Thursday, November 11, 2010

NYX Eyeshadow Base - Skin Tone

Hey Ladies! I'm always looking for a product thats going to make my eyeliners/eyeshadows stay on longer, (well, I'm always looking for products in general, lol) so I'm constantly trying out new "primers", "bases", "potions" etc.! Here is one I picked up from NYX, which is actually my ONLY NYX product because I can't get my hands on much here in Canada :(!

NYX Eyeshadow Base - Skin Tone

This eyeshadow base comes in a pot, much like MAC paintpots or Sephoras Eye Primer Pot. I'm not a huge fan of things in pots because my nails are a little long and I hate digging my fingers in them! I also don't really like applying this with a brush, I don't really know why I just find it blends in better with my fingers! 

Side view of the little pot
Having said that I don't like pots, I generally like the consistency of eye primers in pots better! I find that the thicker textured primers keep my eye products on better than the thinner ones in tubes.


When you apply this on it comes out a nice flesh tone and blends in completely (just like UDPP and TooFaced Shadow Insurance!) Lets look at the pros and cons:


- My shadow didn't smudge or move (AS MUCH!) There was still slight movement, but again, my eyelids are very oily
- It has a great texture, thick but light feeling
- Comes in different colours
- Good Size for the price
- Inexpensive (and widely available for my USA friends!)
- Evens out my eyelid colour (which is great because they tend to be dark!)


- My shadows and liners still moved a bit (very oily lids though!)
- Not available in Canada in Stores
- Didn't really find it "intensified" my colours

I don't have many cons! It performed quite well! I always take into consideration that my eyelids seem to be excessively oily (no eye primers have ever worked flawlessly for me!) I think this is a really good option for an inexpensive eye primer and would be especially good if you had dry-normal skin on your lids! It does help shadow and liner last longer and it does even out the surface of your lids which is what an eye primer is supposed to do! Another great thing about this primer is it is available in different colours. It comes in White to make vivid colours pop, Pearl to enhance the shimmer in shadows and the skin tone for an original eye base. Overall, with this being one of my few NYX purchases I am definitely wanting to try more. I hope our selection in Canada gets widened soon! :) What do you all think of NYX products? Have you tried this primer? Let me know! :)


Halifax said...

No Rexall where you are? NYX is at certain Rexall (and Lawtons in the Maritimes). True that we need more access to the brand

Pammy said...

Ah-ha!!! Now I know what makeup goodies to look at for *you* while shopping here in the states...NYX products!!! Yay! :)

No, I have not tried this base/primer, but I have "almost" bought the pearl one a few times...might have to check that out! I love the NYX Champagne and Caviar palette (must review that soon!!!) and the Jumbo Eye Pencils...can usually find those on a good sale. All-in-all...I rave for NYX! :) Cute packaging too. Oh, and I agree about not liking to dig my fingers into pot-style containers...tubes are much better...yet, I concur that pot consistancy products wear better...Great review!

Justine @ Productrater said...

some rexall pharma plus have nyx, if you have those near you. I use urban decay primer potion (regular or in sin) as my eyeshadow base. Also the elf mineral eyeshadow primer is alright too.

Nikosmommy said...

I've been hearing about how decent NYX products are for ages...but of course can't get them here. Did you get this shadow base off the internet? Do tell! ( I love MAC's painterly paint pot...but would love a less expensive option too!)

Sara.H said...

Thanks for sharing :) its a great review.

MakeupJunkie88 said...

I saw this at ULTA the other day I was there and I really wanted to try it but i wasnt sure...i heard both good and bad things...but i should just try it..great post! =)

DJ said...

I think the white one might work better with making shadow colors "pop." I still use a primer (UDPP or TFSI) with these and NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencils.

Shaylee Anne said...

@Halifax - No, I do have a few Rexalls, they just don't carry the things I want from NYX haha

@Pammy - Thanks Pammy! I would love to see your review on the Champagne & Caviar Palette! :)

@Justine - I do have NYX at my Rexalls, just not a very wide variety of stuff! :( I like UDPP too, this is just less expensive! :)

@Nikosmommy - Sorry! I should have mentioned where I got this! I got it off eBay actually and with shipping it was only about $5! So if you are looking for one, look there they have great deals! :)

@Sara - Thanks Sara, glad you enjoyed it! :)

@MakeupJunkie88 - I really like it because its inexpensive too! Plus it works pretty well for such an inexpensive product! If your thinking about it I would suggest you get it! :)

@DJ - Definitely agree with you that the white would make shades 'pop' more! I'm going to have to try some NYX jumbo eye pencils (I don't have any!!) :)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I am on an endless search for great primers as well! Thanks for the review, this one sounds pretty good!

Shaylee Anne said...

@Ms.EmilyAnn - No problem! I'm always looking for one to work on my oily eyelids! I recently won the new CoverFX eye primer (YAY!) so there will be a review on that soon as well! :)

ohyouprettythings said...

Ive wanted to try this for a while!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried out primer on my eyelids, which I sould. I was thinking about Urban Decay Primer Potion.