NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl

NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl

Hello Ladies,

Do you love shimmery and blingy eye makeup, then here comes an eyeshadow base that will help you to achieve that shimmery blingy eye makeup. :haanji: :haanji:

NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl

Product Being Reviewed:

NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl.

Price and Quantity:

$7 for 0.25 OZ /7g ( current price $4.99 on Cherry Culture).


Eyeshadow primer

Shades Available:

The other shades available are White, Pearl, and Skin Tone.

White:  Apply before eyeshadows for 100x’s vivid color.

Pearl:  Apply before eyeshadows with pearl and iridescent for a 100x’s pearlized effect.

Skin Tone:  Apply before eyeshadows to hold, intensify, and make eyeshadow last longer.

Product Description:

To get the maximum brilliant color of eye shadow on your eye, an eye primer is a must! Apply eye shadow base to eyelids, then apply NYX’s high-pigmented eye shadows and see the colors pop with vibrant and sparkling luster. Eye shadow base grabs and firmly holds finely milled powder so the color in the pot is what ends up on your eye – without a pinch lost.  For 100 x brightening effect.  Set base camp for true stay on, stay put and stay long eyeshadow colors!


My Take on NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl:

It contains very fine shimmer.  It helps pop out the color of an eyeshadow.  It increases the opacity of sheer eyeshadows. If you apply matte eyeshadows over this base, they turn shimmery.

eyeshadow primer

base for eyeshadows

blue eyeshadow

I am not sure if one can carry off a daytime look with this base, but if applied very lightly, it doesn’t look too shimmery. At times, it does change the color of the eyeshadow by a shade or so.

Here is a picture where I have used sheer shimmery eyeshadow.  You can notice that there is a slight difference in the shade when applied on the base.


It gives a smooth application and stays put the eyeshadow. It also helps control the fallout in case of shimmery eyeshadows. It creases after 4 hours in the hot and humid climate of Mumbai, but during winter, it can easily go upto 6 -7 hours. It may crease badly on very oily eyelids.

I tried splashing water and didn’t notice smudging even after patting it with dry cloth. I usually use olive oil to clean it off, but I tried using hand wash to clean the swatches and it did come off after rubbing 2 to 3 times, so I am guessing that it would come off even with oil-free makeup removers.

Pros of NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl:

  • Intensifies the eyeshadow.
  • Waterproof.
  • Helps control fallout.
  • Little goes a long way.
  • Inexpensive for the quantity and quality.

Cons of NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl:

  • Quite expensive in India as compared to the other countries.
  • May crease badly on oily eyelids.
  • Creases in hot and humid weather.
  • Jar packaging, you will have to use a brush or else keep hand sanitizer ready by your side.

IMBB Rating:

4 on 5

Will I Buy NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl Again?

Not sure, I will first try NYX HD eye primer.

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71 thoughts on “NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl

  1. oh great, just today Aruna mentioned about it 🙂 NYX e/s base does prtty good job 🙂
    nice review Dipti 🙂 :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

    1. :thanks: :thanks: Nupur.. Ya and I am assuming that it wouldn’t crease much on oily lids if applied over a good primer.

      would love to see you participate in the Fashion Contest..are you going for it?

      1. wat z dis cherry culture ?
        i also wana buy primer bt india its too expensive can u tel me frm whr to get at low cost… :preen:
        i wana look bful :pompom:

  2. Wow!! I may just buy this for this 1 line you said “If you apply matte eyeshadows over this base, they turn shimmery.” :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: Thanks for the review! :yes:

                1. Jomo I love that haanji smiley :haanji: :haanji: there in the review..

                  Jomo we want to see your styled looks even though you cannot participate … we want we want we want :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:

                  :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: to see you

    1. Ya Nafisa sometimes some matte shadows wash you off completely :methinks: :methinks: so a bit of shimmer would add life to them… :woot: :woot:

      :thanks: :thanks: Nafisa….

      1. U guys r so sweet! i’m full on shying here :love: !! thanks Dipti :))
        Jomol, i sent request/msg/anythin i possibly cud 😀 add back!!

  3. ohhh goody….i have been wanting to buy this product but wasnt too sure as there were no reviews on IMBB. :thanks: :thanks: for sharing 🙂
    oh and which e/s is that peach/coral eyeshadow u have swatched??? me want it :drool:

    1. Oopsii :thanks: :thanks:

      and that color is from my BHCosmetics 120 color palette (1 st edition ) that palette has lovely colors both shimmer nd matte

    1. :thanks: :thanks: Gurpreet do you like the one in skin tone? I saw some reviews where they’ve mentioned that it kinda dulls the e/s colors..What is your experience with the skin tone base?

  4. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    I can’t wait to get this now! I didnt want to buy it coz I was pretty skeptical about it. But I love how the matte eyeshadows look on this base! SO SHIMMERY!! 😀 😀 😀

    Thanks for reviewing this base babe! 😀

    1. Aru you look so cute :teddy: :teddy: … would love to see your posts on eye makeup looks

      and ya it can pass off as shimmery e/s for light skin tones…

  5. This looks so similar to MAC bare study paint pot. The finish I mean. Does it stay for long? I have this in skin tone and I don’t like it 🙁

    1. depends Bee my eyelids dont turn very oily so it works pretty well for me..but I heard that it creases badly on oily eyelids…. during winters it stays on my lids for 6-7 hours during summer it creases after 4 hrs or so… I will try the HD one from NYX I read pretty good reviews abt the HD one…

  6. I totally loved the look of this beautiful base but really why use it when it creases. I have slightly oily lids so guess would be pass for me. But it’s soo pretty. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. Rati thats true..bt I love how it turns on the sheer matte colors…I am in search for a good eye primer which one would you suggest apart from UDPP?

  7. i wanted to get this one for ages…..but you have said that it creases….will have to re consider buying it now.
    :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: dear.
    great review. :yes: :yes:

  8. Rati thats true..bt I love how it turns on the sheer matte colors…I am in search for a good eye primer :methinks: :methinks: which one would you suggest apart from UDPP?

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