As part of my daily makeup routine I do not wear eye shadow every day because it takes so long to apply. On the days that I do apply eyeshadow, I first apply primer and then use an eyeshadow base. The eyeshadow base helps to even out the eyelid, lightens it up and makes the eyeshadows pop. I currently have 3 eyeshadow bases in my makeup collection; this post will go through them and I also have swatches of each eyeshadow base.
LA Girl HD eyeshadow primer – white
This product is called a primer even though I use it as a base; it’s white in colour. I’d watched a lot of Youtube videos where NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk was used as a base, I couldn’t find that pencil in South Africa, and so I thought to buy this one as a dupe (I guess) for that product. I find this base pasty and difficult to blend, it could be that I am using too much. I also find that I have to use a lot of eyeshadow in order to cover it up.
Essence I love stage eyeshadow base
This base is a liquid form; it’s just a bit runnier than a liquid concealer in consistency. It comes with an applicator which I found very useful. I apply it by dabbing a little bit on my eyelid and blending it out with my ring finger. It blends very well and eyeshadow applies quite nicely over it. I constantly reach out for this one when I wear eyeshadow.
NYX eyeshadow base – skin tone
This is a cream sort of eyeshadow base; it is very soft and easy to apply. It is very similar in colour to the Essence base, just a different form. It blends and holds the eyeshadow very well; it gets as much use as the Essence base.
My favourite eyeshadow bases are definitely the Essence and the NYX bases. The texture of the LA Girl one makes it a least favourite of mine. My eyeshadow game absolutely went up a notch after I introduced these babies into my routine.