Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil
NYX’s Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil is one of those products that, on paper, seems great but in actual usage on skin leaves a lot to be desired.
The packaging is convenient – it comes in a squeeze tube with a narrow applicator that ensures you don’t dispense too much at a time. It’s fragrance free and even contains a couple of hydrating and soothing ingredients (cucumber extract and aloe). But it’s hard to say much more positive beyond that.
What’s described as weightless formula instead has an almost syrupy texture that makes achieving even coverage a challenge. Using a sponge or fingers results in streaky coverage that takes more work to blend out and make appear even than it should.
As described, it provides lightweight coverage (noticeable blemishes or redness will remain visible) – but it doesn’t feel breathable at all. Instead, this feels more like a full coverage foundation, even though it doesn’t really look it.
Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil also emphasizes things you’d probably rather it not, like pores (even if your pores aren’t normally apparent), fine lines and wrinkles. We applaud NYX for offering a range of shades that includes fair to deep skin tones, but your complexion deserves better than this! Run, don’t walk, to our list of best tinted moisturizers!
- Packaging is convenient.
- Contains a couple of good-for-skin ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Syrupy texture is difficult to apply and blend, resulting in streaky application.
- Feels like a full coverage foundation rather than a lightweight “veil.”
- Emphasizes pore, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Reveal your freshest self with our new Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil! Simply smooth this weightless formula onto the complexion for light, breathable coverage with a seamless and satiny finish. With 12 forgiving shades formulated to accommodate a wide range of skin tones, each flexible hue feels like a second skin and delivers up to eight hours of hydration.
This small Los Angelesbased makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.
It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, and the line can also be found at Target and Nordstrom Rack, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products.The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.
NYX Cosmetics website is www.nyxcosmetics.com.
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