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I gotta tell ya: I didn’t have high hopes for NYX Eyeshadow Base Skin Tone. The White one made it to my Baddies List, but I’m actually liking this one. I’m not stunned-wowwed-omg’d by it, but it does make my Goodies List.
Just keep in mind that this is a base and not a primer. If you’re looking for a product to keep the creasing from sneaking up on you at the end of the day, this won’t do it! But if you want extra security for your shadows, give this a try.
NYX Eyeshadow Base Skin Tone Pictures & Photos
- √ Holds shadows
X Intensifies colors
√ Helps makeup last longer
- Name: NYX Eyeshadow Base White
- Amount: 0.25oz or 7g
- What I Paid: $6 USD
- Price Per Unit: $24/oz or $0.88/g
- Related NYX Eyeshadow Base Products: Pearl, White
- Where to Buy: Cherry Culture, NYX US website, NYX CA website, ULTA, some local makeup/nail stores
NYX Skin Tone Eyeshadow Base Review
It’s a little tacky, but once it touches your skin, NYX Skin Tone Eyeshadow Base turns into a softer consistency. I would definitely not call it creamy though – it is thick like wet clay. However, it does smooth over the skin well. It is much less tacky than the NYX Eyeshadow Base White. Much, much less.
I think only a few people can really call this “Skin Tone” since skin color varies so much between everyone. On me, it’s much too darker and beige. The NYX Eye Shadow Base Skin Tone does blend out a little though so it won’t look like you have a strip of beige on your eye lids.
Effects on Makeup
NYX Skin Tone Eye Shadow Base claims to help shadows stay on and stay put. Wellll, it does and it doesn’t. If you expect this base to prime your eyes to prevent creasing, prepare to be disappointed. It won’t do that by itself. And on its own, it won’t keep shadows from fading.
But pair it with a good primer, and that’s when all the magic happens. I’m very happy with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer by itself, but having the base on top of it makes it even better.
First, it helps shadows go on easier. Mineral powder shadows are notorious for being hard to apply evenly. But wearing a primer and this base, I can put on my mineral makeup without fuss. It goes for cream shadows, too. Any creams that went on blotchy before go on smoothly with this superhero combo.
And you know what? It helps my eyeshadow color stay much truer at the end of the day!
NYX baffles me. Many of their products have a scent to them, including this. Why, oh, why? Maybe they added the fragrance to cover up some nasty stench. I don’t have a sensitive nose so it doesn’t bother me. But if you do, then it might be a factor that steers you away from the NYX Skin Tone Base.
The little pot is cute and compact. You can drop it in your purse and take it with you even when you’re traveling. But I’m not a fan of this type of jars since you have to dip your finger into the product… and sometimes you get it in your nails. :S
Final Verdict: 7.9/10
I like this product – it brings back shadows that I’ve dismissed before because of blotchy and uneven application. This extra step in the morning saves me time with eye-makeup application, so I think it’s totally worth it.
Have you tried any of the NYX Eyeshadow Bases? What are your thoughts?