NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer – Review

Hi everyone,

I’ve been wanting to get this review up for quite a while now, but for some reason I have been putting it off, since I have been getting carried away with other posts and projects! But, here I am FINALLY writing this up. My sister got me this primer for Christmas and I have been using it since then, so I think I can give you a well informed, tried and tested review! If you’re interested, just keep reading.

Before I get started, I think it’s important to say that my skin is more towards the dry side, particularly in the winter, so bare that in mind whilst reading the review!

Honey dew me up NYX 1

As the name clearly suggests, this primer aims to give you a dewy finish. It is not pore filling or mattifying. So straight away, if that is what you are looking for, then this primer probably isn’t for you. (Although I did mix this with L’oreal infallible primer which is pore filling, and this worked well for me.)
The primer is a gel like texture, actually a lot like runny honey (it smells like honey too!). There are little gold flakes in there too, and it is argued that these gold flakes give the dewy effect on the skin. You cannot see them under foundation though.
This primer claims to help with redness and discolouration. The collagen in there is meant to smooth the skin.
The applicator is a plastic spatula. Some people have said that they aren’t a fan of this as it is quite different to any other primers I have seen. However, I think this works well with the formula as you can scoop a little up and apply it to the face with the spatula. Of course, this is a little unhygienic.. however I always clean my face right before applying makeup.
For £15 you get 22ml of product, and you can purchase it here.

Honey dew me up NYX

You may already know that I love this primer as it featured in a recent favourites. When I apply this to my face, my skin has a radiant glow to it. It feels quite sticky, but I feel that this helps keep my makeup in place. It keeps me looking hydrated. However, the primer isn’t actually hydrating… it just gives the appearance of hydrating. So you need to ensure you also are using a good moisturiser. I have found that this primer does help to keep my matte foundations not looking cakey or ‘flat’. I love this since my skin is dry.
I wouldn’t say this primer helps dramatically with redness or discolouration as it claims. It possibly does help very slightly with my redness. However, this isn’t a major problem I have with my skin, so I can’t comment too much on it. I do think my foundation looks smooth on top of this primer, but it is hard to say if that is due to the collagen.
I have found that this primer helps keep my foundation on a little longer than without, probably due to the sticky texture. It doesn’t make my skin look oily or cause my foundation to slip around like some primers seem too.
All in all I adore this primer and think it is great for my skin type. I will definitely be repurchasing it when I have used up this bottle.

Have you tried this primer? Would you be interested too? Let me know!

Jazmin xx




  1. Mariah Alyse
    March 14, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Thanks for this review! I’ve been wondering about this primer and I was going to buy it.

  2. March 14, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    This is a great detailed review. I especially appreciated you telling us it looks hydrating but actually isn’t, such an important piece of info!

  3. March 14, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Such a cool product, I love the packing and the name is so cool. I have to search for it, I need it. xx

    • March 14, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      It’s really great, I love it!! The name is fab isn’t it haha xxx

  4. Rebecca Allatt
    March 15, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Great review, I’ve been wanting to try this for ages! I have dry skin and love a dewy finish so this is perfect for me x

    • March 15, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Definitely give this a go then, I really like it xx

  5. March 16, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    This is so interesting, I only ever use cream primers so this one sounds so different. I loved your review!xx

    • March 16, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      It’s a great primer, at least for my skin! thank you xx

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