I am pale, about NC15. I used to always use Linen but am now finding that this is more flattering under eyeshadow. It makes a nice base for eyeshadow because it covers all darkness from my thin eyelid skin (unlike UDPP).
Surprised by the high ratings. I wanted to use this as a primer, but my e/l slid under my eyes. When I use the same e/l w/my Lumene primer, I did not have this problem. I also did not notice any improvement in e/s color on top of this product. Too pricey to be a mediocre primer. Wheat was a good match for my NC25 skin.
I've used this product for years and I still like it. In fact, I stopped using any primer/base for a while when mykids were really little and I came across it again the other day. Still love it. I have mono lids and this stops my shadow from creasing. Everything stays put. It's also a perfect match for my NC 30 skin so I use it under the eye too
I have used UDPP for years thinking that was the only thing that could ever hold my eyeshadow in place until i started using this at my job. im about nc40 & this matches my eyelids pretty good instead of using concealer. love how matte it dries & hold everything in place. continued >>
This is, in my opinion, the best eye shadow primer of all. And especially, wheat should suit most skin shades. The best thing about this primer is the natural look it gives, while providing great coverage at the same time. You can easily use it on its own, just to even out your eyelids' colouration and it will look very natural, while, with UDPP, you can only use it as a base for an eye shadow, otherwise it will just unnaturaly show on your eye lids. It does not crease, and I've got very oily eye lids and my make up last several hours. All in all, the best and the most convertible eye base product you can get (if u can get it, as not easily found). The only thing is the packaging. The tip is too short and it can not reach the bottom of the container, which still contains plenty of product.
I have been using this for 3 years. As a busy stay at home mom, I don't even wear eyeliner and eyeshadow anymore, I don't have the time and honestly don't care. I just use this, the LM under eye concealer, and mascara and I'm good to go. When I used to have time to put on eyeshadow and liner, and wore this underneath, my make up looked just as good at the end of the work day as it did first thing in the morning. Now, I just swipe in on my eyelids, it takes away the redness and wakes my eyes up.
Basically I can't live without this stuff.
I'm officially obsessed with this product. I use it everyday. When the Laura Mercier rep recommended it to me I thought I had plenty of eye shadow bases from urban decay and Mac among others. But I realized this one was different, mainly in the fact that you can just wear it as an eyeshadow and it makes your lid look bright and flawless. I spend most of my work week just wearing wheat on my eyelid. It's fast and easy to apply and instantly brightens your eye to a natural refreshed look. I had no idea how discolored my eyelids were and how many fine veins I had until I compared the difference in the natural daylight between an eyelid with wheat and one without. It is so quick and easy to use, my go to product when I'm in a hurry for the day but don't want tired looking eyes. Love this product!
I like this eye base. I bought it for half price so I was happy about the price - also it is pretty impossible to get Urban Decay and the like in Australia so I haven't even been able to compare.
This product makes my eyeshadows last at least twice as long without creasing as they do with either stila kitten smudge pot as a base, or with no base whatsoever. It does its job, and it helps coloured eyeshadows pop a little more.
When I was getting my makeup done recently the salesperson asked about my eyeshadow base and I had no idea what she was talking about...I went back to the office and asked friends about it and the just looked at me like...Where have you been? Anyway, bought this and really liking it - makes everything last longer. Only issue is that the smell has turned a bit (similar to what used to happen to my touche eclat every once in a while)...will buy again.
This is the best eye shadow base I have ever used, and I've tried quite a few of them. This spreads easily, dries quickly, and helps any shadow I apply over it show up so much better. Will repurchase until I "discover" a cheaper alternative.