This is not the best primer I've used, but it's not the worst either. It's better than [gasp!] Lancome's but not as good as UDPP [HG!!!]. It's nice when I want a bit of shimmer to perk up my lids...when I apply it all the way up to the brow, I don't even need to add a highlight.
I don't find my shadow creasing as a lot of the other reviewers did. My color doesn't stay AS vibrant though as with the UDPP.
I took 1 lippy off because its more of an eyeshadow than a primer. for eyeshadow primer Too Faced's eyeshadow insurance is the best. I wear heavy black eyeliner and cant wear most eyeshadows because it over does the eyes, I bought many many :subtle" eyeshadows that I just ended up not using, but first base adds just the right amount of subtle shimmer. So like i said, I say its a beautiful eyeshadow, just dont buy it if ur gonna use it as a primer.
I love this product, although I have to say I don't use it as an e/s base, and would not recommend it to be used as such. I tried that once, and found that it creased within a matter of minutes.
Nowadays I use this as a highlighter and find it works better than anything else. I use it just under my browbone, and around my cheekbones and sometimes temples, depending on how glam and glowy I want to look. I was recently approached at a wedding by someone wanting to know what it was! Love it and will definitely buy again when it runs out.
It seems like I am one of the few fans of this product. I actually love it. It's got a beautiful irridescent shimmer and goes on easily. I apply with my ring finger (for a light touch) and it sets my eyeshadow perfectly. I would definitely continue using and recommending this product.
I read all of the reviews for this product and still decided to buy it. i love it. deffo buy again :)
let me first preface this review by saying that i didnt actually purchase this item.. i had fun with the tester they had on display at my local ULTA... now the only reason why i dared to try it out on my lids is because they had a fresh tester on display that looked like it had been touched only once or twice...
i really wanted to love this base... REALLY did... i mean you show me anything whose color could remotely be described as "muted/sheer gold," and i am all over it... i love the effect it gives... so when i saw first base in all its muted golden glory, naturally i charged my way to it... i tried to apply it to my lids and found the texture to be a bit dry, not very creamy, and it was actually hard to apply onto my lids without tugging the crap out of them... i figured, "hey.. maybe this is a sign that it has incredible crease resistance".... boy was i wrong... about an hour later both of my lids had creased almost as badly as a NARS cream shadow (and that says a lot)... and i really didnt even apply that much of this product onto my lids....
if i had bought it, the only thing i could think to use this for would be my lower lash line... which means it would take me YEARS to get through one pot even if i were to use it 2-3x everyday.. but i still had to give it one extra lippie because the color is so pretty..
in conclusion.......... boo
It's funny, I saw a review recently for a new Too Faced shadow primer, and I was thinking it was this one until I read the review in depth. I then remembered I never reviewed this particular product, and as others have stated, it really SUCKS! I wanted the liquid light highlighter they used to make, so a SA recommended this to me in its place. Like others said, it creases on its own in like 5 minutes. Just don't buy it. It's useless, you will not like it, so save money. and aggravation!
This base is terrible. Not only does it make your e/s crease (within, like, 5 minutes! LOL), but it even creases by itself. Utterly useless, both as a base and to wear alone. Such a shame because it is so pretty. Would definitely not repurchase.
It seems like I was mislead like many other reviewers here. I bought it at the same time as my NARS Night Flight eyeshadow. A sales lady assured me that this would be the perfect base for Night Flight and would prevent it from creasing. Me, admittedly being naive and young, assumed she was completely correct. Unfortunately, like most people have stated before, it actually seems to encourage creasing. I think it's grossly misnamed as a "base". It's fine if you want something that's a shimmery and glittery muted gold, but if you're looking for a base, look somewhere else.
So I went to Sephora looking for a good eyeshadow base. Of course they had to run out of UD Potion Primer (I had my heart set on trying that after reading such fabulous reviews here) since it's such an obviously popular product. One of the sa came along and convinced me to buy this instead- she put it on the back of her hand and it just looked so glowy and whitish golden and awesome, I knew it couldn't be that bad! Plus the packaging was cute too. So I got suckered into spending the $15 and buying this thing. Can you say Wow...NOT. This product sucks. Majorly. It looks so fake going on my eyelids and it doesn't even go on smoothly! I literally have to pull and tug my delicate eye area to get this thing to go on, and when it does, it makes my eyelids look crepe-like and dry! Maybe I'm not moisturizing enough, but I frankly don't care enough to try all over again. Granted after such arduous effort, my eyeshadows generally don't crease and look a tiny bit brighter, I don't think I want something that causes frustration and early wrinkles to appear around my eyes. So save your money gals, and don't get fooled by the gorgeous color or cute packaging!