Jul 27, 2011

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base

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.

NYX HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base Reviews Swatches Ingredients
NYX HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base Reviews Swatches Ingredients

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

NYX HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base Reviews Swatches Ingredients Blog

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:

NYX HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base Reviews Swatches Ingredients Blog
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..

NYX HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base Reviews Swatches Ingredients

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.
Cost:  $7.00

Ingredients:

NYX HD High Definition Eyeshadow Base Reviews Swatches Ingredients

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


19 comments:

  1. This seems to be so much cheaper than TFSI or UDPP, but it'll take me ages to finish the primers I already have.

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  2. I am just so happy I got this..it really wuold have taken me ages to finish a paint pot..which is what I was planning on getting first :D

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  3. Paint pots crease on me :(..... Havn't tried painterly though. I was about to wish you good morning :), When you gonna sleep Rads??

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  4. Heheeee in a bit ..in a bit...was not very shleeeepy so online :D

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  5. OMGG ,....this is soo goooooooooood Rads.Me wants..me sending a mail to Urbantouch to get this one in their stock..khikhi..will order from them then!! :D :D :D :D

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  6. this looks so good! me feel like getting it! but mere paas already 3 primers hai which i don't know if i'll ever finish :P

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  7. luks gud and especially nt expensive :)

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  8. I keep getting free mini UDPPs, and I have one mini TFSI, too. I don't think I'll need to *buy* primer for a while, but I'll keep this in mind.

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  9. good one rads... I have the pot primer fron Nyx- thats great too

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  10. This pretty much looks like the elf primer which I already own. However I really want to get painterly for myself !!

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  11. Ezzy - Oh, I should try the ELF primer too in that case :D

    Bee - I had seen the white-based pot primer iIndia but wasn't sure if it would work :)

    Viji - I love getting mini-product samples...they look so cute and are great for carrying around, aren't they? Which one do you prefer - UDDP or TFSI?

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  12. Shweta - I knoww!! Is not that expensive naaa :)

    Sireesha - Which is your favorite primer, Siri?

    Cali - They have better shipping options than Cherry Culture is it? I am very ignorant about online shopping :(

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  13. hmmm...From what i have, my favs are TFSI and MAC Paint pot.But i will never ever stop hunting for an even better primer! hehehe.. :D

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  14. Radsssssss....I know how much you are loving this.....you are using it in all your eotd's na.....and such a great difference there is between before primer and after primer.....:)

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  15. Siri - I like the Paint Pots - some of the darker ones - but I do worry they will dry out too soon, so am always looking for something creamier/longer lasting.

    Jomol - Yeshhhhhhhhhhhh...Jomol I had a dream last night..I saw you finally..like your photo on some website..probably IMBB..and you look so good :| :| Obviously, that was a dream cos well..how can you look good :P :P :P

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  16. :(( i had ordered this in my famous "the order that did not reach me" one !!!
    i think i will buy it again though...it does make the difference na !!!!

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  17. Ohhhh :(( Try sharing with someone else (ahemm..Jomol maybe) and order with Fedex delivery...:(

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  18. jomoooooo...r u listening... :))
    How are you...no plans on fri night

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  19. I habb no eeebil plans for tonight :D

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