This sealer works exact like Fyrinnae pixie epoxy with much more accessibility. Pixie Epoxy can have such a long turn-around-time sometimes, but you can buy the LA Splash sealer any time at Ulta, Duane Reade( If you live in NYC) or online. It is not meant to use as a regular primer such as UDPP because it's tacky and grabs on to pigments too strong, makes shadows very hard to be blended. I like to use shimmery colors on my lower lids and matte for my creases and I use this sealer strictly for the lower lids. With any other primer, my shimmery shadows on lower lids would be lost after blending the creases, when I try to reapply it would simply fall off in time. I put my regular primer(TFSI) all over my eyelids then put this over on the lower lids part, it grabs the shimmery color so well, makes the color pop even more, and almost gives it a foiled look without any fallout and fading.
LA Splash also has an eyeliner sealer which I think it's just the same thing but with a liquid liner applicator. It works great for those days that I only want to put eyeliners on. Try this brand if you have a hard time getting a hold of the Fyrinnae, it really works.
Ok, it's a little off because I only got this product in less than a day but...a day is good enough to prove the primer is a yay or nay. And luckily, this is a yay. I wouldn't rate it five lippies just because it's not meant for everyday usage.
It is a very heavy duty eye primer, and meant for glitter/loose pigments due to the super adhesive texture after applying on the lids. The drydown isn't exactly comfortable as you can feel the tack of the primer but it's good if I dust a small amount of loose powder on top of it when I just want to use this to hold my eyeliner. This is definitely much more heavy duty compared to the UDPP which does hold my make up quite well but this really does hold the eye makeup and keeping it extremely fresh after hours. My eyeliner stayed intact for hours upon applying it which is like one of the biggest perks for me.
Due to the adhesive texture, it is not recommended to use this everyday as it would definitely damage your lids somehow...Another reason for not giving 5 lippies is because it is so much tackier than the UDPP, this makes it really hard to blend eyeshadows upon application. However, I really don't mind making this a HG in my collection because it's so good. Of course I love my UDPP, but this is way better when I need something really powerful to hold on and the price is a definite plus compared to buying UDPP regularly.
While it is a milky-yellowish-white product in the tube, it applies on clear and dries quite fast, leaving a layer of tack for you to work on your glitter or loose pigments. LA Splash sells a lot of loose pigments, so this is definitely used to pair with it to make the pigments pop. Definitely repurchase for sure but I will also stick to my UDPP to alternate around my primers.
This was recommended to me by a fellow muaer. Said it is better than Pixie Epoxy which i kept hearing about but didnt want to order online. I have not tried epoxy but this is an awesome sealer. i have eye primers i never use, bare minerals brand and also the infamous UD primer which didnt impress me, but this ones convenient (doe foot wand). You cannot really blend many colors as any eyeshadow put over it STICKS. I dont use it for glitter. but this holds onto all my eyeshadow until i take it off. It lasts all day and makes my not so awesome quality eyeshadows and my good quality eye shadows so much more vibrant. Its also awesome with mineral shadows. I recommend this highly!
I intially bought this since I have heard good reviews about it and I thought it could replace LORAC Behind the Scenes Primer that I usually use. This did not work as a primer. It did not keep my eyeshadow from fading or lasting on my eyes. This will be going back to Ulta.
i bought this eye shadow sealer base in l.a splash to use with my glitter palette in nyx,my loose l.a colors eye shadows,my nyx glitter liner,my l.a splash glitter liner, that i want to set,so that no glitters fall off!as for eye shadows i am a blending person so i would only use it only for a one shadow look.like a silver shimmery,or a gold shimmery.so,really like that it holds on my glittery looks!last long!sticky,but,yes needed that to hold on my glitz! Love it!
Finally was able to find a sealer at ULTA. Only used this a couple times but so far I like it. Price was good. Does what it's supposed to. Consistancy is nice. Will have to add more once I've used for a while.
Best eye lid primer I've used so far. I'd swatch some e/s with it on my arm along with 3 other primers I have (ELF, NYX & Palladio) so far the LaSplash was the most vibrant & held the color in place neatly. All the others dried up matte leaving a light dull powdery-like residue except the La Splash. The only bad thing about this eyelid primer I would say is the stickyness of the product when applied to the skin, although it dries up and diminishes quickly. Also the length of the applicator tops is oddly lnog which takes up a lot of space in my make up drawer. I love this product & will be picking up another ones especially when on sale at ULTA.
At first I didn't like this. I was using shadows from Coastal Scents and it didn't blend well, it creased, and caused my shadows to pill. Then I tried it with a creamier shadow and it works a lot better. It still is difficult to blend well so I recommend this if you are doing eye-makeup that doesn't require A LOT of blending. Minor blending seems to be okay. It lasts pretty well, not as good as my TFSI but better than most drugstore bases. I use this when I don't necessarily need an all day hold, like if I'm just going out to dinner or something. It works well for that. The only thing I don't like about this, is that obnoxiously long handle. I don't know why LA Splash does that. There is no need to have a handle on cosmetics that long!
EDIT: I find this works better for me as a sealer as opposed to base/primer. It's too sticky to be able to blend shadows. But it works great to mattify my eyelids when all I want to wear is eyeliner. It keeps my eyelids from getting oily throughout the day and my eyeliner stays in place with no smudging. So I change my nay to a yay on if I'd buy again. continued >>
after looking around at reviews for a good, affordable glitter adhesive, i found this and purchased it for about $5 at ULTA... and it's perfect! i dab/pat a bit onto my FINISHED eye and wait a few seconds before i pat glitter on top. it won't budge all day/night and keeps the glitter off my face. no fallout whatsoever! the trick is to use this on your finished eye as the tackiness will not allow for further blending. a tiny amount goes a long way and best of all... it's dirt cheap compared to other glitter adhesives! i definitely recommend this product for glitter-lovers and will buy it again.
I really enjoy this product, but use it for only specific applications bc I feel if used too much it could be harsh on the eyelids. I use this to adhere glitter or very glittery shadow/pigments. It works FAB to hold flecks of glitter, and is long lasting. How I use it is to apply my undercoats of e/s then dab this over top (dabbing being key, since it will wipe off e/s otherwise), let it dry about half way then dab the glitter or otherwise on top. I am careful to put this only where I want the glitter to stick b/c once dry blending is nearly impossible. I am surprised to see others are using this as a primer, I would not recommend this as a primer or a dupe for any primer. The product also has a glue-type aroma, which is part of the reason I think it may be too harsh for everyday and shouldn't be used as a primer.