NYX Anti Redness Photo-Loving Primer
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).
+ Affordable ($13 ea)
+ Smooth, silky texture
+ A lot of product
- Not really anti-redness
- Doesn't help foundation last longer
I did especially love using this for under my eyes. Most days I don't even feel like I need primer over my entire face, but I always need concealer under my eyes and this was perfect to apply before the concealer. It left the area I applied it to completely smooth! It's one of my makeup pet peeves when you're applying product to your face and it just starts tugging. [insert whining emoji face here]
As a primer itself, I loved the way it applied and felt on my face - the texture really reminded me of Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer - but it didn't last very long. If I used the primer and applied my concealer and liquid foundation, it looked great for a few hours, but by the end of the work day my blemishes/redness were visible. It would start fading maybe halfway through the day and I would get this "flushed" look that wasn't very cute at all. I didn't like the way my makeup looked when I used it with powder (I use MAC MSF powder) so I would only bother to put it on for concealer. It's decent for the price ($13), but I really didn't see that big of a difference when I didn't use it. If anything, my concealer would end up doing most of the work!
There is a good amount of product for 1.01 fl oz. I really didn't need a lot to cover my entire face and the squeeze tube makes it easy to get all the product out of the tube (as you can see from my picture). I wish I had gotten pictures of the texture, but I was really trying to use everything! I couldn't squeeze those last few remnants out! I would say this little tube lasted me 7 - 9 months? But I would only use the primer for under eyes or when I would use liquid foundation (maybe half the week or less).
Overall, I think it's a great product for the price, but it was just really nothing special to me.