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NYX Eyeshadow Base
4 varieties available

NYX Eyeshadow Base

BY NYX #52 in Eyeshadow

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star5%
4.11 / 5 based on 1,409 Reviews

Product Description

Maximize the intensity, longevity and brilliance of your eyeshadow statements with our eyeshadow primer pots. Each of the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Bases creates a smooth canvas for color, increases its durability and prevents fallout. To create depth, dimension and drama use our Eyeshadow Base in black to effortlessly increase shadow payoff.

Ingredients:

Maximize the intensity, longevity and brilliance of your eyeshadow statements with our eyeshadow primer pots. Each of the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Bases creates a smooth canvas for color, increases its durability and prevents fallout. To create depth, dimension and drama use our Eyeshadow Base in black to effortlessly increase shadow payoff.

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REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I love this primer- it's perfect for people with dry skin. I noticed that my mac "painterly" paint pot would make my eyelids dry. This primer however, is creamy and definitely keeps your eyeshadow in tact. " in 90 reviews
  • "Brightens my eyes, & is a perfect base when using bright colors or to simply make your eyeshadow long lasting. White eye shadow is a must & this is my favorite." in 42 reviews
  • " Love this eyeshadow base I have it in the shade skin tone and it shows up better than my be a bombshell eye base that is a like champagne gold " in 13 reviews
  • "I bought it based on several recommendations to coat your eyelids with white base to make colors pop." in 6 reviews
  • "I haven't tried the other shades but the white really makes my eyeshadows pop." in 5 reviews
Abbey L.
Painesville, OH
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: White more...
I purchased this whilst riding a wave of nostalgia over the classic NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk" - the first eyeshadow base I ever tried. I wasn't a huge fan of "Milk", so I was hoping that this white eyeshadow base would be an improvement...and it wasn't.

This eyeshadow base is thick, and it doesn't blend particularly nicely over the eyelid. While it is very white and opaque, it's INCREDIBLY hard to blend out eyeshadow on top of this base. You get patchy looks where the shadow sticks to the cream base, and it's just not...cute. On top of that, when you DO finally get a decent eye look, this base doesn't increase the longevity of the eyeshadow at all - I notice creasing after just a few hours.

This was not worth even the small price I paid for this eyeshadow base, and I won't be repurchasing.
Gillian V.
Ashburn
279 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Skin Tone more...
First off I'd like to say this product STINKS, like literally! Has a gross perfumery smell reminiscent of old lady makeup - yuk. Now in my opinion eyelid treatments should never be scented, regardless of how the product performs in the short term it just makes me feel I might be doing long term damage to one of the more sensitive skin areas. Aside from that, it is a great color match, decent coverage and longevity. I tried it with a cream eyeshadow and naturally it creased but works just fine with powder applications. I probably won't buy this again because of the smell
Emily G.
Greenville, IL
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Skin Tone more...
I was extremely disappointed with this purchase, especially knowing that a lot of people have good things to say. I have very hooded eyelids so it's difficult for me to find a good primer and this definitely wasn't it. It wasn't long for it to start creasing and for me to feel my eyeshadow just turn to a think clumpy line on my lid. The only reason I didn't just give it 1 star is that maybe it works for people who have less skin on their lids. It may be that my hooded eyes could struggle more with primers and eyeshadows, but I was not happy with this purchase. Luckily, it didn't cost that much to try out, which could be a major plus if it genuinely works for you.
Vanity M.
San Jose
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Skin Tone more...
I was looking for a more affordable eye primer and was recommended this one by the Beauty Enthusiast. It comes in a plastic cylinder container in different shades. I chose the skin colored shade. It is smooth creamy texture and a bit greasy but it does the job. I apply a shadow base over it to set it in place but it does crease a bit. Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking not to break the piggy bank. I would most likely will buy it again.
Sahar F.
223 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Skin Tone more...
I love this eyeshadow base in skin tone shade. It's easy to apply with fingers and helps the eyeshadows pop and last all day long. Since I started using this 2 years ago, I find it very convenient for me. The quality is awesome and the price very affordable. I recommend it for all skin types. It sticks to the kids and doesn't move even with oily eyelids like mine
Erica S.
Newnan, GA
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Skin Tone more...
I love NYX eyeshadow base. It’s a great dupe for my MAC paint pot in my opinion! The product is creamy, and applies really easily. It’s very easy to work with, and blend out. I always use a setting powder on top of the eyeshadow base so it’s not so tacky. It helps my eyeshadow apply, and blend effortlessly! I’ve also noticed that it increases the length of time that I can wear my eyeshadow without needing a touch up and it helps it to never crease. Wonderful product. Especially for the price!
Melissa M.
Leesburg, VA
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: White more...
I definitely recommend this specific product if you're looking for a very good eyeshadow base to brighten your most light pigmented colors because not only is it super affordable and under $10. But it also offers the most opaque white base that you can offer and plehn's out super smoothly and it doesn't take on as well so you can apply it with a brush or your finger it's super creamy but it does hold any color amazingly I highly recommended for any beauty Enthusiast to have in their stash of goodies
Jennifer C.
Tewksbury, MA
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Skin Tone more...
This is a product that I used more of because it is such a good one! I personally use the skin tone shade, but they do have other shades for other purposes (white base to make colors more vibrant for example). I’m generally in a rush, so I use my concealer a lot as eyeshadow base. But if and when I do have time, I prefer to use an actual eyeshadow primer base, and NYX makes one of the best that can be found in the drug store! I do recommend shutting these jars tight to prevent the product from drying out!
Katie W.
200 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Skin Tone more...
I shouldn't have gotten this in the skin tone color, as it's too dark for me, despite layering on tons of eyeshadow. However, it does hold up well, adds more pop to colors that aren't that pigmented, and lasts all day. I recommend getting the white if you plan on using lighter colors of shadow.
Melanie Z.
5 reviews
Review for: White more...
I love NYX products and was in search of a good eyeshadow base so I was excited to try this! I don't HATE it, but it's not everything I hoped!

Cons: It's a little bit greasy and almost feels wet on the lids and can almost make your eyeshadow a little sticky after application. It makes it hard to blend colors together, as it kind of thickens the powder. Upon using it more, I found that it works better if you use just a tiny bit of it and pat it onto the lid, then let it dry for a couple minutes before putting on shadow. Also, it doesn't stop all shadows from creasing. Later in the day, I still had lines on my lids through the color.

Pros: It DOES make the pigment of your eyeshadow much more vibrant. A little goes a long way too, so this little jar will probably last a looong while. However, due to the cons listed above, I may just save it for when I need to do dramatic or vivid eye looks.
Ajla M.
tolleson, AZ
44 reviews
Anyone else have problems with creasing?
Maritza M.
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
How well does this eye shadow base work? Would you say this is great for the price or would you recommend a different brand? :)
Jessica P.
349 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Does this work for anyone else? Bcuz for me it didn't
Does this last? Also does it crease
Brittney C.
10 reviews
Can you rate this as a dupe for UD's Primer Potion? I love UD but am looking for a less expensive alternative.

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