NYX Hydratouch Powder Foundation is a weightless pressed powder that offers buildable coverage with a matte finish. With silky shades to choose from, the Hydra Touch Powder Foundation can be applied dry or wet. The NYX innovative formula also contains moisturizing botanical extracts to leave skin feeling soft and fresh.
Packaging: The powder foundation comes in a sturdy and sophisticated dual sectioned case with a flip open lid. The lower section contains a soft sponge applicator while the upper section contains pressed powder. The case is really sturdy to be carried around and can be used on-the-go as it contains a mirror on inner section of lid. I am not really a fan of sponge applicators as they don’t apply the powders evenly but this sponge applicator is quite better than what I have used so far.
Texture: The powder is extremely silky smooth and blends quickly. Makes skin soft to touch and remains matte throughout the day.
Shade: The shade Golden is quite a neutral shade with yellow undertones and will suit most of the Indian skin tones.
Fragrance: The powder foundation has a mild sweet smell. Not exactly sweet, but if you smell deeply, it does have a mild sweet-floral smell- I feel.
How I use and staying power: After applying concealer and foundation, I use a powder brush to apply this powder foundation to set in my makeup. I feel powder brush works better than any other applicator for powder makeup, but you can use the sponge applicator provided with ease. Just one layer sets in the makeup and gives a smooth, flawless and matte finish. I have oily-combination skin and this powder foundation controls shine all day long, quite literally.
I have used this without foundation underneath, and it still gives medium coverage and fades dark spots and lightens under eye dark circles. I have used a lot of pressed powders but this powder foundation works far better than whatever I have used so far.