NYX HYDRA TOUCH PRIMER - For that FLAWLESS MAKEUP Look
Do you ever indulge in some wishful thinking when it comes to the health of your skin? Apart from the obvious of always having a gleaming skin, devoid of acne and blemishes, have you looked for solutions far and wide that make your makeup last longer? A makeup base that allows you to look radiant and flawless the entire day while you are out, hustling and conquering the world ingeniously? To all you beautiful women, beauty lovers or not, experts and amateurs, we bring to you the magic of primers. A primer is essentially a cream that helps to create a protective layer between your makeup and your skin- it is a foundation for your foundation of sorts! It smoothens your skin’s surface, evens out the tone, and covers large pores and fine lines, thereby giving it oh, so wholesome texture. Come; let us introduce you to the miracle product in the world of beauty – the NYX HYDRA TOUCH PRIMER.
ABOUT THE BRAND - NYX COSMETICS
Now over the years, various cosmetic moguls have manufactured several primers to cater to their patron’s need of having that one solid product, which is an answer to all their makeup woes. However, we totally favour the NYX brand, and especially their line of Hydra Touch Primers. To give a little backstory, an American cosmetics company, NYX Professional Makeup, which is now a subsidiary of L’Oréal was founded by ‘Toni Ko’ in 1999 in Los Angeles.
Starting this line from modest beginnings, Ko grew this brand and reached for the stars through her sheer perseverance, hard work, and grit. Even after growing by leaps and bounds, what we love about this brand is that they have stuck to their guns. Totally, unwearied by their stalwart status, they continue to promote and manufacture cruelty-free products. What’s more is that they are PETA Certified. Doesn’t this just give you a flashback of the second installation of the Legally Blonde movies, where Witherspoon incandescently fights for her beloved Chihuahua’s and his species plight to stop animal cruelty by inflicting them to the torture of beauty testing? Okay, coming back to the point, it is just heart-warming to see the Giants in this field using their power for all the right reasons. Another feature we absolutely love about this brand is that they manufacture a wide array of vegan products (products devoid of any animal based ingredient). All hail the organic bandwagon!
Why we love NYX HYDRA TOUCH PRIMER so much?
Speaking of the NYX Hydra Touch primer, we totally approve of this marvel. It is a steal for its price, and one of the best ones that are out there. Launched in 2016, and upgraded too, they are of two types, namely, the NYX Hydra Touch Primer (Touch D Hydration Base), and the NYX Hydra Touch Oil Primer. Now, you may be well aware of this, but let’s do a quick recap on the skin types- dry, oily, and combined. For each skin type, you will require certain ingredients in your primer, which cater to that particular issue.
The website describes the NYX Hydra Touch primer as, “this versatile formula that creates a smooth, glowing canvas for flawless coverage while its skin-loving ingredients smooth and refresh the complexion”. It definitely enhances and uplifts the skin, keeping it replenished, hydrated, and nourished. Abiding by its tagline, it even acts as a shield from the external irritants, giving the face a soft, supple, dewy, or slightly glistening look after applying makeup. This primer comes in a blue-green hued packaging tube, which kind of hits the right aesthetic spots, since it is not too glaring, but yet youthful and colourful. It is quite sturdy (well, if it can survive in a mini travel kit, then it is proof enough, isn’t it?) and the plastic surface of the tube makes it easy to clean. Although, one aspect we would have liked to see was a boxed package and a mention of the ingredients at its back.
Ingredients of THE NYX HYDRA TOUCH PRIMER
This liquid primer is infused with ‘Chamomile’; ‘Green tea’ and ‘Ginsberg root extract’ which gives out a subtle fragrance of the same when you open it. Along with a great concentration of water, this mixture results in a perfect canvas, thereby giving your skin a radiant boost. ‘Cyclopentasiloxane’, ‘Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane’, ‘Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol’, ‘Octyldodecanol’, ‘PEG-10 Dimethicone’, and ‘Rosemary Leaf extract’ among what seems like supremely scientific terms, which we shall not bore you with all, contribute in making the primer what it is known for. They provide the mandatory moisturizing agents and vitamin B3, which is a powerful anti-aging material; an emulsifying, and emollient substance that is so important in today’s times. The use of certain plant and flower extracts is nature’s answer to several self-healing and humectant properties and flawless skin.
How to use THE NYX HYDRA TOUCH PRIMER
Priced at $19 (INR 1400 approx.), it feels quite light and refreshing and keeps the skin well-hydrated. The best part about it is that has a cooling sensation to it and does not get sticky. To apply, take a small amount of primer in your palms, and in a dotted fashion, put some across your face. Then gently blend it throughout, using your fingers or your makeup sponge so as to make sure that you do not leave any empty spaces.
Another Make Up base product – NYX HYDRA TOUCH OIL PRIMER
Another viable option and a vegan-friendly product is the NYX Hydra Touch Oil Primer, which is priced at $19 (INR 1400 approx.). Imbued with skin-loving ingredients such as rice, jojoba oil, sweet almond, and safflower oil along with the necessary chemicals, this product is a welcome addition to the world of oils. These beneficial and non-fragrant ingredients definitely make it a super impressive pick. What we love about this oil primer is that it does not make the skin look sticky but rather dewy and silky soft, like the ones babies have. This primer comes in a glass bottle that has a twist lid. When you rotate it upwards, it unscrews the pump, which sucks the oil as you release it and shuts when pushed downwards.
Use the same formula as the previous primer, except for only using a few drops of oil to apply on your skin. This definitely scores higher on our glow-o-meter. Either of the products that you choose will provide a glittering canvas and flawless coverage to use makeup on. Being a protective layer, it enables the makeup to stay intact for more than ten hours, which we believe is heaven. During this time, your skin will not feel uncomfortable or weary. Keeping your glow intact, these silicon-based products are definitely worth a buy.
Our SECRET TIP for applying THE NYX HYDRA TOUCH PRIMER
A quick tip that we would like to share before we sign off is to let the primer settle for a few minutes before you apply the foundation and follow your beauty routine before you head out. Depending on the texture that you want, opt for a matte or a liquid foundation accordingly. Dear ladies, we also suggest that you firmly etch these steps in your memory and skincare regime because it definitely is the answer to a healthier, more re-energized, balanced silky-satin and youthful skin.
We definitely declare this product as a hydration hero of our times. Do let us know your reviews and thoughts if you have any experience with the same. Much love, light, and radiance!