I had read many beauties asking for a good eye shadow primer that helps to retain the e/s for long and also to make the colors pop out brighter and so I thought of reviewing this beautiful eye primer for you all.
Product Description: Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye makeup primer that evens skin tone, smoothes lines and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base alleviates creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.
INGREDIENTS: Isododecane, Talc, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Phenoxyethanol/Methylparaben, Ethylparaben/Butylparaben, Propylparaben/Isobutylparaben, Colorant, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI77492), Iron Oxide Black (CI77499), Iron Oxide Red (CI77491).
Price: 6.99$ online for 0.28 oz
My views on the NYX HD e/s Base: It comes in a black plastic tube with a sponge tip applicator. The primer is a light beige shade liquid which has a lightweight texture. It gets applied and blends easily and quickly to give an even toned skin that acts a good place for putting your favourite eye shadows on top.
It gets applied as an almost colorless base and thus does not interfere with your eye shadow shades in any way. Actually it makes the normal eye shadows even more pigmented and brighter. The best part is that the eye shadow stays intact for several hours together without any creasing. It holds the shadow in place for the entire day.
Now to test it, I first swatched 2 e/s (1 dark and 1 light color) with and without this primer and you can see the difference in the intensity of the single swipe easily. Then I put my hand under running water and the swatches without this NYX base got washed off pretty quickly. Check the image attached.
Pros of the NYX – HD eye base:
· Effective product as an eye primer.
· Makes the shadows stays in place for almost the entire day.
· The eye shadows appear pigmented and brighter on top of this.
· Light beige color blends and evens out the skin color.
· Compact packaging with a soft sponge applicator.
· Ease of use.
Cons of the NYX – HD eye base:
· Availability is limited in India so you have to get it online that increases the shipping cost.
Final Verdict: It is really a fantastic eye shadow base and I prefer it over the tub styled eye shadow base from NYX or other brands.