This eyeshadow primer does what it says, and is fairly easy to apply. I didn't have trouble with blending eyeshadows with this being the base - I guess the ease of blending would also depend on what eyeshadows one would normally use. I usually use Cargo and Stila eyeshadows, which are fairly soft and easy to blend.
I love to use this with cream eyeshadows, because the cream texture is where usually creases arrive after several hours. With Primer Potion, my cream shadows lasted and held their shine for 8+ hours. Definitely a winner.
What I did find a little diffcult was that eyeliners tended not to go over the Primer that well (I use UD ones, odd that).
Not only does this product live up to the hype, it completely blows it out of the water. A few tiny dabs of this on my eyelid keep my shadow smooth, perfect, and crease-free all day - and that's despite oily eyelids. I use the wand to dab a small smudge on each eyelid, use my finger to spread the product across my entire lid\browbone area, and then have a field day with my shadow. It goes on flawlessly, brings out the color, and 12-14 hours later, it looks just like it did when I first put it on. The ONLY complaint I have about this product is the packaging. The little genie bottle is definitely cute, but soooo much product goes to waste, trapped in the bottom of the bottle, unless you completely hack the bottle up with a knife and scoop the product out of the bottom. For 16 bucks a pop, I shouldn't have to perform major surgery on the packaging to get all the stuff out.
I've used this promer off and on for years,! I love how smooth it goes on and how soft and silky it is.
Makes any brand of shadow stay on for hours with zero creasing!!!
My only issue is my lids are oily and sometimes especially in the warmers months this primer can make it worse.
Great primer I just don't use it in the summer.
This makes my eyeshadow stay perfect for so much longer, the texture of it is lushh. However, a bit priceyy, but the packaging is adorable.
I LOOOOOVE this product. The staying power is amazing. I was introduced to this by one of the vendors for UD, and I was hooked immediately. I have really oily lids and have ALWAYS had a problem with shadows creasing, doesn't matter what kind i use. I started using this before the shadows and they lasted forever. I even got really lazy before a big morning event and did my eyes the night before. I slept through the night and the shadows didn't budge. LOVED that haha. The only downside is the packaging. No offense but it is HORRIBLE. You can't tell how much you have left, and there's no way you can make sure you get it all out. I like Too Faced's Shadow Insurance tube better, and while the products are really similar, I have a preference for UD.
This stuff is awesome! To be honest, I didn't even know I was supposed to use an eyeshadow primer until I started visiting the FOTD board. Impulsively, I picked up Loreal DeCrease at Wal-Mart and when that didn't work out (it was CRAP!) I decided to go with the popular vote and pick this up. Now I can even use my cheapie E.L.F shadows and they last and last! I'll definitely never be without this again.
EDIT: taking one lippie off because, as others have mentioned, you don't really get your money's worth because you can't get all of the product out due to the package design. I've begun using Bare Escentuals Prime Time.
I love it when a product exceeds my expectations. This lives up to the hype. It's worth it!
I love this. I have the most oily lids ever. I am not exaggerating.
When I wear eyeshadow or top eyeliner this helps keep is in place and not smudge.
I use under my eye also when I wear eyeliner and it somewhat helps. I have very oily eyelids though so if you have slightly oily lids or you want a fresh eyemakeup look and you have normal skin then this would help a lot.
Without this my eyes would look sloppy and gross.
What else can i say about this product that hasn't already been said.....I can't believe i waited so long to try it, i feel foolish, because i never wanted to spend the $17. But its SO worth it! I wore it under my eyeshadow before going to work (at a movie theater), and i can tell you, i was sweating and hot and disgusting, and it managed to keep my eyeshadow looking perfect through it all! WOW! go buy it! HG
Does exactly what it promises, and does it all day long. This, or at least a primer of comparable quality (I haven't tried enough to be able to name one, yet), qualifies as a staple to anyone who wears eyeshadow, full stop! The packaging is difficult, impractical, and ugly, but it could be sold much worse containers and I'd still buy it up. I'll definitely be cutting mine open to scrape out and repackage the last bits when the time comes (there are pictures on MUA of this procedure and just how much product it yields - wow!)