i didnt really like this product when i first got it..but lately ive rediscovered it, and changed my mind. ive used a million eyeshadow bases, and most of them are okay, nothing phenomenal though. with first base my eyeshadow is way more intense than with mac paints, easier to blend, doesnt crease. love it. the only thing i really dont like is that its so shimmery for an eyeshadow base.
Like most of Too-Faced's stuff, it's prettily packaged and pricey. I bought this hoping it would prevent creasing and would increase eyeshadow staying power. It did not do either. Apparently, its job is to adhere glitter, which I guess it could do, but I doubt it'd be much better than any good, thick eye cream. The saving grace of this product is that, when you put it on by itself, you get a light, golden sheen on your lids. I use it as a browbone/lower lid highlighter if I am wearing browns/golds, or as an eyeshadow if I am going for a light, summery look. It works well enough as an eyeshadow or highlighter, but is utterly useless as a primer.
YUCK! NOT for anyone with oily/greasy eyelids. Made my usually very nicely wearing MAC shadows a greasy creasy mess. Don't care for the limiting gold sparkly tint either. If you need an eyeshadow base to help your eyeshadow to have longer staying power or to achieve a more pigmented look, try using Studio Fix concealor (in your exact shade) all over your eyelid and brow instead. This is on my swap list - definitely will never buy again.
i love this stuff! i'm a shimmery/glitter lover and this is perfect for me. tons...i mean TONS of shimmer and shine. a bunch of tiny, micro glitters...very tiny you wont even feel them. i like to use it as a base for my matte shadows if i want to turn them shimmery. or as a highlighter. cute product and definately a must have if you're into glitters.
Holy Grail! I love this shimmery cream. Use it sparingly, and it will add a shimmer dimension to any eyeshadow. Don't use too much, or it will crease! Just sweep across your lid with your finger, then apply shadow with a brush. I will buy this again and again.
This product has become a makeup case staple! It's easy to apply and delivers noticeable results. When used, eyeshadow colors have more depth and significant staying power. I've also noticed that it keeps glitter-based eyeshadows from dripping glitter all over my face. I love to use it with the Nars "Night" eyeshadow shades. UPDATE: While I still think this a great product, Urban Decay's Primer Potion is even better!
This stuff rocks! The secret is to pat your eyeshadow on top of it (even if using a brush) not to spread, stroke, swipe, or rub. It does make your eyeshadow shimmery, as the others have said. Just remember, pat pat pat! :)
Okay, I don't like this as much as I thought I did. Any humidity at all, and my eyeshadow was gone. And the glitter is so big it would sometimes make my shadow look clumpy. :(
I don't find this product to be a very good base, as it creases way too easily, however, I do like the fact that it will turn any shadow into a shimmery one! Perfect because matte shadows make my eyes look blah, but there just happens to be so many matte shadow colours I like!
This base is EXTREMELY SHIMMERY - almost pearlescent. I apply it lightly to minimize the shimmers - but it still makes my shadow look shimmery. It's a cream base which can also be used without any shadow for a simple shimmery look. It does last a long time and prevents creasing. I just wish I got the a matte formula :) UPDATE: Urban Decay Primer Potion is the best e/s primer - ever. Get that instead.
I love the shimmer base as I think it holds better than the matte one, plus it turns any shadow into a shimmer shadow. I try not to apply too much product but I think it works really well. I do think the container could be bigger as it's just about the size of my finger pad and it will be hard to get product out as I wear it down. Other than that I will keep buying.