Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12%: Photoshop In A Bottle?

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Don’t you ever wish you could look Facetuned in real life?

Get yourself a bottle of Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12%. It’s like having a makeup artist, digital photographer and Photoshop all rolled into a bottle.

I know, it sounds insane. I picked this baby up on a whim, thinking it’d be just a fun gimmick to try and OMG, I can’t live without it now.

I already have good skin, but this brings it to a whole new level. Did I mention it’s INSANE?! Here’s what I mean:

What’s In Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12%?


Hear me out, please. I know silicones have a bad rep, but there’s a reason you’ll find them in every makeup primer. They blur imperfections like nothing else.

It works like this: silicones create a protective barrier on the skin. When the light hits its, they reflect it, giving off a natural glow that blurs out any imperfections in the area.

Your large pores, fine lines and any other imperfection is still there. But other people won’t notice them anymore. If not invisible, they’ll look much smaller.

Plus, they do a lot of other cool stuff. The main silicones in NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 12% are:

  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate: A silicone resin that creates a non-tacky film over the skin to help makeup last longer.
  • Hexamethyldisiloxane: A thin and volatile silicone that helps the formula spread easily onto the skin before it evaporates into thin air.
  • Cyclopentasiloxane: A thin and volatile silicone that makes skin so soft and smooth.
  • Dimethicone: It fills in fine lines and wrinkles and makes skin silky soft.

But wait, don’t silicones suffocate skin? Nope. Silicones have a particular molecular structure made up of wide molecules with big gaps in between. Your skin can still perspire though these gaps.

Related: The Truth About Silicones: Are They Really Bad For Skin?


Silicones aren’t the only ones that can pull off a trick or two with lights.

Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12% also uses a Nano-Prismatic Blurring Suspension to mask imperfections. That’s a fancy way to call mica and titanium dioxide.

I’m sure you know titanium dioxide. It’s a common UV filter. Mica is a common mineral powder. Here, they do the same job: they reflect light away from dark spots, wrinkles, large pores and co, so it looks like they aren’t there.

You can’t see what’s blinded by the light, right?

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Pale, shimmering gold liquid.



It’s fragrance-free.

How To Use It

You can use on its own or mix with your fave primer/foundation.

Performance & Personal Opinion

I tried Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12% on its own first. Once you’ve got a skincare routine that works for you, you can say goodbye to foundation. On most days, I don’t use it.

On it owns, it’s hard to apply. It doesn’t spread easily on the skin and tends to cake a little. If you’ve got any dry patches, this’ll make them look 10x worse.

But OMG, it makes my skin looks amazing. It’s like a highlighter for the face that makes you look radiant. Every time the light hits my face, I positively glow. My pores look invisible. My fines lines, almost. You can’t really notice them that much anymore.

If you’ve got any sallowness or redness, Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12% will hide those too. But if you’ve got some serious imperfections to hide, like a sprinkle of dark spots on your chin, you need to mix it with your foundation.

Heck, even mixing Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12% with a tinted moisturizer turns up the coverage a notch or two. Seriously, it’s like wearing a Facetune filter that makes you look flawless from every angle.

Mixing it with foundation or primer makes it much smoother to apply. It glides on easily and doesn’t look cakey here and there anymore. It’s magic in a bottle, I tell you.

P.S. Niod hasn’t forgotten about darker skin tone. The 8% version has a darker hue that’s perfect for you. 🙂

Who Is This For?

Anyone who wants to look Facetuned in real life.

Who Is This NOT For?

If your skin is flawless, you don’t need this.


The fluid is a little too thick for the dropper bottle and tends to accumulate (and dry out) at the edges. But hey, it’s a small price to pay to look flawless, right?

Does Niod Photography Fluid Opacity 12% Live Up To Its Claims?

A novel approach to creating a foundation for skin that reflects even radiance in life and very specifically through the camera lens, this instant treatment is serum-textured but contains a wide array of light refracting prisms, tone and hue correctors and topical photo-finishing technologies to offer even radiance within seconds.  True.
Disappears immediately upon application with a natural golden hue as a foundation to healthy-looking, radiant skin. Only when mixed with your moisturiser or foundation. Used alone, it can accentuate dry patches.

Price & Availability

£20.00 at Cult Beauty and Escentual

Do You Need It?

Yes! If you want to look Facetuned in real life, this is a must.

Dupes & Alternatives

I don’t know of any dupes for this product.

About Gio

Hi, I’m Gio. I’m a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is skin coach and writer on a mission to help you achieve your best skin day ever – every day. I bust skincare myths and debunk marketing jargon to help you figure out what’s worth the splurge and what’s best left on the shelf – using science, not hype. I also offer skincare consultations to help you create the best skincare routine for your unique needs.

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