Review | NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand

On the day to day I don’t actually wear a whole lot of makeup and I definitely don’t wear foundation. I’m lucky in that I am actually pretty happy with my skin, I don’t have any major discolouration or issues that I need to cover completely and I prefer my freckles to show through. So on a daily basis I will just dab on a bit of concealer to cover up any blemishes or redness and my concealer of choice is by far NYX’s HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in Porcelain. 

The NYX concealer wand is a true drugstore gem that rivals every high end concealer I’ve tried. It is a beautiful lightweight formula that comes in 11 shades including a green, purple and yellow for colour correcting. The lightest shade in the range is a perfect match for my skin while still being fair enough to use under the eyes. It has no yellow tones, something that is difficult for me to find but other shades in the collection do come with pink, yellow or blue undertones, so there is a shade for everyone. The formula is incredibly light on the skin but also richly concentrated. The doe foot applicator makes for precise application that can then be blended out quickly and smoothly. The coverage is light to medium but can easily be built up without ever feeling heavy or cakey. NYX also makes concealer jars that are a bit more on the full coverage side while retaining a similar formula. Another lovely bit is that both concealers are Talc and Paraben free! 

I truly think that NYX’s HD Photogenic Concealer Wand is the best concealer you can pick up at the drugstore and I often prefer it over my higher end options. The shade range is fantastic and something you don’t often find and the formula is literally amazing. If you have not tried this concealer, you need to!

The NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand retails for $5 US and you can buy it at Rexall, Target and online at , and

What are your favourite concealers?



  1. Vicki Skitt
    June 11, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    This looks so good! And super cheap tooI have a giveaway over on my blog, go check it out if you like!love victoriajanexxx

    • Courtney
      June 11, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      It is a really great concealer!

  2. Beth Griffiths
    June 11, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love that they do different undertones Beth

    • Courtney
      June 13, 2014 / 1:26 am

      So do i! The green tone is great for redness around the nose!

  3. Jasmine Li
    June 12, 2014 / 12:52 am

    Wow, even the packaging looks awesome! Amazing!

    • Courtney
      June 13, 2014 / 1:27 am

      It is quite nice isnt it? Looks far more expensive!

  4. Carly Brown
    June 12, 2014 / 3:16 am

    I'm going to have to try this! I'm currently using Annabelle BB Skin Perfect Concealer. It's affordable and blends like a dream 🙂

    • Courtney
      June 13, 2014 / 1:27 am

      Ooh i've not tried that! Let's swap! haha

  5. Louise Francesca
    June 12, 2014 / 7:36 am

    I've heard so many good reviews about this concealer, I still haven't actually tried any NYX products – I really need to pick some up! would love if you could check out my blog :)Istylethereforeiiwear

    • Courtney
      June 13, 2014 / 1:27 am

      You do, its a fantastic brand! Will do!

    • Courtney
      June 13, 2014 / 1:28 am

      You really should! It's great! 🙂

  6. ampersaand
    June 14, 2014 / 4:41 am

    Oh wow, that sounds excellent! I hope they stock it at my local Rexall! 11shades is great for a drugstore concealer 🙂

    • Courtney
      June 17, 2014 / 10:24 pm

      It's amazing to see that range! I hope you can find it!!

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