Don’t you just hate it when the bright, vibrant eye shadow you’re wearing doesn’t look quite as good as it does in the pan? Let’s be fair, we’ve all been there, but there is a solution: a white eye shadow base or cream eyeshadow. If you watch video’s on YouTube you will know that the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk is a firm favourite for many, but here in the UK NYX is rarely available. When I say rarely, I mean almost non existent, it’s sold at selective NEXT stores across the country and so far I’ve only found one stockist. Anyway I have found an alternative in the shape of the W7 Get Set Eye Shadow Base in White, which is another brand also available at NEXT.
The little pot will last you for ages and at £2.50 is a steal. The consistency is quite thick and creamy but it blends out really nicely creating a smooth, even base to apply eyeshadow onto. The eyeshadow base is matte and has no shimmer or glitter running through it which means it has the potential to be used as highlight, either for the inner corner or maybe even highlighting in general if you are as pale as a ghost like myself. The product has no scent which is really good for those with sensitive skin as the eye area can be extra sensitive, but this shouldn’t make it react.
W7 is definitely a brand I need to try more from, they seem to have quite a few products that are dupes for higher end brands. This Get Set Eye Shadow Base is very useful for when I want to do vibrant eye makeup looks, white makes everything pop and colours appear truer to form when they have a white canvas behind them, eg your eyes. This will be getting lots of use, not only as an eye shadow base but also to create pop art inspired makeup which I can share with you guys if you want to see! Well that’s all for today’s post I’ll be back on Monday, have a good rest of the weekend!