Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye makeup primer that evens skin tone, smooths lines and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base alleviates creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.
I bought this eyeshadow base along with a few NYX lipsticks from Cherry Culture a while back, and while I sent the lipsticks off to loving homes elsewhere, the eyeshadow base has been getting a lot of attention from me for a while now. This is the first eyeshadow base/primer I am trying, so I really didn't know what to expect when I bought it, but now that I have used it for a while, here's my take on it.
The packaging is kind of like a lip gloss, complete with a doe-foot applicator wand. I have read reviews complaining that this packaging isn't the best to take out every last bit of product - many prefer a tube packaging to get all the product out - but I still have loads of product left so I really don't know about that yet :D
The primer/base itself is slightly thin though not really runny in consistency and is almost translucent-creamish in colour. You need to apply very little to each eyelid, and what I do is wipe off all the product from the wand on the mouth of the tube and then dab the wand on my eyelid. That much product is more than sufficient. In fact, if you use more it tends to look patchy and uneven, though of course that would get covered by your eyeshadow :D
Here's the swatch on my hand:
|I have not blended the product. Once you blend it into your skin it's almost invisible.|
I have swatched a brown eyeshadow - L'Oreal HIP eyeshadow duo Dashing - doesn't show up much since it almost matches my skin colour without the base. On this base though, you can really see the difference..
I have no faults to list out for this primer/base, so am just listing out all that is good:
- Eyeshadows last whole day with this - no creasing, migrating, traveling, fading, or any other crazy word you can think of :P
- Brings out the colour of the shadows.
Verdict: This is a must-have, inexpensive product that I cannot find any faults with. LOVE! A lot of reviewers compare this to the Urban Decay Primer Potion, and while I had always wanted to give that a try, I find the NYX HD Eyeshadow Base such a fabulous product I doubt if I would ever want to spend the extra cash :D :D :D