On one of my recent hauls I was able to find the brand Essence at SM Makati. I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base is on my wish list, and therefore one of the two items I bought from that brand. I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews of this product, and since I am quite the eye makeup enthusiast I thought it’d be a great item to try. This costs Php189.
The point of this product is to prolong and intensify eyeshadows and eyeliners. I found that an additional benefit to using this eyeshadow base is to even out the color of the eyelid. Since I have yellowish eyelids this is a great feature. Check out how it performs on my lids. Bare lids below. Notice the dark circles in my undereyes and yellowish lids.
It somehow acts like a concealer for the lids as well. Upon application my lids now has the same color as the rest of my face, and I look less stressed and more awake. I put some of my palest green eyeshadows to see how it would contrast when used with and without primer.
It’s not that evident in this picture, but what happened here is that the eyeshadow adhered to my primed eyelid better. When applied on the unprimed one, it just slid around and got deposited on the outer corner.
Pros: affordable; effective; doubles as concealer/corrector for eyelids; didn’t break me out
Cons: limited availability
Have you tried this product? If so how did it perform for you? Have you tried other Essence products? I’d love to hear your feedback!