Monday, 5 June 2017

REVIEW | NYX SHINE KILLER PRIMER


T-zone shine is the bane of my existence. I have always thought primers were little more than a gimmick and as a result completely unnecessary, but there are so many YouTubers and bloggers who swear by certain primers so why not try one? I believe Jackie Aina mentioned the NYX Shine Killer Primer (£11) as being a good drugstore primer for oily skin so now that NYX is so readily available in the UK in Superdrug, Boots and Cult Beauty (thank fuck for that!) I didn't hesitate to buy it. 


The first thing I want to mention is you only get 20ml of product for £11, which I don't think is a lot of bang for your buck. Most base products for the face such as foundations and primers tend to be around 30ml so that was my first disappointment. The consistency is quite slippery and that is because it does contain silica. I think the trick with these types of primers is to first use very little and secondly to tap it into the skin rather than smearing it. That is a tip I picked up from Desi Perkins. So far I have used it several ways and can wholeheartedly say that swiping it on the face as I am wont to do does absolutely nothing. Doesn't control shine at all, if anything it makes my skin feel oily from the get go. Armed with this knowledge I decided to give it a few more tries. 


In spite of trying it in different ways I have to say this was a huge disappointment for me. I don't think it made my skin look matte and shine-free at all. I concentrated it in the areas where I produce the most sebum which is typically on and around the nose and made sure to pat it in. I think throughout the day it did look shiny just not oily. I hope that makes sense. My nose looked almost reflective and blotting is a must. I think my skin would have looked better without this primer on underneath so it's a no from me. If you have tried this primer, I would love to hear your experience with it and please share your favourite primers in the comments below. I always find it to be a tricky category. 


You can see above that the primer is clear and looks quite silicone-y. I had high hopes so it is such a let-down. I will continue to use it and inform you of any breakthroughs. I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. I go to Malaga tomorrow until Saturday so I will schedule a post for this Thursday so please visit back for that when you get the chance. Have a great week guys. Take care. 

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  1. I've been eyeing this NYX primer every time I walk into Priceline but always hesitate to actually pick it up. Great honest review, I'm glad I read this before purchasing it!

    (Also I replied to your comment on my blog! x)

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume ♡

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  2. Sorry it wasn't what you expected and thanks for being honest about this primer. Do have a great week ahead dear.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! I have oily skin and been contemplating if I should buy this or not. Now I know I should opt for other :) great honest review!

    ❤️ Alyssa // STYLE VANITY // Instagram

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  4. I've not tried nyx much but have heard alot of mixed opinions on this, sad it didn't turn out so well!


    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Seriously can't believe I have never tried NYX products before, they are on my wishlist of brands to try

    Beauty Candy Loves

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  6. Ahh such a shame as I usually love NYX! If you're looking for another drugstore alternative then I like Seventeen's Stay Time primer for a really matte finish :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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    1. Yes thank you so much! Need to try! Xx

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  7. I haven't wore any primers, in a very long time. I just notice that my pores get more clogged. I did heard good reviews on this one but apparently it did not work for you.

    Nathalie
    www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I had high hopes for this one too xx

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  8. Oh wow! That is a shame! I hate when a product makes claims and doesn't perform. Then the youtuber vouched for it as well. A lot of credibility is being lost via influencers. Thanks for telling us of your experience and the truth!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thank you, of course all products work differently on different people. It might just be the way I use it xxx

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  9. You should try a silicone free primer! It will probably help a lot! If you need any recommendations just let me know!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Yes, yes please I am crying out for recommendations! Xx

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  10. I try different primers from time to time but have some tried and tested ones I don't deviate from - Hourglass being one of them as well as Smashbox, which i know are a bit pricier. Shame this didn't work but thanks for the honest review x

    franklyflawless.com| Dior Giveaway

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    1. Hourglass Veil is supposed to be fantastic, thank you for reading x

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  11. What a disappointment about this! Thank you for the honest review, I will not be recommending this to my customers.

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  12. Ah that's such a shame, hope you have a wonderful time in Malaga though!
    Jen, Velvet Spring. xo

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  13. Thank you for your honest opinion girl! I'll stay away from it for sure.

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  14. Ah I'll probably give this one a miss then, doesn't sound very good at all!! I get an oily t zone too and I find transluscent powders and setting sprays work quite well, but generally I always bring powders around with me!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I am really disappointed haha, yes powders are a godsend x

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  15. Oh, girl, I'm sorry this primer didn't work out for you. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on it though because at least it can spare some of us from purchasing it and having a let down. Thanks again for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  16. Thank you for sharing this, and so sorry it didn't work out for you! It's always a shame when a product doesn't live up to your hopes!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  17. aah that's such a shame. Thanks for sharing your honest opinion. Have a great time Kiran.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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  18. Sorry to hear this product was disappointing, thanks for the honest review!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  19. Aww sorry it didn't work out for you. Thanks for your honest review :)

    Enclothed Cognition

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  20. Oh no, sorry that it didn't work as well as expected. Thanks for sharing!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  21. I have this on my wishlist, I wanted to try it but now I don't think I will. xx

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Who knows, it might work for you? Xx

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  22. Ah, sorry to hear it didn't impress you - really appreciating the honest review though as I've been looking into primers lately, so thank you!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Hotel Chocolat Father's Day Hamper Giveaway (Open Worldwide!) x

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    1. I am glad you found it useful, thank you for reading x

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  23. Oh man, this is such a shame, isn't it annoying when you get all excited to test a new product and it just falls flat? Urgh, hopefully you have some sort of break through xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. YES, yes it is. I am going to keep trying it now I am back from Malaga x

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  24. Firstly, enjoy your holiday! :) Secondly, thanks for the review, I think it's also good to read about products that aren't worth it too. I have dry skin and I go for siliconey primers or the L'oreal studio secrets primer, so it's strange that a primer for oily skin would be silicone packed :) xx

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Thank you! I know, a bit counterproductive but I guess most oily skin types have large pores? Xx

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  25. i have extremely oily skin and this one will not suit me for sure ! too bad because it did not meet the expectations.

    http://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

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    1. Apparently both Black Up and Seventeen do good primers for oily skin x

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  26. It's such a shame that this product didn't work out for you! I felt like this with the Benefit POREfesional Blotting Stick.
    Maya x | Vogue By Maya

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  27. Interesting product!!

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  28. Oh thats a shame. I actually wanted to try this but won't bother now xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I am hoping that I will find a way that will make it work x

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  29. Too bad that it didn't work, thanks for sharing!

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

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  30. Yup, I follow glowpink where the home remedies do work...

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  31. Yikes! I don't have oily skin but if I did I wouldn't be getting this. I hate when a product doesn't deliver. My favorite primer is the Hourglass Mineral Veil!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. I have heard that is really good, will try it xxx

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  32. I got it from a friend and it was so disappointing. It did keep me shine free at all x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. I am relieved to hear it's not just my skin being really difficult haha x

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  33. It's a shame that this didn't work for you and it's awful when you get a product and think it will be great only to see it's not! Thank you for your review lovely! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  34. Thank goodness someone else who is not a fan of this product, thanks for sharing and validating my opinion already. It's refreshing to see transparency and honesty.
    Esnath - www.prettypeachblossom.com

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  35. Thanks for this great and honest review! Wishing you a great week ahead! xoxo

    www.naomella.com

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