Thursday, 13 November 2008

Bloom Eye Base…

Thanks to the angel who sent me a whole avalanche of stuff to try back in July, I finally have my own pot of Bloom’s Eye Base to try. I wasn’t entirely convinced that I needed a eye base to begin with though – after all, I would already have foundation on, so I shouldn’t need an additional eye base right?

Bloom Eye Base is a light cream that provides an even base to the eye. Velvety to touch and glides on under make-up to optimise eyeshadow application.

The Verdict:
I like the design of the casing – it’s simple, yet pretty enough. I’ve always loved the look of Bloom’s logo, simply because it’s simple yet girlie enough to give the ‘ooo pretty’ factor (you all get my meaning right? Hehe…)

As far as the texture goes, I found that I really liked the consistency of the eye base. The cream is meant to provide a blank smooth canvas for your eyeshadow, which ideally should also improve the pigmentation of eyeshadow colour as well.

After blending

The eye base went on my lids smoothly, and pretty much melted into the skin. For me this is a good point since the last thing I need is creating wrinkles trying to rub the base into my eyelids! Tine mentioned that this eye base didn’t work as well for her since she has oily eyelids but for me, this base works great. I usually apply a light dusting of loose powder to set my makeup, and so far I haven’t had any issues with my lids greasing up.

However, as for the improvement of colour pigment I found this only to be true when using very sheer colours…and even then only marginally. Also, for the effect of this eye base, it’s not really worth it for daily use unless you like using very sheer or pastel shades of eyeshadow. Otherwise, I’d just stick to the usual application of foundation.

At the end of the day, I’d say the Bloom Eye Base is a good product overall, but it doesn’t have much place in my makeup regime. There aren’t any added benefits that can’t be gotten from a light application of foundation, so I’ll have to give this a pass.

Rating: 3 / 5
Value: $



At 1:14 am, November 14, 2008 , Blogger Connie said...

It's so hard to find an eyebase that really works, isn't it? I'm still not willing to fork out for a UDPP or Too Face Shadow Insurance. >.<

At 7:14 pm, November 14, 2008 , Anonymous Tine said...

Connie: I have just about the greasiest lids ever, and the Shadow Insurance works wonders. Prefer it to the UDPP :)

At 12:12 am, November 15, 2008 , Blogger Connie said...

Tine: I just bought UDPP >.< damn 30% off!! Maybe some day I'll get TFSI too. :p

At 2:22 pm, November 16, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

connie: well...30% off can get you to do lots of things..heehee..

tine: not in massive need of an eye base at the moment, so let's see how that goes eh? :D I have to admit, the TFSI sounds real tempting though!

At 6:21 pm, December 04, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never owned an eye base but thought I would give this one a try.

I was very disappointed that my eyeshadow moved in to the crease at top of my eye during the day. There was therefore no improvment and I may as well have not been using the eye base.


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