I have always liked NYX products but have found they’re not always easy to get hold of… you could buy them online, but this can obviously be risky as you want to see and feel the colours/textures before you buy.
I was delighted then to see earlier this year a lovely big NYX counter in the self-service aisles of Boots. So I spent a good bit of time (too long probably..!) having a good play around, trying this and that.
They had a great range of primers for foundation & eyeshadow… which brings me to this beauty of a product. Being the owner of some rather hooded and greasy eyelids I have always struggled to find the perfect base for my eyeshadow, some are better than others obviously, Urban Decays primer potion being one of the best… but not cheap (£16) whereas the NYX primer is at the much more affordable price of £5.50. You don’t mind taking a chance at that price… if doesn’t work, you haven’t broke the bank. However… this does work. It really, really works!! I was impressed when half way through the day, my eyeshadow was still perfectly in place… but on checking at the end of a long day to find it still perfectly in place, as if I had just applied it, well… I did a little yelp of joy!! This stuff is amazing, I have been wearing it every day for over a month now, just to make sure that after prolonged use it didn’t irritate or dry the skin, I can happily say that this product is incredible. It works.
One thing I would say, I have found that a light dusting of loose powder (I use Illamasqua translucent face powder) after the primer has tried, just takes that little stickiness away, allowing the eyeshadow application to blend that bit smoother. Although, if you wanted to use a pigment or even a glitter, you could go straight on.
I would definitely recommend this product, as with all makeup/beauty products, they are subjective and personal preference & skin type etc. will influence results – but for the low price of this, it’s got to be worth a go… I bet you won’t regret it!
Why not give it a go? Click here to purchase.