What the website says about it:
Maximize the intensity, longevity and unashamed brilliance of your eye shadow statements with our eye shadow primer pots. Each of the three NYX Eye Shadow Bases—for vibrant, pearl or neutral tones—creates a smooth canvas for color, increases its durability and prevents fallout.
I actually came across NYX's eyeshadow base by accident. I was looking for orange and green correctors then when I found this gem. I found it on a makeup shop (I forgot the shop's name) in Glorietta (it's on the 2nd level near the area where SM Makati and Glorietta are joined). That time the correctors that I were looking for were not available so I end up trying several other products instead and one of these is NYX Eyeshadow base which I like instantly.
My NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone.
I put a small amount of the product on the back of my hand to test its consistency. The texture is creamy just like your cream concealer. It has a flesh tone just perfect for most skin types. I gently pat it on the back of my hand to blend. It did blend well on my skin.
Then I took some of the available eyeshadow testers on the store and tried to swatch them without the base and on top of the base. The eyeshadows on top of the base pops! And right then and there I bought a jar for myself. And ever since NYX Eyeshadow base is my go to eyeshadow base for my clients.
What I like about NYX Eyeshadow base:
- The texture is creamy just like concealers which is easy to blend on the eyelids;
- The color is flesh tone so it will look like skin on most skin types;
- It is opaque so it will even out the eye area for eyeshadow applications;
- It helps eyeshadows to look its true color;
- It helps eyeshadows to have something to grab on to so eyeshadows will stay and not stray;
- It helps eyeshadows last all day long without fading and creasing (with proper technique);
- The pot has 7g worth of product so it will definitely goes a long way;
- It is affordable (under Php 500.00).
What I don't like about NYX Eyeshadow base:
None that I can think of really. Even the oiliest eyelid will benefit from it (you just have to know how to prep your eyelids).
Here's the comparison of NYX Eyeshadow base VS a 5 peso coin.
How I apply it?
I first prep the eye area to remove excess oil to make sure that the base will not crease and fade.
I just use my Jazzy concealer brush from James Cooper Cosmetics to get the needed amount of eyeshadow base from the pot. I use this brush for this purpose only. One dip and swipe is all I need for one eye. Then I use my ring finger to blend it.
NYX Eyeshadow Base when open.
Dip and swipe Jazzy concealer brush to get enough product for one eye.
That product on the brush is enough for one eye.
Then I swatch it on the back of my hand. See photos below on different lighting condition within my room. The left part is unblended while the right part is where I blended it on skin. Looks like skin, right? Well only better.
I took some of my eyeshadows so that you can see the difference with and without the makeup base. The top part are eyeshadows without the base and the lower part are the eyeshadows with the base underneath. See how the color pops, especially on the rightmost eyeshadow where it is almost not visible without the base.
The black looks true black and became opaque, same with the brown. Check photo below under different lighting condition.
I even tried placing my hand under running water just to check what happens. Well, since I'm using waterproof eyeshadows the eyeshadow stays but the ones with base beneath still looks the same if not became more opaque.
I really like NYX Eyeshadow base because it is creamy and flesh tone, it makes eyeshadow color pops, it extend the staying power of eyeshadow, it prevents crease and it's affordable and one pot will last very long.
And when I ran out of it, I will definitely purchase again.
Have you tried NYX Eyeshadow base? What do you think of it?
Rating: 5 out of 5
NYX Eyeshadow Base and NYX eyeshadows are used in the photo above.
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Hxero
Photography: Henry G. Anima II Photography
For Anton Belardo Collection