For proper eyeshadow application, we always need a good eyeshadow base. An eyeshadow base or an eyeshadow primer makes sure that the pigments of the eyeshadow appear vividly. It makes the eyeshdow application swift.


Essence is a popular eyeshdow brand which is known all over the globe. Their quality of product is phenomenal for the prices they offer. 


Rs.299 for 4ml or 0.13 Fl.oz 


Eyes ready for the stage! The perfect eyeshadow primer to intensify any eye look, help eye shadows last longer and prevent creasing.


aqua (water), cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, glycerin, isododecane, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, polymethylsilsesquioxane, mica, dimethicone crosspolymer, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, sodium chloride, stearoyl inulin, cera alba (beeswax), dimethiconol, ethylhexylglycerin, trimethoxycaprylylsilane, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tin oxide, phenoxyethanol, ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 77891 (titanium dioxide)


The packaging is quite sleek. It comes in a travel friendly tube with a doe-foot applicator. It makes the eyeshadow application an easy task. 


The texture is very creamy. After blending, it turns into a matte finish. 


This is my first eyeshadow primer so I might not be able to compare it with other eyeshadow primers available in market but I'm gonna list down the pros and cons from my experience :)

First of all, it comes only in one variant, i.e. in the shade "Nude", which may be a problem for the dark skinned beauties. But for the price it is offered, it is quite a good eyeshadow base. 

It spreads very easily and turns into a matte finish. It has a slight orangy-peachy hue to it which helps in concealing the veins in the eye lid as well as any pigmentation. But soon after blending, it must be set with a nude eyeshadow, or it might crease.

It makes the colours of the eyeshadow pop, but not THAT much.A significant difference can be seen in the matte eyeshadows. It makes the matte eyeshadows pop. Below are the swatches:

The staying power is quite good. It stays for about 5-6 hours on my lids. My eyeshadow started fading after that. But it can wear off easily. Its NOT WATERPROFF!


  • Good value (only Rs.299)
  • Blends into a matte finish.
  • Stays upto 5-6 hours.
  • Sleek packaging
  • Helps in correcting pigmentation/ veins
  • Easy to apply


  • Availabe only in one shade.
  • Wears off easily
  • Creases, if not set with powder/ eyeshadow

RATINGS: **** (4 out of 5)