Thursday 27 September 2018

NYX 'Honey Dew Me Up' Primer Review

Hello, my jelly beans! Today, I am so happy to be bringing you a review of the NYX Honey Dew Me Up primer (£15, Boots). I don't typically review primers on my blog, but this one has been getting quite a lot of attention in the blogosphere lately, so I thought I'd share with you my honest thoughts on it. I was on the lookout for a new primer for a while, and Honey Dew Me Up caught my attention right away - the gold-speckled formula looks very unusual and interesting! However, is it actually a reliable primer? Let's find out together!


The NYX Honey Dew Me Up primer comes in a 22ml bottle and retails at £15, which is a little more expensive than other drugstore options; but still fairly affordable. The primer comes with a little spatula for application, which is useful, although I can imagine it will be difficult to use when there isn't a lot of product left. The primer formula is golden in colour, with lots of light-reflective flakes; enriched with honey and collagen. Here is what NYX have to say about this primer:

Perfect as a primer, the formula also neutralises the appearance of discolouration and redness. Thanks to collagen, tiny suspended gold flakes and honey extract, the sublimely textured primer imparts much-needed moisture and helps to firm skin, fighting unwanted signs of ageing.

I genuinely like the consistency of this primer. It's smooth, absorbs really well, and it honestly feels more like a beauty oil than a traditional primer. The formula is very, very hydrating. I was a little worried at first as my skin is super oily, so I thought it might end up looking greasy; but it absorbed very well (don't forget, oily skin does not mean hydrated skin!). After application, it left my skin feeling smooth, refreshed and thoroughly moisturised.

The Honey Dew Me Up primer does a great job of creating a smooth canvas for your foundation. It does keep makeup in place, although I've noticed that foundation still ends up slipping off my nose near the end of the day (an issue I get with most primers, and probably linked to how oily my skin is). The gold speckles don't show up at all when applied, and I haven't noticed any 'glowing' effect, or reduction in redness. It is still a good, effective primer, and it's also ended up being a pretty impressive skincare treatment.

I honestly love how thoroughly hydrating this primer is, and I'd recommend it for both dry and oily skin types - although I imagine that anyone with dry skin will especially enjoy this! I have even been using this on my lips, because of how nourished and smooth it makes them feel. Overall, I'd give Honey Dew Me Up an honest 7/10. Whilst it doesn't live up to all of its claims of 'glowing, discolouration-free skin', it's still a reliable primer that makes your skin feel amazing when applied.

Do you use face primer? What is your favourite right now? 
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