To put it simply, I LOVE this stuff because it works. I was skeptical when the sales lady said she wore it under her eye makeup and went swimming and when she got out of the water, her makeup was still in place! Granted, I have never gone swimming with this on, but I do know that it really increases the staying power of my eye shadow as well as creates a nice base so that the shadow's colors appear bolder.
I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews for this, it has only been great for me. I don't have oily eyelids so I don't know if that is why it sticks extra well but it does... for example, I put it on at 7am and the eyeshadow still looks rich and bold at 10pm!
And as far as it coming out of the tube all oily and nasty, that could be because it sometimes can settle and just needs a little shaking.
I firmly believe in eye shadow primers and really like this. One tube will also last you A LONG time!
This is a great product, it really helps keep on your eye makeup all day long. Colors stand you excellently. I have been using this also as a primer for my eyebrows. This is a staple in my regimen so I always keep a bottle ready.
Love it! Shadow stays put all day, whether it's cream shadow or powder, no creasing, no smudging, no loss of colour. It's a light cream base which applies virtually colourless (it does have a slight tint to it) so doesn't colour the eye area once blended out. Applies smoothly and evenly. I use it under my eyes also, and under eye concealer and any foundation around that area is still holding on long after my foundation begins to quit.
The squeeze tube makes it easy to use, and I only need to use the tinniest of amounts to get good results. On occasion when I'm near to running out and want to spread it a little further, I mix it about half and half with a cheaper primer, like ELF or Jordana, and still get great results.
Call me crazy, but I don't use this as a primer, but instead an under eye concealer. It doesn't work as an eye primer for me and creases, which is okay, because I've found an alternate use. It's pigmented enough that with two layers under my eyes, it covers my dark circles almost completely. And since it's a primer, it doesn't crease like regular concealers do. It's creamy and the tube hasn't separated like some other reviewers have said. I will totally buy this again, and on ebay they're super cheap! I got my tube for only eight dollars, ten dollars less than regular price. I wouldn't hesitate to pay full price. (:
My eyelids are really oily, so I have to wear a primer. However this primer doesn't seem to help because it still creases. It might be because of how oily my eyelids are, or maybe because I dont let it dry for a long time enough before applying the eyeliner/shadow over it. I think UDPP may still be better. It smells weird (like milky/curdy) and has a weird texture to it too, the oil in it separates from the beige part. I'm not sure why.
This is my first time using an eye shadow primer. Iíve noticed my eye shadow stays put, doesnít crease & at night when it comes time to remove my eye makeup it feels like a shame as it looks as fresh as when I first applied it. I haven't used any other eye shadow primer to compare it to yet I'd not hesitate to repurchase.
LOVE this. I have a sample of the legendary UDPP but decided to buy TFSI off ASOS instead.
The eye primer glides smoothly across my eyelids, blending like a dream. Eyeshadow stays on ALL day, in beautiful vibrant colours. With a tube like this, I get the appropriate amount on my fingertips easily & it's hygienic & doesn't pump air into the tube.
Will definitely repurchase!
After reading insane amounts of reviews online about this primer, I decided to pick this one up after I ran out of my trusty HG primer UDPP (wand version). Sadly, I was very dissapointed.
When I first opened the tube, the substance that came out was a watery, oily brown mess. Nothing like the way the product is supposed to be. Suspecting i might have bought an old tube maybe? Anyhow, this stuff creases on my within a few hours, does not prolong the wear of eyeshadow on my eyes at all. I have tried applying a lot of it, and just a tiny bit, blending with a brush and with fingers, applying eyeshadow straight away and after it has hade time to dry down - and nothing helps. It just sucks.
I am Asian-American & reside in Florida (HUMID!), therefore, you can imagine that I have a big issue with eye makeup creasing. This product has resolved that! I apply it every morning before I apply my eyeshadow, and by the end of the day, it has not stopped doing its job. I have not noticed any creasing on my lids since I've used it; but I have noticed a little smudging in the outside corners/underneath my eyes - and it's probably b/c I forget to apply it there sometimes. The only other times I've noticed smudging is after I workout or after I accidentally fall asleep in my make-up (but that doesn't really count, and it's still only the outside corners/area underneath my eyes!) I'm never sure how much to apply though (I use a tiny drop on each lid), but my one tube has lasted over 6 months now (I use it 5-6 days a week depending on the days that I wear make-up/go out). I only reapply if I wash my face to reapply make-up. I have not tried another primer so I cannot compare this to any others, but this one does it's job so I have no complaints! The color of the primer blends in well, and also brings out the pigments in eyeshadows more :)