Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while but today I’m doing a review on the NYX Mineral Stick Foundation! I got sent them from NYX when I asked them about their blush in Taupe a couple of months ago which was amazing for contouring. This is their alternative and I decided to do a review and a mini tutorial for a very natural contour.
02 Porcelain (left) and 09 Caramel (left)
So first things first, the review!

The NYX Mineral Stick Foundation come in 9 shades and the formula is creamy and easy to blend. Although the formula is creamy, it isn’t heavy and provides light to medium coverage. The coverage is buildable, but does tend to look ‘cakey’ when you try to get medium to full coverage. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend this as a foundation especially if you have oily skin like me since it has a dewy finish, however, I would recommend this for contouring and highlighting. I love using this to brighten up my under eye area because I find that it gives me enough coverage without making me feel like I have layers upon layers of makeup. Since it is so easy to blend, it makes it great for achieving an everyday contour. It retails for $16.95 (in Australia) each at Target which although seems pricey, I find that it if you’re using it just to contour or highlight it is a good price. 

Swatch of 02 Porcelain (right) and 09 Caramel (left)
I love the Kim K contouring and highlighting technique, however it is honestly too much for everyday wear. On a day to day basis I will only wear foundation, but some times I want to give my face some shape and to do that I’ll contour and highlight with the NYX Mineral Stick Foundation.

I got sent the colours Porcelain 02 and Caramel 09 which aren’t the exact colours that match me for contouring and highlighting, but I have created a technique to make it natural and work with my skin tone! (For reference: I haven’t found my exact foundation shade yet but NC25 in the MAC Prolongwear Liquid and Revlon Colourstay in Sand Biege are what has worked best for me. NC25 is a tad too orange and the Revlon Colourstay in Sand Beige is a tad too pink.) 

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent the NYX Mineral Stick foundation as I asked about the blush ‘Taupe’. I was not asked to do a review and being sent the product has not changed my opinion on them. 

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