Base vs Primer

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
This post is a short one, but I thought I would share my opinion about these 2 products. I've had both for two years now. When I brought them it was not at the same time. I purchased an extra NYX eye shadow base because it was on sale at Sears. I believe I purchased the elf eyelid primer from Target.

-A quick note about the elf primer, it's not this color. It's darker, but my camera did not pick up on it. The nyx eye base is the color I chose, there are more choices to choose from.

An eye shadow base and an eyelid primer are meant to keep your  makeup lasting all day. But there is a difference. Honestly I really didn't think it was a difference, but I guess the name eye shadow base and eyelid primer makes it obvious! The difference is that although the base helps keep the eye shadow on for a long time it also makes the eye shadow vibrant and the color pops. I've heard that a base does not prevent creasing all the time. In my opinion, I love the NYX eye shadow base. I have not experienced any creasing, but this is only my opinion. You all would have to try it and see if it is good for you. You do not need a lot of it, a little goes along way. Although sometimes I get carried away. Sometimes I use my fingers to apply this, other times I use a makeup brush (any small flat brush).
This eye primer is ok, but it's not something I use very often. The good thing about this eye primer is that it comes with an applicator. One thing that is not so great about this primer is that I feel I never have enough on. I do not feel like the eye shadow sticks to the primer. Does that make sense? Don't get me wrong it's not bad, but you would have to see for yourself. If you have tried this primer, what did you think about it? 

These are only my opinions about each product. I do like them both, but it's pretty obvious which one I love more. I hope you enjoyed reading! Do you have any suggestions on eye primers or bases that I should try?


  1. Never tried any of them..thanks for the honest review!

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  2. Great review! I never found a GREAT primer... I think is one of the most difficult things to find hahaha