NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer Review

Hello beauties!

Hope all of you are doing great! I am here to share my latest purchase with you all which seems decent enough to be considered again for future. We all know the importance of using eye shadow primers, and since I am trying my hands on this art, I was lucky enough to find it in a drugstore brand. I have tried the Urban Decay Primer Potion Original as well, but I still feel more comfortable with this NYX primer. I feel this one delivers pretty commendable results, though it comes with its own set of disappointments. So let’s read more about NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer.

NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer Review

$6.99 for 0.23 Oz, price may vary from store to store

Product Description:
Intensify your shadows with NYX durable and waterproof Proof It Eyeshadow Primer. Smooth on to lids before applying shadows and voila! Your eye makeup will stay in place, no matter what the weather, without creasing or smudging.

My Experience with NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer:

how to use

The primer comes in a white opaque plastic tube packaging with a doe foot applicator attached to the cap. It does not have any significant fragrance, thankfully. I feel this type of packaging in concealers and primers is tricky as we never get to use the product fully. I just wish it came in a tub or a tube, considering it is not watery and is more like a lotion.

Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer

The primer looks off white bright fluid in packaging, while it gives almost pale, translucent finish on the eyelids. It has a spreadable, semi-liquid consistency which easily blends on skin without creating any dry patches. It does feel a bit tacky for initial minutes but the stickiness soon subsides once the primer is set. Unlike NYX HD Eye Shadow Base or UD Primer Potions, this one does not make my eye area pop up or look brighter; it just gives me that perfect, crease free and smudge free base for any type of eye shadow.


I just need to sweep the applicator gently on my eyelids and then lightly pat with ring finger to set the primer. It feels sticky at this point, but that stickiness subsides as the primer dries and sets. In fact, I take this stickiness as a test to determine the right moment to apply my eye makeup. So once the primer is set, I am free to wear any shimmery, creamy or matte eye shadow on my lids knowing my shadow will last for good 5+ hours on my oily eyelids. It holds makeup in place in humid as well as in rainy weather. I see no transferring or smudging even after wearing any shimmery or matte eye shadow for 5+ hours.

applicator (2)

Like any high quality primer or base, it helps in building the intensity of eye shadows. My eyeshadows do not crease or appear patchy on skin. It also never accentuates the fine lines; it does not feel drying on the eyelids either. I like it more than UD primer potion for its ease of blending on lids. Performance wise, I see no such difference other than the fact that people seeking brightening primer may find it disappointing; it does not add any significant brightness to the eye area. I see a subtle sheen on my eyelids but it does not accentuate any issues.

waterproof primer

Considering my requirement and the results, I am pretty happy with this purchase and would definitely like to get it again. If you are also looking for a sure shot solution to watery eyes, smudging or transferring issue, then this primer is what you need next! Just make sure to let it rest for a while on eyelids.


Let’s sum up pros and cons:

Pros of NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer:

• A light-weight primer with transparent finish
• Sets nicely on my oily eyelids
• Makes the eye makeup smudge proof and waterproof
• Increases the staying power of every eyeshadow
• Is comparable to many highend primers
• Does not irritate the eye area
• Does not interfere with eye shadow’s finish
• Budget friendly and travel friendly

Cons of NYX Proof It! Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer:

• Doe foot applicator packaging is tricky for me
• Feels a bit sticky during application
• Does not add any brightness to the eye area

Well, if you are looking for a budget friendly eye shadow primer, then go for it. It’s super easy to blend with high quality finish & performance.

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