Long time no post! I apologize for being away for quite a bit! I hope you're all having a great summer. I've been looking for a good alternative to more pricey mixing mediums and I wanted to avoid making my own (because I'm lazy, lol) and I've found it. I have been playing with this product for a few months now and I quite like it.
Brand: LA Splash Product: Splashproof Sealer Eyeshadow Sealer/Base Price: 4.99USD (ULTA & LA Splash) PROS: Nice Tacky Base, Price, Packaging, Little Goes a Long Way CONS: Can Be Hard to Blend Shadows, If Applied Too Much Shadows Look Patchy
I actually purchased this thinking that it would have a similar texture to my Urban Decay Primer Potion - its pretty much the opposite. When you first apply this base onto your eyelids, it has this slick texture (like a serum) then it starts to get tacky. The packaging is simple and the wand (or the handle) is fairly long. The applicator is a standard doe-foot and it has a translucent off-white color that blends out clear. One issue with this is that this base stays tacky for quite a bit so it makes it difficult to blend your eyeshadow (especially pressed ones). I always have to keep dipping my blending brush into the shadow and keep blending it around the edges to get a nice fade. With lose shadows & pigments, it required less work to blend and gave a nicer fade. I also enjoy using this base with glitter because I experience much less fall-out.
This can also be used with your shadow to create liner effects. All you have to do is just take a bit of the base and mixed it with your preferred shadow or pigment on the back of your hand. You get a nice creamy consistency and it applies smoothly. This does help shadows last, but it isn't smudge-proof. So I do suggest those with oily lids to use a primer before using this base. Below are examples how how vibrant shadows can be when this is used as a base. I've used various shadows from my 88 palette, Wet N Wild palettes and my Pixi bright palette. All shadows are various mattes, shimmers, glitters and applied with a brush. A little goes a long way so if you get this, I do advise to use a tiny amount. If you apply too much of this base, not only will it be too sticky, it would be very difficult to blend your shadows and the end result will look patchy and uneven. It will also take longer for the base to set. Just a tiny dab does the trick.
DISCLAIMER: Product was purchased with my own funds. Opinions expressed are my own and I am not affiliated with LA Splash. For more, please see disclaimer.
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