Sep 11 2014

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer

Disclaimer: Some press sample. See bottom.

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer review and look on BeautyJudy

Because of my rosacea, I prefer a foundation for my face makeup. But, I keep an open mind and I’m always pleasantly surprised when I discover a tinted moisturizer, light coverage foundation or powder that is able to cover what I feel are my imperfections – basically, my redness.

I received a sample of the NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer from NYX while at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas in July, but it was too dark for my skin tone. I really wanted to try it so I went out and purchased the lightest shade, Buff. It’s still a little too dark for my skin tone but it worked well enough for me to wear-test it.

First thing I noticed when I opened the cap was that it’s safety sealed. I love this.

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer review and look on BeautyJudy

The moisturizer is very liquid. Here’s the darker shade NYX gave me, Soft Beige, on my hand:

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer review and look on BeautyJudy

You can see that while it’s a “tinted” moisturizer, the pigmentation is nice.

Here’s my before face:

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer review and look on BeautyJudy

Here’s my face after I applied the moisturizer:

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer review and look on BeautyJudy

It didn’t take the red from my cheeks or chin completely, but the look is more natural than foundation, and better than without anything. It really went a long way in evening up my skin tone.

My skin tends to get oily as the day progresses, and this started breaking down about halfway through the day. I quicky touched it up in places like my chin, around my nose after blotting my skin with oil-absorbing papers. I didn’t have to touch up everywhere.

Here’s my complete makeup look:

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer review and look on BeautyJudy

It’s unfortunate that this isn’t light enough for me to continue wearing, as this would be a great lightweight formula to wear in summer as it changes into fall. I hope NYX releases a couple of lighter shades in this Tinted Moisturizer, I would buy it again.

You can find the NYX Tinted Moisturizer where NYX is sold – I bought mine at Ulta. You can find it here on the brand website, too. It retails for $10 but with coupons at Ulta and sales you can always find it cheaper!

Have you tried this yet? What are your thoughts?!

Disclaimer: I received the NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer for review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!

  • polarbelle

    It looks pretty impressive. I’ve been looking forward to seeing reviews of it. And I have to say, Judy, your hair color is AWESOME!!!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you, it’s growing on me now that it’s lighening up 🙂

  • Melody Robinson Wright

    I think this did a good job and it’s great to hear you weren’t oily everywhere after a days wear.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Melody!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I have some redness I like to cover up too, glad to know this is an option.

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes! Hopefully you can find a good shade!

  • Citizens of Beauty

    Does such a great job on your skin!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Kendra!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I like lighter coverage nowadays. With or w/o makeup, you’re a natural beauty.

    • BeautyJudy

      AW! Thanks Kath 🙂

  • Sheila Arkee

    Thanks for the review – I had no idea NYX even had TM’s!

    • BeautyJudy

      They have SO many things it’s hard to keep track!

  • Laura

    NYX would definitely be too dark on me

    • BeautyJudy

      NYX, hear our cry for help!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    That coverage would be perfect for me! I need this!

    • BeautyJudy

      Good luck, I hope you find your perfect shade!

  • Nidia Doherty

    I love a lightweight foundation most of the time. I’ll have to check this out.

    • BeautyJudy

      I would much rather the moisturizer look than the foundation look I usually do, which is a bit heavier for my rosacea.

  • Miranda | Slashed Beauty

    Hmm I will try my luck finding a shade that matches me!

    • BeautyJudy

      Good luck!!!

  • Honeygirlk

    I have been enjoying my NYX tinted moisturizer because I don’t use foundation and it has allowed me to use just in case I need a little coverage. That sucks that it is too dark, but I’m surprised at how spot on the shade for me is… whereas normally, I have a funky ashy look or it’s way too dark. You look beautiful regardless 😀

    • BeautyJudy

      That’s great! I’m glad it is a fit for you! Thank goodness there’s 487578129127851234 other brands, right?! LOL!!! It’s just that I LOVE this one!

  • Ange

    I love tinted moisturizers but NYX is always too dark for me.

    • BeautyJudy

      Yeah, it stinks!!!

  • Phyrra

    Yeah it sucks that all of the Nyx foundations are too dark for me. Many people rave about their quality.

    • BeautyJudy

      I’d love to try more of their foundation products but yeah, it stinks 🙁

  • Aleya Bamdad

    It’s too bad that it didn’t last longer but it’s good that you were prepared.

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed, Aleya!

  • BTBAshley

    I haven’t tried yet but I do like the way it looks on your skin. Natural looking and pretty. I usually wear TMs/BBs in the winter when I need more moisture.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Ashley!

  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    Too bad the color match isn’t right, because it did seem to help with the redness. A lot more than I would expect from a tinted moisturizer.

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed 🙁

  • beautybymissl

    It makes your skin look so much better. Too bad the lighest shade isn´t light enough 🙁

    • BeautyJudy

      Hahaha, thanks. My skin is pretty red without something, even though it isn’t bad texture/wrinkle wise!

  • Amber

    That’s got pretty good coverage for a TM! I love the shade that your hair is currently! Very pretty!

    • BeautyJudy

      I was impressed with coverage! And thank you 🙂