Lets first know, what is Nykaa as a brand ? It is originally a online cosmetic and personal care selling site and during the progressing years its started selling most of the new variants from Drugstore to Highend. Over the past one year (2016 – 2017) it launched its own cosmetic line. It started from lipstick , then eye products , nail paints, face product and now a foundation.
Nykaa Skin Genius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation, Launched on 7th August 2017, I ordered my skin genius foundation on the same day and received it in next 4 days. I have a combination to oily skin and was very much intrigued to buy this foundation because of its claimed features and a unheard technology being used in this foundation.
I personally believe in a medium coverage foundation with a perfecting finish. First, when I opened the red textured box of nykaa foundation I see this very interesting and satisfying packaging. Its one of a kind packaging with squeezy nozzle dropper for the foundation. The outer body is very comfortable plastic with smooth finish, easy to handle. I personally loved the packaging and totally appreciate the thought behind it.
The foundation consistency is runny. Its a sculpting and hydrating foundation with Polylift Technology . The foundation claims, long-wear formula, keeps your skin fresh and radiant, sculpts and lifts your skin, perfect match to your skin tone, sun filters shield your perfect complexion. Additionally, It has some interesting features to it where it is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, exquisite Polylift technology and color-adapting pigments, gives you beautiful dewy finish.
Its paraben free and fragrance free. Formulated in Italy. Made in Europe.
Its an affordable foundation for Rs 575 with 30ml of product lasts you more than 2 years. You can use the foundation with Beauty Blender or a stippling brush. My personal preference is the brush as the beauty blender soaks up a lot of product due to the product being runny in consistency. The application of the foundation is smooth and melts on to the skin like a butter. Its has a sheer coverage.
The best suited skin type for this foundation would be Very Dry, Dry and combination to Dry. The foundation stays on for 2 to 3 hours comfortably without creasing but as I am combination to oily skin it stays for 2 hours comfortably and then starts to change its course of nature by fading away, creasing and showing up the pores and finelines.
Since Its a dewy finish foundation, need to set the face with a setting powder and as the day passes by, the touch ups keep happening, with intervals of every 2 hours.
Its a good news for the Dry skin Women and girls to get there hands on nykaa skin genius foundation.As its best suited to this skin type, its dewyness proves the ,so good hydration to the skin all day long with the presence of the major ingredient to it, the Hyluronic Acid.
Hyluronic acid has the great capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and plump the skin. It has a property of anti-aging due to its moisture retention to the skin and keep it glowy.So having this as the major ingredient what could have gone wrong?
Combination to oily and oily skin already has tomuch of hydration and moisture to there skin. As we know this category of skin type is more prone to Acnes and Breakouts with there oily texture, additional moisture makes it worse. When this foundation comes in contact with the oily skin makes it more dewy and more hydrating and more moisture given. Anything in excess leads to nothing good. After the usage of this foundation, on the second day itself I could see small breakouts and then just to be 100 percent sure used it for continuous 9Days in combination weather. (Combination weather means , Partial Rains, Hot and Humid).
I have always bought a foundation which is in the shade range of 03, or warm undertones to it. For reference, Maybelline fit me 310(sun beige), Loreal Mat magique (Golden vanilla), Colorbar Amino skin foundation 003(Beige Medium) are my shades in different brands and they are the exact shades complimenting to my skin tone. When i ordered my nykaa foundation i picked a shade lighter than my skin tone as it has a new technology called the Polylift technology and color-adapting pigments.
Polylift technology helps the foundation to adapt your skin tone after its application of 2 to 5 minutes. Basically, It will turn into your skin shade as it comes in contact with your facial skin. In lame words if i may say so its nothing but mear oxidization of a foundation after its application with effect to the facial temperature as it comes in contact.
My personal experience with the foundation was exactly the opposite, as i picked a lighter shade which I wished to change in to my skin tone didn’t happen. Instead it sat on the face and left a white cast of foundation and very dewy whole day. I personally don’t agree or experienced the shade adapting nature with the foundation on my skin.
Sun shield and imperfection disappearance, adds another element to the foundation. The sun shield by far is unknown in SPF form, so i assume its just has a sunblock feature. Which is in a way good for all skins. Additional SPF would have made the foundation more dewy. Finally the Imperfection disappearance is because of the hyluronic acid presence in the foundation which leads to pluming of the face and erasing the finelines and wrinkles temporarily.
Conclusion, I personally don’t recommend this to combination to oily and oily skin type. Its best suited for Dry skin to very dry skin Women and girls. Its more comparable to a CC Cream then being a foundation.
What I like about this Foundation is
- The packaging is perfect
- Consistency of the foundation is apt
- presence of Hyluronic acid
- Sun shield Filter
- Light weight Formula
What are the misses of this foundation
- Its not all skin type
- Not well suited for combination to oily skin.
- To dewy in nature.
- Fades away during the day
- Its not even a medium coverage
Thats all I can project and suggest.