Have you ever experiencing creasing on your eyeshadow throughout the day? Or somehow the color of your eyeshadow doesn’t really pay off? If you have those experienced then you probably need eyeshadow base and eyeshadow primer. These products are made to resolve your problems. Eyeshadow base and eyeshadow primer are designed to enhance the color of your eyeshadow and prevent them from creasing respectively.
In this article we will give you information about:
– What is Eyeshadow Base and Eyeshadow Primer
– How to apply Eyeshadow Base and Eyeshadow Primer
– Eyeshadow Base vs Eyeshadow Primer
About Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow base is applied before eye shadow, and were used because of it benefit. The main purpose of eyeshadow base is to enhanced color, not to prevent your eyeshadow from creasing. When using eyeshadow base, your eyeshadow color will look more brilliant and make the color somehow more stronger. It will not make your eyeshadow to last long, but it will hold the color, because of its sticky nature eyeshadow base will retain your eyeshadow color for a longer period.
In our recommendation, if you are not sure which one to pick, you can choose the NYX eyeshadow base, the products comes in variety of color, have a great performance, and also affordable. Try using the white one, since it will make your eyeshadow more pop up and intensifying it.
When applying eyeshadow base, make sure you are not applying it too much because it will not give a good result but the opposite, it will make your eyeshadow crease. Try applying it in a small amount using your ring finger and tap gently into your eyelids to blend them well. Eyeshadow primer is the cream or emulsion that was applied in the first step of doing your eye makeup. This primer is used to prepare the eyelids for the eyeshadow application.
About Eyeshadow Primer
Eyeshadow primer commonly have no color, it is in a transparent liquid or just slightly creamy. Each brands may have different consistency and quality depends on its manufacturer. A primer can make a barrier between the eyelids and makeup, in this sense eyeshadow and eyeliner. The eye primer will seal away the oil of your skin from eyeshadow, making it last longer. Eyeshadow primer also provides protection against creasing and fading of makeup, the other benefit might be it will ease you when blending your eyeshadow.
However not everybody needs an eyeshadow primer. Taken from bustle.com, if you think that your eyelids gets oily throughout the day and it making your eyeshadow crease then it is recommended for you to use eyeshadow primer. Eyeshadow primer also needed by some type of eyeshadow, since there are several type of eyeshadow out there. Each of them might need different treatment to be applied. Eyeshadow primer does great with any type of shadow, but more importantly it will make the powder type of eyeshadow enhanced in longevity and improves it looks. If you frequently use cream eyeshadow then you might not need the eyeshadow primer. But there are also people out there who experience creasing when using cream-based eyeshadow.
There are also other things that you have to consider is the eyeshadow primer color, since different type of eyeshadow primer will give you different results too. Commonly eyeshadow primer are made with some kind of formulation to create a colorless, smooth, canvas-like surface, which later will help the eyeshadow to glides easily and effortlessly, the formulation also attempt to make the eyeshadow last all day. However you can find other type of eyeshadow primer that also offer to correct the eyelids color. These type of eyeshadow primer is great if you have pink, brown or purple undertone in your eyelids that usually get in the way of your eyelids and the color of your eyeshadow. If you have that condition we recommend you to try Laura Mercier and Kat Von D eyeshadow primer.
Here is some tips, which might be useful for you:
• If you are going to wear bright colored eyeshadow, choose the base that have a light colored. Since darker colored base will darken and make your eyeshadow color dull. Even if you are having a darker skin, it is recommended to still use the lighter color eyeshadow base.
• If you are going to wear a duo-chrome eyeshadow, it is recommended to use a dark colored or black eyeshadow base.
• Natural skin tones eyeshadow base works really good with all colors, but wearing a rather similar eyeshadow base will enhanced the color of your eyeshadow.
• If you only want to wear subtle color, you can only choose to wear a primer without base.
Eyeshadow Base vs Eyeshadow Primer
|Eyeshadow Base||Eyeshadow Primer|
|- Applied after eyeshadow primer||- Applied at the first step of eye makeup|
|- The purpose is to enhance the color of eyeshadow||- The purpose is to prevent the eyeshadow to crease|
|- Comes in lighter and darker shade||- Some of them comes in color correction shades|
As what have been mentioned above, both eyeshadow base and eyeshadow primer are made to fulfill different purpose. Eyeshadow base is made mainly to enhance the color of your eyeshadow. While eyeshadow primer is used to prevent crease on your eyeshadow. The order to wear them are also different, eyeshadow base is applied after using eye primer and before applying eyeshadow. Both of them are different item made not to replace each other but to complement each other.