I got a sample size of this from Sephora's 500 points reward deal, and this is not good. It does make your eyelid dry and it mattifies the color of your eyeshadow, so it downplays the color integrity. If your eyeshadow is anything but Matte texture, it will downplay the color by taking away the glitter, shimmer etc ..it'll be dull. The eyeshadow then would just look dead. Bad product, TAKES AWAY EYESHADOW'S VIBRANCY!
I did not find this product to be of any use except to even out the colour of my lids. I have tried using Bare Minerals instead and it works great. I have yet to try UDPP or TFSI.
I found this product to be okay. It did a good job of making my eye lid the same colour, but it didn't intensify colours like Benefit's Lemon Aid. It isn't super dry nor super oily, just in between. The applicator deposits a lot product and it can get a little messy after a while, so I always use my finger to apply it, not the wand.
Not recommended for a shadow primer. I did a comparison between this and UDPP and noticed a pretty big significance between the brilliance of the eyeshadows. It just didn't give my shadows that pop I need if I'm going to pay the money for them, as the UDPP did. However, I actually have used this alone when I was in a pinch and needed to do something with my lids, which are quite dark. I did get compliments and was asked what I used. So...it would've been 3 lippies but it deserved an extra one just for the compliments.
I got this as gratis from the manufacturer for training I completed at work, and it is pretty awful! Its really dry and if you're fair skinned, the orange color does not look good unless you're doing a really dark eye to cover it completely. The price is more than UD Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance too, and I know there would be product left that you wouldn't be able to get to.
I wanted to like this primer, but it's just ok, nothing spectacular. It is very drying which I think is the reason I have a hard time blending my shadows. It does do good job of making my eyelids an even color, but any concealer could do that. It's only good if you want to wear one e/s & maybe some liner. I would not repurchase, & instead when it runs out I will buy the Lorac primer which is MUCH better. continued >>
I got it for free from a friend of mine. I had a love-hate relationship. It would work really well with keeping my eyeshadow on. Then there was a time when it kept on making my shadow crease. Now it seems to be working again! I like it. I'm not sure if I would actually buy it though.
I used Clinique eyeshadow primer for years, but it got too dry for me. Yet I have greasy eyelids--with wrinkles! Huge problem with lines in eyeshadow, stopped wearing it for a while. Now I wear this with maybelline expert wear eyeshadow or Bobbi Brown long wear creme eyeshadow.
This is by far the WORST eye product I have ever used. The product was crumbly and didn't prevent creasing. My eye shadows did not stay on all day. The WORST part however is that not only does it NOT do it's job, but it also makes my eyelids EXTREMELY dry(I have tried putting an eye cream under it). I would've given it a negative 5 if makeup alley would let me.
I have used UDPP and Two faced both of which I love and will def stick to in the future.
I'd read reviews, and for better or worse, decided to try the Photo Finish Lid Primer. I'm one of those people with odd allergies, so finding things that work for me and don't contain what I'm allergic to is rather difficult.
Now I'm not sure what people are complaining about in the size department - this is a normal full size bottle - no where near sample size. It went on smoothly, and didn't irritate my eyes. My eyeshadow and liner held all day, looked better than it has in a long time and didn't crease. No complaints here.