NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand CW04 Beige: Review and Swatches

NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand Review and Swatches

By Contributor: Mamta

Hope you all are enjoying spring and all set to welcome summers soon. I am going to talk about my current favorite concealer from NYX. Concealer for me has always been a must have thanks to my dark circles. So recently I got this one as it seemed really promising from the name and also Nyx claims it to be one of their best selling products. I got the shade beige for my Mac NC 30 skin tone.

NYX Claims: This lightweight cover-up obscures imperfections, discoloration and under eye circles, without ever looking cakey or obvious. Little wonder the Concealer Wand is one of our best-sellers. The concentrated, emollient-rich formula goes on like a dream, and creates medium to heavy coverage. It’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.

My Review:

Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in beige is a creamy neutral beige shade best suitable for lighter skin tones. The color is a shade lighter than my skin tone but works well to give a good brightening effect under eyes without looking ashy. I like the fact that it has neutral undertones and is not too yellow for me. They have a whopping 8 shades to suit from and most Indian skin tones will find a suitable shade, the shade I have is fourth from the lightest.

It comes in a simple transparent plastic tube similar to a lip gloss, and has a nice sponge tip doe foot applicator attached to a black cap. The tube is small and can be carried around very easily. And the complete ingredients list is mentioned on the tube itself.

The concealer has a thick and creamy texture with a very smooth consistency. It has a slightly dry texture and a good moisturizing eye cream cannot be skipped before application! I need to be quick with blending it as it tends to dry very quickly and hence a fluffy concealer brush makes application very easy , Mac 217 works very well with it. It feels very comfortable on skin and sets on its own immediately after application to give a seamless finish. But a light dusting of powder makes it last even longer and will especially help during coming summers.

It has good medium to full coverage very much buildable, and a single layer covers most of my dark circles, but on special occasions when I need full coverage I apply two layers. It is very pigmented and you literally need a very small amount every time. I was surprised to see that it works equally well with layering and does not look cakey at all just like NYX has claimed!

I have oily skin and normal under eyes and staying power on me is pretty good as it is waterproof, it stays well in place for almost the whole day I see slight fading after 8-9 hours without setting into lines under eyes or creasing.

What I like about Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer Wand:

  • Simple and convenient packaging
  • Medium to full coverage
  • Smooth and creamy texture
  • Very natural finish
  • Sets quickly on its own
  • Feels very comfortable and lightweight
  • Great staying power, lasts almost whole day
  • Very pigmented, little goes a long way
  • Has a great variety of shades
  • Ingredients list mentioned on the packaging
  • Suitable for all skin types

What I don’t like about Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer Wand:

  • Not all shades are easily available in India
  • Blending has to be done very quickly
  • Does not work very well with fingers and a blending brush is more suitable
  • Under eyes have to be moisturized properly prior to application

Price: Rs 475 (6$)

VNA Rating: 4.5/5

Do I recommend ? Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer Wand is a great concealer that comes in many shade options, has great coverage and flawless finish, the price is also very reasonable for such a good product. I highly recommend it to everyone!


View Comments

  • I have seen some rave reviews of this one. The only problem is that I do not know my perfect color. I am NV 42. Any help with that?
    I was also dubious about how this would fare in hot and humid Kolkata. Still, thanks to you, now I got gutsy. :D

    • Hehe trust me this will work very well in extremely humid climate as well, it is creamy but sets immediately upon application, and then it does not budge for the whole day on me... .I hate concealer that fade or crease. And hence I love it so much it is intact till I remove it at night with a good makeup remover :) for your skin tone I can guess cw07 tan will go very well, do give it a try, hope I helped :))

        • Hi Anshita, I fluctuate between nc 30-35 and this color is a tiny bit lighter, but it nicely highlights my under eye are and most of the time I set it with a powder foundation that is a shade darker and it all gets balanced, but next time I will try to get a shade darker in it :))

  • Drugstore items has such great reviews...looks like a good bet.. and yes, absolutely excited for Summer!


  • It seems like a good concealer, shame it's a little drying. During last weeks I was searching for the perfect concealer to use on my dark circles, I tested some from Sephora, but the best and easy to apply I found was Clarins Instant Concealer. It's not too yellow, hides dark circles pretty well and illuminates beautifully.

    • yeah but that is what prevents it from creasing, thanks for recommendation I am always on hunt of good concealers will definitely give the clarins one a try next time :))


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