Wednesday 6 April 2016

NYX Angel Veil Primer

I feel like I haven't done a single product review in months, so that fact right there should be enough to convey that this product is pretty darn special. NYX is a brand that I love; the products are always good quality and the prices are highly reasonable (I just wish they would be sold in my local Boots!) I heard some great things about this Angel Veil Primer on the tinternet, and so I decided to pick it up, since I just finished my MAC Prep and Prime and needed a cost-friendly alternative.
To be honest, I actually think that this product, when you take into account price and quantity, outdoes MAC primers - there, I said it. It cost me £9 from FeelUnique, for 30ml of product, which if I know primers, will last a heck of  while. As soon as I apply this my face feels so smooth and velvety, and it looks ten times better (what you would expect from a 'skin perfecting' primer.) I've noticed that over the past week whilst I've been using this that my make up isn't sliding as much, especially around my T-Zone, and I haven't needed to touch up with powder throughout the day which is definitely a major bonus. If you prefer illuminating primers then this might not be what you're looking for - personally, I like the matte look, so this product is perfect if that look floats your boat, but if you want dewy, illuminated skin then this product doesn't give you that so you would either have to pick up a different primer, or apply separate illuminating products to override the matte look (although that would defeat the object!)
This wasn't intended to be a comparison between MAC when I first thought about doing this post, but I do think its interesting to compare a drugstore product to something so fancy and high-end. I've been needing to use much less of this product than I do of the MAC, an element that I'm inclined to say is a big advantage. As for the scent of the product its your average, non offensive primer scent; nothing amazing yet nothing horrific, but I will say that I do prefer the slightly perfumed scent of the MAC primer. One thing I definitely want to mention is that if you have super dry skin (not combination, because that's my skin type and I've been coping fine) then I probably wouldn't go for this primer as its 'oil free', so would have the tendency to dry out skin. If you use a good moisturiser beforehand you should be good to go, but it is something to consider when purchasing a face product.
Overall I would say that this is a product I will definitely repurchase, especially in times of a budget and need to keep the cost low. I love MAC primers, they're perfect for keeping your make up put whilst you've got a full day of college or work, and make your skin feel amazing; but I just think that Angel Veil does the exact same for a fraction of the cost. Obviously I'm not an expert, these are just my opinions!
Have you ever tried this? What primers would you recommend?



  1. Sounds like quite a nice product! I have oily skin so this will be somewhat helpful as it's oil free :)
    Kathy x

  2. I've only tried a couple of primers & so far, nothing's wowed me. This one sounds really good though, other than the oil free part because of my dry, eczema prone skin. I think I'll pas on this one, but check out the other primers in the NYX range! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

  3. I love NYX products and I did eye this up but my skin really doesn't take well to silicone-based primers at all. Benefit's Porefessional broke me out like crazy. I'm definitely a dewy/illuminating primer kinda girl too. I actually thought this fell into that category so I'm glad I didn't pick it up now as my dry skin definitely doesn't appreciate the 'matte' effect. Haha x

    Kirsty - Life in Excess


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