Hello everyone! Today I am reviewing the “Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer” from Nyc. Nyc is a very affordable brand that is found in drugstores or in chain stores like Wal-Mart or Target. I personally like a few products from Nyc, it’s usually a hit and miss with this brand but costing a few bucks I usually don’t mind with the misses. I really enjoy their City Proof Twistable Crayons! 🙂
I picked up this primer because it was incredibly cheap and I want to limit using my Smashbox primer because let’s be honest it’s EXPENSIVE. At least for me it is. I also picked it up because I prefer using my Smashbox primer for special events or when I’m going to wear makeup all day. I thought this product would be perfect for my “school” days.
On to the REVIEW!
I applied a nickel size amount to the palm of my hands and applied to my face. First thing I noticed was the texture. It’s not creamy where the product stays still, it’s a little runny but not to the point where it’s everywhere. To me it smells like a lotion with no scent. It feels amazing on your face too btw. When I applied the product on my face I immediately noticed my face had a natural looking JLO glow. I was so impressed with the subtle glow. The glow didn’t look unnatural at all. I just swatched the primer on my hand to smell it, and I noticed it has specks of glitter which explains the glow. The specks are tiny though, when you apply the primer on your face you won’t notice it (which is a good thing).
I applied it at noon and around 2pm I checked on my makeup and everything was perfectly fine. I even sneezed and my foundation stayed in place! SCORE!
I checked again at 4pm and the makeup was in place and I was happy with how my makeup looked.
Finally around 5:45-6:00pm I noticed that around my T-Zone (for head and nose area) were looking a bit oily. I took off my makeup around that time so It was ok with me.
Results: This is a good inexpensive primer if you want something that will last for a couple of hours for school or a part-time job. I wouldn’t recommend this product if you want something to last all day because this product lasted at the most 5 1/2 hours. You can always apply a powder after your foundation to make it last longer. For the price of the NYC Primer I would say it’s worth the try if you want your makeup to last for about 5 hours, it’s a decent primer that gives you a nice glow. NOTE: It does leave your skin oily at the end of a 5hr wear. Overall I was really impressed with this Primer! I can’t wait to try new Nyc Products!