Eyeshadow bases have become a makeup routine staple in the past few years. Eyeshadow bases, also known as eyeshadow primers, are a “base coat” layer applied to your eyelid, allowing your eyeshadow to appear more vibrant, as well as increase wear time without having unsightly creasing. Unfortunately, with the increase in eyeshadow base interest comes a variety of brands and formulas, which can confuse consumers. Also, the majority of eyeshadow bases are fairly pricey, making the investment of an eyeshadow base fairly lofty, especially if you do not like your purchase. NYX Eyeshadow Base is one of my favorite eyeshadow primers, and it just so happens to be inexpensive and easily accessible. To see more photographs of this product,
- NYX Eyeshadow Base in White is a milky white cream based primer for your eyeshadow. Simply apply a small amount on your finger, and lightly pat onto your eyelid before applying eyeshadow. This will help your eyeshadow from creasing, falling out, and will help your eyeshadow shade to appear extremely vivid.
You can see from the before and after photographs above that NYX Eyeshadow Base proves to be effective to both light eyeshadow shades, and dark eyeshadow shades. The pastel green eyeshadow is from the Too Faced Glamour To Go palette, and appears much more vivid, shimmering, and noticeable when layered over top of the NYX Eyeshadow Base. The dark shade used is NYX Eyeshadow in “Golden Amber,” and is dramatically different looking when layered over top of the eyeshadow base. Without the base, the color is fairly streaky, and while still a pretty color, it lacks the vibrancy it should have on your eyelids. Over top of the eyeshadow base, the brown really looks vivid, pigmented, and sparkling.
NYX Eyeshadow Base also can be applied to your lower lash line gently with your finger to keep your eyeliner from bleeding or sweating off your eyes. You can also apply NYX Eyeshadow Base when working with glittery or shimmering eyeshadows, to help prevent fallout and give your eyeshadow something to stick to. NYX Eyeshadow Base in white looks especially fantastic under extremely bright eyeshadow colors, such as neon’s, and vivid colors of the rainbow. The white brings out the pigment in bright shades and really makes them pop.
NYX Eyeshadow Base retails for $6.99 and can be found at your local Ulta locations. You can also browse and purchase this product online by clicking the photograph and link below:
NYX Eyeshadow Base comes in three shades: White, Pearl, and Skin Tone.
What is your favorite eyeshadow base of all time?
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