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What is the difference between a base and a wash in talking about eye shadows? Is the base just on the lid and a wash all over the eye?

Please explain!

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I thought a base was a product that keeps your eyeshadow from creasing (like I use foundation and loose powder; some people buy a specific product for it), while a wash is just applying a light or neutral eyeshadow all over the lid (and maybe up to the browbone, not sure exactly), then you add your other eyeshadows on top


 
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Originally Posted by girl_geek I thought a base was a product that keeps your eyeshadow from creasing (like I use foundation and loose powder; some people buy a specific product for it), while a wash is just applying a light or neutral eyeshadow all over the lid (and maybe up to the browbone, not sure exactly), then you add your other eyeshadows on top
Yea, that's how I describe it girlgeek!
Base = primer (something to prep the skin)

Wash = an application technique (usually sweeping color from lashline to browbone)

 
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Originally Posted by Trisha In Stila terms, a base is usually a matte light colour all over the eyelid area, used to neutralize any discolouration. A wash would just be the colour you use all over the eye to actually add some colour! x This is how i would describe it too, and it's what we were taught in college.
 
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That's how I knew it too


Originally Posted by Joyeuux Yea, that's how I describe it girlgeek!
Base = primer (something to prep the skin)

Wash = an application technique (usually sweeping color from lashline to browbone)

 
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Originally Posted by Trisha In Stila terms, a base is usually a matte light colour all over the eyelid area, used to neutralize any discolouration. A wash would just be the colour you use all over the eye to actually add some colour! x Same thing I was taught in school.


 

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Originally Posted by Trisha In Stila terms, a base is usually a matte light colour all over the eyelid area, used to neutralize any discolouration. A wash would just be the colour you use all over the eye to actually add some colour! x so what are things like CCB's, paints, and shadesticks?are those bases or something else?

 

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