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Nyx Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer Review

Nyx Angel Veil Primer Review and Swatches

Quite a while ago I picked up the Nyx Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer. I wasn’t sure what I’d think of it, but then I quickly fell in love with it.

Nyx is proudly cruelty free.

About Nyx Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer
This super silky, light and fresh formula creates a comfortable cushion on your skin to enhance makeup application. The incredible formula creates a smooth, uniform canvas that minimizes shine and makes application flawless. Your skin will feel like it has been touched by an angel.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane , Polysilicone-1, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Nylon-12, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Laureth-12, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

$16 for 1 fl. oz.

Urban Outfitters, Nyx Cosmetics, Amazon

Nyx Angel Veil Perfecting Skin Primer Swatch Review

Nyx Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Face Primer

While my skin does not look perfect with it on, you can see how it brightens my on the left side of this picture.

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In the two pictures above I started with Nyx Angel Veil, then dusted  NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder on top. I contoure with NARS Olympia I applied TheBalm Time Balm foundation in Lighter than Light and Cover FX N-Xtra Light concealer. I dusted a touch of Hard Candy Moon Glow on my face.

Wearing Nyx Angel Veil Primer

See my Tutorial

I really love this primer and I feel like it does a good job of brightening my complexion and blurring imperfections. I’ve been wearing it almost non stop for the past few months. If you’re looking for a brightening primer that will blur minor imperfections, this one is definitely worth checking out.

What’s your favorite face primer right now?


  • Cruelty free
  • Brightens complexion
  • Reasonably priced


  • This may make deeper skintones look ashy instead of brightened.

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    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      This one really looks promising. I would really like to find more NYX products to love so I’ll add this primer to the list to try. Right now I’m rotating between three depending on the day: Sonia Kashuk Vitamin Serum Primer, NARS Pro-Prime Oil Free, and Becca Resurfacing.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Oooh I need to try the Sonia Kashuk!

    • Beauty Isles

      I wonder how this compares to Benefits “That Gal” – tried a sample a few months ago and thought it was just ok.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I tried it years ago and it was more pink. It was ok.

        • http://www.beautyisles.com/ Beauty Isles

          Thanks! Yeah it didn’t impress me much. May try out this NYX version. Sorry for the late response.

    • Mahdi Martin

      I would like to know how you’d rate this next to the Cover FX primer you recommended. Cost aside, I’m most interested in quality of product. Also, I WISH my skin looked like yours without makeup!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        These are different types of primer. This is supposed to brighten the skin, which it does, but it still helps to prolong the wear time of foundation. The Cover FX primers, which are all great, all have different qualities. One is for anti-aging, one is SPF 30, one is mattifying for oily skin. This is why sometimes I mix primers together, so that I get the benefits of both.

        • Mahdi Martin

          Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind. I tend to mix primers too, to get the desired effect. My face and neck has a variety of textures to conform to. I guess that’s what combination skin is all about!

    • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

      Hmm, interesting and especially at that price point. Love your demo with and without! I’m using Hourglass Mineral Veil lately and I like it. I got a sample of a Manna Shimmer Lotion that acts as an illuminating primer on me. I like your idea about mixing primers, and I’ll try mixing the two I have.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m glad you found the demo helpful!

    • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

      Oooooh this sounds great,. And that price point is AWESOME. Not only does it brighten it also looked like it helped a bit with redness. You have seriously flawless ski girl, I am totally jealous!!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks, I always am down on my skin because of my redness / rosacea.

    • http://twitter.com/lover111193 teresa koedyker

      It looks very nice on you! Would love to try it.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s definitely worth it if you see it at Ulta

    • erikatheicyone

      Ooo! I may need to pick this one up and try it. I just ran out of my old faithful and am about to embark on a couple of samples until I pick up some more.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s definitely worth giving a try

    • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

      I am trying all sorts of primers lately, i will need to try this one!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yes you should!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Oooh it really does brighten!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yeah I love that you can visibly see the brightness

    • Pink Sith

      Your skin looks FLAWLESS! Love it! Sadly Cyclopentasiloxane and my skin do not play well together. I’m glad it works for you tho!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Pink! Sorry it doesn’t play nice with your skin

    • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

      I’ve noticed you using this in your videos lately, and was waiting for your review. I figured you liked it! lol. I like a touch of luminosity, but I have to be careful with too much shimmer because it really amplifies my oily skin sheen.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yeah I love the glow it gives me

    • Ange

      It really did brighten you up, love that! I think I need to grab it!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I think you will be pleased with it

    • http://www.polishinsomniac.net/ jbrobeck

      So nice to find a great primer at drugstore prices!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s definitely nice :)

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      I might have ti check this out! I’m a huge NYX fan.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They deserve the fans they have :) glad you love them too!

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      I have heard some good things about this and considered checking it out… I will put it on my list. You look fabulous darling ;)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you! I definitely love the added glow it gives me

    • Anastasia

      You’re right, it does brighten your left side a little bit, just enough to make the foundation look perfect.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Anastasia! I know I really like how that effect translates to a natural glow

    • Kelly R

      This looks great on you!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Kelly!

    • Angela Sherman

      this looks so pretty on you. flawless!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you Angela! I really love the results I get with it

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      Hmm wonder how it’d work on my olive skin

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I think it would be ok on your skintone ;)

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      I’ll have to check this out – it looks great!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I definitely think it is

    • FabZilla_Kath

      I haven’t seen this yet in my local d/s. I should be on the lookout!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Definitely Kath! I think you would like it

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I like it!! I love the name too!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It does have a super cute name

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      It sounds like a great primer!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I think it is Kimmi!

    • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

      Phyrra I was soo interested until I saw you say it may make deeper skin tons look ashy. Thanks for being honest!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yeah I’m guessing because of the white color it would make deeper tones ashy. I’d definitely try it in person rather than buy it blindly unless you could return it. I could be wrong,

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      You look gorgeousssssss

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Rawr thanks Brooke!

    • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

      It does seem to even you out. How is it on pores? Does it help cover them? Does it clog them?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I feel like it does help to mask pores but not hide them completely, but the right foundation combination can help to hide them. It doesn’t clog my pores. I’ve been using this for 2 months and it hasn’t broken me out

    • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

      I need to pick this up. I also like that it is inexpensive!

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      This one really makes your skin look great. I’ve been on the fence on this one!

    • Betzy Carmona

      It’s so affordable ! I don’t know why I haven’t tried more of NYX

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Sometimes it can be hard for me to find Nyx in store, I have to order online a lot

    • http://steelnpurple.com/ Steelnpurple

      I need to try this!

    • http://bluefilmjournal.blogspot.com/ Ricky Bleu

      This always seems to catch my eye at Ulta. I wonder how similar it is to the Hourglass Veil. They seem to have really similar ingredients.

    • Janet Bene

      WOW!!! I really see the difference there on the left side of your face! I bet there would be days you could get away with wearing just that, it looks so good!