For years, Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation has been my must-have foundation but recently, I stumbled upon a great knockoff, NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation.
The HD Studio Photogenic Foundation utilizes HD Photogenic CX to give a light-diffusing effect and Magic Cover Powder to diminish the look of pores and wrinkles. It is mineral-enriched, talc-free and paraben-free and contains tri-peptides to promote collagen generation, reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate skin.
There are 8 shades to choose from and HDF 04 Sand Beige is a great match for my NC30 skin.
The foundation has a creamy texture that went on smoothly and felt really lightweight. It blended well and literally disappeared into my skin within seconds without highlighting any dry patches.
Like the Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, coverage was great. One pump managed to cover up most of my undereye circles and evened out the redness around my nose, forehead and chin.
The finish was dewy, natural-looking and a little moist but a light dusting of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural will take care of that. The foundation also wore well and stayed on a good 8 hours without oxidizing or fading.
At $15 a pop, I really have no complaints. The foundation worked equally well, if not better, than some of the higher end foundations I have used. Definitely give this a shot!
NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation is available at ulta.com and www.nyxcosmetics.com for $15.
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I am pakistani and have got yellow undertone skin.
I m NC 30 in MAC. will it be suitable for my skin tone and complexion????
Need ur opinion ?
I’m an NC30 too and I wear Sand Beige.
Will you consider taking some full face photos with this/in reviews?
It’s hard to tell about a product if it’s just a pump on the hand.
Here you go Claire!
Can I get it in HK? I’m willing to give this a try since quite a few of my clients are allergic to MUF foundations and I need an HD one for work…
NYX is supposed to launch in HK and Taiwan later this year. If you need help getting this right away, let me know =)
I just might! When are you coming again? xx
I want one too. Are you coming to HK?
You can buy these from http://www.cherryculture.com and they ship worldwide. I’ve never had a problemand they can be cheaper than the drugstore.
It’s gorgeous on you!
i really want to try nyx hd founation but im not sure if i should try medium or natural beige? im an nc35 or nc37 yellow undertone which one do you think would be better for my color?
I don’t know how dark Natural Beige is but Medium is just a little darker than NC30. If you’re closer to NC37, I’d go with Natural Beige.
What eyeliner and eyeshadow are you wearing in that picture?
I’m wearing a nude eyeshadow from Pixi Nude Shade Wardrobe Eye & Cheek Palette In Café Au Lait and Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Blue Black. You can check out my reviews and more swatches of the products here:
This was really helpful, thanks! 🙂
PS! Also you have the most gorgeous lip shape I have ever seen, you lucky girl! 😉
I am closer to NC40, so should I try warm sand?? I can’t tell if that or natural beige.
Do you know what color would work for an NC20-25 skin? Thank you 😀
hey, i have fallen in love wid ur lip color.. pls do let me know wat ru wearing on ur lips, also any dupes and alternatives, cuz sumtimes we dnt get the exact product …
Thanks =) I’m wearing Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Pink Peony. I can’t think of a dupe on the top of my head but I’ll go through my lip stuff and let you know.
Hey, nice post!
I’m NC35, do u think that this shade is good for me too?
Sorry my english, Kisses from Brasil 😀
wow what lipstick is this?
I was wearing Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Pink Peony, which is not a lipstick but a lip and cheek tint. Pics and review here –> http://makeupforlife.net/2011/02/pixi-beauty-spring-2011-collection-reviews-photos-swatches-and-giveaway.html
Hi, thanks for sharing. How does this compare to Revlon Photoready, since they’re both in the same price range?
do you know what matches nc25? i wanna buy because it looks very natural on you!
i was just recently swatched as mufe hd in shade 140 and its perfect! but its $40 :/ and i stumbled upon this foundation will sand beige be my color? mufe describes my skin color as “medium skin with dark yellow undertones” or which do you think will suite best? thanks!
hi. do you know which shade matched with NC 25 – NC 30? i have been using Stage foundation and ever since they discountinued it here in Singapore, ive been on a hunt for a good foundation. Tried Mac Pro Longwear, but i can feel that my skin is not breathing. And revlon colour stay, is too pink for me, as im a yellow undertone. Hope to hear from you soon! 🙂
Sorry for the super late reply! I wear NC30 too and HDF 04 Sand Beige (the color featured in this review) is a good match.
Please share how to apply eyes make up like your photo above. I really love it! You looks like Tang Thanh Ha (Viet Nam star) in this photo 🙂 Thanks so much!
Thanks Phuong 🙂 I was wearing a couple of the neutral colors from Pixi Nude Shade Wardrobe Eye & Cheek Palette In Café Au Lait Pixi smudged on the eyelid and crease with Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Blue Black. You can see the products here:
Hi, can this cover post acne blemishes? 🙂