Hi Guys,

Eye makeup is an integral part of most makeup looks. Any arsenal that you can use to boost up your eye makeup shouldn’t be overlooked. Eye primer is one such entity that will pop your eye shadow color brilliantly as well as increase its longevity. So do invest in an eye shadow primer to stash into your makeup drawer. Today I am reviewing an eye shadow primer which is the NYX eye shadow base in the shade ESB03 skin tone.

NYX eye shadow primer base
Nyx eye shadow base – Skin tone

Product Description

  • Maximize the intensity, longevity and brilliance of your eye shadow statements with our eye shadow primer pots.
  • Each of the three NYX Eye Shadow Bases—for vibrant, pearl or neutral tones—creates a smooth canvas for color, increases its durability and prevents fallout.


This eye shadow base comes in 3 shades – ESB01 White, ESB02 White pearl and ESB03 skin tone

Price   $ 6.99 for 7g

Ingredients List

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire de Candelilla, Isododecane, Isobutylmethacrylate,Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Isostearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcristalline, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire de Carnauba, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire d’abeille, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, 77491, 77499)

What I think

Just like we use a face primer to get a great canvas for face makeup, equally important it is to give a good base for eye makeup. The NYX eye shadow base primarily is an eye primer that preps the eye lids for the eye shadow to appear vibrant and stay put for a longer time.

NYX eye shadow primer base
NYX eye shadow base – Skin tone
NYX eye shadow primer base
Nyx eye shadow base – Skin tone

This eye shadow base comes in a small transparent rounded jar with a screw on white plastic lid. The cap has the classic NYX brand name inscribed on the top. The ingredients along with the shade number are listed on the bottom of the jar. The packaging is quite neat and compact. The jar is leak proof and will stay put in the makeup bag making it travel friendly.

The texture of the product is quite creamy and spreads into a silky smooth finish. It blends easily onto the lids. We can use either the ring finger or a concealer brush to apply the product. The formula is highly pigmented and hence helps in covering up the darkness on the lids if any. It applies evenly giving a smooth base for the eye makeup to settle on. A little amount of the product goes a long way.

The shade skin tone as the name suggests is a neutral shade which gels very well with Indian skin tones.

Worth factor
This base absolutely wins on its efficacy as it enhances the eyes shadow colors and makes them pop out while making them last for a whooping 8 to 10 hours without any visible creasing or fading. You can see in the below swatch the impressive differences between the shades which are applied with the base on and without the base. It might not show such spectacular crease resistance on oily eye lids. Only thing I don’t like is the tub packing but then I hate all tub packages because of the hygiene factor.

To sum it up, I’m truly impressed with this primer as it gives that much needed vibrancy and boost to the eye shadow. Almost nil creasing and fading factors are the highlighting points for the NYX eye shadow base.


NYX eye shadow primer base
Nyx eye shadow base – Swatch
NYX eye shadow primer base
NYX eye shadow base – Blended
NYX eye shadow primer base
NYX eye shadow base – With & Without


  • Suitable shade for Indian skin tones
  • Brings out the color in the eyeshadows
  • Applies smoothly
  • Small amount of product will suffice
  • Blends Easily
  • Crease Resistant (may not be for oily lids)
  • Highly Pigmented
  • Long Lasting
  • Silky texture


  • Tub packaging
  • Availability


Yes! Yes! Yes! This one is a must try for super long lasting eye makeup. Those with oily lids should try setting it with some powder.



Let me know by commenting below if you guys have used this primer. Oily skinned beauties, do tell me how long this fared for you. Do try the powder trick if you haven’t!

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