|NYX eyeshadow base ESB03|
Today, I thought I would share my thoughts on NYX's eyeshadow base in Skin Tone (ESB03). The contents of this pot are 0.25oz/7g. It comes in a screw top, plastic container that seals very nicely and tight. This usually retails for around $7.00 USD, but goes on sale often. You can purchase this at NYX site HERE, Ulta stores/online, and Meijer. This is where it is available in my area. Their site has a nifty search tool to see if it is available near you. I have heard of NYX popping up in other stores around the US not mentioned here.
|NYX ESB03 Skin Tone ingredients|
|NYX ESB Skin Tone - open|
This base is pretty simple. It claims to improve wearability and staying power of shadow, prevents fall out, and makes shadows more vibrant. I do not agree with all of those claims.
Let us start with:
wearability - the base itself is creamy, but not so much so that it creases easily. This makes blending on the eye a dream. No dragging or pulling of the eye skin. It feels moisturizing, and dries to a nice matte finish. It feels very comfortable upon application, as well as throughout the day.
staying power - upon application, the shadow looks fresh and vibrant. I do not have oily lids, but an 8 hour work day will test the validity of any shadow for sure. Around hour 5 I do start to see some fading and creasing, although minimal.
vibrancy - I like that the skin toned color of this base did not compete with any of my neutral shadows. I do use it with more colorful shadows, but I do find because it is not brighter, that they do not stand out 100%.
|NYX ESB03 swatch - direct sun|
Though it does not last as long as I personally would like it to, this primer is fantastic. It is perfect for those who are looking for a base that is easy to take off, cost effective and easy to find. I have had mine for about 8 months and I am starting to see a divot in the pot, but I still have a long ways before I am out of product. I have given this primer to friends who are getting into makeup and they find the ease of use of this product to be great.
See you next time!