4.20.2017

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer White & Luminous


NYX Pro Foundation Mixer review swatch
NYX Pro Foundation Mixer White & Luminous

For me, a good shade match is the single most important factor in choosing a foundation. Finish and wear come after that. Normally, I wouldn't bother, but I just love how this Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Foundation wears and feels on me. I initially tried using a brightening primer and a highlighter on top, but it still looked very off. Buying a lighter shade of the same formula and mixing two would be an option, but the lightest color from the range is #2 and it would be supposedly a good match for me by itself. Besides, the image of two GA foundation bottles sitting on my vanity was too much even to think about it. I have other foundation bottles and tubes, you know. So I bought these NYX Pro Foundation Mixers on sale from Ulta.com. It seemed a sensible choice since they are quite affordably priced. (I didn't realize that each tube is as big as a full sized foundation until later on...)


NYX offers 6 different shades - Warmth, White, Olive, and Deep are meant to change the foundation shade and Opalescent and Luminous the finish. I chose White and Luminous.

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer review swatch White Luminous

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer review swatch White Luminous

The formula is unscented and has a light lotion-like consistency. It blends seamlessly with the GA Designer Lift Foundation and works well with PUR Bare It All which has a thicker consistency.

The Luminous shade can be used as a liquid highlighter as well. The shimmer is very pretty. All I need to lighten the GA foundation is the White shade, but here I mixed all three.




Works like a charm, right?


I was concerned that adding the mixers might affect the foundation's wear and finish, but in reality, I felt little difference. Of course, getting a good foundation formula that matches your complexion perfectly would be ideal. It's just that we don't live in a perfect world and it is so darn hard to find that shade, especially from the drugstore range. If you tan easily during the warmer months and like to stick with the foundation formula that you love, something like NYX Pro Foundation Mixer could come in handy, too. 

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops duo appears to be a comparable option and COVER FX Custom Drops for more color choices although they are quite expensive. Have you tried any of these? What is your experience?





10 comments

  1. Great to see adjuster options from the drugstore! I have been using Face Atelier adjusters for a long time (have white and dark), but it's expensive and not widely available. I never seem to find the perfect shade for me so always need to adjust :)

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    1. I am not familiar with Face Atelier, but it looks like a professional makeup brand (which makes sense!). I'm happy that I've found an affordable solution although I will keep trying to find a perfect match. I've had better luck with Japanese foundations. :)

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  2. I've heard about these types of products and it's cool to see them in action. These can be real game changers considering how expensive some foundations can be and they just sit there unused when the shade is not quite right for us. Hope you've been well Lena. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. A friend of mine gave the foundation because it was a wrong shade for her as well. It was too "yellow and bright" but somehow it appears too "red and dark" on me. So weird this foundation game is! The formula was too good to just let it go, though. Hope you have a warm comforting weekend, Rowena. <3

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  3. oh man! as meiko says, I'm excited to see a DS option! I use a white mixer from MAC F&B but it seems to really only work well with the F&B foundation (maybe because of the strong film forming agent?). So this NYX version looks great. I am so intrigued by the Olive shade mixer because most readily available foundations are usually too dark and too pink on me. Thanks for sharing these goodies!

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    1. I also tried the TBS duo a while ago and it has a thicker, more silicone-y texture. I don't have enough experience with these adjusters but guess that something like NYX would mix well with almost anything although more concentrated forms would affect the foundation formula least. Do give it a try if you make it to a counter. I agree that the Olive option would be very useful! :)

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  4. I'm totally intrigued and haven't heard of foundation mixer. It sounds like a great solution though for brands that don't produce exactly the right shade.

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    1. It would be an extra work, but this idea of mixing shades would be handy for someone who likes to contour. I personally would like to see something with yellow undertones as well. :)

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  5. Ah! I didn't know about these products! It's good to try some inexpensive ones... and I sure need some mixers because it's so difficult to get the perfect match sometimes. I'll be sure to check out NYX the next time I'm at Sephora.

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    1. These are quite nice and I'm using them often - white for lightening and shimmer for thinning out a full coverage foundation. I didn't know NYX is avail at Sephora. Here, I think Ulta has it. Hope you get to test them in person. :)

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