mix it with another LA Girl concealer in Beautiful Bronze to tone it down a little because sometimes a yellow based foundation + a yellow based concealer + a yellow based setting powder = a hot mess. The shade is pretty close to the skin of my inner arm, which is lighter than my face, and I love how natural looking it is
The formula is lightweight and very creamy. It’s a medium coverage and you could probably build it up but I don’t need a lot of coverage under my eyes because I don’t have dark circles. I have a line under my right eye that it sinks but aside from that, there is no creasing whatsoever. It held up really well, lasting the whole working day and some, which of course is very impressive. It blends easily with both my fingers and a beauty blender but I prefer using my finger because it provides fuller coverage. Here I compared the NYX HD concealer to the two LA Girl concealers I use on the regular, and you can see how very yellow Fawn is compared to Nutmeg. Beautiful Bronze is my exact shade but has more neutral undertones so a mixture of the two (Fawn+Beautiful bronze) gives me a pretty, toned down highlight.
I set it with my Laura Mercier translucent powder and it stays put all day. The formula is hydrating for my under eye so there is no tightness like I get from the LA Girl concealers. And it doesn’t set too fast, giving enough time to make corrections.
My one gripe with this is that it contains so little product, only a measly 0.11oz/3g of product which I know will definitely run out soon with everyday use. Buy or nah? I say BUY! It’s amazing! If you’ve tried this concealer, let me know your thoughts.
Thanks for reading xx