Hello, beautiful creatures. Today I’m bringing you my Nyx Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation Review plus two day wear test. I purchased the shade Pale and I also show you a comparison of what the Pale shade looks like next to other fair foundations and concealers I own. Nyx Cosmetics is an affordable cruelty free drugstore makeup brand with an excellent shade range. This foundation is 100% cruelty-free and vegan.
About My Skin
My skin tone is a very fair neutral to muted cool yellow, and when I’m exposed to sun I turn olive. I have dry skin and my main concerns are blurring fine lines and hyperpigmention, as well as evening out my skin tone. See more of my foundation features.
Nyx Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation Review Video
Here are the claims that Nyx makes about the Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation.
- The blurring formula helps to smooth skin’s texture
- It helps to control shine without a cakey or ashy finish
- It’s fade-resistant and transfer-resistant
- 12 hours of hydration
- 16 hours of comfortable wear
- It helps to minimize the appearance of pores, dark spots, blemishes, and skin imperfections
- It comes in buildable, medium coverage with a matte finish
- 24 shades available
Nyx Website Issues
I did not have a positive experience ordering the Nyx Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation from Nyx’s website. I pre-ordered the Blur foundation, the Blur foundation brush, and the Nyx Grey 7.5 micro-brow pencil from Nyx’s website. For some unknown reason, Nyx decided to ship each item separately – three separate packages.
I received the brow pencil first. The second package I received was a random lipgloss, with no brush. The third and final package came with the foundation. When I reached out to Nyx’s customer service to say I never received the brush, which was in stock when I placed my order, they said they didn’t charge me for it. Nyx said I should have received an email stating it went out of stuck, which I did not. They also basically made it sound like I was inconveniencing them by asking what happened to my brush and that I needed to get over it.
If Nyx’s website handled their stock properly, it wouldn’t have allowed me to purchase an out of stock item. Nyx’s customer service also felt like it was lacking. It was disappointing I never received the email stating the brush went out of stock. Overall, it would have been a better customer service experience for me if the Nyx employee at least pretended to care and didn’t treat me like an inconvenience for emailing them. It would have been nice if they’d sent me the brush OR an email stating it wasn’t coming.
Nyx Pale Comparison Swatches
The first photo was taken outdoors in direct sun during the afternoon. I took the second photo indoors next to a window in natural indirect light.
Here’s the information on the swatches. The Nyx swatches are by my wrist and the Fenty Powder is by my elbow.
- Row 1 Nyx Born to Glow Pale – Nyx Bare With Me Concealer in Fair
- Row 2 Nyx Bare With Me Blur Pale
- Row 3 Missha Perfect Cover #13 – Pacifica Alight 40NP
- Row 4 Charlotte Tilbury 1N – Kim Chi Chic TMC Ivory
- Row 5 Revolution PRo Light – Jason Wu CC1
- Row 6 Rituel De Fille 3 Drop Nix – It Cosmetics CC Fair Ivory
- Row 7 Milk Flex Concealer Porcelian – Milk Flex Stick Porcelaion
- Row 8 Fenty 105 Pro Filt’r Powder
Products Featured for Swatch Comparison
- NYX PALE BARE WITH ME BLUR FOUNDATION
- NYX PALE BORN TO GLOW FOUNDATION
- NYX FAIR BARE WITH ME CONCEALER
- MISSHA #13 PERFECT COVER BB CREAM
- PACIFICA 40NP ALIGHT FOUNDATION
- CHARLOTTE TILBURY 1N AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FOUNDATION
- KIM CHI CHIC IVORY TMC CONCEALER
- REVOLUTION PRO LIGHT CC CREAM
- JASON WU SKIN 1 CC TINTED MOISTURIZER
- RITUEL DE FILLE NIX 3 DROP FOUNDATION (NOT AVAILABLE CURRENTLY)
- IT COSMETICS FAIR IVORY CC NUDE GLOW FOUNDATION
- MILK PORCELAIN FLEX CONCEALER
- MILK PORCELAIN FLEX STICK FOUNDATION
- FENTY 105 PRO FILT’R POWDER
Day 1 Wear Test Makeup
Below is my Day 1 wear test makeup look and the products that I used to achieve it. You can see how well the shade Pale blends in with my neck and chest.
Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion
Kaleidos Night of Creation pencil – crease shape
Silk Naturals Whiz Kid – lid
SN Currant – lower lid
Silk Naturals Key West – inner corner
SN Contraband – on top of Currant
L.A. Girl Super Bright eye pencil – waterline
Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions mascara
Silk Naturals Gumdrop
Day 2 Wear Test Makeup
I did a super fast 5 minute makeup look for the day 2 wear test.
Nyx Grey Micro Brow Pencil
Silk Naturals Moonstruck Kisser Slicker
3rd Bonus Wear Test Makeup
I’ll have an article up soon with the makeup look featured below.
I did a third wear test with the Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation. For this one I used the Danessa Myricks Prism FX Hydrating Lotion as my primer. Then I applied the Blur Skin Tint Foundation. Finally, I set the foundation with Fenty 105 Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation. My forehead and skin looked amazing all over in this wear test. It looked stunning on camera, but had once again worn off my forehead, nose and chin after 10 hours. Because it still wasn’t what I would call successful, I did not bother to edit this video.
Nyx Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation Review
I did not have great success with the Nyx Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation. While the shade Pale is a perfect match for my skin tone, that’s my primary reason for liking it. The second reason being the very affordable price tag of $14.
The Nyx Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation did an excellent job of blurring my near-perfect cheeks. It was unable to blur my forehead. The foundation wore off my chin and my nose by the end of the first wear test day, and it was a cakey hot mess on my forehead. On the second day, it turned into a shiny mess all over except for where I had applied blush. You can see this in the wear test review video.
As someone with dry skin, I always prep my skin well for makeup. I chemically exfoliate with Pixi Overnight Glow Serum 2 or 3 times a week and make sure my skin is well hydrated with my skin care. It was deeply disappointing to me that this Nyx foundation could not blur my forehead, and instead emphasized dry patches I wasn’t even aware of.
I don’t think the Nyx Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation is meant for dry skin like mine. I suspect that this foundation is better suited for normal to oily skin with minimal texture; I did find that the foundation was buildable, but it still transferred and faded off my face. It was able to minimize the appearance of some pores and skin imperfections, but not fine lines and it refused to smooth the texture on my forehead. Blur Skin Tint Foundation definitely went cakey on me.
Overall, I would not purchase the Bare With Me Blur Skin Tint Foundation again. What do you think of it? Have you tried it and loved it? If so, what product combination did you use to make it work?