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Review // NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder

When I was in America back in February, I was feeling a little spendy on NYX products as they weren't as easily accessible in the UK as they are in the US. Little did I know that as soon as I got home NYX stands would be popping up left, right and centre. Everything I bought in America I can now find in my local Boots which is wonderful, as well as being slightly annoying! At least I will know that if I find something I really like I won't have to travel to another part of the world to get it.

Alongside a few NYX Matte Lip Creams, I also bought the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finish Powder. Looking back, I am not sure why I purchased this as I am not a massive 'powder' person but I think I was drawn to it because it is white in colour, rather than because I desperately needed another powder product. That's not to say it isn't good, though.

About the NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder:
"Don't let the white colour turn you off. This powder is a miracle in a jar. 100% pure mineral silica finish powder that is perfect for setting foundation or wearing alone. This powder leaves your skin looking radiant and luminous, while absorbing oil for that flawless matte finished look. A colourless shade that can be used for all skintones."

The NYX Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder comes housed in a 6 g pot which is see-through at the bottom so you can see how much product you have left. Because the powder is of a loose variety, inside the pot you have the little open holes to shake the powder out of. I personally, find this very messy as I just find it goes everywhere so I have to make sure I am very careful as I don't want all of the powder to come out from the bottom and into the top as it would just be wasteful. I also don't find the packaging to be very sturdy so it is just as well the powder is already loose!

Like I said before, I am not a massive powder person but I do get a fairly oily T-zone so whilst I don't use it everyday, it is something I should probably use more of. This powder is white in colour which can look a little daunting but it does apply translucent although you do have to make sure you only apply a small amount, otherwise it can appear white on the skin. It can also make your skin look bright white when photographed with it on so that is something to be mindful of.

I apply a very small amount with a powder brush then apply it very lightly to my T-zone and just under my eyes to set my concealer in place. If you wanted a translucent, mineral powder to 'bake' your make-up with then this would be perfect for you. It keeps everything in place and matte all day long without giving the skin the impression of appearing cakey. A little goes a very long way with this mineral powder so I am sure the 6 g pot will last you quite a while.

Overall, I really like this finishing powder a lot more than I though I would. It sets everything in place whilst absorbing all of the oil from your skin, giving you a matte finish. You only need to apply just a small amount, otherwise the white in colour powder loses its translucence. You also have to be careful when being photographed whilst wearing this powder as it can make areas of your face look ghostly white. I think for £8 this NYX Finishing Powder is very reasonably priced and I think if you were after a new loose powder then you should try and find a NYX stand quickly!



  1. wow! louise are you ok? this is not a liquid lipstick... and you're reviewing it! omg! xD
    I'm not a massive power person. but i've actaully heard really great stuff about this one! too bad we can't get nyx here :'(


  2. NYX seems to be going to places. Waiting for NYX to open up counters in my country, so that I can get them NYX goodies. Getting this definitely.

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  3. Ah amazing.. I have to give it a try! I love your blog too by the way, would love to follow each other and stay in touch.. let me know! x


  4. I just bought a new translucent powder otherwise I would try this out!


  5. I've heard a lot of good things about this HD powder, and I think it will be my next powder purchase. Right now I'm using bareMinerals Mineral Veil and although it's very popular I can't say I really like it. I don't think that it does much for me, it's not very mattifying, and if I apply too much it gives me that "powdered" old lady look...


  6. Looks nice :)
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  7. How do I get the holes in the container? Mine has none :(