Essence ‘I heart stage’ Eye shadow Base

Hello there my favorite people!

It’s that time again for a review and today I thought I’d mix things up! I’m not an eyeshadow primer junkie. My eyeshadow base collection is very small and its one category of makeup I don’t really hoard. But never the less I still use eyeshadow bases as I find my eyeshadow goes on much better and doesn’t fade.

So that’s what I’ll be reviewing for you today. Let’s jump in!

Does it keep your eye makeup from creasing? I find that it does keep the eyeshadow from creasing. It gives you a smooth canvas on the eyelid and the eyeshadow look works better on the eyelid.

Is it smoothing, hydrating? Yes! It hydrates and smoothes out the lid without it making it slippery. The eyeshadow sits better over the eyeshadow primer.

Formula: It’s more of a thicker formula but it blends out really easy doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on the lids and shadows sit well over it.

Applicator?: It has a wand applicator making it easy to apply the primer.

Price: $5. 20 AUD

Availability: Priceline and Target

How much product are you given: You get 4 mL of product

Pros: It provides a smooth canvas on the eyelid, it’s affordable, easy to use and just keeps your eyeshadow looking fresh with minimal creasing and fading.

Cons: Longevity wise I wouldn’t call it bulletproof.

Rating: 8 /10

Overall thoughts: I enjoy this eyeshadow primer. It does a good a job and it’s at a really really fair price point as well. I don’t have any complaints about this eyeshadow base.

Would I repurchase it?: Yes!

And this wraps up the review. Have you guys tried this eyeshadow base? What were your thoughts? What eyeshadow primers have you been loving? Drop a comment and let’s get talking. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Lauren Victoria

    January 19, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Oh I’m always on the hunt for an eyeshadow base! This one sounds great. I love the affordability of Essence xx

    Lauren |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 19, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Essence has so many hidden gems but this I recommend. I’m an eyeshadow junkie but when it comes to eyeshadow primer I don’t feel the need to buy so many so I’ve just been sticking to this and I’m happy

  2. Nicole

    January 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I never use an eyeshadow base, but this one sounds like it’s worth a try! Love how affordable Essence’s products are.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      I don’t use them all the time either but this one is so good, affordable and just a handy one. I definitely haven’t felt the need to try other eye shadow primers.

  3. Jessie

    January 20, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    I’ve heard some really good things about essence products recently, going to have to test some out!

    Jessie | Taylor Mayed

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 20, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      You should! They are awesome and a bargain!

  4. Shireen L. Platt

    January 21, 2018 at 5:19 am

    I adore this primer and recently repurchase it again! Hands down one of the best budget options!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 21, 2018 at 6:57 am

      I definitely need to get myself a couple of backups! It’s so lovely, though I am a makeup junkie when it comes to eyeshadow primers I never feel the need to purchase everyone I see. I’m super content with just this one.

  5. claudia

    January 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I totally love this post. Your blog looks amazing, I’m definitely staying here 🙂

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 21, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you

  6. Sal UmmBaby

    January 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Ah thank you so much for this review. I have been on the hunt for a new eyeshadow primer and this one ticks all the boxes it seems. I will be picking it up soon xxx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 22, 2018 at 3:44 am

      Glad I could help lovely! It’s a bargain too so it’s a win win really because eye shadow primers shouldn’t be overly pricey – gives us a chance to save up for the goods like highlighters and eye shadow palettes

  7. Nicole

    January 22, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Never tried. iT was interesting to read your comments and thoughts on the product. Have a lovely week.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 22, 2018 at 5:58 am

      It’s quite a nice product. Thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  8. Samantha

    January 22, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I’m the same way! Eyeshadow priming just isn’t really a priority for me – I tend to rely on samples for the most part! Currently going through a bareminerals one, which works perfectly fine, but I’m excited to get through and start using my UD samples of the different versions of primer potion!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 23, 2018 at 8:48 am

      That sounds awesome, I’ve heard particularly good things about that Urban decay eye shadow primer.

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