NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base – ESB 04 Review, Swatch, EOTD

by poonam on June 18, 2013

NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base – ESB 04 Review

Today I am reviewing an eye shadow base the NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base.

NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base ESB04

Product Claims: Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye makeup primer that makes skin appear smoother, more even toned, and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base conceals 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:- $7 for 8gm

Shelf Life:-  18 months after opening

Packaging:- The eye shadow base comes in a packaging similar to lip glosses with a difference that it is completely opaque. The black plastic tube has the product details printed on it. It comes with a doe-foot applicator which makes it very convenient to use.

NYX Cosmetics HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base

I loved the ease of application with this packaging as I needn’t carry a separate brush or dip my fingers in to the product unlike NYX Eye Shadow Base (Review Here).

My experience with NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base:-

NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base ESB04 Review

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base is light beige colored creamy liquid with an extremely thin consistency. The texture isn’t runny but similar to buttery liquid which just melts into the skin when blended. The formula smoothens on skin just like silk and goes absolutely colorless on blending. I need very little amount of the eye shadow base, just few dots all over the lid with the applicator and then blend it out with fingers. It has slightly wet/slippery finish (something like a primer) which may take a little while (5 seconds) to dry and set but if applied judiciously with few (4-5) dots over the lid, I don’t have to wait for it to dry.

It makes a great base and prepares the lid for the eye shadow application. Being colorless, it doesn’t alter the shade of the eye shadow at all rather make the color look vibrant.

Swatch-

NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base ESB04 Swatch

INGLOT Eye Shadow#51 AMC (Review Here)over NYX HD Eye Shadow Base- See the difference (Left is without base and Right is with base)

NYX Cosmetics HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base-Swatch EyeShadow

When I apply the eye shadow directly on my oily lids, it starts creasing within 2 hours of application and fades drastically by 4-5 hours especially INGLOT Freedom system ones but this base made them last whole day. The eye makeup stays fresh and vibrant even after 8 hours of application. The eye shadow refuses to budge, no creasing at all and fading what’s that!!!

On Eyes-

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base Eye swatch

Here,  I used it under the INGLOT Freedom System Eye Shadow #58 and I see the visible difference in intensity and finish.

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base-Comparison

Pros of NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base:-

  1. Easy to use
  2. Blends quickly
  3. Goes colorless so won’t alter the eye shadow color
  4. Eye shadow shows up better with this base (looks brighter).
  5. Eye-makeup stays intact
  6. No creasing and fading
  7. Little goes a long way
  8. Hygienic and travel-friendly packaging
  9. Pocket friendly price

Cons of NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base:-

  1. It’s just the availability in India :(

Recommendation:- NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base is beige colored thin cream which goes transparent on blending. It feels slightly slippery at first but sets really quick and provides you with a perfect base for eye makeup. It makes the eye shadows appear bright and intense without playing around with their color and make them last long really long. The eye shadows which start creasing by 2 hours, now remained crease-free, without any signs of fading for 8-10 hours easily. It is an awesome eye shadow base and definitely gives high definition to the eye makeup. Considering its results I am sure it can beat or at least at par with most of the high end primers. Super happy with its performance. Highly Recommended!

NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base-ESB04

NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base Claims

NYX High Definition HD Eye Shadow Base ESB04

NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base Ingredients

NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base-ESB04

NYX Cosmetics HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base Review

Rating:- 4.9/5

Have you tried NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base? Which eye shadow base or eye primer you like the most?


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Heena June 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Gosh! Why Aren’t Such Good Affordable Products Available in India? :(

The with and without pics clearly tell the difference ! :)

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poonam June 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Yeah Heena.. I was surprised to see such a huge difference.. Now it has become a must have for Eye makeup.. !!
Wish NYX becomes easily available in INDIA.. :) :)

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Vipra S June 18, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Noticeable difference.. Primer underneath inglot shadow enhancing the shade totally :)
nice detailed review dear :)

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poonam June 18, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Thanks Vipra.. This base underneath eyeshadow really made the color intense and prettier.. :D :D

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agnibanya June 18, 2013 at 5:17 PM

What?? This one’s colorless?? I’m so gonna get it..Thanks :)

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poonam June 18, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Yeah Agni.. absolutely colorless.. :D :D … I am sure you are gonna love it!! <3 <3

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Nandini June 18, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Used it today! :D And now,I’m thinking of ordering a couple more. eye primers are just too expensive in india.

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poonam June 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thats’s greattt.. from where you are ordering.. me thinking of keeping some bakcups.. :P :P
Yeah after a lot of research zeroed on to this … most of the eye shadow bases does alter the shade of the eye shadow whcih I didnt prefer but the loved the way it worked for me.. :D :D

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shweta June 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Oh I love this too .. mine just finished few days back .. I miss shopping for NYX in US

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poonam June 19, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Woo.. thats coooll.. wish NYX come soon to INDIA… :D :D

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tejinder June 19, 2013 at 1:43 AM

wow..very nice review..i haven’t used this primer ..will definitely get this one :)

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poonam June 19, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Thanks Tej.. u must give this primer a shot and you will see wat you were in your eye makeup!! :) :)

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Radha June 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM

OMG lovely EOTD dear Nice Review :)

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poonam June 19, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Thanks a lott Radha! :)

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Pria June 19, 2013 at 11:21 AM

wow really nice shades loved it :)

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poonam June 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Thanks Pria!! :)

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Richa Saxena June 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

This should be so available in India…It simply looks great! And you have reviewed it amazingly…There’s certainly a difference in how the eyeshadows come across as… :)

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poonam June 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Thanks Richa.. I was happy to see the transformation from sheer to intense .. it makes eye shadows look and stay better :)

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