NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone - Review

What it claims: To get the maximum brilliant color of eye shadow on your eye, an eye primer is a must! Apply eye shadow base to eyelids, then apply NYX’s high-pigmented eye shadows and see the colors pop with vibrant and sparkling luster. Eye shadow base grabs and firmly holds finely milled powder so the color in the pot is what ends up on your eye – without a pinch lost.

Apply before eyeshadow to hold, intensify, and make eyeshadow last longer.

Available in 3 types:
  • White - to intensify color
  • Pearl - for iridescent effect
  • Skin tone
Price: Rs. 500 for a pot of 7 gms

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica (and) Methicone, BHT, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/HexarosinateRicinus Communic (Castor) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Polyethylene, Fragrance, Butylparaben, Nylon-66, Ceresin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyethylene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

1. This base is very creamy and very easy to blend over the lid without tugging or pulling, plus you need very little amount
2. It looks pink in the image, but it is actually a light beige color with yellow undertones and would suit most Indian skin tones.
3. It does intensify colors like nothing else I have tried till date
4. It did make my eye shadow last a little longer than it does without a base, like 3-4 hours. Mumbai is very hot & humid and without a base eye shadows last for like a hour or two max, this did double the lasting time.
5. Quite affordable at 500 bucks. 

1. It is very creamy and may not be very suitable for oily lids. Mineral oil is one of the top ingredients in this product.
2. Packaging - it is sold in a jar
3. I didn't like the fact that it didn't make my eye shadows and liner last for like 6 hrs plus. I don't if the product is to blame or the humidity in the air. Plus after 4 hours it tends to crease and melt the make up it self.
Will I re-purchase: Hmmm.. I may pick up the Pearl one next.

I am in the middle ground for this product, so while it does make the eyeshadow colors pop like no one's business, is very affordable and does increase staying time by double, it is well, *meh*, as the eyeshadow lasted only 4 hours. I am yet to use cult favourites like UDPP or MAC Paint Pots, to figure out if they would last beyond 4 hours in the heat, dust & humidity here.

Swatches: Sofia's Brighter Days and Cosmetic Candy (has review of all 3 bases)

Do you use a primer / base as well? What would you recommend?


  1. oh! 500 bucks is bloody reasonable!
    it's amazing how bases never got that much attention until the udpp came out. for me now, an eyeshadow without a base is useless!

  2. @Rima: I know, which is why I got this as the price to quantity ratio is very good for this. I have been wanting to try UDPP, as it is supposed to be the HG of all bases.

    Applying eyeshadow without a base is pretty pointless in Mumbai weather. It all melts off in 2 hours. You may might as well save the time & effort and go without.

  3. oh!
    i'll hopefully be visiting mumbai this year after october (*fingers crossed*) so can you tell me what makeup i should carry with me, that will stay put in that weather? i don't want to carry anything extra.

  4. @Rima: Tht's gr8! Only october is not such a gr8 time to visit Mumbai as the rains have just gotten over so humidity is at an all time high, plus since there are no more rains, it gets terribly hot. In fact I sometimes feel that October is worse than May in Mumbai.. But let me not deter you, hopefully you will have a good time here, nonetheless :)

    I did write a post on makeup in humid weather sometime back: http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-do-your-makeup-if-you-live-in.html

    I hope it helps ;)

  5. thanks for this review...i think it'll be great for me...price is lil bit high but okay, hey Tanveer is it available in India right now?

  6. and yes..you come after a long time..missed you.

  7. @Rakhshanda: Yup, the price seems high when you see it in isolation, but when I compare it with other eye primers, it is a budget buy. NYX is available in Mumbai, as of now.

    Yea, I was MIA for a few days. Had a workshop to attend, plus got a lil busy at home. Thks for missing me.. :D

  8. Hey Tanz, welcome back ..:)

    I some how have stopped using eye primer and use baby powder and concealer over it..My eye make up last for around 5-6 hours easily..

    Rs 500 for an eye primer is pretty descent if i compare it with MAC one:)

    i have used the MAC one before and quiet liked it:)

  9. Hey,nice review!I would be visiting Mumbai in October too,may be 1st week...could you plz tell the address where to find NYX cosmetics??I really wanna try this eyeshadow base and their famous Jumbo pencils...Thnx!

  10. @Anamika: Thks babe :). Hmm, concealor with baby powder, will try that out. Yet to try MAC so don't know how this compares with them :P

    @Srish: Thks! Glad u liked it. You can buy NYX cosmetics at all 3 Beauty Centres in Crawford Market, Khar & Kandivali. You can google for the exact address & directions. I only have been to the Khar (W) one, it's on SV Road.

    Sadly they havn't got the jumbo eyepencils here as yet, so you'll have to order them online if you fancy them :)

  11. oh i'll try to make it in december then. i wanna stay away from humidity as much as i can.
    excited to visit nbc!

  12. thats great tanveer:) i am all eyes for NYX i love thier lip glosses and lip liners one of my the fav . will see this next when i go to NBC next ... but again price is high as compared to other brands:(
    but good review dear:) and yeah me too reading anamika using baby pwdr and concealer will give it a shot next time:)

  13. hey for 500 bucks its a steal!!!! but i hav super oily lids!:( i use the art deco primer and thats the only thing tat suits me and nothing else and it is sooooooo hard to find.

  14. Hey Tanz,

    Wanted to thank u for going throw so many post and commenting with so much of love..

    glad to be your friend:)

    Hope you have a great day today!!!


  15. Hey this is great ! Iv been looking for eye shadow primers. Paint Pots are just so expensive and 500 really doesnt seem much for a primer. I had no idea that NYX is even available in India. Maybe its just a mumbai thing, though i stayed in mumbai the whole of last yr and didnt see it anywhere

  16. We seem to be into some of the same things. I just started my own blog, and I would really appreciate some suggestions or comments! I thank you in advance if you decide to check out my blog and give me some feedback.

  17. hey i have waitn for your post since long, loved reading it :)

  18. This is a nice shade and decently priced too. I think any primer is better than no primer, esp with the climate we live in.

    I've only started to use UDPP and I must say it does make a difference.


  19. want to try this!! also the baby powder n concealer suggestion sounds good
    nice review!!

  20. wat does UDPP stand for?? :P

  21. thanks for the review!!
    i'll try this and i hope it works for me...


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