This always seems like a boring step and a boring product if you ask others. But it is crucial. Be it just a bit of setting powder or a creamy concealer, you need to have a base for your eyeshadows so you cancel out veins and give something for the shadows to adhere to! Or blend into. Depending on whether you like a powdered “set” base or a creamy unset base! I personally prefer an inset base as the shadows stick to it a lot better! In my opinion. But everyone is different!
MAC Paint Pots (Painterly, Soft Ochre) – If I could only use one eyeshadow base for the rest of my lift I would choose Soft Ochre. It’s a yellow based beige that cancels any veins or blueness/redness on the lid. It adds a lovely tackiness to the lid so your eyeshadows adhere to it effortlessly. The close second is Painterly, which is slightly pinker! And is actually currently in my project pan! Hence the big “hole”.
Revolution Cut Crease Canvas (Illustrate) – This is a testament to the name! It cuts the crease so wonderfully, and lets eyeshadow sit so vividly on top of it! It dries down to a thicker cream like texture! But doesn’t set fully, which I like! It is a pale beige tone and very neutral. It makes a cut crease so easy and effortless due to its pigmentation and easy glide finish!
Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo (Creme De Nude and Creme De Rose) – These are the best drugstore dupes I’ve found for MAC Painterly and Soft Ochre. They have a slightly thicker texture, and do require a bit or warming up before applying to the lid. But once melted with your body temperature, you can hardly tell the difference! And they are a fraction of the price! But perform almost identically! In coverage, blendability and longevity!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! What is your favourite eyeshadow base?
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