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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NYX High Definition Eye Sahdow Base Review and swatches

Lemming for Urban Decay Primer Potion? Have you spent sleepless nights dreaming about Too Faced eyeshadow insurance? Soul sisters you are not alone, I too have spent nights endlessly tossing & turning hoping Sephora would open shop in India soon (which hopefully should happen by end of year!)

Now I couldn't really wait forever for the makeup Gods (or Goddesses) to have mercy on me & launch some good eyeshadow primer in India,I decided to take matters in my own hands.Here comes online shopping & international shipping to my rescue.Now instead of spending a fortune on UDPP I decided to try my trusty NYX & ordered NYX HD eyeshadow base. And O-M-G am I thrilled that I did?!!

What NYX Claims about its HD eyeshadow base-
Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye makeup primer that evens skin tone, smooths lines and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base alleviates creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.

The base does even out the skin tone, but doesn't do anything to smooth out fine lines (that I'd think is the job of under eye cream,expecting this primer to multitask ain't actually fair).It does boost the vibrancy of the shadows and makes them last longer

The Ingredients-
NYX HD Eyeshadow base is Cruelty Free and lasts for 9 Months after opening.Each tube contains 8 grams of product & costs $ 7.


The doe foot applicator makes precise application of the base very easy, the packaging is very hygienic and functional.


The eyeshadow base is light skin colored, non greasy and blends out to a clear transparent smooth finish.

The NYX HD eyeshadow base completely blended out. Even on duskier skin tones there is no obvious grey cast after applying the base.

The magic of this eyeshadow base from NYX works wonder on some of the most badly pigmented eyeshadow. Here I've swatched my Colorbar eyeshadow (Midnight blue) which absolutely refuses to show up on bare skin, I was about to throw this shadow in trash, as I have never been able to make it work. But when I swatched it on top of NYX HD eyeshadow base, it turned super pigmented & vibrant on skin. 
The left swatch is on top of base, which is 2 swipes of the shadow. Right is 8 swipes of the shadow on bare skin.The pic says it all!!!


I swiped a whole range of highly pigmented, poorly pigmented, metallics,mattes & shimmers shadows on NYX HD eyeshadow base and on bare skin.

Every single time NYX HD eyeshadow base

  • Made the shadows more vivid & pigmented
  • The glittery eyeshadows, the glitter visibly popped out  and stayed firmly embedded in the eyeshadow (many glittery shadows have high glitter fall out)
  • The metallic shadows the metallic sheen was brightened.
  • Powdery mattes applied more evenly and didn;t experience patchy fading.
  • 10-12 hours of crease free, fade resistant wear time.

Top row with NYX HD base used underneath the shadows, lower row shadows swatched on bare skin.

Overall Thoughts- If there is only 1 single investment you want to make in your eye makeup kit, BUY THIS NYX HD eyeshadow base. It'll change the way you do your eye makeup. I'm ecstatic at finding such an awesome product at such a pocket friendly price.Highly Highly recommend it. You can buy this for $5.99 at Cherryculture.

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18 comments:

  1. thanks fr d review.. i was actually thnkng og buying one of these..

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    1. Nitika- I'd highly recommend it! Totally worth every penny,Cherryculture is running some sale right now you can buy this for $5.99

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  2. this one sounds good. is it avail here in those indian shopping sites?

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    1. Nah Haven;t seen any Indian site carrying it. You can order from Cherryculture, CC s having upto 50% off sale going on currently

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  3. I'm so confused should I get this one or the one that comes in a pot, help plzzz :)

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    1. I havent used the NYX base which come in pot but I have read many reviews, this NYX HD eyeshadow base has much higher positive reviews.
      NYX HD Eyeshadow Base was rated 4.3 out of 5 by makeupalley.com's members.
      NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone was rated 3.5 out of 5 by makeupalley.com's members.
      I'd highly recommend the HD eyeshadow base, plus i find the pot packaging not very user friendly

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  4. For the price this is just gorgeous!! But the availability :(

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    1. Hmm availability in India is an issue, but I've found international shopping hassle free for most past, so you can buy off ebay or cherryculture. If paypal is an issue you'd need to cajole somebody to order it on your behlaf

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  5. Nice Review...Looks like a great Product ^_^
    The Sweet Life

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  6. I so wanna get this but have heard mixed reviews of cherry culture..wish indian websites also start stocking this one

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    1. I've ordered quite a few time from CC have always had a great shopping experience.Only during peak season (New Year time) their shipping takes long time 20-25 days apart from that I've always got my order in under 10 days. You should probably try with a small value order from CC to test out.

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  7. I love ELFs mineral eyeshadow primer...it is amazing stuff and really works! I might check this one out too once my ELF is finished

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    1. Sure do that even I've heard decent reviews about ELF Mineral primer.

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  8. I want this product, but not available at any online shopping site in india . :(

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    1. Yup Hun, you'll need to order this from International site, Indian ones don;t carry this product yet

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  9. Mee too had got from CC..m glad I did!! Good review

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  10. Thanks Kejal, I'm totally in love with this,you've used both how would you compare this with UDPP?

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