NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm??

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NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm
NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

I purchased NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm about 1 year ago. It looks like the BB Cream is still good for use. It doesn’t have a smell or feel tacky. I decided to give it a go again. Why?? As I was using my elf Flawless Finish Foundation without a primer, the foundation looked dry and accentuated fine lines and wrinkles on my skin. I could see patches of my skin care products (that I applied to my skin, that I let soak in) balling up. That simply means the skin care + foundation was rolling off of my face! Devastating! :'(

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm Swatch
What NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm looks like

I realized I still have a BB Cream sitting around untouched. Lo and behold, NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm to the rescue! For some odd reason, it worked this time. I didn’t use it as a BB Cream. I used it as a makeup primer only. The tint to this BB Cream was completely useless. It doesn’t cover anything on the skin, but I didn’t care. I wanted to see if it worked as a primer or not with my new foundation — elf Flawless Finish Foundation.

What I did was follow my morning regimen, let my skin care products soak into my skin, apply NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm, then apply my elf Flawless Finish Foundation. IT WORKED. The foundation looked smooth, natural, and matte. I’ve been doing this for three days straight to see if my skin will react negatively or not. So far, no breakouts and no signs of irritation. My skin looks good. My makeup looks flawless! I love how my makeup looks sooo natural. With the elf Flawless Finish Foundation, the NYX BB Cream Blemish Balm worked.

I’m glad I gave NYX BB Cream Blemish Balm a second chance. I will continue to use it as my primer if it doesn’t break me out. Have you used NYX BB Cream Blemish Balm before? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts!

Reviews below may be updated at any time. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. 🙂

Posts on elf Flawless Finish Foundation & elf Brightening Lavender Face Primer:

First Impression: elf Flawless Finish Foundation

Update: elf Flawless Finish Foundation + Makeup Primer Review

elf Brightening Lavender Face Primer

(Old) Posts on NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm:

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

My First Time: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

Review: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

Love, Jen

Review: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer

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Right one: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer

On the Right: NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer

Here’s my review on NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer! Next time, I’ll do a review on NYX Worth the Hype Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara. ? So, I’ve been using NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer for about 8+ months. I have the one in Ivory. I like the color. It blends into my skin tone and brightens it up on the spot. Loveeee!! The consistency of the concealer is thick and creamy. Even though it takes on that texture, it doesn’t provide much coverage. I would think that it would! Nope! It does a poor job at covering pimples and dark under eye circles. Whenever I apply it to my skin, I have to layer it on multiple times to get some coverage. In the end, very poor coverage. I’m left with nothing. The reason why I still use it is because I have it. I’m not big on buying more makeup products when I don’t have to. I would much rather use up what I have. ? If you’re looking for a full-coverage concealer that covers discolorations and imperfections, this isn’t it.

NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer does leave a nice dewy finish on the skin. I have oily skin, and I didn’t have a problem with that. Also, it didn’t cause my skin to break out in acne either, which is surprising. Sadly, even though it is infused with coconut oil for moisture, using this concealer on my face was a nightmare. It crept into every fine line, wrinkle and accentuated them like no other. I’m not liking it whatsoever. Is this concealer waterproof? Well, I can tell you that I swam in the ocean in Hawaii to test it out. No, it is not waterproof, lol. From this lengthy experience, I’m not impressed. On the bright side, it’s a cheap concealer that seems to last forever, haha. I still have a lot of product left!  But, I will not repurchase in the future. I would like a concealer that provides coverage, especially for dark under eye circles. I would also like a concealer that doesn’t accentuate fine lines and wrinkles!

Here’s a Swatch of NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer (Ivory):

Swatch of NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer in Ivory

Swatch of NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer in Ivory

Have you tried NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer before? Did you like it? Share you experience by leaving a comment! ?




Review: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

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NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm
NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

It’s time for me to do a review on NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm. I’ve been using this BB Cream for about a week. That seems like a short time, but it’s not. So, I really liked the texture of this BB Cream. It’s creamy, soft, and smooth. It has a fragrance, but the smell fades away quick. It slightly brightens my complexion once applied to the skin. Sadly, the brightening effect doesn’t last after a few minutes. In my opinion, NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm is not a BB Cream. It’s far from it. It’s not a tinted moisturizer either. It is basically a makeup primer. It feels silicon-y to touch. There is absolutely no coverage when wearing this BB Cream. With NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm, my face became an oily mess every time I wore it. It seems to trap sebum within my pores. This mechanism caused acne to form. Even though I can’t use NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm on my facial skin due to it causing me to break out in acne, I can use it as an eyeshadow primer or around my eyes before applying concealer.

