NYX Eye Shadow Base – White Pearl ESB02 Review, Swatches, EOTD

Posted on Dec 1 2012 - 11:00am by poonam

NYX Eye Shadow Base – White Pearl ESB02 Review, Swatches, EOTD

Eye shadow base is designed to be used under an eye shadow to enhance it color and its longevity.

Product Claims: Maximize the intensity, longevity and unashamed brilliance of your eye shadow statements with our eye shadow primer pots. Each of the three NYX Eye Shadow Bases—for vibrant, pearl or neutral tones—creates a smooth canvas for color, increases its durability and prevents fallout.


Also available in:-

  • White –ESB01
  • Skin Tone-ESB03                                               

Ingredients:- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Silica (and) Methicone, Nylon-66, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Ceresin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polyethylene, Fragrance, Butylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, and B.H.T. MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),Yellow Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Black Iron Oxides (CI 77499), or Mica ( CI 77019).


Price:- Rs.625 for 7gm

Shelf Life:- 3 years from the Mfg date.

My experience with NYX Eye shadow base – White Pearl ESB02:-

Packaging:- The base comes in a tiny round glass jar with a white colored plastic lid. Complete ingredients list is pasted at the bottom of the little glass jar. The clear jar looks really cute but isn’t hygienic to use. It doesn’t come with an applicator and I have to dip fingers into the product which makes it prone to contamination.


Base:- It is a white cream base containing lots of fine silver shimmers and hint of pink and green specs. The shimmers are well blended with the creamy base and are smooth in texture which gives a beautiful pearly finish to eye shadow base in the pot.

Formula:- It is a soft and creamy eye shadow base which gets applied easily over the lids and blends well all over the lid area. The quality of the eye shadow base is really nice which is just creamy enough to give a smooth application.


Pigmentation:-Initially, it appears to be a silvery white base but when blended it goes sheer leaving only shimmers behind. I totally love the mesmerizing shimmery finish it gives to the applied area.



Effect:-It adds lovely shine to any matte or dull looking eye shadow. The colors look intense and vibrant when applied over this base. It also increases the stay of eye shadows on my not so oily lids and prevents them from creasing to some extent.

Under Revlon Custom Eyes- Rich Temptations Green eye shadow


The pot might appear smaller in size but the amount of cream it contains is going to last for years and I don’t think I would be able to hit the base in its life time.

EOTD:- I have this NYX White Pearl Eye shadow Base under two light eye shadows from Bourjois.

  1. Bourjois Ombre a paupiers Rose Tentation Eye shadow
  2. Bourjois Smokey Trio – Lady Vert De Gris


Pros of NYX Eye shadow base – White Pearl ESB02:-

  1. Affordable
  2. Quantity will last forever
  3. Creamy formula which blends nicely over the lid area
  4. Love the striking pearly finish of this base which I wear occasionally as a silver eye shadow.
  5. Boost up the color of any lightly pigmented eye shadow.
  6. Make the eye shadow last longer and delays the creasing by 2-3 hours.

Cons of NYX Eye shadow base – White Pearl ESB02:-

  1. Won’t be a good choice for oily lids as it a creamy base which might crease early on them
  2. Pot packaging
  3. Limited availability in India. Have to get it from one of the online shopping websites only.

Recommendation:- NYX Eye shadow base – White Pearl ESB02 is a creamy white color eye shadow base with finely milled silver shimmers which renders pretty pearly finish to the base. It smoothens out easily over the lids. It is creamy so I would suggest to dust a bit of pressed or compact powder over the base before applying the eye shadow.

It works well in improve the color pay off of lightly pigmented eye shadows. I haven’t used any expensive brand so really can’t compare but it did a decent job in preventing the eye shadows from creasing and made them stay longer on the lids. It is a nice budget friendly eye shadow base. Recommended!


Rating:- 3.8/5

Have you tried NYX Eye shadow base – White Pearl ESB02? Which eye shadow base do you use?

