Review: NYX Finishing Powder

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Being  a gal with a skin type slightly more on the oily side, powder has always been something really important to my makeup routine. I once had an obsession with Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder, but after smashing it endless times and repurchasing, I decided to turn to a loose powder. I'd been using Natural Collection's for a while, until I saw NYX's finishing powder while shopping a few weeks ago. I adore NYX's lippies, so I thought it was about time I tried some other bits of their range..

The NYX Finishing Powder is a reasonable £9 from most drugstores, and despite choosing to use it over my Natural Collection powder, I do have some mixed views on it! The main thing I want a powder to do is keep me looking matte as long as possible - nobody wants their face to look like a shiny mess. In terms of this, it does a pretty good job. I would still say I need to top up towards the afternoon, but it's certainly the longest lasting powder I've used. It applies nicely and doesn't cake up your makeup at all. 

The only thing I can't quite handle with this is the texture. The powder itself is extremely chalky, and if you're a bit like me - that cringes me out slightly. Screw the lid up and it makes a horrible sound/feeling that reminds me of chalk on a chalkboard - I can't stand it! 

I've still got mixed feelings about this. I know I'll carry on using it because ultimately it is a great product, I'm just not sure I can repurchase purely because of the texture! What loose setting powders do you recommend?

Lucy x


  1. Oooh I think I'll have to try this - I love Nyx products! Although like you, I have a bit of an aversion to that nails on a chalkboard sound, so I'm not sure how I'll get on with the lid...
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

  2. I have been obsessed with the RCMA No Color Powder lately :)

    xo, Liz

  3. Ah I had a shiver as soon as you mentioned chalk haha! I like the RCMA no colour one, or the rimmel loose powder is a nice one too!
    Olivia / Olivia Roses

  4. The chalky texture sounds so weird!! I do love NYX products and was actually thinking about getting this but now I'm struggling to get my head around the sound of that texture haha! Great photos though!! xx

    Tash |

  5. I have used this product before but got a bit to messy to travel with and use everyday. I am still on the hunt for the perfect powder!

  6. Wonderful post, love it! ♥
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

  7. I really want to try this out, I am on the hunt for a good setting powder!

    Danielle xx

  8. I use the one by Seventeen and actually really like it. I would defo recommend as it is similarly affordable

    Sophie x |

  9. I can't stand chalky powders so I will pass on this one, I like the Collection Sheer Loose Powder but Gosh do a decent one as well, great review! Thank you for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin


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