It does help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Honestly, I really loved the way it moisturized my skin and how it made the appearance of my skin smoother-looking! Even with no coverage! It’s a shame that it didn’t work. It’s not made for my particular skin type. The oily, acne-prone skin type. It claims to be for All Skin Types too, lol. NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm is more suitable for dry to normal skin. Lucky you if you have that skin type! Acne sufferers, if you’re interested in this BB Cream, use with caution! In conclusion, I still think my current BB Creams are better. I use Skin 79 and Dr Jart+. Both are Asian-based BB Creams, by the way. Asian-based BB Creams are the best! I really, really wanted NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm to work for me. It just didn’t. ? Have you tried NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts!

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm in Natural
NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm in Natural

Love, Jen

My First Time: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

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NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm
NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

BB Creams are lovely indeed. They are a combination of skincare and makeup in one single product. What more can a girl ask for? ? Today, I’m going to use my NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm Cream for the first time. So far, my favorite BB Creams are Skin 79 Super Beblesh Balm Triple Functions and Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating Silver Label BB Cream. Let’s see how this BB Cream holds up to my favorite BB Creams. Let’s test out NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm! ?

Here’s NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm (Natural)!

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm, In Box
NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm, In Box

More Photos of NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm, In Box:

Before I unbox NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm, this is what the box looks like.

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Unboxing NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm:

I’m going to unbox the NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm. The box design matches the BB Cream tube. They both have that white and peachy color. This BB Cream isn’t sealed. When I removed the cap, the cream began to ooze out. Watch out for that.

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Swatch of NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm:

Here’s a swatch of the NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm. The shade, Natural, blends into my complexion quite well.

Swatch: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm in Natural
Swatch: NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm in Natural

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm is creamy and soft to touch. It glides on the skin effortlessly. It blends into the skin very well. It made my skin feel moisturized and silky smooth. Looking at the ingredients, it contains silicones, which does a great job at smoothing out the skin. It does make the skin look slightly brighter. Nothing great to call home about. This BB Cream has a faint, light fragrance to it. The fragrance fades away within a few minutes of application. As for the color, the shade isn’t too light or too dark for my complexion. I like it. It looks very, very natural on my skin. For people with a tanner, deeper complexion, obviously this wouldn’t work. One of the downsides to BB Creams, they only come in a few shades, and they are usually for light to medium skin tones.

Is NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm a BB Cream? In my opinion, NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm is called a BB Cream, but it is not a BB Cream. It’s a tinted moisturizer and a primer with very little coverage. I would advise using it under your foundation instead. I wouldn’t use it alone and by itself. That would be pretty pointless due to the very low coverage it offers. It doesn’t conceal dark under eye circles either. I can clearly see my dark under eye circles with it on. You’ll need a concealer for that. As for break-outs, I haven’t used it long enough to say if it clogs pores or not. We will have to see with continued use. Lastly, it doesn’t contain SPF for sun protection. What a bummer. My favorite BB Creams provide a SPF of 50+ PA+++ (Skin 79) and SPF of 35 PA++ (Dr Jart+). Sun protection is very important to maintaining a youthful and wrinkle-free complexion. NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm loses points for that.

So, that’s my first impression of NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm. Stay tuned for my full review once I become more acquainted with it! Have you used NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts!

Love, Jen

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm

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NYX BB Creams
NYX BB Creams

I went shopping for a new BB Cream to try out. I came across a few BB Creams from the brand NYX (shown above). I ended up choosing the one on the right. It’s called NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm. It’s in Natural. More about this BB Cream.

NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm (Natural):

Ingredients: Water / Aqua / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide [Nano], Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Stearoyl Inulin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 80, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hydrated Silica, Propylene Glycol, Tilia Cordata Wood Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Mannitol, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Glycogen, BHT, Yeast Extract / Faex Extract / Extrait de levure, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Fragrance / Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

NYX isn’t a new brand to me. I’m very familiar with it. I’ve used their eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, blushes, powder foundations but never their liquid foundations or BB Creams. Now, here I am, with a tube of BB Cream from NYX! From the looks of it, it doesn’t look like it’ll provide much coverage compared to my current BB Creams (Skin 79 Super Beblesh Balm Triple Functions and Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating Silver Label BB Cream). From my personal experience, US-based/Western BB Creams are disguised as tinted moisturizers. That’s the honest truth. But, my skin has been looking healthier, smoother, clearer from eating healthier and drinking green smoothies, so it might work out! Let’s see how this BB Cream goes! Have you used NYX BB Cream Beauty Balm? What are your thoughts? Share!

Love, Jen

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