I got enticed into LM after reading reviews here. Also, when I first arrived at counter, a client told me how much she loved the line. I had a really nice counter person apply TM, concealer, and eye basics. I came home thinking that I really looked flawless, but after buying all these products and using them, I quickly changed my mind. I remembered that makeup artist spent a really long time smoothing out eye basics with handle of brush rolling it back and forth so it would be even. I wouldn't dream of spending several minutes rolling it on my eye to get flawless look. Have since had numerous makeovers where artists apply foundation over entire eye or concealer, and then foundation over entire eye and then makeup. That is a lot easier than applying eye basics as eye basics comes in a tube with applicator which other reviewers say causes it to go rancid quickly if one uses wand, so I apply with brush. I purchased this in wheat and the idea was that eye basics could be used in lieu of eye shadow, but when I apply it, it looks a little ghostly so I don't even bother too much with it.
I got this RIS in Linen. I will start on the good points first. Okay, first of all, I loved the wand applicator in the little tube. Second, this product made my eyeshadow crease less than with nothing on underneath - no, not amazing or very good, but something worth mentioning. Onto the not so good bits. When I first opened up the tube I was all exited, reading the amazing reviews on here I was expecting this to make my eyes look great! First impressions of it were that it was a little gloopy, but whatever. My lids are normal- not dry, not oily, so I was expecting just your average application. I have come to the conclusion that this is more of a 'base' for eyshadow. Eg. Put on your primer, like UDPP, and then put on a layer of this for evening out eyelids. I gave this away to my little cousin and now I think I would like it back for putting on top of my UDPP for evening out my eyelids! It is okay I guess but a bit expensive for a base. Maybe I might buy/swap for this again. It did cover my imperfections well.
I Bought eye basic in linin and really like it, makes my eyeshadow last longer and it looks freshly applied all day, Its non messy and easy to use, I bought the mercier eye basics brush to apply it with also, which makes it easy to use and you don't have to use much product at all so it's good value for money! I also got 2 of the mecier shadows the same day, Pearl and Temptation, they look great over the eye basic and pop out much better than with out using the basic!
Overall a very good product and pretty good value!
I am so torn on this product. On one hand, it covers my funky, veined eyelids better than anything else I've tried. The linen shade works really well for that. On the other hand, it creases like nobody's business and seems to make eyeshadow disappear faster. I should add that my skin is on the oily side so that may contribute, too. I like tossing this on when I'm not planning on wearing any shadow because it gives a nice, polished look. But with eyeshadow it kinda stinks. Not a bad product, as it does have its place, but it could be better.
I have the Eye Basics in Linen and the color is perfect as a base for my eyelids. I am a very neutral porcelain. It covers my redness and creates a smooth, even canvas for my eyeshadow. It also makes eyeshadow show up better and be true to the color it is in the pot. You only have to apply a very small amount. Be sure to blend it quickly because it dries fast, but as long as you don't use too much you won't have a problem. My eyeshadow lasts all day without creasing when I use this product. It is expensive, but should last a very long time since you only have to use such a small amount each time.
I have this in linen and LOVE it. I use it as a highlighter shadow (and then layer the chocolate eye basics color on my lower lid with the summer tan eye basics to go color over the chocolate - it looks fab!) These creme products are the first shadows I've ever used that do not crease even after a long day (and believe me, I've tried everything ... Dior, Bobbi Brown, MAC, the list goes on). It does take some practice to apply these shadows, but once you get the hang of it you'll love them.
A very nice eye makeup base, does what it says.
The point is to apply as little as you can, and it will last all day long. Same thing goes for most of their products, less is more.
I bought the eye basics in linen, and it is great! It serves as such a good eyeshadow base--my eyeshadow shows up so vivid and last forever!
These are really great- creates the perfect canvas for your eyes. To apply makeup or not to apply makeup- it's up to you. I have worn this alone just set with powder and it totally brightens and visually lifts the entire area. As an eye base it has helped dramatically in terms of preventing eyeshadow creasing and fading midday. I just wish it came in a pot since the wand just reintroduces bacteria into the vial after each use- I find the product starts to go bad after a month or two.
This is the best product I have come across in years. I have always had trouble with creasing no matter what type of eye shadow I used. I was actually at a Stila counter in Nordstrom and the sales girl recommended this product. I didn't check the price at the time but it is a little high. I have to say now though that I consider it the best investment and worth every cent. My eye makeup looks the same after a 10 hour day as it did when I left in the morning. Hopefully I will never have to makeup my face without it!