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It's a Dupe!

Heidi recently gave me the Absolute New York Eyeshadow Primer and I remember thinking instantly that it looked very familiar.


Upon further inspection the only difference I see in the packaging is that the wand attached to cap in the NYX one is black whereas the Absolute New York one is white.


Both feature a doe foot applicator - I think the NYX one is a smidge wider. Both contain the same amount of product, 0.28oz.

Both products first appear as a milky off whiteish colour but dry down to virtually undetectable cast.

Absolute New York Eye Shadow Primer (top) NYX HD Eye Shadow Base (bottom) 

And the real deal - their formulas are extremely similar:


Absolute New York Eye Shadow Primer ingredients: Isohexadecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiolxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiolxysilicate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Red Iron Oxide.

NYX HD Eye Shadow Base ingredients: Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire d'abeille, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylparaben. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, 77499, 77491).

These items can be found in Paradise Beauty Supply, Broad Street or High Fashion, Sheraton Centre. The Absolute one retails for $7 while the NYX counterpart retails for $15.

Save yuhself some coppers.

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