Black vs. White Eye Shadow Bases: Review + Tutorial

Eye shadow bases are essential in my makeup routine.  Not only does it make the color "pop", but it gives it something to stick to. Because of my oily lids, however, I have to go double duty sometimes.  I always apply Painterly Paint Pot ($16.50) as my main eye shadow base. I can't get enough of it. To get your colors to be vivid and have full color capacity, it's great to use a creamy base. You don't need to have a billion different shades either-all you need is black and/or white. Let's find out which is more effective.

To conduct this experiment, I'm going to of my favorite products.  The NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk($3) was introduced to me by the lovely ladies on Youtube. I have to apply a thin amount over Painterly Paint Pot, or it will crease like mad. Also, I'll use MAC Cream Color Base in Black($16.50). Also, it's best to use just a touch of the product, then blend it out with your finger or a brush. Using to much will ensure heavy creasing and greasy lids!

Here's a swatch of the two.  They are packed with color!

Here's the constant, NYX Mocha Pearl Loose Pearl Powder. These were only $3, and have really nice color payoff. They come in teeny tiny containers, but a little goes a long way!

I added a tiny bit to each, and it's looking the white base is a tad more effective.  The black base looks a bit more "splotchy", but it's effective nonetheless.

Oh great. Spilled half of the jar on my table cloth.