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.
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.
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 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.
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)
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!!!
Here, I used it under the INGLOT Freedom System Eye Shadow #58 and I see the visible difference in intensity and finish.
Pros of NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base:-
- Easy to use
- Blends quickly
- Goes colorless so won’t alter the eye shadow color
- Eye shadow shows up better with this base (looks brighter).
- Eye-makeup stays intact
- No creasing and fading
- Little goes a long way
- Hygienic and travel-friendly packaging
- Pocket friendly price
Cons of NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base:-
- 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!
Have you tried NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base? Which eye shadow base or eye primer you like the most?