For as long as I can remember now, I’ve always used an eyeshadow base or primer.
Something a bit sticky, a bit wet, a bit greasy as a base…it doesn’t feel right to me at all to just put eyeshadow on a lid.
I am addicted, therefore to buying eyeshadow primers! Ask me, I bet I’ve tried it…
My latest addiction is this Coffret D’or Eye base which comes in two shades: 01 – Sheer White and 02 – Sheer Beige.
An Eye Makeup Base that improves eye area coverage to deliver a bright and smooth surface for long-lasting coloration.
I love getting new make up and cracking it open. I prefer getting brand new make up in packaging and I’d pay more for something thats boxed rather than unboxed…
Yet it’d take be 3 seconds to throw that box away. Why?!
Here is the base – comes in a small square silver case:
The base is a firm textured, slightly greasy, shiny, shimmer white.
It feels very much like lot of sheer cream eyeshadows you can buy – there’s no stickiness to it (I do like a stick eyeshadow base), its more lightly greasy, so to speak.
Want to see it on my eye?
Well first, you get a swatch….Here it is…sheer white. Its quite shimmery in real life, but also sheer.
My gut instinct was to go for the beige because it suits my skintone but I just wanted to see what the white one is like.
The answer is – its very pretty, quite youthful and adds a really lovely base and soft shimmer to your eyeshadow.
Applied on its own:
Note: My lashes have a life of their own at the moment.
And here it is with eyeshadow on top. See how the soft white shimmer pushes through – I love this with a bold shadow on top:
The purple eyeshadow in question (Lavshuca) is already pigmented, sure, but this base really brings out the colour.
I also thought the softness to the eyeshadow base/primer wasn’t too heavy – even all over my lid, it didn’t make my eyes pop too much or look too googly:
On the other eye, the is the eyeshadow with no base – as you can see the effect is a lot softer and less vivid.
But wait Cecil! There’s a problem!
Yes there is. It creases. At the end of the day – in fact by mid day, I have a nice little powder eyeshadow build up in my crease.
Even with a thin layer, this base fails to keep me crease free…in fact, I don’t even think it was trying in the first place.
So what is there for? Like Cheryl Cole, its just there to add prettiness.
If you need a bona fide primer, this is not it.
P.S. Its quite nice as a face highlighter
P.P.S But not where you’re wrinkly