I don’t know about you, but in all this ri-donk-ulous heat, I’m sweatin’ like a fool!
This means my makeup has a MUCH harder time of clinging to my pores, and on a bad day, you’ll find creasing of the shadow on my eyelids.
CORRECTION: You used to be able to find creasing.
Now, thanks to the magic of NYX HD Eye Shadow Base, my shadows and such stay put all day long. Literally.
Here’s what the company has to say:
“NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base evens out skin tone and smooth out lines. Perfect prep for true color & long lasting eye shadow. Be camera ready in an instant!”
The product really does apply and wear well. This primer is creamy and smooth, with a little bit going a long way. It has a thinner consistency without being too thin, and it brightens my eye area without making me look like an inverse raccoon. (Always a plus.) The doe-foot applicator isn’t too small or too big and usually has the right amount of product on it. It’s not greasy and dries quickly, so it doesn’t take me any longer to get ready than I did before I started using the product. I’m usually going for 10 to 14 hours per day, between work and classes, and I’m always impressed with how well this primer keeps up with my crazy days.
Swiped on the hand (L) and rubbed in (R).
How do I apply it? I typically take the wand out and run it across my eyelid once. I then take my ring finger and pat it all over my eyelid, crease, brow bone, and the under-eye area. Just make sure you put a thin layer on and that it dries before you apply shadows.
Also, be sure you don’t put this on with a creamy eyeshadow or base because creasing will most definitely occur! (I used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk after using the primer. It did not end well.)
The only downside I can forsee with this primer is that if you have darker skin, as in more than just a deep tan, this may be way more noticeable than what you prefer. I haven’t heard anything about how it works for darker ethnicities, nor have any of my friends with dark skin tones used it. However, because this product is more translucent once applied, I think a wider variety of skin tones will be able to use it successfully.
There’s a lot of really great, expensive eye primers out there (from what I’ve heard, Urban Decay’s Primer Potion is one of the best), but when the prices start around $20 and shoot up from there, they’re simply out of my price range. If you’re feeling the same way, then look no further: NYX saves the day!
Have you tried this product? What do you think? Leave a comment below! (Also, if you have tried it on darker skin, let us know how it worked, k?)