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Today I’m reviewing BeYu eye base which is basically a primer for eye makeup. I had a lot of requests to review this product and I’m sorry for have taken so long to review it! Few months back, when I’d just started with makeup, some google research led me on a hunt for an eye primer. To my surprize and disappointment, most SAs at Revlon, Maybelline, Chambor, Lakme, Maxfactor, Bourjois etc had never even heard of eye primer or eye base. Finally, one SA told to me go try the BeYu counter at Pantaloons.
Before this time, I’d never heard of BeYu before. BeYu is a German cosmetic brand that has just started selling its products in India. The price range is similar to Bourjois price range. The SA at BeYu promptly showed me this eye base and at first glance I was a little disappointed by the look of the tiny silver tube. I’d expected something fancier. And on top of that this tiny tube cost me Rs 450!
But all that disappointment was forgotten when I started using the product. Now to the review..
Price: Rs 450
Quantity: 7 ml
Formula : It is a semi -transparent champagne colored runny gel-like product that comes packaged in a small silver tube with a screw on cap. The consistency is thin and light, almost like a liquid and it spreads very easily. It gets absorbed within a few seconds of application leaving behind no color and some shimmer.
A very tiny amount is required to cover the entire lid and lower lash line. Initially, I’d end up taking more more product than needed but after using it a few times, you get the idea of how much is needed. The product has lasted me about 7 months and there is still some left (i guess 😛 don’t know since the tube is opaque).
Few days back, the tube had started oozing out a very thin runny liquid every time I tried using it, I thought maybe the product melted in the summers, but it got back to its normal consistency soon. I’m guessing the formula probably separated into liquid and gel. This could be either because the formula is not very stable or because the SA gave me an old product.
Why use eye primer/eye base :
1. It helps the eye makeup stay on longer.
2. It prevents creasing of eyeshadows.
3. Prevents fall out from eyeshadows.
4. Makes eyeshadow and even liners appear more vibrant and pigmented.
5. Delays fading of eyeshadows/liners.
How to apply BeYu eye base:
Just squeeze a tiny amount (shown in the picture) on the third finger and apply it on the lid and light sweeping motion and take it up to the browbone. Apply the remaining product on the finger to inner corners and lower lash line too.
The GOOD about BeYu eye base:
1. Consistency is very light- almost liquid like- spreads very easily.
2. Makes eyeshadows appear more vibrant and pigmented.
3. Helps eyeshadows stay on longer without creasing and fading.
4. Controls fall out from eyeshadows.
5.A very tiny amount is needed to cover entire eye area- product lasts a long time
6. The packaging is sturdy
7. Price justifies the quantity and quality.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about BeYu eye base:
1. Excess product squeezed out leads to wastage.
2. The product contains shimmer which does not look good with sublte matte looks.
3. Formula not very stable – separates into liquid and gel after some time (or maybe I got an old packaging)
Overall Verdict: I feel everyone who uses eyeshadows should use a primer underneath and this is one of the few primers available in the Indian market under Rs 500. The product is very light, spreads very easily and a small quantity is required in each application. It helps eyeshadows stay longer, brings out their color and pigmentation and prevents creasing and fading. The packaging could be better and the formula can be improved to eliminate the shimmer and improve the consistency.
Will I repurchase : Not right now. Not because its not a good product but because I want to try MAC paint pot.
Today I’m doing an intense green smokey eye look. I’ve paired the green smokey eyes with soft coral lip color and bronzer on cheeks.
Summary of the look :
On a well moisturized face, apply foundation and set with powder. For the eyes, use a black smudgy pencil(or kohl) on entire lid as base and apply green eye shadow all over lid, blend it with a blending brush in the crease. Apply heavy kohl on waterline and lower lash line and smudge it with the green eyeshadow. Apply peachy golden highlighter on brow bone and inner corners and finish with mascara. Use bronzer on the cheeks and apply coral- peach lipstick on the lips.
Final look :
PRODUCTS USED :
1. BeYu eye base
2. MAC Smolder
3. BeYu eyeshadow single (green shade)
4. Marie claire golden eyeshadow
5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara
6. Brushes : MAC 222 (Blending), The Body Shop brushes
7. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5
1. The Body shop oil free foundation
2. Chambor silver shadow compact
3. Revlon sunkiss radieux (bronzer)
The Body Shop lipstick #63
Have you tried green smokey eyes ? What lip color do you pair with green eye makeup ? Let me know your comments by replying below.