14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. shrutiDecember 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM - Reply

    Although I am not much into eye shadows.. but I am tempted to give it a try. is the skin-tone version shimmery too?

    • poonamDecember 1, 2012 at 3:11 PM - Reply

      Hey Shruti.. if you are not into eye shadowss.. then surely u r missing something… must tryyy and you will fall in loveee…. 🙂
      No Skin-tone is plain.. no -shimmers.. 🙂

  2. shrutiDecember 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM - Reply

    actually my eyes look better without it. i like playing up with kohl/pencils though. I asked abt the skin one, bcoz tht can jst even out the skin tone n dark circles na.. ur EOTD luks amazing. 🙂

    • poonamDecember 1, 2012 at 7:51 PM - Reply

      I was like you only till few months back. Then one of friend persisted me to try E/S and I hesistantly tried.. but was supper happry to see her response and from then on.. I keep E/s atleast 2-3 times a week on me.. sometimes subtle sometimes colorful.. love them…
      Hmm.. may be you are right abt skin tone.. but is more of a base for concealing u must try concealers..
      Thanks for ur lovely commentt..
      Do u have severe dark circles??
      One fact:- ur name is similar to my childhood best friendd.. 🙂

  3. shrutiDecember 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM - Reply

    Hahahhah.. so may be we will becum blogger best frnds.. BBFs just like BFFs.. 😉 and yep, I hv tried many times. But somehow from past one year or so, I have started feeling that they make the hood of my eye look really bad. May be I need to change the technique or smthing. Do sm step by step tutorial of urs. May be I will give it another try after that. 🙂 And abt dark circles, nope they are not very dark, bt still if I stop using eye cream even for one day, they start looking really bad. 🙁

    • poonamDecember 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM - Reply

      That sounds great BBF… 🙂 🙂 super cool.. 😉
      Ya may be a change in technique will help.. I will definitely do one for you.. hope it helps..
      hhehe.. these dark circles are really stupid.. they will start looking bad just when you want to take them lightly.. me too have tiny miny circles.. but sometimes they look so gravee.. ufffff
      which under-eye cream do you use dear??

  4. shrutiDecember 2, 2012 at 2:47 PM - Reply

    I hv been using aroma magic since last 2 years n it’s wonderful. hv used sm other herbal barnds in past like himalaya.. garnier types bakwas ones too. bt gel of aroma magic kinda suits me really well. plus it’s dirt cheap, so i stayed loyal for it. 😉

    • poonamDecember 2, 2012 at 3:31 PM - Reply

      He he u r a true Aroma Magic fan.. I have used its Aroma magic under eye cream but didnt liked it much as it feels slightly oily. I liked Oriflame seeing is believing multi benefits under eye cream very much…
      Himalaya products never worked for me.. and Garnier I havent tried anything other than its Body Lotion.. 🙂
      Will try the Aroma Magic Gel version pretty soon.. 🙂

  5. shrutiDecember 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM - Reply

    hw’s oriflame one? abt aroma magic, i hv tried the gel one only. i guess cream one is for very mature skin, may be tht’s y u found it to be too oily.

    • poonamDecember 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM - Reply

      I really liked the Oriflame one, no oily slicky layer and moisturises my under eye area pretty well too. I also does a good job at hiding those dark circles but they start poking as soon as I stop using the cream. 😐
      I guess you are right abt the Aroma magic cream version… not good for me.. will gift that to mum.. :):)

  6. faarinaMay 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM - Reply

    plzz tell how do buy this eye shadow i realy want this plzzz reply me

    • poonamMay 28, 2013 at 9:41 PM - Reply

      Hey faarina.. I am not sure but you can check its availability online.. 🙂

  7. jayshree bhagatNovember 26, 2013 at 10:26 AM - Reply

    i surely need to buy this now! :-*

    • poonamNovember 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM - Reply

      U shoudl try it.. its a great eye shadow base.. 🙂

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