NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone Review, LOTD

NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone Review, LOTD

Hello IMBB-ians, 🙂

Hope you guys had a good weekend… Mine was great cause I was out shopping and got myself a few more cosmetics. But this time I swear all were “necessities” 😛

The highlight of my this weekend’s shopping trip was a visit to the MAC store.. Errr… In Pune, it’s more line a counter. I was there looking for MAC Paint Pots as advised by IMBB . 🙂 But alas, the shades that I was looking i.e. Painterly and Soft Ochre, both were not available . 🙁 They were out of stock on both!!! They were even out of stock on MAC Lady Gaga lipstick. 🙁 So anyways, I did pick up something from there, which was my first ever MAC purchase but then that is for another post 😉

Now that I was looking for a good shadow base and the MAC paint pots weren’t available, my next option was NYX’s Eye Shadow Base… I got one in Skin Tone and I shall be reviewing it today. 🙂

NYX eye shadow base

The shade that I got myself i.e. Skin tone is self-describing and it really is in my skin’s tone! It looks like this:

NYX eye shadow base

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The ingredients on the container is again evident in the pic:

NYX eye shadow base

I got this 7gms pot for Rs.625/-

I bought it cause everyone on the international beauty blogosphere was either using UDPP or this NYX base or MAC paint pots.

How did NYX Eyeshadow Base work for me?

Well, it is all creamy and it spreads really well on the lids… The shade of this base matched exactly to my skin and looked invisible once I had applied it on my lids.
The color of my shadow really enhanced when applied over this base. Take a look:

NYX eye shadow base

It prevented my shadow from smudging and running out but I did detect a bit of creasing… But in all fairness lemme tell you that I detected creasing after roaming in the sun at 12:30 pm for about 3-4 hours 🙂 I went shopping again you see 😛

It does have a fragrance that could be described as that of baby powder, but you can smell it only if you poke your nose into the container… The smell disappears when you actually apply it . 🙂

In all I did have a good experience with it, though I would first like to try out the MAC paint pots for a direct comparison… I dunno but I have this feeling that I might just like the MAC paint pots a tad bit more 🙂  Though I must say that I have no complaints from the NYX base as well. 🙂

Let me summarize into PROs and CONS…

PROs of NYX Eyeshadow Base

  • Very easy to blend
  • This shade merges into my complexion completely.
  • My shadows look really pigmented when applied on the base.
  • Doesn’t smudge my shadow.
  • Very little creasing but then I do have super oily lids
  • OK OK priced
  • It is hypoallergenic
  • Cruelty free (for Cali especially 🙂 )
  • Virtually odorless

CONs of NYX Eyeshadow Base

  • Limited shades. I could swatch only skin tone and white!

Will I buy it again?
Hmmmm… I’ll try the MAC paint pots first (just out of curiosity) 🙂

Btw, here is a look I did using the NYX base under the highlighter shade that’s provided with L’Oreal Quad Pro in Dark Eyes.

NYX eye shadow base

Have you used NYX eyeshadow base skin tone? Please rate in the box below.


62 thoughts on “NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone Review, LOTD

  1. GReattttttttt review Suma!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: …Thanks for telling it to be curelty free!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ….. You looking sooooooo cute in last pic!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

    1. awwwwwww thank you Cali…. after having that chat about the animal testing with u the other day, i subconsciouly look for the “cruelty free” tag on all cosmetics 🙂

      1. jewel square .. ohhhhh :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
        yayyyy !!! i jus hope i go to pune for my convocation, :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    1. OHHHHHHHHHHHHH…COOOOOOOOOOOL!! ..MRun came to Delhiii??? yeayeeeeeeeeee!!! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: Waitinggggggg for the piccyssssssssss :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

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            Mrunmayee have gifted me golden wrist band :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  2. the bas is really nice….and what more you want when it matches ur skin tone perfectly……:-*
    NYX is very affordable for cosmetics…me love their eye shadows and glosses too. :inlove:
    will try this after I finish my 2 paintpots….which will be dunno when 😯
    great review Suma….u look so pweety :-*

  3. Sumaaaa…you look so cute :-* :-* :-* Actually, no :-*…I :spank: :spank: dont like any cute people :spank: :spank: :spank:

    I never saw this at the NYX counter..there was a white one…is that any good? ?:) ?:) Never mind, I want this skin colored one 😐 😐

    1. thanks rads…. me actually went to buy the white one cause all firangis use white 🙁 but then the SA showed me skin tone and I was like yeah that’ll match my skin tone for sure!!!! 😀

  4. Mrunmayee says hiiiii :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  5. Oh and Sanjeev…could you upgrade this :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: to like Salman Khan in Dabbanggggg kinds..hehehheee…is not urgent and essential…you get the fati undies first :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  6. Nice review Suma, I might try this when I run out of my sample of Too Faced Shadow Insurance. You look pretty in your lotd, and the eyeshadow matches your shirt nicely. :)) :)) :))

  7. Lovely look Suma.. and even i want a good primer.. i might get this- actually had my nazar on the painterly paint pot but it looks out of budget as of now… compare kar then i’ll buy 😉

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