Beauty · highlighter

Niod photography fluid, opacity 12%- Hit or Miss!

So my sis passed this on to me as it wasn’t suiting her & I have to say I was very excited to try it out. I believe this brand falls under the more expensive end of  the Deciem umbrella, The Ordinary being at the other end.


Here’s what the website claims:

Photography Fluid, Colourless, Opacity 12% from NIOD (Non-Invasive Options in Dermal Science) combines light refraction prisms with topical photo-finishing technologies that transform skin to look instantly better in life and on camera.

The serum-textured treatment has been specially formulated with an innovative Nano-Prismatic Yellow-Red Hue Corrector to minimise the appearance of imperfections and leaves skin with an even tone.

Patented Dragon Fruit Chromatic Refractor is a bio-fruit complex tested under multiple light conditions and camera settings to boost the skin’s radiance, whilst a super-blurring suspension improves the surface and visibly reduces fine lines and pores.

With an Oil-Free Hydration Bio-Sugar Complex, the fast-absorbing treatment delivers intense hydration that lasts 48 hours after application, allowing the product to work on even the driest of skin types. Achieve healthy-looking, picture-perfect skin.

Well! How about that!!! Yeah I’m still non the wiser. What I take from all that technical jargon is that this should make me look luminous while also tamping down my redness & just overall make my look like the goddess I was always meant to be….Right?! RIGHT?!

This comes in a very formal looking glass bottle with a pipette. It is quite a thick cream which right off the bat had me excited cause I like my primers/illuminators to be moisturising.

I know some people like the pipette but I actually found it to be very messy. As the product is so thick it adheres to the outside of the pipe / tube (??) so I end up just swiping this all over my face instead of sucking up the drops.

I think you can really tell from this swatch how thick & opaque this product is. It strikes me as a golder undertone than neutral.

So, the claims:

Transform skin to look instantly better in life and on camera? –  Yes it does look marginally better, but not enough that I’d leave the house barefaced & feeling comfortable.

Minimise the appearance of imperfections and leaves skin with an even tone? – It does even out skin tone a small bit but same as above.

Boost the skin’s radiance, whilst a super-blurring suspension improves the surface and visibly reduces fine lines and pores? – It gives my skin the slightest golden tone, pores are  slighty  smaller when I look very closely. Doesn’t diminish my fine lines.

Fast-absorbing treatment delivers intense hydration? – Skin didn’t feel any extra hydrated.

What I did notice is that if you’re not careful while applying it it can ball up a bit. Also I noticed little flecks of gold glitter on my skin. They were small but they were there.

Overall strictly speaking the claims are true but just barely. I will wear this under my foundation and I will use it up but I wouldn’t purchase it. It’s quite expensive at £20 / €22.45 and I much prefer my L’Oreal Lumi Magique.

Have you tried this? If so did you like it?

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2 thoughts on “Niod photography fluid, opacity 12%- Hit or Miss!

  1. The sis who passed it . Consider myself medium to olive skin tone , this was too light for me . Am using catrice hd and really liking it thanks for recommendation . Use a drop or two of darkening fluid from catrice thanks for recomendation , all working out well

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