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Eye Shadow - Laura Mercier - Eye Basics

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rated 4.2(172 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.2
  • 80% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.0
  • Price: $$$

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 10/3/2005 9:06:00 AM More reviews by nutsaboutmakeup

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

Product Description: A crème that evaporates to a dry finish leaving a long-lasting semi-matte colour. Water-resistant and crease proof, Basic Colour slips on like a second skin leaving a rich satin wash of colour on the eye lid.
On Me: I bought this product in pale pink. It works as a wash all over lid & you see a hint of pink, kinda slightly warmths up my eye. You only need a tiny, tiny amount & i dab a little on the lids & use my finger to blend. While i find that it blends easily, i notice 2 problems with this.(1)i use this over the lid & use a powder eyeshadow in my crease area. but i find with this eye basic on, i have trouble blending my crease colour properly. (2) it still caused my eyeshadows to crease but much lesser than normal. would like to try Urban decay's primer next... continued >>

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rated 5 of 5 on 10/1/2005 2:02:00 PM More reviews by mers

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue

I have these in Basic Pink and Basic Chocolate. I don't know if I'll ever go back to powder e/s again after these. They sweep on easily and blend flawlessly with the tip of my finger. I have an e/s creasing problem, but have not noticed any with these. A++

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 9/25/2005 6:17:00 PM More reviews by SunnyK

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I can't believe I never wrote a review for this one! I received a super generous sample of this stuff from NM as a GWP. I used this little tube for months (every day!) as an eyeshadow base. The color I had was Linen, but I would buy it again (and also try other colors as a shadow). It held color really well and would never crease or look disgusting (e.g., cakey). No noticeable fragrance so perfect for sensitive skin like mine.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 9/12/2005 3:21:00 AM More reviews by Artbabe

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue

I use Eye Basics as a lid "concealer" as I don't have a problem with e/s creasing. The LM MA told me that Linen was a perfect match for my skin, but I thought the overall whitish look was a little harsh (I'm an NW 15/20). The color Wheat looked better/softer, even tho it's a bit darker than my skin. My eyes are deepset, with shadows all around, some blue veins and redness on the lids. This product completely evens out my eye area, making it look brighter and more youthful (I think the yellow tones in Wheat counteract the blue and pink.) I do wish, though, that there was a color in between Linen and Wheat. Also, I have to say that I nearly returned this without even using it--when I looked in the mirror a few hours after the MA's application, it was completely cakey and looked hideous. She used a brush and applied it much too thickly. If I just dot a little on, and smooth/tap it w/my finger, it never cakes. I sometimes wear Eye Basics by itself, with no e/s.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 8/30/2005 8:38:00 AM More reviews by LeighS

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue

I got this off ebay for about £6 which was a fantastic bargain. I have Linen which is pretty much a perfect match for my PPP skin. It is SO much better than UD Primer Potion because it covers up my discoloured, transparent eyelids and doesn't make my eyelids look crepey. Eyeshadow lasts all day.

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rated 4 of 5 on 8/7/2005 7:06:00 AM More reviews by evekk

Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

This is going to last a looooonng time. I don't know how I did eye m/u before this. It's both a base and e/s really and I have it in Wheat. The main reason I love it is bcos it brightens up my eye lid (a little grey discoloured with nothing on) and just makes me look awake like nothing else does. It's not foolproof bcos by the end of the day my e/s do crease a little - but then I do hve oily lids.

You only need a little bit and I use my finger to pat it on - it is a gel like consistency which blends and dries easily once on lids. I've had a few makeovers at LM counters and the MAs have used other colours on me in the Basics - a darker one for e.g. as she said that it would make my darker evening looks more intense - but I don't think it does. The colour range is quite similar in the Basics and I think you just need one that suits your skintone on the lid and one that you like. HG for me.

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/31/2005 5:28:00 PM More reviews by MakeupObsessed

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have been using Eye Basics in Linen over the past two years. I have only had to purchase this two times over the past two years and I use it almost every day. The product lasts an extremely long time. It is so amazing! I couldn't imagine putting on eyeshadow without putting this on before. Everyone always tells me my makeup, especially eye makeup looks so professional. I really think this contributes so much to that. My eye makeup stays on all day and never fades, unless I wipe my eyes (eyeliner rubs). Anyone who loves makeup and/or even uses makeup should buy this. It is just so so great!

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/22/2005 4:37:00 AM More reviews by hullabaloo

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I have this in mocha, which is a true taupe brown and am using it as an eyeshadow on its own. Its very pigmented but blends easily with my fingertips. You just pat on a dot or two and blend. It is the most natural and flattering looking eye makeup I've ever tried. It looks great with green eyes and think (as its so neutral) that it would look great on most skin tones. You can build it up to be darker, but I like to wear it fairly sheer. It only takes a tiny bit. I can't believe I didn't know about this stuff and will definitely try more shades. Highly recommend to those out there who don't want glittery eyelids, but still want to draw attention to their eyes. I had no problem with creasing. It really looks like shadowed skin, not caked on makeup. Pretty steep price at $22 from Nordstrom, but still highly recommend.

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/17/2005 2:04:00 AM More reviews by MedusasSnakePit

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have the Wheat and Bisque... Bisque looks natural, like a second eyelid. And the wheat is like a second eyelid that's just a shade lighter. They can look sexy just on their own, alternated, blended, whatever. Really multi- purpose eye primers, but if you want to eliminate creases, go for Urban Decay's Primer Potion specifically.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/14/2005 2:30:00 PM More reviews by greek1

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have never been able to keep my shadow from creasing and running by the time I leave work. This stuff is a miracle. My shadow is pefectly in place and looks just as good as when I applied it at 7 am. I'll NEVER be without this stuff!

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