Daily makeup users like me prefer BB creams over foundation because it is very light on the skin. For the daily commute, BB creams are more suited for light makeup foundation. Today we are going to talk about NYX, the sister brand of L’Oreal Paris, that offers the best BB cream for a “no makeup” look. I tried the NYX BB Cream as my regular skin primer for two months. My experience has been mostly pleasant, but let’s discuss each thing in detail. Here’s my NYX BB cream review after long-term use.
The First Impressions
The NYX BB cream comes in a traditional tube. It is easy to get the desired amount by dabbing the opening on your skin or releasing the cream on your fingers. PETA certifies NYX products as cruelty-free, and most of the stuff is entirely vegan. This feeling of goodwill gives me a new positive vibe. I usually prefer using other brands, but the first impressions left by NYX BB cream are good so far.
I felt that my skin stays fresh all day after a light touchup with NYX BB cream in the morning. There is no extra weight of makeup on the surface, and it can breathe freely. My face retained the moisture for around 10 hours because of the glycerine in the cream. I also felt the presence of a faint scent in the BB cream that lasts for a couple of minutes only, but still, it is an excellent addition.
Texture and Feel
NYX claims that their BB cream gives the perfect “No Makeup” look. After 2 months of use, I can support their claim without any second thought. The light cream by the L’Oreal sub-brand is merely incredible. It blends while leaving a very subtle finish on the face. You will not notice any change. Still, you will feel the refreshed look. NYX BB cream is an ideal choice for oily faces like mine. Most BB creams dissolve after a couple of hours on oily skin. But NYX BB cream didn’t make my skin any more humid. I was able to maintain my fresh look without checking my makeup twice.
Most BB creams and foundations are very heavy on the face. I don’t like to feel layers on my face. Therefore, NYX BB cream effortlessly made its way into my daily routine. My makeup stayed for at least 6 hours every day. I have no complaints about the efficiency of NYX. Before testing the BB cream, I used their concealer, and it worked effectively as well. The effectiveness of NYX BB cream was not a surprise in any way.
Shades of NYX BB Cream
NYX offers only three shades of the BB cream. The versatility is the only issue that can upset some customers. Expanding the range to at least five shades would have been ideal. But for now, let’s discuss the three available varieties of NYX BB cream.
NYX Nude Beauty Balm
The nude shade of NYX BB cream gives the real “no makeup” look that the company claims. It is almost transparent and will blend with your skin while radiating a smooth glow. I think NYX decided to limit their range to three types because the nude shade can balance most skin tones.
NYX Natural Beauty Balm
The natural BB cream has darker undertones than nude. I found that the NYX natural beauty balm works better if you want the actual “nude shade.” NYX made their nude shade look a little orange-ish. Therefore, you do not get a real clean look. But the natural shade is what you need for your regular touchup.
NYX Golden Beauty Balm
The golden shade is pretty much a neutral shade between nude and natural. As the name suggests, it offers a unique glow. The golden BB cream is perfect for light party makeup.
Pros and Cons – NYX BB Cream Review Points
- The weight of the NYX beauty balm is almost negligible.
- The BB cream stays and holds the makeup for extended intervals.
- NYX BB cream is perfect for a quick touch up.
- The humidity levels on oily skin stayed constant with the NYX BB cream.
- There is no SPF protection in the NYX beauty balm.
- The number of shades is minimal. It is not possible to cater to every skin tone because of this limitation.
- Dry skin may look flakier after the use of NYX BB cream.
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My experience with the NYX BB cream was enjoyable. I would recommend using the BB cream over the foundation for your day-to-day makeup. In my NYX BB cream review, I would rate this product 8/10.
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