I’d been toying with the idea of purchasing an eye shadow primer for a while. And after reading this post, I knew exactingly which one I wanted to purchase – NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base.
It’s completely affordable at just $7.00 and NYX is a brand that I already love and trust. I couldn’t go wrong.
For me, this was one of those products where I end up asking myself WHY haven’t I been using this all along?
I love the doe foot wand for easy application. I just used a very small blob on each eye and smeared it around. Because I didn’t want my deep-set eyes to immediately rub the primer off, I kept my eyes closed and fanned them with my hands for about 10 seconds to make sure the primer had set and dried a little bit.
I first tested this primer with my Clinique Black Honey eye shadow, a slightly higher-end eye shadow that cost $15.00.
What a difference! The color and pigmentation is dramatically increased. Even the texture and finish of the eye shadow is more apparent. (please excuse my lack of blending…)
Let’s see what the eye shadow looked like 8 hours later…
I was blown away by the results!
Without primer, my deep set and slightly oil eye lids completely devoured this eye shadow. It’s practically gone!
But WITH the primer, it looks almost as it did when I first applied it! The color did migrate further upwards into my crease, but other than that, there is almost no difference in the appearance of the shadow.
Then I wanted to see how the primer worked with a cheap eye shadow. So I pulled out my E.L.F. Eye Brightening eye shadow palette that cost just $1.00 and used the darkest color.
Let me preface this by saying that I already think this super cheap eye shadow is pretty impressive for what it is. But the primer made is even better! Once again, a good increase in pigmentation and depth, although, not quite as drastically different as the Clinique eye shadow.
And here it is 8 hours later…
Impressed yet again!
Again, without primer, the eye shadow is heavily creased and faded.
But with the primer, the color is still very bold and present. There is, however, a teeny tiny bit of creasing and fading. And just as the Clinique eye shadow had, the color migrated upwards a bit.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to purchase the NYX HD Eye Shadow Base. To say it has improved the wear time of my eye shadow is an understatement. I’m so, so impressed!
Do you use eye shadow primer? Which one is your favorite?
If you happen to me looking for an eye shadow primer, I HIGHLY recommend this one!