Name: Eyeshadow Base in White
From NYX’s website:
Apply eyeshadow base to lids, then apply eyeshadows and see the colors pop with vibrant and sparkling luster. Eyeshadow base grabs and firmly holds finely milled powder so the color in the pot is what ends up on your eyes.
What I liked:
– improves the color payoff and intensity of eyeshadows
– easy to apply
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– if you have oily lids, eyeshadows will still crease and fade after a few hours of wear
– jar packaging
I’ve been wanting to try NYX Eyeshadow Bases (available in White, Pearl and Skintone) ever since they came out so when I started running low on primers I thought it was finally time to give one of them a go. Because I love my eyeshadows very vibrant, I opted for White. White bases, in fact, apart from making your lids ghastly after application lol, improve the color payoff of eyeshadows and really make the shades pop a lot more than any flesh-toned primers.
For this reason, NYX Eyeshadow Base in white might not be ideal for those that like subtle and natural looks, but if you want to improve the payoff of sheer eyeshadows or just make your colorful looks as bright as possible, then this base is worth considering.
The consistency of this base is somewhat tacky, but not sticky and when you apply it on the lid, it really melts in and spreads easily without tugging. It applies sheer but can be built up for a more opaque coverage, but in any case, you don’t need too much of it so the product will last you for a long time.
However, this white base isn’t designed to make your eyeshadows last all day, only to improve the intensity of color, so if you have oily lids, using a primer is still necessary. I tried using it alone but after about 6 six hours of wear, the eyeshadows had creased and started to fade. And keep in my mind that I have slightly oily lids so if yours are oilier than mine, this will probably last less when used on its own.
Next, I used it with Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy, another product designed to make eyeshadow brighter and more vibrant but not improve their staying power (although it also has that effect on me which is a huge plus), and this time my eye makeup stayed put all day. No creasing. No Fading.
In addition, I’m not too keen on the packaging. Yes, the little white jar looks pretty but having to dip your finger in the pot every time is not very hygienic. Make sure you always wash your hands well before applying this. Or, especially if you have long nails, just use an eyeshadow brush instead.
NYX Eyeshadow Base in White is a tacky, easy to spread white base that improves the color payoff of eyeshadows but won’t prevent them from creasing or fading. So if you have oily lids, a good primer underneath it is necessary. Also, the jar packaging isn’t hygienic but the price is quite cheap.