Thursday, February 18, 2016


Battle of the drugstore setting powder: Nyx vs Maybelline.

Hello my loves!  It has been awhile but your girl is back for good. I recently picked up the Maybelline master fix setting + perfecting loose powder. I feel like this is one of the first actually setting powders in the drugstore that has the silicone feel besides the elf HD powder. We ain’t even gonna drag her into this one though. On my way home I was thinking hmmm I wonder how this compares to the Nyx HD studio finishing powder.

.I have been testing out the Maybelline one out for a good two weeks now. When I first heard about this product it was on iheartmakeup92’s YouTube channel. When she was working with Maybelline, she brought up how they should make a product similar to the Laura Mercier secret brightening powder. Now I do not own that so I cannot compare but that got me all hyped up. I have tried baking and just setting my face with this powder. While this powder does feel nice on the face, you cannot bake with it. IT doesn’t have that white effect that normal loose powders do. I tried multiple times and it just was not working. This does have a nice finish to just set your overall makeup. The packaging is a black cap with a clear bottom. Now what pisses me off about this product is the sifter. The part to get product out is in one small section. I have to really shake it and get product everywhere to get it out. If the sifter was a little bigger, it would be much more convenient. At Walmart this retails for $9 and you get 0.21 ounces of product. I would give it an 8/10.

I bought my Nyx powder at a store called peebles for $10.99 for 0.21 ounces. I honestly really like this powder. IT is silicone based so if you do not like that feel then do not buy it. It does not have any white cast on your face in flash photography. But like the Maybelline one, you cannot bake without which does suck. The packaging is the same as the Maybelline one but the sifter is bigger! I do still have to shake the product out a bit but it does not go everywhere due to it being bigger I would give this a 9.5/10.

So which wins? I personally prefer the Nyx one but if you cannot get your hands on it, the Maybelline one is just as great.
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