Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base


86 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$


Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isododecane, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Mica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Sodium Chloride, Stearoyl Inulin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

on 5/16/2015 8:34:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I was really excited to try out this product because I had heard some positive reviews on it and it is a cheap primer. The color is really orange and for me it did not blend out so I was left with orange eyelids. It is a tackier consistency but my eyeshadow started creasing on me within around three hours of wearing it. For a cheap eye primer I definitely prefer the elf one.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

This is my least favorite essence product :( I really wanted to love this, but I honestly think my concealer serves as a better primer than this. It's very cheap, but it's junk. I want to say this only held up my eyeshadow 2 hours, then creased so bad. Get it together Essence!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/23/2015 12:28:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this. It really holds your makeup in place. Sometimes I use it under my eye as well before applying concealer.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I own this and the popular Primer Potion by Urban Decay. Yes this has a colour, but blend it over your lid and it's not evident. I use it under my eyes before concealer as well.

This stuff is brilliant. I used water on my face to remove make up and my shadow didn't budge. It didn't crease or fade throughout the day either.

I thought for the amount I use that PP was good value for money, however it can't touch this which works just as well but for a fifth of the price. I will definitely buy this again and may well stock up just in case.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I was really excited about this primer but now I'm not sure. It's colored and I thought it would go away once dry but no, it leaves me with orange lids, so if you don't spread it carefully you'll have to apply shadow where you didn't intend to or deal with orange spots.
Does it make shadows pop? Extend wear? If so I haven't noticed too much. It looks like it does when I put it on my arm for swatches but not sure if it translates to my eyes. I will say that it does help with creasing though.

It's alright but I think I'll go back to the E.L.F. one (if I can find it in a store in Germany).

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I saw good reviews for this product and after finding it in a shop for 2.50 I thought I'd try it. First of all the colour bothered me, it's an orange/tan colour and I like things to be pale, and I have a fair complexion, HOWEVER, it does what it should do as a primer, and in my experience it works better than my Urban Decay Primer Potion (but that might be because I use so little of that because of the cost.) I have been struggling to find a primer that doesn't make my eyeshadow crease and this is it for me. I have semi-oily eyelids and this worked wonderfully. For the price, I'm extremely pleased :)

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this primer. I have very oily hooded eyelids, and this stays put on my eyelids all day. I do use this in combination of MAC Paintpot, and then eye shadow over top but I would have to do that with any primer. I use this for everyday makeup looks.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/21/2015 3:22:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Blue

To be honest, I can't give much of a review of this eye primer because I really don't like using it. I can't give my opinion on the lasting power or whether it helps with creasing.

The primer is coloured and normally I prefer these as it cancels out veins and discoloration. However, I am very fair (NC10) and this primer is way too dark for my skin tone. Also, it is insanely orange. It looks stupid on my eyes. I can't use for my daily looks as it makes the shadows darker and orange-y. The only time I can use this is with darker, smokey eyes which I personally don't do very often.

If you have a medium, warm skin tone I would say try this out but pale skinned people won't like this.

on 1/20/2015 11:44:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Milia/bumps/possibly an allergic reaction? every time I use. Have had it for months n try off and on--same bad reaction. Great colour for use as corrective concealer but breaks me out even right under the eyes or around mouth. Doesn't do anything for e/s aside from evening out lid colour nicely. The only use I have for it is to mix into foundations to make them a bit more yellow to match my skin better.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

I loooove this eyeshadow base! It makes my eyeshadows pop even more and it keeps the colour despite me having hooded oily lids!

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