This is one of the first Korean items I bought way back in April or May but I didn't really like it back then. I'm still kinda on the fence about this one so read on for some reasons why!
I think I got mine from Korea Depart for $17.80
Left: They recommend a 3:1 ratio
Right: Comparison between no volumer vs. with volumer
- super dewy
- adds moisture to dry BB
- doesn't clog pores
- pump packaging
- can cause creasing with BB
- misleading claims
- super sticky
- not for use with powders (including blush)
Nymph aura volumer claims to be formulated with argan oil and avocado oil. In reality the majority of it is castor oil. Yes, cheap castor oil. Volumer can be used mixed with BB cream or alone on the cheeks and eyelids to highlight and add a natural sheen. The packaging is nice in that it comes in a pump with a cap. I really do think that it looks good when mixed with BB cream, but the product is so sticky that it just isn't worth it. I literally feel like I could catch flies with my face it's so sticky. Throughout the day it really doesn't lose its stickiness either and you run the risk of ruining your clothing because of it. If you want the kind of dewiness kpop stars have, this will give you that look but on some people it may also look greasy if you aren't usually naturally dewy. I find that my BB cream creases when I smile when I used this product. :( I also don't like that this is not compatible with powder blushes because it's so sticky. Using powder will ruin the shine effect, and it'll also stick very well reducing your ability to blend. On the flip side if your skin is ultra dry, this could be a good way to maintain some moisture and protect your skin from dryness. I still use it sometimes, but this isn't one of my favorite products.
Rating: 3/5 would not buy again because there are better base/highlighters out there