Reviews What I Think Wednesday

NYX Eyeshadow Base

May 31, 2019

Awhile ago, I purchased the NYX Eyeshadow Base in White Pearl from Ulta for $7. I was so excited to try this because I was expecting it to be like the 604 ‘Milk’ Jumbo Pencil. Able to easily block out lid discoloration and create a base that will help bright colors shine through. Boy oh boy was I wrong. So very very wrong. Keep reading to see what I mean.

The product itself comes in a little pot which you have to use your fingers or a dense… very dense… brush to get the product out. Strike one. At first I looked past that, hoping beyond hope that it would be as opaque as my beloved NYX ‘Milk’ pencil. Again, that’s a big fat NOPE. I find the product to be very sheer and very oily. More oily than most other bases/primers I’ve used. It does nothing to counteract discoloration but to be fair, it doesn’t claim to do so, that’s just what I thought and hoped. Strike two. Now for the kicker. The shade is called ‘White Pearl’ so I thought, okay there will probably be a little sheen. That can’t be so bad, right? I’m batting a thousand tonight, I’m telling you. This product has GLITTER not a pearly sheen but tons of micro glitter! It makes your entire eye look like a disco ball. Plus, it doesn’t get better when you add eyeshadow and powder to set the base. The glitter is still very noticeable through the shadow. So if you were considering this and more mature, not wanting glitter or satin in your crease, avoid this at all costs. Actually, everyone just avoid this at all costs unless, maybe, for Halloween. Strike three and you’re out. I’m only going to hang onto it for comparison or for a terrible products post. We shall see. Below is what it looks like, and the swatch has been built up to show nicely in the photo.

For pete’s sake, you can see the glitter in the swatch.

That’s it for this week’s review, I hope it will be helpful to you. If you have this product and love it, I’d love to know why and how you apply so I could maybe make it work. Have a great start to your weekend and I will talk to you soon. XO❤

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