Monday, August 5, 2013

On The Shelf

NYX Eye Shadow Base

Purchase Price $6.99 + tax

Retailer Ulta

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Product Review:

Being a true NYX fan and having many of their eye shadows, lipsticks, and lip glosses got me really excited to see this eye shadow base. Of course NYX being known for their affordable makeup can make you wonder if inexpensive means cheap. In my opinion, not at all. The price points are set so even the budget minded, when they find a product that doesn’t work for them, don’t feel that buyer’s remorse and of course it’s not a purchase that is going to break the bank.

NYX claims the eye shadow base will give a hundred times more vivid color which I can agree with for most eye shadow shades. I noticed when applying the texture was odd and reminded me of butter or margarine. It was oily to the touch and then as it was rubbed onto my eyelid it felt slightly less oily and creamier. If you have dry skin this may be up your alley and worth trying, but those with combination to oily skin be warned and try something different. Unfortunately for me this product did not do its intended job. Regardless the amount of base I used it was messy for me on fresh clean eyelids. A few minutes after application it started to crease without any eye shadow! This has never happened to me before with any other eye shadow base. As I tried to give it a chance I was checking all day long the condition of my eye shadow and only hours, three to four at most, my eyelids were full of creases or the shadow was smearing all over. It actually made my eye shadow look worse.

Needless to say I was bummed out by this experience and this is not going back in my closet.