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Nykaa SKINgenius Compact Review, Swatch, How To Use

(Last Updated On: February 15, 2018)

Nykaa, our favourite website has recently expanded their collection of exclusive Nykaa products and added one more product to their website, called as the Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact. This newly launched compact is priced at an agreeable price of Rupees 525 for a quantity of 9 grams and comes in three different shades. Let us see, how this product fared for me.

Nykaa skin genius compact review

The good part here is the delivery. I was amazed by quick delivery! They delivered it within 2 days. And boy, was I excited?!!

Product Name: Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact in shade Natural Ivory 01.

Price & Quantity: It is launched at INR 525 for 9 grams of product.

Availability: Easily available on Nykaa (obviously!!!) and now they also have a store at Infinity Mall in Mumbai. So you can checkout there as well!

Swatches: I have included some pictures of swatches of the shade Natural Ivory and you can appreciate how beautifully it blends with my skin tone.

Nykaa SKINgenius Compact Review, Swatch, How To Use

It creates a matte finish and even complexion.

Smell: The product is fragrance free

It comes in a Hot Pink cardboard carton which contains a black coloured case. The case contains two compartments.

Nykaa SKINgenius Compact Review, Swatch

One houses the mirror and compact while the second one contains the applicator sponge.The pack closes tightly and is easy to carry around due to lightweight.

Ingredients: In the image below.

New Nykaa SKINgenius Compact Review

Product Claims:
Nykaa promises that their newly launched compacts have a luxurious, weightless texture which feels like second-skin!

Nykaa SKINgenius Compact powder is easy to use and blends seamlessly in your skin.

It gives light to moderate coverage and evens out your complexion.

The Poly Lift technology introduced in this compact allows the powder to melt into your skin, giving you a natural,radiant look.

Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact - Natural Ivory 01

This formulation has been enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E, which make your skin feel fresh and hydrated.

This compact does not feel artificial or cake-y.

Key Features:

• Gives a semi-matte Finish
• Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E
• Does not clog pores
• Fragrance free
• Paraben free (woot!!)

Shades: Shades available in Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact.

These compacts come in three different shades to meet the requirements of different skin tones

• Natural Ivory: for fair skin tones
• Warm Honey: for duskier skin shades with Yellow undertones
• Rose Beige: for Medium skin tones

How To Use:

After cleansing, toning and moisturising your face, apply foundation of your choice. Let your foundation or BB cream settle on your skin for a minute.

Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact

Thereafter, use the applicator sponge provided with this pack to gently dab the compact powder over your skin to set the base foundation.

Alternatively, you can use a fluffy brush to set your foundation.

If you have otherwise clear skin, then, this compact powder alone would suffice to give you an even looking foundation.

My Experience: I am very impressed with the packaging.I have combination skin and am quite prone to breakouts.

So, on daily basis, I prefer ditching foundations altogether. Right now, my skin is free from acne so, I am being extra cautious with the products I use.

I came across this product while surfing through the Nykaa app.I read the words non-comedogenic and lightweight and this appealed to me.

Nykaa SKINgenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Compact Review

The price seemed reasonable so I thought, why not give it a try!! I chose the shade Natural Ivory that closely matches my skin shade.

This indeed is lightweight and did not break me out. Coverage wise, without foundation it does not give too much coverage.

So, if you need to hide blemishes, a foundation is a must. However, if you have clear skin mostly and need something for light coverage and to mattify your complexion, then, this is good.

Al in all, I am happy with this compact and it is worth the money spent.


• Travel friendly packaging
• Closes tightly
• Comes with a good quality applicator
• Built-in mirror
• Gives light coverage
• Makes complexion look matte
• Blends well into skin
• Long shelf life
• Available in three shades
• Reasonable price


• Nykaa should launch more shades for deeper skin tone
• Not much coverage without foundation, but at the end it’s a compact

Jhalli Diva Verdict: 4.2/5

Will I Repurchase?

Yes, surely I will repurchase as it is lightweight and did not break me out.

Do I Recommend?

Yes, it is worth a shot. Trust me, you would not regret it. But go for a suitable shade, although choice is limited for now.

This compact is decent for a summer look where you can wear kajal, lip balm and Nykaa Skin genius compact. It covers pretty good but not much of blemishes though.

Overall Summary: Overall, at 525 bucks, this is a good quality product that does what it claims without looking cakey or drying out your skin.

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