NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer

NYX Honey Dew Me Up

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer reviewNYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer

Ever come across a product that has a great potential, but isn’t quite there? This is exactly the case with NYX’s Honey Dew Me Up Primer.

Few months a go I pinned an image of this gorgeous-looking product by NYX and thought that once again I missed on something that was most likely a limited-edition release, since I didn’t remember seeing it anywhere.  I recently bought a few things on and noticed that Honey Dew Me Up Primer by NYX was not only in stock but also on sale for $10.00 (original price being $17.00). Of course, I ended up buying it.

NYX honey dew me up primer review

First thing that I need to mention is the packaging of this primer. It’s so beautiful, but unfortunately, not very practical. I just really, really don’t like the idea of the spatula-like applicator. The product itself has a bit of a sticky formula (think, watered-down honey) but not sticky to the point where it would adhere to the spatula nicely. This would work A LOT better if it came in a tube or with a pump packaging.

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer and SerumNYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer

This primer really is more similar to a serum in my opinion. It has some pretty awesome skin-loving ingredients like honey, collagen, hyaluronic acid and Jasmin flower extract, but it also contains denatured alcohol that can cause some serious dryness (it’s the 3rd most concentrated ingredient). Nonetheless, I loved the way this felt on my skin. Despite having a sticky formula it absorbed quickly and my skin felt incredibly smooth and supple and I also noticed that it reduced the redness on my skin (I think this will be awesome during summer time, too). I tried using this both directly under my foundation and under a moisturizer followed by a foundation (like I would with a serum) and I think that it works even better with a moisturizer used on top of it. My makeup went on very smoothly, it looked bright and illuminated.

NYX Honey Dew Me Up

Another thing worth mentioning is the fact that this is formulated with light reflective gold flecks, which sounds fancy, but may be a bit pointless. I find that those gold flakes just sit on top of the skin so it looks like you’ve got a pieces of glitter stuck to it. They don’t seem to dissolve or absorb into the skin.

Honey Dew Me Up Nyx primer and serumI really like this serum and what would make me love it would be different packaging (and perhaps using a different ingredient in place of alcohol. I think that NYX would do so much better if this serum (I know I keep calling it serum instead “primer”, but I honestly think of this as a serum, not a primer) came with a pump or in a tub. Us girls tend to buy beauty products just because “they look pretty”, but pretty packaging isn’t always everything.


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    February 10, 2015 at 11:26 am

    This is exactly the type of thing i would buy because it looks pretty and has honey in the name! Honest reviews like this are so helpful

    Amy x

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      February 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Haha, girl logic, right? ;) Thanks so much Amy!

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Awesome review

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      February 10, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks Mel.

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    February 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Love everything about how it sounds, apart from maybe the glitter bits! :)

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      February 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      I know, they’re kinda pointless…

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    February 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Great photos and review. Ive been looking for a primer but why has there got to be alcohol in this?!

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      February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Uhh I know :( It’s most likely so that the product absorbs better, but still..

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    Say Cheesy Cake (@saycheesycake)
    February 10, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Paula,
    You are so right about pretty packaging isn’t always everything. I have the same complaint about foundations with no pump or creams in a pot. If only manufacturers would think like how we consumers would prefer our products to be according to how we use them, then they will have hit all the time.

    The product looks promising except for the alcohol part. Thanks for the honest review.

    Say Cheesy Cake
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      February 10, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Ahh yes foundations with no pump are a nightmare, thankfully those can be bought separately, not for this serum though haha ;) I think this could easily become one of my favorite products if it had different packaging and didn’t have alcohol denat. in it.

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    February 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Looks great. Even if it’s more like a serum. They’re really important. To care and moisturizer the nails!

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    ElizaDeath Taylor
    February 13, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Hm, yeah I can’t help but feel like the gold flakes are a bit gimmicky. Although it does look like Nyx just came out with a new HD primer, that comes in a squeeze bottle type of packaging that you might like better! :)

    ElizaDeath Taylor

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    July 25, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I know this is a ridiculously old post, but I did want to say that I love this under their best-selling primer, Angel Veil. And I am very oily, so this serum takes the place of any moisturizer for me.i have large pores and super oily skin, and this works about a hundred times better than the Becca Ever Matte poreless primer and Ever Matte foundation and you can get both for less than the cost of one of Becca item. For both, not on sale, (but Ulta always has sales on it) total is 32 dollars, regular price. For the Becca primer and foundation, it’s 76 dollars, and they are never on sale. Think you can buy 4 of the Nyx items for less than you pay for 2 Becca items. And it’s so much better. The Angel Veil makes my skin so pretty I rarely use a foundation w it. What I like to do is put the Dr Brandt pores no more luminizer primer (no glitter, just glow) as a sort of foundation and follow up with UD De-slick powder, finish it up w Mario Badescu Aloe, Cucumber, Green Tea spray. The Dr Brandt and UD are on the expensive side, but they last forever. And if the scoop inside the Honey bothers you bc of bacteria,wipe it off w a little rubbing alcohol before adding it back to the bottle.

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    Melis Kalpakçıoğlu
    June 18, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    looks like amazing!!

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