I discovered this NYX product one Sunday afternoon in a very extensive NYX Cosmetics display. I had only ever seen NYX in a small section at one of the local pharmacies, so I was pretty eager to check out some more of their products.
I have used and was very happy with the Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils, and always wanted to try the Milk as a staple white base to pop some of my more colourful eyeshadow looks. Naturally, that was the one shade that was sold out that day. In any case, I did see this white base as an alternative and decided to give it a try.
The application was not as nice as I wanted it to be. On a hydrated eye area (eye cream and a bit of tinted moisturizer), this tugged at my eye when I was applying it with my finger. I thought it wouldn't considering my finger warmed the product a bit. I don't want an emollient type product pulling at such a delicate area. Strike one.
To avoid creasing, I applied a moderately conservative amount of the base but enough to cover my entire lid efficiently. I used a series of green eyeshadows that I love and have used many times before over top of the primer. It left the shadows looking chalky and not as vivid as I expected. Strike two.
After finishing up my makeup, I went out for a few hours before coming home to check up on the status of my eyeshadow. I was incredibly disappointed in the amount of creasing I had. It couldn't even hold out for TWO hours...not good at all. Like I said, I was pretty conservative with the amount of product I used, so tisk tisk. Strike three.
Granted, the base only cost me $6 but I won't repurchase this and I would've rather spent that money on a Starbucks latte or something.
I'll stick to using a white kajal pencil smudged on my lid instead.