Around such a tool as a base under the shadows, I went more than one month and still could not decide on a purchase. However, seeing the not so expensive eyeshadow base from Essence in the store, finally gave up.
To be honest, I learned about the existence of various bases (for the face, shining, matting, under the shade) not long ago and for a long time thought, with which of the huge choice of brands I should begin to meet.
Judging by the reviews on the Internet, the bases under the shadows are different. Some are transparent, others are white, others are creamy, and the fourth are flesh-colored. Packing is also different – jars, tubes, with and without sponge, in general, eyes run up!
Before buying, I studied more than one review and decided to start with the most inexpensive base that I liked a lot – I love stage from Essence. It cost me about 100 rubles.
On the packaging it is written that this tool prolongs the persistence of make-up, and the creamy texture helps the shadows not to roll down and look brighter and richer – you can perform on the stage.
Packaging and texture
I was attracted by the convenient packaging with sponge. No need to put your finger in a jar – great!
On the other hand, when the tool comes to an end, it is unlikely to be able to remove it to the last drop.
The base itself is really creamy, as said on the packaging, like liquid shadows. The base is not greasy, light, slightly absorbed over time and a smooth eyelid remains.
But the color unpleasantly surprised me – some red-brown, not at all fleshly, but a very, very noticeable shade.
If you have fair skin, the base will be very conspicuous.
For a long time I tried to make friends with this base under the shadows, but, unfortunately, I don’t want to mess with it once again. Yes, medium quality shades, not very pigmented, look brighter and better on the base. But here are the shadows with sufficient pigmentation, that with the base, that without it, in my opinion, they look very similar …
As for stamina, I tried to put a base on one eye, not on the other, and compared the result in the evening. In my opinion, the difference was minimal. Yes, with the base of the shadow looked a little brighter, but it is only if you look closely.
I experimented with cream shadows – by evening they rolled a little in the crease of the eyelid just as they did without a base.
Should I buy?
If you are doing light makeup and your eyelids are not greasy, the shadows look good in the evening, then I think you don’t really need a base. I often just too lazy to put it, the more difference I do not notice.
Maybe, just for my skin of the eyelids, this base didn’t fit very well, and on the other I would feel the difference, but so far I’m not eager to try other companies.
And how do you feel about the bases under the shadows?