Base Light

MAC Cosmetics

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3.6

25 reviews

44%
would repurchase
3.3/5
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5.0
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9 days ago

You can use this as a base if you want, BUT it is NOT a base, it's a stand alone eye shadow. It's a cream and dries down to a fairly waterproof finish. It is a spot on dupe for the MAC pressed...

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Olive, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen



3.0
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8 years ago

I don't usually use primers because I think they are a waste of money but I needed something to help with the creasing I see when I wear cream shadows. I do still crease but nowhere near as badly...

About reviewer (47 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium Brown, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


1.0
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10 years ago

Goes on sheer, so it doesn't really impact the eyeshadow color. Does not improve eyeshadow vibrancy as much as ELF mineral eyeshadow primer (which is only $3!) Also definitely underperforms...

About reviewer (98 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlack


3.0
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11 years ago

I swapped to get this and I was searching for a cream version of 'naked.' This was my first paint and I found the texture to be nice and thick and creamy with no watery or oily extra (that...

About reviewer (85 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Tan, Warm

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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11 years ago

I'm surprised to see some negative reviews of Base Light. I love this paint and I think it's a hidden gem! Base Light on me is like a cream version of Gold Dusk pigment. It's not quite as bright...

About reviewer (1078 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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12 years ago

I really like this paint. It is a really pretty gold color my only qualm about it I really like paint pots and the tube is annoying and too much squeezes out. I like this under gold and bronze...

About reviewer (278 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Olive, Cool

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


2.0
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12 years ago

For some reason this paint is extremely flaky. It flakes off pretty fast and does not hold eyeshadow too well. I'm not too crazy about the color anyhow, I don't think I will be repurchasing.

About reviewer (58 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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13 years ago

Well I can understand why people reach for the paint pots more. I only use base light for a golden shimmer as my base if I'm, working with more warmer colors. Other than that, this stuff is tricky...

About reviewer (200 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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13 years ago

MAC Paints were my HG a few years ago, but I developed an allergy and had to stop using them, and as a result had to stop wearing eye shadow, because it was the only base that worked for me. I...

About reviewer (107 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


3.0
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13 years ago

I wanted to love this shimmery gold Paint - I'd seen it on a lovely specktra member and immediately craved it for myself to use as a go-to base. But on my NC25-30 skin, it just comes off too bright...

About reviewer (1606 reviews)

Age

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown



5.0
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9 days ago

You can use this as a base if you want, BUT it is NOT a base, it's a stand alone eye shadow. It's a cream and dries down to a fairly waterproof finish. It is a spot on dupe for the MAC pressed...

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Olive, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen



3.0
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8 years ago

I don't usually use primers because I think they are a waste of money but I needed something to help with the creasing I see when I wear cream shadows. I do still crease but nowhere near as badly...

About reviewer (47 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium Brown, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


1.0
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10 years ago

Goes on sheer, so it doesn't really impact the eyeshadow color. Does not improve eyeshadow vibrancy as much as ELF mineral eyeshadow primer (which is only $3!) Also definitely underperforms...

About reviewer (98 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlack


3.0
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11 years ago

I swapped to get this and I was searching for a cream version of 'naked.' This was my first paint and I found the texture to be nice and thick and creamy with no watery or oily extra (that...

About reviewer (85 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Tan, Warm

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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11 years ago

I'm surprised to see some negative reviews of Base Light. I love this paint and I think it's a hidden gem! Base Light on me is like a cream version of Gold Dusk pigment. It's not quite as bright...

About reviewer (1078 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown




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