I bought a NYX makeup gift set around Christmas time, and one of the products inside the set was the NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer. I’ve heard the NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer mentioned a few times, but I had no idea if it was any good. I find a lot of the NYX products to be hit-and-miss, and their products are really pricey in the UK compared to what they’re on sale for in the US.
NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer
The NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer is £15 in the UK, and you only get 22ml of product for your money which really isn’t very much for a primer, seeing as it’s something you’d apply to your entire face.
“Inspired by honey’s golden glow, we developed a primer that reduces the appearance of discolouration and redness. Our innovative light reflective gold flecks create a luminous look that will help keep your skin looking radiant all day.“
This honey inspired face primer is packaged within a clear glass bottle, with a black screw on lid that has a really strange applicator attached to it. It’s like an acrylic square attached to a stick, and I guess it’s for swiping the primer on the skin, but it’s really not very effective at helping you to get product out of the bottle, and it takes more faff and hassle than a tube, or jar.
The NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer is a clear gel with gold flakes suspended within it. I think NYX are trying to replicate the Guerlain L’Or Primer, which also features gold flakes but the formulas are completely different.
The Guerlain version feels like a serum that easily absorbs into the skin, whereas the Honey Dew Me Up Primer is extremely sticky and I hate how it makes my skin feel. I hate primers that you can “feel” on the skin, but if you’re not bothered by that, you might enjoy this primer, as it does a nice job at prolonging the wear of makeup, as the stickiness helps your makeup adhere to the skin.
But it’s unpleasant in my opinion, and I don’t see any benefits of the gold flakes once you’ve massaged them into the skin. I wouldn’t ever pay £15 for this primer, and think there’s a lot better primer options in the drugstore, and Revolution are about to launch their own gold flake primer, so it’ll be interesting to see how they compare.
You can find the NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer right here.
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