Are you looking for a foundation that blends into the skin like a dream, which is cruelty free and also affordable? So, here’s a really good option to try. Nykaa has launched its Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation, about which I will be talking in this post. It comes in a good variety of 15 shades which gives semi matte finish which I personally like. Nykaa lipsticks are one of my favorites, lets see what I feel about this foundation. Read this post about Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation Review & Swatches to know more about the product.
NAME OF THE BRAND
NAME OF THE PRODUCT
NYKAA SKINSHIELD ANTI-POLLUTION FOUNDATION
PRICE OF Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation
INR 799 for 30ml
AVAILABILITY of nykaa skinshield anti-pollution foundation
You can get this foundation in Nykaa Stores or on their website.
It comes in a squeezy tube matte black packaging. The packaging is very classic and travel friendly. It has a transparent strip near the cap from where you can see the exact shade of the foundation. Though according to the price the packaging is not very luxurious but is still classic. It comes with some basic details printed and the outer packaging is a cardboard box which again has the necessary details on it. Also, this kind of tube packaging is very convenient to use the product till its last tits and bits. As we Indians usually do with our toothpaste’s, similarly you can cut open the tube and use the product to the fullest.
WHAT DOES THE BRAND CLAIMS?
Nykaa claims that its Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation is your new face shield with triple active actions that guards against dust and micro particles, minimizes pores and mattifies the complexion. It claims that this foundation has satin matte finish, bio saccharide gum 4 shields against environmental damage, anti-oxidants and glycerine delivers deep hydration. Oil Control formula.
We will talk about all these claims in detail further, please keep on reading.
HOW TO APPLY
You can use your fingers, sponge or brush and simply dab it into your skin.
SHADE RANGE OF Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation
It comes in total 15 shades which are meant for Indian Skin. The shade ranges from
- 01 PRETTY PORCELINE (NEUTRAL UNDERTONE)
- 02 VERY VANILLA (YELLOW UNDERTONE)
- 03 FRISKY CRÈME (PINK UNDERTONE)
FAIR TO WHEATISH-
- 04 ROSE BEIGE (PINK UNDERTONE)
- 05 NUDE DELIGHT (YELLOW UNDERTONE)
- 06 WARM NUDE (PINK UNDERTONE)
- 07 HOT HONEY (NEUTRAL UNDERTONE)
- 08 PURE OLIVE (YELLOW UNDERTONE)
WHEATISH TO DUSKY-
- 09 DESERT HONEY (NEUTRAL UNDERTONE)
- 10 GOLDEN HOUR (YELLOW UNDERTONE)
- 11 TOASTED CARAMEL (PINK UNDERTONE)
- 12 TRUE TOFFEE (YELLOW UNDERTONE)
- 13 FOXY CHESTNUT (NEUTRAL UNDERTONE)
- 14 MYSTIC MAPLE (YELLOW UNDERTONE)
- 15 MIGHTY MOCHA (NEUTRAL UNDERTONE)
So, these are all the shades currently available, I am in the shade 06 WARM NUDE . Though, I feel we can definitely have more shades as our Indian Skin is very diverse as our culture and that’s what make us unique.
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Texture and Smell of Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation
The texture of the foundation is smooth and creamy. It blends nicely into the skin. It gives a semi matte finish as claimed by the brand. It works well with brush, sponge and even fingers. Talking about the smell, I don’t know why it is so that these Nykaa foundations have such a weird chemical or medicinal smell to it. I used the Skingenious foundation and it smelled like this and now Anti-Pollution Foundation has exactly the same kind of smell which is irritating upon applying. Though the smell goes off after a while but it’s actually over powering in the beginning.
COVERAGE AND STAYING POWER
Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation has a medium to full coverage which you can definitely build it up. I layered it and it did not become cakey or patchy but yes, do not over layer it. I hope you understood. Though using your fingers or brush would give a better coverage when compared with a sponge as sponges tend to sheer out the coverage. The staying power is quite good approximately 6-8 hours depending upon your skin type and climatic conditions. Overall, it’s a nice product and I did not see any oxidization. Though you should follow the basic steps to avoid oxidization of your foundation. I will write another post regarding that soon.
Now coming to the part that it minimizes the pores? So I did not feel that, if you have really minute pores then it may blur them but for large pores, use a primer because it helps in many ways. Then, I also set my face with powder so you must do it because it helps to increase the longevity of the product and also helps in reducing the creasing. If you have a dry skin, then prep your face nicely. Though this is not a very drying formula but it might cling on to dry patches so keep that in mind.
Then coming to the part that, does it hides the dark circles, pigmentation, uneven skin tone and blemishes and marks of your face? So, it does hide minor blemishes, dark circles, pigmentation and acne marks but if you have some major issues then you will have to use a concealer or colour corrector. But for my skin, I prefer using just foundation because as of now, touchwood, I don’t have any such imperfections and I don’t like layering up on a lot of products. Rest is your choice. Also, the anti pollution claim seems irrelevant for me.
- Good shade range
- Medium price range can be said as affordable
- Packaging is travel friendly
- Blends nicely
- Coverage is nice
- Cruelty free
- Easily available
- Hides minor imperfections
- Paraben Free
- Semi matte finish which is very comfortable to wear
- Smell is weird
- Anti pollution claim is irrelevant
So that’s all for this Nykaa Skinshield Anti-Pollution Foundation Review & Swatches. If you have something more about it . Do share it in the comment section below.
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