Nyx Dewy Finish Setting Spray Review

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Nyx cosmetics is one of the drugstore makeup power brands! I was SO excited to find out they had a counter in my local Boots so almost immediately I purchased a few products! One of the items I picked up was the Nyx Dewy Finish Setting Spray and I have been using it ever since.

The Dewy Finish Setting Spray is water based and it’s supposed to keep your makeup dewy and amazing through any kind of weather. The spray is also available in a matte finish version.


I am quite disappointed with this product. It didn’t leave a dewy finish to my makeup at all although it did take away the powdery look. I have used a few spritz to loads and my makeup didn’t look dewy more of a natural finish.

The bottle is quite small too: it’s only 60ml. it comes out in a fine mist and doesn’t leave white spots on your face or disturb your makeup. In terms of making your makeup long lasting, I can’t really comment as I haven’t seen any difference with that. It contains alcohol.



I am the queen of makeup setting sprays: I have tried a huge amount but unfortunately, this one doesn’t live up to expectations. I am quite disappointed with this as I love a dewy finish. I also wish the bottle was slightly bigger.

Nyx Dewy Finish Setting Spray is £7 and available from Boots

Make sure you have a look at my Review Index for more reviews on setting sprays and other products! To find out what setting sprays actually are, read my previous post here



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Primark Makeup Brushes Review

primark brush review cover

If you read my make up from NewLook post, you would see that a lot of fashion retailers are dipping into the beauty pool. Marks and spencer, Next, H&M are few brands that have their own makeup line.

Primark is one of them and has an extensive makeup collection from eyelashes which I used to love to press on nails. They even have makeup brushes and sponges. I picked up 3 of their brushes some months back and I can finally bring you a review. I had the small stippling brush first (had that for almost a year now) so it’s still in the old silver packaging. The new brushes I picked up are the Powder Brush and the 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer Brush have the new rose gold hardware which makes them look more expensive than their price of £1.50


I have had the small stippling brush the longest and I am yet to experience any shedding from the brush!  I love using it to apply cream highlighters and the small size is perfect for that. The glue on the handles are pretty strong too it’s only now it’s beginning to feel weak.

primark small stippling brush close up

The Powder Brush is other fav of mine, the bristles feel very soft and they pick up enough product. It’s good for both blush and powder. It has a flat top and it’s slightly dense. So far I have only had one bristle shed and that was when I washed it the 1st time.

primark powder brush close up

The 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer Brush is my least fav. The Foundation Brush side has shed quite a bit since I got it. I also feel like it doesn’t blend product well. I use this brush for concealer though because I prefer buffing brushes for foundation. The concealer side is good for getting into small areas and for cleaning up eye brows. I haven’t had any shed bristles from there.

primark foundation brush closeup

primark concealer brush close up

Verdict– the brushes are nice and effective, for 1.50 each they are excellent value for money. The new rose gold hardware makes it look a bit more expensive than the price. I have seen more brushes in the collection and I may just pick up a few more.

The brushes are priced at £1.50 and available from Primark stores.

UPDATE- These brushes are going strong! Although the small stippling brush came apart and I didn’t have glue to stick it back together! I picked up some more primark brushes and I have a review of them here


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Mary Kay Timewise Luminous-Wear Foundation Review



Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing great! I have been getting out a bunch of reviews lately (I was so behind on everything!). Today’s post will be a review on the Mary Kay Luminous Wear Foundation on darker skintones which I got back in April and have been wearing it off and on since then.

So I have known about Mary Kay for a while now but never thought about getting anything from them until I saw a friend rocking their Mary Kay Timewise Matte Wear foundation. It looked really nice on her but I personally don’t like matte foundations on me so when I found out about the luminous finish I decided to go for that.

The Timewise foundations come in two finishes, Matte and Luminous. I have the shade bronze 6 in Luminous and my mum has bronze 5 in Matte. I hope the swatches below help, I wasn’t able to find a lot for darker skin especially on the luminous finish.


The luminous finish is suitable for normal to dry skin and has buildable coverage. Mary Kay also says the foundation is oil free suitable for sensitive skin and non comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores). I have bronze 6 which has slight yellow undertones which is perfect for me because I have yellow/golden undertones.



It feels light on the skin. You can feel you have foundation on, but it doesn’t have a heavy feeling to it. It also looks like a full coverage foundation even though they say it has buildable coverage. I don’t really mind this, I use two pea size amounts (possibly less) for my whole face and a little goes a long way. Obviously you can use more if you want more coverage I personally prefer sheer to light or medium coverage


I would say it is a long wearing foundation and performs well under heat (Mary Kay does say its humidity resistant). In the pictures, the first pic (alone) was taken after my makeup was freshly done, around 7.30am. Second picture with Renee from OwnbyFemme was taken around 4pm that day. I was really busy that day working at Curlvolution. You can see my t-zone and cheeks are slightly oily. I also noticed the foundation does settle in laugh lines around my mouth sometimes.

The foundation is really luminous, you can see the shimmery particles when you swatch and put it on. I think because it works really well with light that contributes to it looking like a full coverage foundation. It is not transfer proof so take precautions as necessary (although Mary Kay says it’s transfer resistant)

The foundation also works really well with other primers, powders and setting sprays I have paired it with. I apply it with my Real Techniques buffering brush or my kabuki brush I got from EBay. I haven’t had a breakout from using this foundation which I am very happy about!


Overall I think it’s a nice foundation. The luminous wear comes in 23 shades and the shades for darker skintones are pretty decent. It feels comfortable on and a little goes a long way when applying. Excellent price point too and is much cheaper than other luminous finish foundations out there!

Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous Foundation is £16 and available from the Mary Kay Website or through your Marky Kay Consultant.

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