I love this stuff. When I look for primers, I don't want color on my lid, although they are hyperpigmented. I love that this dries clear and not only grabs any e/s I put on it, but makes it true to color. Even flesh-toned colors come alive with it. I've been using this for 2 months now and very rarely do I have patchy areas (which I'm sure is due more to my application than the product). On my normal to dry eyelids, my eyes stay put for at least 14 hours.
I've used UDPP and find it comparable. My only gripe is in the packaging. Can we not put eye primers in wand/doe foot applicators? I believe they need to be in squeeze tubes so I'm not wasting product. This stuff is hella pricey and I'm looking for substitutes as I can tell I'll go through 2-3 tubes a year.
This stuff is great. I own Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion and NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base and I can tell these are both very-very good and I would repurchase once I've ran out. Urban Decay's container looks quite damaged after using it some time while NARS looks like it looked on the day I got it but this does not affect the good products inside, does it. The consistency of UD feels a bit softer when applied and it also has a subtle ivory-ish tone to it (but I guess it won't show unless you maybe have very dark skin) while the NARS's feels a bit drier on lids. I apply primer all over the lid and the waterline. My eyelids tend to get oily during the day so for an die hard eye liner fan like me who wears eye liner every day, these little fellows are a must! My eyes look as good as they did the night before when I happen to go to sleep after a party etc with make-up on and sometimes have to to some minor touch-ups. One thing I still recommend is that you use some kind of setting powder on neutral eye shadow after applying primer because this will definitely add to the long lasting effect!
I have very oily eyelids and this is really the only primer I've tried that keeps my eyeshadow from creasing. Lots of people rave about the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but for me the Nars one is way better. I just dab it on with my finger and leave it to dry for a minute before applying eyeshadow. Keeps everything nice and neat all day long :)
No creasing on the lids anymore :)
Gives you a natural look if you apply it before your foundation and pad on some when you putting some on your face :)
I tried this product while i was in search for a great eyeshadow primer because i love the lancome aquatique base but i wanted something new. SO i tried this base and it was riddiculously expensive and i love high end products but for what you get it was not all that great.Firstly the applicator is lame I hate doe foot applicators becuase im a clean freak about my make up so eww. I have very sensitive skin so when i tried it on i had a small irrited feeling on my eye lids but it passed so i did my make up and went on with my day. The eyeshadow melted off after about 2-3 hours and it was just so dissappointing. I had read and heard good reviews but this was just sad. I liked it because it was a white formula thinking it would make my matte eyeshadows pop and last and it just didn't live up to my expectations. So boo to that and back to sephora it went. LOL.
Had a sample of this from Sephora and won't buy it because is not as good as UDPP. I had a little creasing and fading with this.
The product itself is amazing, I have tried many many eye primers/smudge proof bases because my eyes tend to get really oily. Simply love this product, it feels very light and lasts all day but the price is just unreasonable. Nars products are expensive but this one is just over-priced.
Great primer, lasts all day, gives eyeshadow vibrancy but..... wait. It's even MORE expensive than UDPP?
Save yourself $23. The elf eye primer is just as good as nars' and urban decay's. There is absolutely no justification for this ridiculous price unless you want to pay for the name.
Eh. This wasn't terrible, but not as good as Urban Decay primer potion. I have oily lids and while there was no creasing (except on very hot days), my shadow looked a little faded by the end of the day, whereas with the UD PP I don't have any fading or creasing, even when it's hot and I'm sweating a ton. So I'll be sticking with Urban Decay for now.
I love this product and have just purchased my 2nd tube. I have tried quite a few different eyeshadow primers (two faced shadow insurance, urban decay primer potion & mac paint pots) and this one is by far the best in my opinion.
This product keeps my eyeshadow / liner on all day, regardless of the brand of shadow used. I don't know how many hours it claims to work for but on a working day I apply my makeup about 6.30 am and my eyeshadow it is still perfect when I remove it at 9-10 pm (which can often include lasting through a trip to the gym).
I cannot recommend this product highly enough. I am very fickle when it comes to makeup and change brands / try out new products frequently but I can't see myself ever using another brand of eye primer. I just hope this is never discontinued!