Sunday, December 28, 2014

REVIEW: Nyx Angel Veil -2.5 Stars -No Angel Skin in This Tube

Brand: Nyx
Line: n/a
Make-up Type: primer (colorless)
Origin: USA
Cruelty Free: Yes, HOWEVER Nyx is now owned by L'Oreal, one of the worst...

REVIEW Summary:
Price:  0/5 $16 - too high a price for a mid-range brand!
Size: 3/5 small
Packaging: 3/5 average: small, cute, squeeze tube, not tapered
Scent: None
Color/Shade: 1/5 opaque white (!)
Texture: 3/5 average lotionesque and a little thick
Ease of use: 3/5 average
Effect: 2/5 a little below average, leaves a whitish cast if not blended in enough
Lastability: 3/5 average stay, small size tube
Claim:  Zero points."This super silky (no), light and fresh formula creates a comfortable cushion on your skin (no) to enhance makeup application. The incredible formula creates a smooth, uniform canvas (no) that minimizes shine and makes application flawless (no). Your skin will feel like it has been touched by an angel."(most definitely not)
The verdict:
I would not buy this again. It's too expensive for the size and for the performance, even on sale. The product in the tube is opaque WHITE although it blends clear-ish eventually and it  does not make skin look or feel any smoother. It's just a primer. Fails at all extra claims to be anything but an over-priced primer.

Review: I got this on sale for $10, and it's shocking to think it's $16 instead of $8 retail. especially for a mid-range brand , on top of that now owned by L'Oreal. :( 
It's called Angel Veil, and it claims to make skin silky, soft, smooth  and flawless like an angel (?) It doesn't do any of that. The tube is small- which is great for portability, not great for last ability at that price. The product come sour opaque WHITE as mentioned. It blends in eventually, but you really have to blend, and blend to make it not leave a whitish cast. It lightens the skin, which is the exact opposite of what I want, and although you cover it with make-up, that's not a great start! It's a thicker consistency so that may be part of the problem with blending. If you don't wait long enough in between, your make-up flakes off.
It's not a terrible primer, but it doesn't do what it advertises, and it's white. For those reasons I would not buy again.In the meantime, it's nice to have an extra primer and i will use it all. But I don't recommend it to anyone either.

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