Tuesday, 13 September 2011

My Favourite Eyeshadow Bases

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

I had started some posts on my favourite products from each category but stopped doing them when I got really busy. Now I feel like I have got to the point where I am comfortable with my blog and I have the time to write at my own pace which makes it a lot more fun too.

A few years back, I never used to wear eyeshadow bases. Honestly, I didn't even know what they were for- or that they even existed! Now, I am really glad to have discovered them because I have managed to develop my eye looks into something I only ever thought I could see in magazines. I really feel like a good eye shadow base can give a great boost to what would otherwise be considered a dull and boring looking eye shadow.

1. Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eyeshadow Helper

This product was actually sent to me a few months back by Love-Makeup, an online retailer which I highly regard for their low prices on difficult to find make up. I have done a review on this before and since then have been using it regularly.

My eye lids, which I may have mentioned before, are oily. I have always found it difficult to keep my eye shadow from creasing. This base is waterproof and it holds on to eyeshadow really well. It prevents it from creasing for an incredibly long time. I use this base when I want a simple or matte eye look because this has no shimmer or colour to it once it is on the lid.

2. Michael Todd Long Wear Creme Shadow in Michael Todd

 This was also a base that I was sent and loved- so much that I bought another one of these in a different shade. Once this is dry, it sticks to the lid like no other! I used a wipe to clean this swatch off my hand (with difficulty) but I still can see remnants of it- very obviously waterproof! I also like doing a purple eye because it compliments my brown eyes so this shade makes a perfect base for that.

3. MAC Paintpot in Rubenesque

This product was in a favourite's post a couple of months ago and since then I have been using it on a regular basis. Since it was summer, I wore the bronze and turquoise look often and this base went perfectly with it. It also lasts pretty long, for me maybe not as long as the Limecrime and Michael Todd bases but still long enough. I love this shade and enjoy wearing it.

I have tried the ELF eye primer but although I thought it was good when I first used it, after trying these ones out I realised how much better they are.

Are there any cheaper bases that you can recommend?

Atia x x x
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  1. Wow great faves Atia!!! Love the lime crime one :D

  2. That Micheal Todd one looks awesome!

  3. Rakshanda, I love it too! Thanks x

    Robyn, it really is- I didn't expect it to be this good!

  4. I really want Rubenesque! I can't think of any cheap bases at all, not any that work anyway!

  5. Great post and i love Rubenesque, i've been wearing it as an eyeshadow on the lid paired with black eyeliner for an everyday look. It looks great paired with a purple liner on the lower lashline too :) xx

  6. Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for a good eyeshadow base and I think I'm gonna try a couple of these.

  7. Rubenesque is a favorite of mine, too!

  8. i think the michael todd's shade is really beautiful but i think it's not available here in my country. i've been using urban decay eden potion primer. =)


  9. Might have to get my hands on these :D x x

  10. Thanks for your recommendations, I love the purple one!!