The base under the shadow is not present in all cosmetic bags. Unfortunately, its importance is greatly underestimated, and in fact it is it that contributes to the better durability of the shadows and, as a result, the preservation of the makeup for a longer period.
How the base works under the shade
This product creates a sticky layer between the skin of the eyelids and the eyeshadow. The base particles are securely attached to the eyelids, leaving a greasy layer on the surface, on which shadows easily and firmly lay down.
In addition to giving the eyeshadow lasting, the base also enhances their shade, making it more intense. With its help, the eyeshadow on the eyelids will look as bright as in the package.
Base under the shade great helps out the owners of overhanging and fat eyelids. Without the use of this tool, shadows on such eyelids will last no longer than an hour.
Interesting: the base under the eyeshadow can also be used on the lips to give the lipstick more durability.
Applying a base under the shadow – the rules from the makeup artist
Since this product usually has a natural shade, similar to concealer, and a soft, creamy but more pliable texture, it can be difficult to apply.
The most important thing – the layer should be thin.
This can be achieved as follows:
- Use your fingertips to apply the base under the eyeshadow.
- Try to do this quickly and the layer should be even.
- Feel free to wipe off excess product with a cotton swab and smooth the finish again.
- Do not over-tighten with applying eyeshadow immediately after applying a base.
- Move from the center of the eyelid to its outer, and then to the inner edge. Feather the edges well.
A good shade base should have the following properties:
- Ease of application, the ability to create a thin layer.
- Coverage uniformity.
Rating of the best bases under the shadow according to the reviews of women and the personal experience of the makeup artist
Here is a rating of the best tools in this category. All of them have a fairly high price, however, it should be noted that I have not come across budget bases under the shade that would do their job well.
1. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
The shade base of this brand is available in a tube with a convenient dispenser. This allows you to squeeze out the required amount of funds.
This base works best in combination with the eyeshadows of the same brand: it allows you to get even more beautiful shades on the eyelids than in the palette itself.
The shadows are able to last for 12 hours, instead of the promised 24, but they will practically not be felt for centuries.
Price: 1500 rubles
2. Smashbox 24H
It’s no exaggeration to say that this is the most durable base under the shadow that I have ever used. With her, eye makeup can last 24 hours, survive active events, dances and even water. So the manufacturer did not lie about the duration of the effect of its use.
Its only drawback is that when applied to it, the shadows freeze very quickly, so they need to be shaded very quickly. However, this can be learned with experience.
Price: 1700 rubles
3. Make up For Ever
The base comes in a package with an applicator, which makes it very convenient to apply and even shade.
The product has a very economical consumption: the bottle is enough for six months of almost daily use. However, if the base is rarely used, it will quickly dry out and become unusable.
The packaging must also be closed tightly.
Price: 1200 rubles
4. NYX Glitter Base
This base is more suitable for loose shine eyeshadow. However, it is also suitable for classic pressed versions.
The only thing is to apply it in minimal quantities: it may be difficult to blend. It is better to apply shadows on top of it only after thoroughly blending it along the edges, otherwise they will form “spots”.
Cost: 900 rubles
5. Urban Decay Anti-Aging
The product with a working lifting effect allows you to make the skin of the eyelids smoother and gives the shadows the opportunity to lay down evenly on them. In addition, the product provides durability to cosmetics.
However, don’t expect it to make the shadows brighter and more intense. If you do not want this, and your shadows are pigmented by themselves, she will be a faithful assistant for you.
Price: 1400 rubles
6. Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
This deluxe product provides long-lasting shadows and a noticeably brighter shade.
The base is available in a convenient form factor, has a soft applicator that allows you to gently apply the product to the delicate skin of the eyelids.
However, there are also disadvantages. For example, due to the hard texture of the base and the presence of a limiter in the package, it can be difficult to get it out of the tube. Therefore, sometimes, when there is not much base left, it is very difficult to draw it onto the applicator.
The problem is solved by removing the restrictor on the bottle, however, for such a high cost, I would like not to have such problems.
Price: 1700 rubles
7. Artdeco Eyeshadow Base
The most inexpensive tool completes the rating. It differs from all previous ones in its texture and packaging: the base is creamy and is sold in jars.
Of all the inexpensive products of this kind, it is this base that allows you to permanently fix the eyeshadow on the eyelids. However, it dries out rather quickly and becomes unusable, even if the package is tightly closed.
Price: 400 rubles
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