So yea, I am so glad that I got a sample of this stuff, and didn't buy it. The stuff makes a difference, but hardly. I'm not entirely sure if it made my eyeshadow last longer, but it if it did, it was marginal. As for the complains about the small size of the bottle, it sorta makes sense to me, because a tiny amount spread over a large area. The same size I got was 0.5ml, and it's still not used up after five uses.
I got this as a sample and thank goodness I didn't purchase it. I wore the SB Photo Finish Lid Primer on one eye and my current E.L.F. primer on the other, lo and behold, after an 8-9 hour work day, E.L.F. held up better (no creasing). I didn't have a problem with the consistency of the product or the shade (a nude color). I love Smashbox products, however for the retail price and the lack of staying power it isn't worth the full price.
I am a bit disappointed with the primer. It went on fine, equal to any other primer I've tried. The color is too yellow for me, though, I look pretty awful until I get shadow over the top of it!!! The real problem, though, was the creasing. I had shadow crease on my lids after about 8 hours. Bummer. I've had my e.l.f. primer keep my shadow looking fresh longer than that! It goes to show that paying more doesn't always get you a better product.
This primer is descent but not remarkable. I have somewhat oily eyelids with light veining that is apparent due to my pale skin.
Prose: (1) Evens out the appearance of discolortion and veining. (2) stay put formula. (3) kept eye shadow perfectly in place for 12+ hours.
Cons: (1) unhygienic tube packaging with doe foot applicator. (2) difficult to spread evenly. (3) Dry formula did not make for smooth application. (4) Formula drys out after 7 weeks.
I paid $35CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart. There are far nicer for less then this.
I was surprised by the low ratings on this primer, not that it's a remarkable primer, it's average. I didn't find that TFSI or UDPP or even e.l.f.'s dollar primer was any worse or any better. It's just a primer that keeps my eyeshadow on apparently for more than 24 hours because I fell asleep with my make up (don't tell anyone). It does even out the color of my lids ever so slightly but I don't have any real discoloration so if you want something that's going to do that as well as keep your shadow in place, this isn't it. I have dry skin but my eyelids are normal, not oily or dry. This is an in between primer for me. e.l.f. primer has quite a bit of dimethicone it it that some people describe as oily, TFSI is a bit drying, as are MAC paint pots. UDPP, on me, is no different than this on me. If you're a fan of SB try it, if you're on the prowl for a new primer, there are so many out there and this works as well as most for me. It's just another lid primer but I would buy it again, it serves its purpose which is to keep my shadow from fading away. What a mediocre review, huh? It's a lid primer. The End
This came as part of Smashbox's Eye Wish Palette. I have uneven discoloration on my eyelids - and only after two layers did this come close to doing anything about that. I did notice that my eyeshadow creases less with this product, but it doesn't do enough in my book for me to go out and by this product on its own.
This lid primer sucks. My eyeshadow creases almost immediately after I put it on. The only thing this primer is good for is giving a hint of color to even out your skin tone on your lids. This primer is a complete waste in my book.
I have a love/hate relationship with this. As i love that it has a color to it and it's not transparent like UDDP or TFSI. It does hide the veining i have on my lids. I don't know if it was the sample i got in the day/date gift set but it is a bit dry. It's kind of hard to blend on to your eyelid. Although it grabs your eye shadows like crazy. After about 7 or 8 hours i tend to see a bit of creasing ... I have extremely oil lids ... for reference UDDP creases in about 2 hours on me :( . I tend to use my NARS smudge proof base and then to hide veining i use my PP in soft ochre. That combo seems to work the best for my oily lids.
the primer was very dry and not spreadable or blendable at all. had the consistancy of a badly dried-up concealer. packaging made it hard to get the product. once the product was on the eyes it did not help my eyeshadow at all. the shadow didnt last longer, it creased even worse than without primer, and the colors didnt look as vibrant or true. best to save your money on this one.
I got this in a gift set from Sephora.. and I don't like it. I haven't liked it from the beginning, but I can't find my TFSI so I keep using this. Its very drying to the skin, and dries quickly which makes blending it out very difficult. The color is also an issue because if I miss a spot it dries very noticeably.
I wouldn't repurchase the full size.