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Since I have been really experimenting with eye shadows lately, I had an urgent requirement for an eye shadow base. One that I have is from Bh Cosmetics, which feels a total opposite to this eye primer in terms of texture. The best part is that this primer by Jordana is very inexpensive and easily available online. I do think we have a serious dearth of eye primers in India.
We have all heard about the UDPP and the Two-Faced Shadow Insurance often, but needless to say, those aren’t easily available to us and considering how many of us would use an eyeshdaow regularly, not many of us would be wiling to spend a bomb on an eyeshadow base when we don’t have many eyeshadows to use. Hence this review goes out to everyone who wants their eyeshadows to stay on for long with an eyeshadow base that is easy on the pocket.
It think I got mine for under 200 rupees, but please check online for the current ates. The cute packing is to my liking and the tub is small and cute, very much like the Bh Cosmetics primer. If you have used the other one, you would know it has a creamy texture, but this, on the contrary, has a hard, clay-like texture (at least mine does).
The texture is hard and it is of whitish-pink kind of a color. You can literally see the round pan filling move around when it hardens after say a month or two of use. At first, I thought it has hardened and is of no use, but that’s the trick I suppose. The feel is made like that because it settles like a base on the lid and doesn’t budge. You have to use your finger tip to warm the product which softens and then a little base comes off, which can be spread on the lid.
The problem with this primer is that it is too white for my eye lid and hence I need to use very less. It can be blended as soon as it is applied before it is dry I suppose. The base leaves a white cast on the lid, hence use it on the area that will be covered with a dark shadow and not under your brows or the whole of the area above the eye, which might look really awkward.
The performance I would say is not bad at all. It settles and feels like a tough base to an eyeshadow and works better with darker shadows needless to say. More than adding color to the shadow, I think it might dull the lighter shadows, but it performs better in the “staying power extension” aspect. It prolongs the wear of a shadow by a minimum of three hours for me on oily lids and hot and humid condition. There was no creasing at least for five to six hours for me when without a base, it would have been barely two hours.
An inexpensive, performing shadow base, which is better at enhancing wear of the shadow rather than adding more depth to a color. Not one of the best, but we don’t have much of a choice, and this one is not bad for general purpose for people like me who might not use a shadow that regularly. Overall, you might find the texture hard and white, but use little and blend it lightly and then you can expect no creasing, but this primer won’t deepen the eyeshadow colors.
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