This is look #2 of my Spring/Summer Look Book. Look #1 was Everyday makeup using colored liners.
Blue and green and my favorite shades for bright spring/summer eye makeup. For this look, I have paired a very popular color this season- turquoise blue, with forest green for the eyes with nude lips for the daytime and plum lips for the evening.
On a well moisturized face, apply foundation ,set it with compact and apply bronzer on cheeks. For the eyes, pair a turquoise blue eyeshadow with dark green( outer half of lid) and pair this with nude lips for the daytime and glam it up with plum lips for the evening.
I have kept the turquoise shade intense only on the inner half of lid and blended it out with dark green to keep the look subtle and wearable.
This is the final look (with nude lips )
This is the final look (with plum lips)
Products used for the eyes :
1.BeYu eye base (primer)
2. Bourjois baked eyeshadow #2 (turquoise shade)
3. BeYu eye shadow single #114 (forest green shade)
4. Maybelline chai latte quad (browbone highlight shade)
5. Lotus herbals kajal
6.Maybelline gel liner ‘black’
7. Maybelline colossal volume mascara
8. Faces brush
1. Prime eye lids using concealer + foundation or eye base.
2. Apply turquoise blue eyeshadow on inner half of the lid using a slightly wet brush.
3. Apply dark green shade on outer half of lid and crease. Blend the 2 with brush using loose powder.
4. Apply brow bone highlight shade and blend with the crease color.
5. Apply kajal on water line. Using brush smudge it on the lower lash line with the turquoise eye shadow.
6. Apply thin line with black liner on upper lash line ( you can make the line thicker if wearing for evening)
7. Finish off with a coat of mascara.
Products used for face :
1. The Body Shop oil free foundation #6 Honey
2. Chambor silver shadow compact ‘RR2 Rose Pale’
3. Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder ‘Sunkiss Radieux’
4. Brushes – Foundation ( M.A.C 188), Bronzer ( Vega blush brush)
Products used for lips
Nude lips – Chambor silk touch ‘Silk Woods’
Plum Lips– Revlon Super lustrous ‘Plumalicious’
Final look :
Which look did you like more- daytime or evening ? Have you tried turquoise for eye makeup ? Let me know your comments by replying below.
This is a soft green smokey eye look I did today using BeYu eyeshadow single #114 . I have paired this eye makeup with peachy pink blush with a little bronzer on the cheekbones and a peach-brown lipstick.
Green color by itself is symbolic of nature, life and freshness. When worn as eye liners or shadows green/blue shades add a pop of color to the face and are a welcome change from the monotony of black/brown/grey liners.
I’d been looking for a forest green shade without any yellow/grey/khaki undertone and my search ended at the BeYu counter where I found the perfect green I’d been looking for. Its a vibrant true forest green shade with frost finish.
This is the final look –
Products used :
1. BeYu eye base (not shown in picture)
2. Revlon eye liner crayon ‘black’
3. BeYu single eye shadow #114 (forest green shade)
4. Maybelline chai latte quad (for crease color and highlighter)
4. Lotus herbals kajal
5. Maybelline colossal volume mascara
6. Faces eye shadow brush
1. Apply eye primer all over lid upto the brow.
2. Apply black crayon pencil all over lid and smudge using third finger.
3. Apply green eye shadow shade all over lid.
4. Using a fluffy brush , apply dark brown shade to crease and blend.
5. Apply highlight shade under brow bone and blend with crease color using some loose powder.
6. Apply kajal on waterline. Using angular/smudging brush loaded with the green eye shadow, smudge the kajal onto the lower lash line.
7. Lastly, apply mascara to upper and lower lashes.
Products used for face :
Products used for lips:
For the lips I have mixed 2 shades here : Maybelline moisture extreme ‘Chocolate Temptation‘(light brown with pink/peach undertone) and Chambor Truly lasting ‘Truly brownsugar ‘(true brown shade)
The final look (the green is more pigmented than how it appears here)
I find darker shades of green very flattering for dark hair/dark eyes combination. For a more colorful and bold look- wear lime green+dark green combo or green+blue combo on the eyes. A soft dark green smokey eye with dark brown on the outer corner and crease is something that’ll suit everyone and a great way to sport a subtle yet colorful eye makeup.
Do you wear green eye shadows/ liners? What is your favorite way of sporting green eye makeup? Let me know your comments by replying below.