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NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
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NYX HD Eye Shadow Base


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4.33 / 5 based on 958 Reviews


Prep your eyelids with this lightweight eye shadow primer that makes skin appear smoother more even toned and ensures lasting makeup application. The High Definition Eye Shadow Base conceals creases and pumps up the vibrancy of your eye shadow.


Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire d'abeille, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, 77499, 77491).

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NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
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  • "This is such a cheap base but it works great! I have oily lids and with this my eyeshadow actually lasts compared to other bases I have tried." in 61 reviews
Jen V.
Mount Holly
211 reviews
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I was shopping online at ulta and had barely missed the half off sale on Urban Decay eyeshadow promer so I decided to try this one instead of spending 24 on the UD brand. I used it for the first time yesterday. It went on very smoothly. I was expecting it to feel more dried on after a few minutes, but when I put my eyeshadows on it felt almost like I was mixing it with the primer. I am not sure if this was due to me maybe putting a little too much on or if that's how it's suppose to be. I will try less next time I use it. It really held my eyeshadow in place which was really exciting for me, not only do a fight with the horrible humidity of NC, but I also work in a studio where i'm constantly running around. It looked the same by the end of the day as it had when I first put it on in the morning. I was a little nervous about how hard it was going to be to remove  my eyeshadow since it was held in place so great, but it was so easy to take it off. All I had to use was a little bit of micellar water on a cotton pad and it came right off. This is a must have especially if you live in hotter humid climates or are constantly  on the go. Also I have used other eye primers like the urban decay one and this one really stacks up. Plus I'd much rather pay $7 than $24 any day!
Teryn P.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have used this product for as long as I can remember. There are a few things to get used to about the product, but I still really like it. First of all, it is a little bit runny, most like the consistency of a concealer. However, I like this because it spreads easier than some more tacky primers. Secondly, if you have oily eyelids, I would highly reccomend setting the primer with translucent powder even before you start any eyeshadow. I even use this primer if I am just wearing eyeliner, and it makes it last so much longer. Eyeshadows blend nicely over it and it makes colors more vibrant. NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
Heather H.
3 reviews
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I bought this while traveling because I had left my primer at home. A woman working in the cosmetics section of the drugstore recommended this primer to me. For the price I figured I would give it a try. I was actually very surprised and found it to work great for me and a better alternative to what I had been using. Its easy to apply with a felt applicator, not as messy as some of the others that have you squeeze out a small portion. My shadow stayed put all day. Its going to stay in my permanent travel kit!  NYX HD Eye Shadow Base
Ashley B.
South Bend, IN
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I’ve got my eyes on you!

I was looking to try an eyeshadow base as I was having problems with eyeshadow not staying on after applying. I had received this in a kit from NYX and like totally left it at the bottom of my box since Christmas. Used it this past week and I am so mad that I didn’t try it sooner! Happy to see that it came with an applicator so easy to apply and it does a nice job to allow eyeshadow to stay put. I also felt the primer allows me to blend my shades a little better when applying and have just been pleased overall with the primer. Will be making this a part of my daily makeup routine!
Nastassia L.
Sacramento , CA
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
OK so if you follow me on YouTube you will see me promoting this Product a lot this is what I used before I started using the white gel pot which actually helps color show a lot better I would definitely recommend this product you get great results with bringing the colors out more I feel like if you know how to use this product you can get very good results out of it. You may have to use more of this product and you would a more expensive brand
Maya A.
Franklin, VT
284 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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This base does make my eyeshadow look more pigmented, but by the end of the day there are creases. It’s hard to blend out with the wand too, I find most primers work better spread by the heat of your fingers rather than brushes or doe foots like this has. That being said, it is an affordable primer and did make my eyeshadow last a bit longer, it creased but kept the pigment.
Laura H.
16 reviews
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Actually purchase the next professional HD products which is in a pot or a little glass cup with a lid. Anyway, I have used other professional products and designer products and this by far is the most impressive because if it’s price point. It was $10 and well well worth it! I am most impressed with NYX and would recommend it highly to any of those of you who cannot afford
Larissa M.
18 reviews
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Love the wand/doefoot applicator. I'm not sure if this is helping my eyeshadow last longer but it definitely helps with smooth application and blending. It doesn't hold onto glitter at all so I do experience glitter fallout with this. Wish it had some pigment so I didn't need to cover with concealer to get a uniform color base for sheer or light colors.
Mandy P.
Stevens Point , WI
14 reviews
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For a drugstore eyeshadow primer, this is going to be my pick every single time. I’ve going through probably 4 or 5 tubes of this, and I always have a backup on hand because Ulta was out of it for 3 weeks and I can’t go through that again. I love this product, it works fantastic, and I often will leave the house with just this and BB cream on my face with a bit of mascara. All that being said, I do find this to be extremely drying on my skin, and because of that I cannot handle using it daily, especially during the winter. I’ve also found that when it gets super dry, my shadows don’t stick as well, so it loses its efficacy. Nonetheless, this is still one of my favorite products, and I would highly recommend it!
Monica S.
Draper, UT
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this primer!! I have used others, even some of the more popular ones like milani eye primer and Mac paint pot but for me this one beats out all the others! It’s not too sticky like Mac paint pot, so shadows blend more easily on top of it. It’s a beige type color and come with a duo fit applicator and a tube of it lasts FOREVER
Shirley Y.
Ephrata, PA
76 reviews
I have very oily eyelids, Does this still keep your shadows on?
Ashley C.
Dayton, OH
16 reviews
How much does it cost? Where can I find this product?
Pamela D.
Salt Lake Cty, UT
97 reviews
Do you believe that it can be comparable to Urban Decay Primer Potion?
Nalia R.
Gastonia, NC
206 reviews
Does this work like a primer? or more of a highlighter?
Gracebird _.
37 reviews
Where can I get this when my local Ulta is sold out? Do any other stores carry it?

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