NYX Photo-Loving Primer in Lavender Swatches & Review (5) NYX Photo-Loving Primer in Lavender Swatches & Review

I have never been really interested in buying face primers because  they seemed kind of useless to me . But this Nyx primer has made me a convert-  It’s not easily available in India and on Indian websites it’s priced extremely high. Read on to know if it’s worth the price or not.

Product Description: Prepare your canvas with our silky primer. The Studio Perfect Primer formula is easily absorbed, creates a smooth surface for foundation, and ensures the longevity of your makeup. Available in 3 shades: Clear (to cover fine lines and large pores); Lavender (to brighten and illuminate yellow undertones); and Green (to conceal redness).

My Experience with NYX photo-loving primer-lavender:

The NYX photo-loving primer comes  in three varieties and I will be reviewing the lavender one which is to brighten and illuminate yellow undertones. The primer is of a pale lavender color and the consistency is gel like.  Though the color is purple, when blended it doesn’t add color to skin and acts as colorless-primer. It has a weird fragrance which vanishes after 1-2 minutes of application so I don’t have any issue as it doesn’t stay for long.

After applying it, my skin tone appeared more even and my skin feels silky soft and smooth to touch. The foundation goes on flawlessly after using this primer beneath and it also makes my bb cream glide-on effortlessly. Since this is my first primer ever, I could actually see the difference in the way my foundation sets with and without primer beneath. This primer makes a huge difference and now I am searching for more new primers easily available in the market.

I have oily skin and this makes sure the oil in my face is controlled ! If you do have dry skin however, do remember that this primer is not moisturizing so you should  make sure you moisturize your skin completely before using it to avoid dry patches and stretchy skin.

Since the primer contains silicone, it fills in pores and gives a smooth, even finish to my face which is my favourite thing about it (Editors Note: Silicone has been known to break sensitive skin out, so do check beforehand guys!)  I have open pore issues on my nose and this helps in reducing it to a great extent. I have not faced any break-out while using it although it does contain a huge chemical list.

Coming to claims, it does add a healthy toned glow to my face which stays for 5 hours after application.  But if you are purchasing it to illuminate yellow undertones and give a brighter look to sallow skin then you might get disappointed. But other than this, I love this lot and would definitely repurchase once I’m over with it. The price is also inexpensive only if purchased in dollar or pounds, on Indian websites it is priced ridiculously high.

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  • Packaging is hygienic and travel friendly
  • After applying, face looks smooth and soft
  • Foundation goes on flawlessly after using it beneath
  • Its silicone based so it fills in pores and gives pore-less finish to face
  • Gives nice and healthy glow to skin
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines around eyes
  • Mattifies after settling but the glow still stays
  • Controls oil
  • Foundation wear is extended by using this
  • Doesn’t clog pores


  • Not moisturizing so I think it will not suit people with ultra-dry skin
  • The price is $12 which is Rs 750 approx they are being sold at 2400 INR on Indian websites which is disgusting
  • Doesn’t illuminate yellow undertones as claimed

Rating: A

Price: $12 for 30 ml

Recommendation: This is a great face primer that gives a pore-less, smooth and matte finish to the face. It makes foundation glide-on effortlessly and also increases its staying power.  Plus it adds  a healthy toned glow which stays for more than 5 hours, controls oil secretion by my face and overall does a stellar job!!! Girls with dry skin, do steer clear because it isn’t moisturizing and can even be drying for you guys.

Guest Review By Neha J


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