It's a rainy sunday morning, and I'm glad because at least the sun won't be so mean today.
By the way, what am i doing...blogging on a sunday morning? *Hides face*
|My eyeshadow primers and bases|
I used to think that eyeshadow bases and primers are the same thing, but recently I've come to know better, and i thought to share my findings here for those who want to know.
First, i'll start by explaining what the 2 products are and what they are used for.....
An eyeprimer is a light cream that is applied on the eyes as the first layer to prepare the eyelids for eyeshadow application. It gives your eyeshadow something to stick to, and intensifies the color and vibrancy of the eyeshadow. The primer also creates a barrier between your skin and the eye makeup and seals the oil of your skin away from the eyeshadow....hereby preventing your eyeshadow from creasing ('cos it's the oil that causes the creasing). It helps make your eyeshadow last longer too. It's usually a cream, neutral or invisible color.
|My eyeshadow primers|
EYE SHADOW BASE
An eyeshadow base on the other hand comes in different colours. It is a thicker cream which is applied to the eyelids before applying eyeshadow. The main purpose of the eyeshadow base is to intensify the color and vibrancy of the eyeshadow. It doesn't prevent creasing or fading, and may not make the eyeshadow last long on your lids.
|My NYX eyeshadow bases|
Now, the differences between the 2 are:
***The eyeprimer makes the eyeshadow last long while the base doesn't.
***The eyeprimer prevents the eyeshadow from creasing, while the base doesn't do that. Infact, some bases even crease on you when you apply them!
So, what the eye primer does is that it makes a smoother, even, oil-free canvas for applying your eyeshadow, it helps the eyeshadow glide on easily and makes blending easier. It prevents creasing and seperates the oil on your lids from the eyeshadow (You see? It's necessary for people who have oily lids).
Now, all the eyeshadow base does is that it makes your eyeshadow come out brighter and more vivid and vibrant #dazall
If you like, you can use your primer by itself without the help of a base....especially if you want your eyeshadow to look subtle, and it will still last all day and not crease on you. But on the other hand, if you use the eyeshadow base without a primer, it's possible that your eyeshadow will crease and not last all day.
Do you gerrrrit now? They aren't the same thing.
Note that the primer should always come before the base.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR USING EYESHADOW BASES
***Light colored bases help to intensify bright eyeshadow colors. If you use a dark colored base beneath a bright eyeshadow color, it will make it dull.
***Dark colored bases bring out the hidden color in duo-chrome eyeshadows.
***If you use a base that is the same color with the eyeshadow you want to use, it will bring out the true color of the eyeshadow.
***Finally, neutral/skin-tone colored bases works well with all colors of eyeshadows.....you should probably stick to them.
As for me, i can do very well without using an eyeshadow base. Most times, i stick to my primer alone sef. For now, my Tara primer is 'IT' for me until i discover a better one.
Remember that you can use your primer and your base together if you are so inclined....just remember that the primer goes first.
I really hope that this post was helpful. Enjoy your sunday *Back to watching cartoon with my kids*