I can't imagine ever putting on eye shadow without using this first. This primer has totally revolutionised my make up.
I have deep set eyes and a fondness for matte eyeshadows. Not a good combination: while shimmer shadows are prone to slipping, matte ones are prone to creasing of the extreme kind. This product prevents both slipping and creasing, and when I use it my matte shadows are as flawless when I remove my make up as they were when I applied it. It's easy to see why there are so many lovers of this on here.
It goes on almost invisible, but with enough blurring to mask lid discolouration and veins. It dries into a smooth layer over the lid, and shadow applied on top is easy to make smooth and even, and to blend.
It's important to let it dry first for best effects.
Also, it's important not to over load the layering of the eyeshadow: if you are using a light shade to highlight and a darker shade on the lid, don't use the light one to create a base under the darker-it will start to negate the effect of the primer.
A note about packaging: the old version has a wand which was a nightmare for both hygiene and value (having to cut open a product to get at the last third is not great) but the new one has a needle nosed squeezy tube instead which is so much better.
I couldn't recommend this more if you find your lids cause creasing.
This stuff is absolutely fabulous. I did some research before hand as initially I was thinking of getting Benefits primer but that doesn't seem to be as well regarded. In the end when I went to get my Naked3 palette Debenhams were offering £10 off another products when you bought from a selection of best sellers (of which the Naked palettes were part of). In the end I got this for £6 instead of £16 but I would have paid £16 for it. My only gripe is that it's SO good, occasionally, as I'm still a shadow novice, when I try to apply some it holds it tight meaning I can't blend away bad placement. But that's my problem so I didn't factor it into my rating as that would be unfair in a product performance review. All in all my shadow doesn't move all day and I am exceedingly impressed. Good value as will last for ages as you use so little. If you are big on eye shadow it's a 'cannot live without' product
I received a good sized sample with the Ammo Pallette which is what sold me on that in the first place. I have tried skin primers on my eyes and this just works better. It is in a tube and has lasted awhile. When I run out, I will likely get the primer in Sin because I love the colour. I love the tube because it seems to go on forever.
I have super oily eyelids that just suck up anything I put on them. This usually leads to creasing eye shadows, patchy eyeliner, and just general nonsense. This primer has completely changed my make up routine. It has a silky smooth, lotion-y texture that dries clear and absorbs quickly into the skin. My eye shadows and eyeliner stay in place ALL day when I prime my lids with this product. It even makes my cheaper eye shadows look better and stay on longer. A $20 price tag is nothing to write home about, but a little bit goes a long way, so one tube of this will last you AWHILE. Overall, a great product that I will definitely repurchase in the future. If you have oily eyelids or you have trouble with your eye shadows staying put, give this product a whirl!
Remember when your shadow ALWAYS creased and you had to try to smooth it out with your finger?
Ya, not any more with this stuff!!! It's THE BEST! Used it for years, and with good reason
i absolutely love this stuff!!!! for several years i have suffered from my eye shadow creasing and eye liner transferring to the top of my lids (i have extremely oily skin).. just when i thought there was no hope, i found this! what a complete life saver. i put this on my lids right before applying eye shadow/liner and it keeps everything in place for at least 12 hrs.. no lie. highly recommend it :)
I love this primer to bits. Usually at the end of the day my eyeshadow and mascara is running all down my face. But with this it's stayed perfect. The colours are still as vibrant as they are in the morning.
This was the first primer I had tried so it is hard to compare to others, but so far it is not bad. It does what a primer should do. I have really oily eyelid so it does help, but it doesnt seem to last after more than 8 hrs. I would only buy this when i am desperate otherwise....looking for something else.
This is a really good primer for people that have oily skin and want to prevent eyeshadow from creasing. It's really heavy duty and you only need a little bit.
Only reason im giving it 4 lipsticks is because it can be too drying. My eyelids don't really get oily but i do have creasing in my eyeshadow w/o a primer.