Hello gorgeous gals!
How was your weekend? Ours was quite chilled out with potlucks and get together, nothing much. However, I totally grabbed this opportunity and went out for shopping and very soon I will be sharing my wonderful products with you all. Anyway, today I bring NYX HD Eye Shadow Base review for you! As I have started learning eye makeup, I have realised that a good skin and using good quality primers are the key to achieve flawless, picture perfect eye makeup.
And this NYX HD Eye Shadow Base is one such product which ensures that we look picture perfect with or without eye makeup! Yes gals, it gives instantly awake, bright eyes, which is a quick fix for mommies like me who always rush towards vanity tables straight from bed or kitchen. I won’t say that this is the best eyeshadow base or primer in the market, but it definitely gets full points for the price and quality it delivers. So, let’s find out more about it!
Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye shadow primer that makes skin appear smoother more even toned and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base conceals creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.
$6-$8 for 0.28 Oz (8 g), price varies across stores
My Experience with NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base:
The eye shadow base comes in an opaque and sturdy black tube packaging with a doe foot applicator which resembles any ordinary lip gloss packaging. It does have a faint smell which is way mild to detect. I find it perfect for travelling purpose as its tube packaging with the applicator makes it user friendly. But, I am more comfortable to use the base with my fingertips and not with the applicator provided.
The eye shadow base seems peachy – off white semi-liquid fluid with slightly thick consistency, just like our eye creams which easily blend onto our skin giving a powdery matte finish. I find that using its applicator makes the application tricky often while dabbing the little product onto the eyelids and gently tapping with fingertips works for me with no complaints of oily, greasy eyelids or dry flaky skin at all.
Yes gals, I love this product more for instant bright eye look which is good to go alone with no liner or eyeshadow. I am so obsessed with clear skin and bright eyes these days that I never step out of home without using this eye shadow base even if I am not using eye makeup. I mean, it effortlessly blends on my skin to give bright skin and temporary relief from dullness and fine lines around the eyes. I feel comfortable going out with just kajal and a dab of face powder and it stays put for good 6+ hours. Pretty impressive, huh!
There are times when I simply skip my eye cream and step out with just this primer, a dab of face powder and smudged kohl eyes which stays fresh most of the time even in dry, hot summers around. In fact, it works perfect under any creamy, powdery or glittery eyeshadows I have tried so far. However, I researched a little and found that it performs well only when we use a small trick prior using it on eyes and that is, first dabbing a little product on the eyelids and then blinking twice to make sure the base reaches on crease. After this, we need to dab a small amount of product again on the lids and blink once. This way, it gives a crease-free finish with almost every eyeshadow.
I always follow this trick before attempting eye makeup and believe me, I get flawless finish with glittery as well as powdery eyeshadows which are known to be tricky for amateurs! I have no complaints as such with this budget friendly eye primer to be honest; it really helps to keep oil at bay without accentuating ageing or dry skin issues around my eyes. It has replaced my eye creams many times especially when I use it alone with no makeup. It also increases the wear time of all eye liners, eye shadows on my skin apart from giving me soft, smooth and bright skin around my eyes. What else can we expect from a drugstore product!
I wholeheartedly recommend this eye shadow base to everyone and I am definitely getting it again & again, though I want NYX to find some other alternative to expand the life of their products instead of just using parabens.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base:
• A lightweight eyeshadow base which works for any skin type and skin tone
• It blends in transparent and gives a smooth, matte finish
• It is a boon for oily eyelids and keeps oil at bay for good 6+ hours
• It gives wide awake eyes and smooth, brighter skin around the eyes
• Good staying power
• It gives smooth canvas to work with any type of cream/powder or glittery eyeshadow or liners
• If used correctly, it has a potential to give crease free, flawless application every single time
• I can skip my eye cream if I am using this
• Budget friendly, user friendly and travel friendly
Cons of NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base:
• The doe foot applicator makes application a bit tacky at times
• Needs to be blended in immediately after application
Well, I don’t find most of these cons significant other than the presence of parabens in it. If you are not paraben freak like me, you are definitely getting hooked onto this eye shadow base once you use it. Just try it out, it is a must-have product for girls who need quick fixes for early morning grooming sessions.
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