Paula Dorf • Eye Primer • Eye Primer
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this product on a whim from Drugstore dot com and it had decent reviews there. I think this product has it's use (as I later read) as a primer for a simple wash of color. If you actually use several e/s on your lid and need something to keep that in place, then keep looking.
I'm looking at MAC Painterly or Soft Ochre pot next.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Huge disappointment. I put it on while I'm applying concealer, and the primer itself actually creases before I can even apply shadow. So I wipe off the creased bit, powder, and continue as usual, and my eyeliner is in my lid crease by noon. I've never had a primer just flat refuse to work before. This one is supposed to be one of the best. I bought it on the strength of the Non-Blonde's review; she lists it as a favorite.
SAs never believe me when I tell them the grease power of my skin can easily overcome a primer. Laura Mercier and Urban Decay work well enough, and cover the lids better. This Paula Dorf is a bit below the staying level of Benefit primer, minus Benefit's concealing power. And it cost more than all those others.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i wouldn't describe my skin as dry, but this primer highlights wrinkles + flaky patches that i never noticed before. it's also light for my skin (NC25) + i have to blend a lot so it's not noticeable. it's a solid cream in a pot so i thought it'd be moisturizing, but it takes too long to use.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have a lot of eye primers/color correctors in my stash, but this just may be my favorite. I bought it from HSN in a package that included the excellent taklon brush.
My lids are dry, but definitely discolored. I've used various products to even out the color (esp. Paint Pots) but a lot of the time the color is either too dark or too light.)
This product evens out the color without adding an unnatural shade. I frequently use it on its own (w/o shadow) and it looks natural. Long-lasting and easy to apply.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
I do like that this eyeshadow primer covers some mild discoloration on my eyelids. My eye area is dry, so I don't experience creasing (I seldom experience creasing with any product actually). I don't rate this primer higher because I've noticed a few blemishes under my browbone. I don't prefer primer that is packaged in a pan as you're touching it around your eyes and can easily cross contaminate. I toss products like this after 6 months, so the Paula Dorf becomes a pricey option. If you do choose to try this, be sure to use a good eyemakeup remover and cleanse thoroughly because it is quite adherent.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Have to agree with others who said this product is too greasy. My shadow creased immediately. Surprised that Sephora staff are still pushing it. Maybe it works for people with very dry skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This primer did nothing for me. I had the primer in 'deep'. It creased within an hour and did not hold my eye shadow well at all. This one is a thumbs down. The primers that have worked for me in the past are Mac Paint Pots (love, love, love), Black Raidance (great drugstore type primer) and Mary Kay.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have tried many primers, probably all the ones in the market. I have been using paula dorf eye primer now for two years. The trick is you use it with the eye primer brush and use very little. I was taught to pat it into my skin and immediately put eye shadow on. My eyeshadows stay on all day all the color is true. Give it shot....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Surprised by the tepid reviews here, because I'm in love. Maybe the formula was improved between the last review, 2007, and mine in 2011. This Eye Primer is lighter than foundation, so it's kind to eyes that aren't as young as they used to be. And I find it to be complete and total magic for ERASING JET LAG around my eyes. It evens out the eyelid tone and provides an extra layer of dark-circle concealment without going weird or powdery.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have used this eye primer nearly every day (under powder shadows) for around 10 years, and I am just finishing my second pot. In my 30s, it kept my eye makeup from creasing, but now that I am in my 40s and have less oil on my lids, I love how it evens out my skin tone. This product definitely keeps my eyeshadow colors true. I just tap with my ring finger into the pot and then on my lids, blending well. You want to avoid putting on too much of this or risk the Casper the Friendly Ghost look. It works very well on my NW15/20 skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this because I like the idea of a concealer and primer in one. The UDPP looked to sticky and I didn't like the wand. at first, when I applied with a brush, I think I was putting it on to thick. Once I went to the finger pat method, it started working much better. It is annoying that the first power application must be "patted" on, but it does it's job. I have never had a crease with this eye primer, lasts me ~11 hours before I remove my makeup.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Got this in a swap. Easier to use than UDPP and much creamier. Only thing I don't like about it is the the color.I agree, it has a slightly grayish
tint, though you can't tell when it's on.Still, they should make it more beige-colored.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product does not work at all for me. I always wait and allow the product to dry before applying my shadow, but I still end up with a crease or the primer just starts to fade completely away. I will either try MAC or I will go back to clinique. This to me, is just too creamy and slick.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product was too thick for me, I prefer Mac Paint Pots. It was more expensive than the Paint Pots too, even thou Paula Dorf comes in a plastic container and MAC's comes in a glass container
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
This eye primer is FAR BETTER than Too Faced and Urban Decay, which both feel like a silicone slick and do nothing to promote eyeshadow intensity or wear. I went to Ulta recently and decided to do swatches of the same eyeshadow on various eye primers, this one put the others to shame. I'm very pleased with my purchase and although it was a bit on the expensive side I know for the amount of product I recieved I should be good for at least a year.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff, but it is very thick and took one or two applications to realize that a little goes a long way. I use my ring finger to dab a bit onto my eyelids then blend in. Eyeshadow stays put all day, never creases or fades. I've had the same pot for awhile so I won't be repurchasing anytime soon.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Hmm. this is a very thick creamy paste that goes on very opaque and whiteish, until you blend it in. it smells very strongly of crayons, i think.
I applied this to my lids and got distracted with something else for about 5 minutes. when i came back to apply my eyeshadow, this stuff had CREASED on my lids. uhhh wat.
it is a very nice primer, though and really does hold the eyeshadow on nicely, all day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is one of my definite staples. It is thick, creamy, and opaque. It has a whitish cast to it in the pan but blends into skin beautifully. I really like it because it not only covers up any imperfections on the lid, but you can bring it around under the eye and it doubles as a concealer/brightener that doesn't settle into fine lines. Additionally, it really does keep eyeshadow from creasing. I have used many primers, including Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion and this one blows them both out of the water!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I own both PD Eye Primer and UDPP, and I've come to the conclusion that PD's primer is superior. Yes, it does have a thick and seemingly heavy consistency, which is why you don't need much product at all. It has a semi-creamy texture and blends in really nicely and provides a perfect canvas for eyeshadow application. The trick: LESS IS MORE. A couple light dabs with a finger is all you need for your entire lid. Eyeshadows are vibrant, crease-resistant, fade-resistant, and last the entire day with this stuff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hands down, the best primer around, until they come out with something better!
- super creamy, blendable
- makes colors stick, and its thick coverage make colors SUPER POP!
- little goes a long way, so it will last a long time
- it is pan form with a screw top, so you get to use all the product.
So, I was like everyone else and tried the much hyped Primer Potion. Because at first I thought it to be the best, I stayed with it. Paula Dorf's formula really does beat the rest. It is super concentrated, so you dont need much, which is good when it has a heftier price tag then the PP, you will get longer time of usage from this product. It blends well on the eyelid. The heavy concentration makes colors super stick and colors very very vibrant. It comes in a pan, which means you will get to use every single bit of this product, compared to the PP. I believe this goes for between 22-28 dollars, and its worth every single penny.