Sunday, January 22, 2012

*Fresh Look* - NYX Eyeshadow Base

What's up Beauty Babes! :)

Last weekend I went on a mini shopping trip with my friends to the mall. I had a gift card to Sephora so we definitely had to stop by there. And, on the way home from the mall, we also made a quick stop at Ulta. Now, there really isn't an Ulta close by me. So whenever I make a trip to the mall, I try to stop in. I actually had been wanting to stop by Ulta for a while now, because I really wanted to try some NYX Cosmetics, since I have heard nothing but good things about the brand!

So, as soon as I walked into Ulta I asked the sales associate if she could point me into the direction of the NYX products. Well, she looked at me like I had nine heads, then went on to say "Umm, is that a hair care product!?'. C'MON ALREADY!!! You work at Ulta and you have no idea what NYX is!? Wow! I tell ya, some of the associates that work at makeup stores and counters, should not actually be working there! I swear I know more about makeup than some of the people who work there do. Anyways, after asking someone else about it, I finally made my way over to the display. When I got there, I must say, I was a little disappointed - there was barely anything left in the display. :( I asked one of the workers if they had any more product in the back, and she told me they weren't expecting a delivery til mid-week.

Now, I really wanted to pick up a Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, since that is all over YouTube and all the 'gurus' RAVE about it. Well, of course, they were out :( They actually had barely any Jumbo Eye Pencils left. I kept looking over the display, hoping one would randomly pop up, but I wasn't that lucky. But after scanning the display 17 times, I did notice something that could possibly hold me over until I got my little hands on the pencil. I saw NYX EYESHADOW BASE! Now, in the container, it kind of looked like a melted down version of Milk. So I grabbed it and started reading. It was in the color Pearl. Now I know the eyeshadow base comes in three different colors, which are, White, Pearl (white with some shimmer) and Skin Tone. Of course, since the display was picked at, there was only one option available, so I had to get Pearl.

NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl

NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl, which is a nice shimmery white color.

As soon as I got home, I opened the jar and started playing with it. I swatched it, right away and was actually a little confused at first. When I swatched it on the back of my hand, it came out VERY sheer. I was wondering how this base was going to make my eye colors be more vibrant and pop, when I could barely see it. The only thing that was visible to me was the sparkle and sheen that it gave off.

NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pearl when swatched on the back of my hand.

Even though I wasn't really convinced that this would truly work, I still grabbed a couple different shadows to swatch over it. I tried a purpleish color and a black shadow with sparkles. Both shadows were by the L'Oreal HIP line. I first swatched the shadow on my hand, without the base, and they colors were not actually all that pigmented. Next, I put the shadows on top of the NYX base and OMG!!!! The difference was AMAZING! I was truly shocked! I did not expect that kind of difference in vibrancy AT ALL!

Top swatches are WITH the NYX Eyeshadow Base and the bottom swatches are WITHOUT the NYX base. As you can see, the top swatches are much more vibrant and pigmented!

So yep, my verdict is in! Although, I thought this little jar was a bit on the pricey side ($6.99 for 0.25 oz), I would still repurchase it. It doesn't take all that much to actually get the job done, so I am pretty sure I will have this product for a long while. So if you are in Ulta and see this product and are thinking "Should I purchase this!?", don't even hesitate! Your eye color will be much more dramatically noticeable!!!!

Stay forever beautiful!
Love and hugs!
Keri :-P


  1. White makes the colors pop even more, but I love Pearl for how it adds so much sparkle.

    1. Thanks for the tip! The display was so picked over, so all they had was pearl. I wish they had white, cuz I would have grabbed that too! Next time I go, I will definitely pick it up! Have you tried the skin tone one?! Thanks for reading too! Make sure you subscribe to my blog! Id appreciate it LOTS!