Showing posts with label NYX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NYX. Show all posts
A main focus of my blog is to create posts that I would enjoy reading, whilst focusing on products that are mostly neglected in the blogging world. Upon searching for a review of a MAC foundation the results will come piling in, making it particularly easy to guess your shade and order online, due to the many swatches found online. Although I have tried many foundations since my teenage years I have never found my perfect foundation. Until now.

Being a fairly pale gal, I find it extremely difficult to find a shade pale enough that doesn't have pink undertones. After a surprisingly lovely English summer and a couple of European city breaks, despite my fair skin I had developed a golden tan. At the time I was regularly using No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation (£14.50 - 30ml) in the shade Calico (the palest shade). For years it had been a foundation that was the closet match (despite being a little pink) whilst providing full coverage and controlling my pesky oily skin.

NYX Matte foundation Shade 01 Ivory 02 Nude


Whilst browsing the Feel Unique website I came across the NYX Matte foundation (35ml) at a bargain price of £6 (getting an extra 10% having NYX as my 'Brand For Life'). Although a little sceptical of the price, I went ahead ordering two shades 01 Ivory and 02 Nude (coming to a total of £10.80, £3.70 cheaper than my No7 foundation!). They worked perfectly together to match the rest of my body. However, as my tan has now faded, 01 has become my everyday foundation.

NYX Matte foundation

NYX Matte foundation Shade 01 Ivory 02 Nude
01 Ivory (left), 02 Nude (right)


Whilst I wouldn't say this is a full coverage foundation, it is perfectly buildable and has no trouble covering up spots and acne scars. One of my favourite aspects of the foundation is that it photographs surprisingly well, allowing me to wear it on a night out and not look like a ghost in those dreaded club photos.

For anybody looking for a cheap foundation I would highly recommend giving it a go, especially due to the slightly larger than normal shade range (18 shades). Whilst not being entirely inclusive and needing a development in more darker shades for those with deeper skin tones, it is definitely a step forward as many high street ranges hold a very poor choice of shades.

You can purchase the foundation in select Boots, Superdrug (af) and Debenhams stores (those in which stock NYX) and online beauty retailers such as Feel Unique and Look Fantastic.

Items mentioned:
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation 

Let me know what your favourite foundations are in the comments!