UPDATE: Nope, nope, nope, this primer is garbage... For some reason, after a couple of weeks I began to notice that my "smoky" eye was extremely light... faded. It's just blah. I've found the UD Anti-Aging Primer is pretty good since it's not as "sticky" as the origianl and helps eliminate steps. Painterly is still gold. This did not hold eyeshadow for me.ORIGINAL REVIEW: I'm surprised at the negative reviews. I have tried TFSI, UDPP, MAC paint and paint pots, LM eye basics, NARS, etc etc... And I really like this because it helps me eliminate steps. I always always used to use UDPP or NARS with painterly and/or a translucent powder over it because otherwise my shadows were not blendable: they'd just stick to my lid. This eliminates painterly because it evens out my lids with a little color, and has the built-in translucent that makes my shadows glide more effortlessly. Is it the best primer ever? I don't know but it's my current fave as it eliminates there large products into one simple package. I didn't have any creasing and I wore my shadows with this every day for a week. Maybe I just am not that picky because as long as I use a primer and translucent powder I feel like I can make anything work other than TFSI.
You can live without it. The promised 15 hour party staying power should not be made. Reality looks like this. After 5 hours the shadow was hooked in my eye crease. There are better and less expensive primer out there!!!
For $45, this better deliver miracles and it did NOT. Pretty basic product with a gimmick powder that TF says will set your e/s. Threw it away after a few uses and went back to LM eye basics, UDPP and/or Benefit.