After trying multiple other eye shadow primers, I feel I've found the best one. It not only evens out the color of my lids before I put anything on them, but it makes even the least expensive eye shadows last all day long. It's worth every expensive cent!
Hands this is thee best eyeshadow primer. I have oily lids and this has been the only primer that has kept my eyeshadow in place till the next morning (i know sleeping with makeup on is bad for your skin). My friends are hooked to it too so if you have oily eyelids or want a great eyeshadow primer that will make your shadow pop this is the one!
Eyeshadow primer is a necessity for any girl who wears eyeshadow, period. That said, not all primers are made equal. This is an example of a perfectly mediocre primer, and I won't even get into the packaging (I'm purely reviewing the product, as the packaging is changing/has changed)
What it does: evens out the color of your eyelids. Prevents creasing. Helps eyeshadow stay on your eyelids longer. It makes the eyeshadow stick so well, actually, that it turns into a negative thing- blending anything becomes a nightmare. You can try this with Maybelline eyeshadows, MAC, Urban Decay, or Chanel, and they won't blend. At all.
If you use it, you better use a single color on your eyelids, then expect to spend quite a while blending the corners.
Also, you need more of UDPP than, say, Too Faced Shadow Insurance on each eyelid. I went through a tube of UDPP faster than any other primer I own. And other primers make eyeshadow last (even) longer than UDPP. And primers should enhance the intensity of whatever color you're wearing. UDPP did nothing on this regard...
So, you see, this isn't a BAD primer, but it's not a great one. There are so many options, like MAC paint pots, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, even drugstore brands have primers; UDPP is definitely over-hyped. Maybe most of these women haven't used many primers, and since this works a million times better than using no primer, they feel this is a great option. Well, in the world of primers, this gets 3 lippies.
I'll stick to my favorite Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
I got a small size when I first got my NAKED Palette and I loved the primer when I first bought it, I went to a Concert and I was sweating more than ever and crowd surfing, etc. My makeup did not budge. Not to mention I put it on at 6 AM all the way to 12 at night. BUT the product completely Changed texture after six months. It turned sticky and by the time I was done with the rest of my makeup my eyeshadow would already be creases. There are better alternatives likeToo Faced Shadow Insurance or Milani's eye Shadow primer.
Best eye primer I've ever used...I have really greasy eyelids and my eyeshadow stays put all day!!! Luv this stuff!
This primer is the best!! The primer makes your lids perfect for any eyeshadow. My lids are usually oily so after using this, my eyeshadow shows up better and lasts much longer. This also makes the pigment of the eyeshadow much better. A must have and will repurchase.
For years I always had issues with my eyeliner constantly smudging after a couple hours. I always thought it's because of my eyelids and how oily it tends to get throughout the day. Finally decided to give this a try as I have nothing to lose anyway. My god.. This makes the application of my eyeliner so much easier and my eyeliner has never looked so perfect prior to using this! No more smudging or having it transfer onto my lids! Eyeliner looks like it's freshly applied even after eight hours.
So far this & Mary Kay's eye primer are the only ones that can handle my oily lids the most! I do recommend the tube you can squeeze rather than getting the kind w/the wand for convenience & i feel the squeeze tube lasts longer!
Pros: Primer goes on smoothly not leaving white streaks, eyeshadow stays in place most of the day (5-8 hours at the most).
Cons: Kinda pricey, if you get the wand not getting all of your moneys worth, slight smell, figuring out the right amount to use for product to work.
I did not know something like this existed.....I thought my shadow and liner would always wear off within an hour of putting them on. I have the oiliest eyelids! I accidently stumbled across this product while just looking reviews for different items on this site, I believe someone mentioned this in an eyeshadow review. After reading mostly positive glowing reviews, I picked up a sample size not really thinking it would help me. Not that I don't believe in everyone's reviews here, but I had no idea how this could work. Well, I am thrilled to say it does! I was so astonished to find out that after a whole day of physical work, my liner and shadow were still there. I have this in the original color and I love how it just provides a neutral color to my lids and under eyes. I will not ever be without this product for as long as I wear makeup or even on days I don't!