Being downright picky is not really something bad I guess, that means you are a very thoughtful and considerate person. Well, there are so many things that we necessarily make decisions to live up our standards. We enjoy spending time with things that truly work miracles on our behalf. I love experimenting with makeup products and seem quite critical of seeking out what can be literally “soulmate” with me and give my coveted appearances.
I’m gonna walk us through my review of NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer, whether it does wonders. The close-up of flawless, glowy complexion has been a dream of many girls, then it’s not strange that we keep finding solutions from makeup.
Every step in makeup plays a different role to help us reach the perfect look. But, some of us following “less is more” creed might skip primer, instead, jump into BB or CC creams or tinted moisturizers. The primer is supposed to make your foundation smoother, last longer as well as regulate radiance on top. The idea of putting primer first seems to be forgotten.
1. About the Product
The signature ingredient is flat-out honey extract, which not only mitigates redness and discoloration but also maintains hydration. Also, blended with collagen extract, long-chained amino acids to leave more intact, elastic looking skin.
Infused with a slew of other botanical derived ingredients, such as Portulaca Oleracea (little Hogweed), Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) flower, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) flower, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) flower, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) flower, Lilium Tigrinum (Tiger Lily) flower/leaf/ stem, Iris Ensata, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Roselle) flower and Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) flower. All of them tend to provide relieving and anti-aging properties as well as fatty acids and multivitamins in order to fortify the skin’s protective barrier against environmental aggressors.
Additionally, the product consists of Allantoin, Betaine and Bifida Ferment Lysate. these chemical compounds boast soothing and conditioning effects to minimize skin sensitivity and retard oxidative stress. Alongside, included Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid tends to bind skin in moisture for the whole day. Plus, revitalize its firmness and natural sheen.
Mixed with a lot of numerous chemical constituents. Alcohol Denat. helps to make the substances more lightweight and easier to be absorbed into skin. However, it’s more likely to provoke skin irritation and dryness and atrophy the barrier function. Overapplying Alcohol Denat. can trigger excessive sebum production and hence, breakouts.
Multitasking Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate and Panthenol work as conditioners, thickeners, softeners, emulsifiers, viscosity controllers and preservatives. Next, Carbomer is a texture enhancer to result in silky complexion. Moreover, Potassium Hydroxide functions as a pH adjuster and buffering agent.
It’s able to capture water molecules, dissolve into the water and balance the formula without altering its weight and composition. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzophenone-5 and Disodium EDTA as preservatives and stabilizers to prevent the product’s deterioration because of sun exposure.
The flecks of gold are made of chemical colorant, metallic gold (CI 77480), which aims to bring illuminating effects on skin. Furthermore, formulated with some other synthetic colorants, like Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985) and Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). Eventually, the primer consists of many fragrances for rosy, flowery scents, such as Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol and Parfum.
2. My Thoughts
My initial reaction when seeing through the bottle, I thought the primer had a thick, sticky consistency, which might arouse heavy, clinging feelings on skin. However, in fact, it’s rather more liquid with a transparent, gel-like texture, yellowish undertones and very low viscosity. It’s a bit runny though. When applying, I can barely feel the primer is hydrating and refreshing. The more I blend it out, the more fluid it, feels like the product does soak into my skin. This can make you find wet, sticky and slippery once the application is done, so need to wait for some minutes to let it dry down.
Actually, it might be still quite tacky afterward. The product gives a stringy, lightweight texture and smooths out roughness. I can also feel my skin firm and supple somehow. Furthermore, it’s undeniable that the primer leaves a glowy, radiant complexion, less dullness or dry patches.
My skin is a kind of combination, sensitive with redness around cheeks and acne-prone. The primer does reduce the appearance of reddening skin and shrink large pores. Speaking of whether or not it neutralizes the discoloration, sorry I haven’t seen a thing about that.
I tried applying different types of foundation in order to see how they actually work with the primer. Gotta say the ones with luminous finishes ended up overbearing shine and greasiness on T-zone areas. Otherwise, the matte and semi-matte are more likely to be better choices when using the primer. That helps to control the sheen, resulting in more natural luminosity, not overwhelming throughout the day. And, it’s better to set your makeup with powder to diminish the primer’s stickiness.
To be honest, I think the countless gold flakes seem to be in vain, I don’t mean disrespectful to someone who loves it. The way these are floating inside the bottle appears to be literally deluxe and eye-catching. However, the flecks of gold are very subtle and scattering on my skin, it doesn’t really matter the illuminating effect of the primer. Those reflective specks look like glitters after all.
The product seems very suggestive for those who have normal, combination and dry skins. It tends to sufficiently hydrate skin and delivers a desirable glow on the surface, especially in arid climates or winter. Applying moisturizers underneath can even magnify the shine. Nevertheless, I’m rather skeptical “is this a wise option for long-term uses on oily and sensitive skins ?”
For oily skins, matte foundation and setting powder are indeed go-to while using it. Otherwise, delicate dollies that easily gets flared up ought to be careful. It’s obvious that the primer contains many synthetic fragrances, despite there are included honey and botanical extracts, packed with healing and soothing properties.
Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol and Parfum are notorious for triggering exacerbation on skin. The primer does have a strong, noticeable floral scent. Not to mention the fact that it consists of Alcohol Denat. with downside effects of causing skin dryness, irritation and even, overactive sebaceous glands. with downside effects of causing skin dryness, irritation and even, overactive sebaceous glands. Now, put things together, I think this may be not good news for oily, acne-prone skins either. We can’t be certain about anything that the primer will work the same for all of us. Thus, you can test a small amount on jawline areas at first as well as avoid applying too much all over your face on a daily basis.
Housed in a glass bottle with a big black lid. It fits into my hand and doesn’t take too much space in my cosmetic bag. The lid is twisted tightly into the bottle to prevent dirt or pollution from sneaking into. But, the bottle is quite heavy and breakable. So embarrassed to tell you this, two days ago, my hands slipped, it dropped down and badly crashed to the floor. Oops, R.I.P. my primer! It’s inconvenient to carry for traveling.
There is a little flat spoon attached below the lid. The primer’s consistency is fairly liquid and runny like I mentioned earlier, so a pump might be more preferable.
4. Rating 7/10
I think the product is worth to try, it helps to add up luminosity on complexion and hydrate skin at the same time. But, I hope the company has alternative formulas, which is less sticky in the absence of synthetic fragrances and alcohols. I’d give it 7 out of 10.
Hope the review is informative and useful enough about NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer. If you have any questions or ideas, please be open with me. That is my pleasure to hear you out. Thank you so much for joining me!