Artdeco • Eyeshadow Base • Eye Primer
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I canīt believe I havenīt reviewed this yet. Iīve been using it for years. It really makes shadow last, and keeps my shadow from settling into the crease. It also seems to make colors a little more vibrant. Itīs a paste/cream type consistency in a little tub. It goes on easily and has a slight sheen. I took a lippie off because it does seem to dry out when iīm about 80% through it. ( I donīt us eit every day, so maybe Iīm not using it up fast enough)The price is great, about 6 Euros. I have repurchased this many times.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have been WAITING to be able to purchase this ArtDeco eyeshadow primer in the USA for like, *forever*... and I was so thrilled to finally find this available for US purchase on the HSN! And then, what a letdown!
Unfortunately, this is not as great as the high ratings here misled me to believe. Like someone else mentioned, this base has sparkles in it, and it makes even my matte eyeshadows appear shimmery. That would be fine if I wanted to transform my matte eyeshadows to frosts, but I don't. Also, this made my eyeshadow crease after about 6 hours, and that is probably what disappointed me the most. It has a strange consistency compared to what I normally use as a base (Lumene eyeshadow base & MAC paint pots or paints), as the ArtDeco base has a more tacky feel to it. I guess that's good in a way, because it sort of "grabs on" to your eyeshadow when you apply it, and it doesn't interfere with blending- which is one of its good points. It's other good point is that it doesn't irritate my allergy-prone, sensitive eyes... but that's about it for me.
This stuff reminds me of Laura Geller Eye Spackle in its performance, except my eyeshadows creased even faster with the LG base, and the LG spackle doesn't have sparkles in it. All in all, if you have dry eyelids, this would probably be a pretty good eyeshadow base. But for someone with oilier lids, this is definitely not the best base out there. I will stick to what I was using before and only use this ArtDeco base when I am not planning on going anywhere special. Nothing annoys me more than to be away from home and pass a mirror and see my eyeshadow creased like crazy and faded to crap. This ArtDeco base did just that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is super cute in its little pot. It goes on easily and holds colours' vibrancy. I don't like that it has shimmer to it, and it doesn't protect my makeup from my mutant flesh - I change the colours of things unless I have a solid base to keep them apart, and with this? Colours change. I don't mind that it's in a tub, as one of my guilty pleasures is sticking my fingers in things. Other than that, I have no problems with creasing or fading with this. Definitely prefer it to UDPP and TFSI!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
In terms of performance, I want to give this MORE than 5 stars. I like it better than UDPP because it doesn't settle into the crease on my middle-aged lids. My shadow also goes on so smoothly and evenly even when I'm sloppy and rushed, and the effect lasts all day -- no fading. You just have to be careful not to apply too much. It really is an awesome primer. Why four lippies, you ask? The scent. Ugh. Why make an eye product that smells so strongly of cheap men's cologne. I hate that. However, after much consideration, I will suffer the smell and keep using this. I will even buy it again, and I hate heavily scented products. Just be warned that the scent is overpowering.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
this stuff absolutely rocks. I have used a million primers out there & this laps them in every facet. This is creamy, non-drying & holds my shadow for eight hours without any creasing. This has great blending ability as well. I will be buying this forever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Hazel
hey i bought this product a week ago and i'm amazed!!!my eyeshadows stay for 8-10 hours!!and the packaging is so cute...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had to hunt down this product since I live in Canada but i finally found it after a few phone calls. Turns out that a few hair salons carry it. It's totally worth it, i have impeccable eye shadows for the whole day. I have really oily lids, and nothing besides Artdeco so far seems to prevent creasing and fading.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I lived in Paris for two months this summer, so, as a true MUA, I of course bought one of these suckers. While I'm not horribly disapointed by it, I do see that it is clearly worse than UDPP. As a test, I one on my right eye and the other on the left one, and the UDPP side outperformed in these ways:
1). Art Deco primed eyeshadow began fading within an hour, while UDPP primed shadow only in 3-5 hours,
2). Both eyeshadow sides creased, but the UDPP creasing was more subtle because the rest of the shadow was still present,
3). UDPP side eyeliner stayed on until evening, but disappeared on the Art Deco sided.
Art Deco outperformed UDPP in these ways:
1). Art Deco side allowed shadow to be blended more easily than UDPP side, which that time left a slightly hard edge,
2). UDPP side retained make-up better, but as the result, the remaining shadow mixed with my skin's oils and smudged around my eye, whereas Art Deco side faded cleanly,
3). Art Deco primed eyeshadow was more vibrant and looked more the way it does in the pan than the UDPP side.
The last point can be taken as a positiv or a negative; for someone who is used to UDPP, the more vibrant color is not the shade I've grown to love. For reference, I have oily skin and I used a matte eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner.
Overall, this is a good, but IMO not the best primer. The Art Deco primer retails for around 9 euros, comes in scented and unscented versions, and is exclusive at the Galleries Lafayette in France.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
this is actually the first eyeshadow base ive ever used and i really really love it .. it holds the eyeshadow for about 6 or 7 hours and it is really nice a smooth to put on.it will last a long time as well.... ive used it every day for over a month and it looks like i almost have not used any from the jar... up till now im loving it... i might try others after i run out of this one...but im pretty sure i will repurchase at some point.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Great product, can definitely keep up with udpp and toofaced! just smells a bit soapy...but for that price i don't care!