I don't necessarily hate this primer, but I have a few issues with it.
-The sticky consistency makes glitter eye shadows STICK! I get minimal fall out with this primer.
-Shadows are easy to blend when worn over this primer. Colors blend effortlessly.
-The tacky nature of the primer makes it difficult to blend into skin.
-The off yellow color of the primer might be a win for some, but for me the color looks very artificial. The yellow tends to "bleed out" toward the end of the day. (At the end of the day I notice an off yellow cast to my shadow)
-Certain colors (e.g. purple) look pretty bad over this primer.
-Does not last all day on me. By the end of the day the shadow looses it vibrancy and creases.
I doubt I'll ever buy this again. It's not terrible, but I can't use it every day given the unatural color and consistency.
I also use urban decays primer potion, but I got this as a change of pace.
It's a pretty good primer, it;s thick in consistency and requires a bit more effort than UDPP when rubbing it on the lid, but it has a bit of coverage so it covers any redness in the lid, and is also a bit more 'sticky' than UDPP so the shadows are actually way more vibrant with this. I didn't have problems with creasing or fading, and the shadows lasted pretty much all day.
The only reason this isn't a huge hit for me is the thick pasty like texture, I find it hard to work with at first. Other than that this is a good primer.
I have been useing this everyday for 2 years and I will NEVER change to a different primer! This primer last about 11 months before running out witch makes the price so worth it! I've noticed a lot of people have been complaining about how thick the primer is but it helps cover and pervert your eyeshadow from sliding I can honestly say a million great things about this product you need to go try it out for yourself :)
I'm fairly new to the primer idea and boy I don't know why I waited so long. I have tried various eye primers, UD, Too Faced, Benefit etc. So when I saw this I had to try it and it is my absolute HG for eye primers!
So for 15 bucks I have an eye primer that completely takes away all discoloration on my eye and under my eye. It lasts me forever! My first tube lasted me almost 10 months! That's 1.50 a month for wearing it everyday. Pretty darn cheap for me! It also works amazingly well. I have experienced creasing with it, but the creasing depends on the quality of eyeshadow I'm wearing. I only get it when I wear my Rimmel colors which I wear when I'm trying to get out the door quick. Other than that it's amazing. My shadow stays put and lasts me all day, which in most cases involves 12 to 14 hour work days!
Kat Von D has come out with three shades to her eye primers, a beigy pink,neutral,and shimmery grey tone. My favorite is the neutral skin tone one. This product is best used lightly,since its thick like a concealer. I apply a small amount in the center of my eyelid and then blend that in around the whole lid and crease area. The two shimmery primers dont work as well, I feel like the shimmery part of the product makes it more creaseable, so i perfer to use the light beigy/pink shimmer one under my brow as a subtle highlight.
Awful. First it's very thick therefore very hard to spread on the eyelid for a smooth application. After a few hours I looked in the mirror, yuck, my eyeshadow had creased badly. I hope I can find the receipt, because it's going back.
I, surprisingly, really like this primer! I bought this when my old faithful MAC Painterly Paint Pot no longer worked for me after many years!!! This is a good color that brightens eyeshadow color shades, and my eyeshadow really is staying well all day long. This is very thick, but it is working well for me. I like the packaging, because I don't have to dirty a brush to use it, since I use the applicator to put two dots on each eyelid, then use my finger to spread and thin the primer. However, even two small dots is alot of primer. I also can use it under my eyes as a good concealor, too. I am surprised at how much I like this!
I was surprised to see how much the reviews varied for this. Personally, I liked it. I have been using Too Faced Shadow Insurance for months and since that is so thin, it was an experiment to see how a thicker primer would work for me. I have it in 'Skin' and I love how perfect my lids look after applying. It was the exact color to match my skin. The translucency of Shadow Insurance is one reason I looked for a primer that had a fleshy tint to correct any redness on my lids. I was a little concerned originally about the slight tugging I had to do to cover my lid but I didn't use enough product the first time and tried to spread it too thin. After using a bit more, it spread more easily. I use a wide range of shadows - all brands in shimmers, mattes and foils and I have had no creasing or fading at all. I really couldn't tell the difference between this primer and any others I use, except it was a few bucks cheaper. It could stand to be the tiniest bit thinner and I am a big fan of the squeeze tube of Too Faced as opposed to this method (which is why I never repurchased the Primer Potion from UD), but overall I liked it. The only reason I wouldn't repurchase would be if I were to find something better as I love experimenting with different brands and rarely buy the same thing twice.
Be afraid! I have been using Urban Decay's primer forever, and just felt like trying something new. My best friend bought some, as well. At first, we both loved it. It made my shadow colors really stand out, and lasted a really long time. Fast forward two months. One day, I found that my eyelids were red and itchy. Thinking that my mascara might have become old, I bought some new mascara. Over the next few days, my eyelids actually started peeling! It was horrible. I threw the primer and the shadows that I had been wearing the most away. I had not seen my friend in about a week, when she called and told me that her eyelids were sore and peeling! We figured out that the only product we had in common was this primer. It took over two weeks, and a lot of vitamin E, for our eyes to recover. This product is terrible, and I truly believe, dangerous. I will never again stray from Urban Decay!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this eye primer. I bought this in Sephora and was already excited when I first saw this. I have very oily eyelids and of course, an eye primer is always useful. I have this eye primer in Skin and there is so much product in a small little bottle. My eyeshadow colors on top of this primer lasts for hours and they always make the colors look more vibrant and pop more than they really are. I recommend this to anyone that wears brighter eyeshadows, but it is good for neutrals as well. I've been using this for months and switch back to my Urban Decay Potion Primer once in a while, but I can tell you, this will last you a while!! I used this probably more than 5+ months and I still have a lot in there. The consistency may be thick and sticky, but trust me, if you put a little, a little can go a long way. :)