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NYX Studio Finishing Powder Review

Tags: powder
Hey guys! Now if you've seen my recent haul (which if you haven't, you should check out at the end of this post! cheeky little self promo) you'll know that I was super excited to try out this powder because I've wanted a loose, translucent powder since the beginning of time and I'm too broke to buy the Laura Mercier one! I'm back with a classic Gabija post to give you a review and tell you if it's worth the £8 or not. I hope you find this useful!
​G x
This powder cost £8.00 and you can find NYX counters at some Boots stores or on their website. As you can see, the packaging is nice and simple and looks quite sturdy- with none of the loose powder escaping.
Although you may not be able to see it in the photo, the powder is finely milled which is great for any loose powder! I would do a swatch but it turns to nothing on my hand so it wouldn't be too useful...

The very first time I used this powder, I used it to bake my under-eyes. If you don't know how, it's super simple- all you do is make sure you have a damp beauty blender or sponge and grab some powder and pat it onto your under-eyes and don't blend it for 5-10 minutes (I know some people bake for longer but I have combination skin and don't want to accentuate dryness). Now let's just say that with the flash on, it certainly showed on camera and I will put my hands up and admit that I went a bit overboard! 
So after going overboard, I wasn't too surprised when my fine lines were really accentuated and that it seemed to really accentuate dryness. However, I didn't expect it to do the same thing with little powder and it did. I found the powder clinged to my dry patches and still make me look as if I'm aging too fast for my own good. Also, I found that you have to be very very careful with how much powder you use as if you use too much, it is incredibly hard to brush off and blend and will leave you with white patches if you use flash photography. Not impressed!

While I wasn't too impressed with using it to bake, and this may be biased because my under-eye area is super dry, it was a very nice powder to use on the rest of my face. This powder set my foundation like no other powder has before and made my face feel very smooth and nice to touch- needless to say making it look very nice with flash photography! I thought all was good and that it was an amazing powder until I realized it made my foundation oxidise to death- and who wants to look like an Oompa Loompa?! I mean yes, only one touch up was needed throughout the day but I didn't appreciate looking a tad dry in areas and very orange. 


• Sets foundation incredibly well and keeps you fairly matte throughout the day
• Only one or two touch-ups required throughout the day
• Looks flawless in photos provided you don't use an excessive amount
• Made my skin look smooth and nice to touch
• Has a pleasant, fresh scent 

• Nice sturdy and simple packaging 
• NYX are a cruelty-free brand and do not test on animals (feel free to check this at
• Fairly affordable


• It can get messy because it's a loose powder
• Accentuated and clung onto my dry patches
• Oxidised with my foundation
• Seemed to make my concealer crease instantly and accentuated fine lines
• Can be very hard to blend if you use too much

Overall, I would rate this powder a 3/5 and would say it's best to just set your foundation and not your concealer! 

I hope you liked this post, and here are some others you may like too! Have you tried this powder? Let me know in the comments below!

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