The Nyx Marshmellow Soothing Primer makes many claims with it’s 10 in 1 ‘makeup extending’ no silicone, vegan formula – but does it work?
I was lucky enough to have been sent this by Nyx Cosmetics – a welcome surprise to an otherwise dreary April afternoon.
After many lockdown faces, let’s look at whether this little blue bottle is a marshmallow marvel or not.
“Normally under 4 heavy lights after a few hours on camera I find the heat separating the makeup from skin etc – but not here”.
Does it soothe? Yes
Like many I shave just before starting a face or makeup. Even us beautiful creatures from hell need to keep skin smooth and supple.
More often than not I use a toner and moisturiser before a primer as my skin just soaks up moisture. I’m not dry skinned – just thirsty.
I have found that I can forgo my usual pre-makeup routine for the marshmallow root whipped wonder as it stops me breaking out in lumps or bumps.
When I put this on after shaving, I physically feel my skin calming down, and as someone who has very inflammatory skin from the slightest touch, this is very nice.
I like using this as its toning property helps keep red skin, and tackles those deep, deep dark marks under my eyes leaving a better complexion.
I’ve found that if I have any angry acne spots, this also helps quell those slightly.
One primer property is that it extends for 16 hours of wear which I am yet to see.
“I am always wary of two key areas of my face, especially when painting for drag; smile lines and forehead creases…”
Luckily enough, I have not worn a full face of makeup for up to 16 hours for a long, long time. The last time was Manchester Pride, and never again.
I can see why this would last in theory. The closest thing to putting the marshmallow primer through its paces was in front of studio lights.
Normally under 4 heavy lights after a few hours on camera I find the heat separating the makeup from skin etc – but not here.
There must be something to the whipped nature of the primer that allows it to fill pores and reduce definition to lines of the face.
I am always wary of two key areas of my face, especially when painting for drag; smile lines and forehead creases (I call these the Gordon Ramsay). The marshmallow primer grabs a hold of foundation without letting it settle deep into those key places.
This provides a protective layer let’s say, between the skin and the base layers which doesn’t waver despite numerous layers of paint.
In photos those areas seem less likely to show up compared to other primer products. Noone wants to end up a Facetune fiend because of lines and wrinkles.
I don’t have the worst pores in the world, but I do have spots that plague me. Especially scars caused from acne.
I would say that after use my skin looked smoother. I normally base this off whether I can see the pores of my nose and forehead through the foundation in person and on photo.
A heavy base helps, I call it grouting, but the Marshmallow root primer seems to help create a seemingly softer, smoother skin with a soft focus finish.
“There must be something to the whipped nature of the primer that allows it to fill pores and reduce definition to lines of the face”.
Now whilst I know there are elements of this primer that I cannot say whether they work or not I.e. 16 hour wearability – I can say it slaps HARD.
Does the Nyx Cosmetics Marshmallow primer’s properties work?
1. Smoothes – Yes
2. Softens – Yes
3. Extends makeup wear for 16h – TBC
4. Hydrates – Yes
5. Soothes – Yes
6. Evens tone – Yes
7. Minimizes texture – Yes
8. Blurs lines – Yes
9. Adds a soft focus finish – Yes
10. Keeps makeup fresh – TBC
There we have it, a versatile primer that smells like marshmallows – what could be better?
Will you be rushing out to grab a marshmallow primer? Or have you already tried this little blue bottle?
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