It's been a while since I reviewed anything on here, so I've got quite a backlog to get through! This is something I picked up on BrandAlley, which is a website which has sales of various brands, with different products appearing at different times. Bellapierre Cosmetics seem to feature fairly regularly on there, so you may see this for a reasonable price.
The product I am reviewing is what they call the Makeup Base. Here is their description:
This wonderful product helps transform all of our shimmer powders, from shimmery to matte; it also provides a water proof base for any of our pigments. Some clients also choose to use our makeup base as a Concealer for blemishes and impurities that are more difficult to cover with makeup.
It's quite a strange concept for a product, since it seems to have so many different uses. To me though, the most interesting one is the mattifying aspect. I've done some swatches below of two eyeshadows, on the left over Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy, and on the right, over the Bellapierre Makeup Base.
Something I should note is the way to use this product. It will mattify much better if you blend your shadow into the creamy base. If applying on your eye, it will work better if you use a small amount of shadow, and use a sweeping, rather than patting motion to apply. Blending well will take most of the shimmer away.
I have found that this product can crease on my eyelids, but if you also use a primer such as Urban Decay's Primer Potion underneath, it doesn't crease.
To sum up:
- Mattifies eyeshadows that you may find too shimmery.
- Multi-use, can be used as a concealer.
- Provides some coverage to even out eyelids.
- May be too light for many skintones.
- Could crease without a primer underneath.
Price: The Makeup Base is currently priced at £9.99 on the Bellapierre Cosmetics UK website. For different countries, check their worldwide website, where it should be available.