Artdeco • Eyeshadow Base • Eye Primer
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I got this from a gift basket. What I like about it is that is actually helps my shadow stay on a bit longer and makes the colours more vibrant. But then again: I use MAC eye shadows - they stay on well anyway.
What I don't like about this is that it's quite dry, and it's a little gritty because it has a little bit of shimmer in it. I like to wear matte and satin eye shadows and the shimmer in this is excessive - if I needed it, I would like to add it myself - when it's already in the primer, sometimes matte shadows don't apply smoothly, like they are supposed to.
The smell of this is like men's shaving cream o_O If I remember right, this has the exact smell of Gilette shaving cream for men.
Would I buy this again? I don't know, but I answered no. I'm just a little skeptical about the minor grittiness and dryness, but all in all, this is a good primer - I would recommend testing it out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love love love this!! It is so smooth and creamy at first I was worried that it was actually to creamy!! But no it makes eyeshadow stay all day even in hot humid weather and you only need a tiny amount, I also think it is quite cheap considering in Australia you can get drugstore primers for $15 and I got this one of www.beautybay.com for $11.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have no idea what's wrong with this product but it's horrible. I don't know if mine is just out of date (which doesn't seem right because i bought it 1 month ago and i've been trying to use it every day since then) or i just don't use it properly but it literaly doesn't do anything. First of all the smell is very strong which annoys me a lot. The texture of it annoys me too - it is very dry, it can't be put on in any way, i have to rub it on my eyelid and it still won't go smoothly. It also has glitter in it, which i don't like because in the end i end up looking like a glitter ball. I would never re-purchase this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this product. It goes on the eyelids very smoothly, it is not dry at all and it doesn't flake or anything like that. I usually have to dab my finger twice into the container to get the sufficient amount for one eyelid.
The container seems really small in hands, but in fact there is LOADS of the product in it, because only tiny amount is needed to prime the eyelid. I have no problem with the container design, you only have to bear in mind that you have to wash your hands before using it, so you don't spread any dirt into the product.
This product has a particular frangrance, it kind of reminds me as men perfume or something like that, I cannot describe it precisely, but it doesn't bother me at all. Also if you look at the primer on direct sunlight, you may notice it is sparkling, but this is not visible at all on the eyelid after you apply your eye shadow.
The price is for the quality and for the amount of the product more than excellent and I fully recommend it, it will last you for ages.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I love this!! Works great for me. I have already bought this product again several times. On regular days it never fails me.
The only negative thing is the packaging, I wish it didn't come in a jar. As of the fragrance, doesn't bother me at all.
I notice that this products works because it kind of gets 'hard and dry'. You have to let it dry a little bit. Therefor I notice when you just bought a new one it's a little less dry and works less, if you just bought this and it doesn't really work for you, try waiting a little bit longer so it gets a little harder and it works better for me.
On the other hand, when you almost run out it gets so hard it is almost impossible to use but this is only at the very end. In general, I love this and it costs me only 6 euros in Holland which I find nothing for this great product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
It does what primers are supposed to do: enhance eyeshadow colors, keep shadow and eyeliner in place (the longest I've had this on wast a little over 12 hours - no creasing, and very minimal fading). For the amount of product you get, it's very cheap! I don't mind the strong scent, it fades fast. The shimmers don't make any difference. My only complain about this product is it could be creamier. I have to dip 2-3 times in the tiny pot to cover an entire eyelid. I hope it won't dry out anytime soon or I'd consider this quite expensive.
It's quite hard to come across eyeshadow primers with this price range, so until I find something better with the same price, I'm sticking to this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I like the texture, it's easy to apply. When I use it, I can apply the eye shadow really intensive and it stays the whole day, even cheap eyeshadow! And also very important for me, it fills the eye folds so the eyeshadow can't move into them.
Btw the base is a bit shimmery. Since I only use shimmery and glittery eye shadow, it's perfect for me but I think for matte eye shadow it could be too shimmery.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have already used 3 of these up and I love them!
Eye makeup stays glued to the eyelids as long as you want it to and it does justice to the colour of the shadows.
The only down side is the packaging. It allows the product to dry out before you manage to use it all up...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was looking for an alternative for my UDPP when I came across Artdeco Eyeshadow base. It makes my eyeshadow looks vibrant while lengthening its staying power. I am so in love with this that I don't think I'll be getting myself a UDPP anymore. :)
Here's my full review of the product: http://jesroque.blogspot.com/2012/06/artdeco-eyeshadow-base.html
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a cheap primer for travel and gave this a try. It was ok. At the beginning the cream went on smooth but as time went by the product got drier and drier. I think it has to do with the packaging not being so air tight. Mine is now about 3 months old and it goes on chalky. Overall though, it does do the job. Just not as good as TF Shadow Insurance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
The best eye primer for me! At first i bought the fragranced one (i don't understand why it's frangranced) but then i got the frangrance free and since then use it every day! It lasts all day and night in my super super oily eyelids! But i haven't found the frangrance free again :(. A friend of mine had thestick form of that primer which was also frangrance free but haven't found that either! Non other eyelid primer worked for me and I have them almost all! But again my eyelids are super oily! Even waterproof mascara smudge after an hour! The only thing I dislike is that the packaging doesn't close that well! It doesn't stay open but it's not closed tightly!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have been using this base for a year (not every day) and I can only recommend it. It really makes any shadow colour look more intense and the shadows (as well as eyeliner) stay put almost the whole day.
I have sensitive skin + sensitive eyes and any irritation has encountered so far.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I ordered this off the internet. I have the scented version, would have preferred the unscented version, but the scented does not bother my eyes and my eyes are really sensitive. It works great!!!! I have really oily eyelids and this lasted 8 hours without creasing compared to UD and TF. I would buy again. I like the packaging.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I'm not usually this terse, but when a product smells like men's deodorant and doesn't prevent eyeshadow creasing like it's intended to do, even on non-oily lids, I don't see a need for endless rhetoric. Plus, it's, unhygienically, in a pot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Makes any shadow creaseproof, long-lasting and almost smudgeproof. I highly recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It can be applied on its own for some shine or beneath eyeshadow. Makes it easier for eyeshadow to be applied (though not perfect, I still have to be a bit careful). Is gentle and didn't have any problems with it so far.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
ı think this base is useful.but it smells bad!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Other
I`ve been using Art Deco eye shadow base for three or four years,and I couldn`t do without it:-).It gives an eye shadow extra shine,it doesn`t smudge and it lasts the whole day.I simply adore it,and will use it forewer:-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This eye prime is crap. It is very dry and difficult to apply.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The Urban Decay Primer Potion isn't available where I live and I desperately wanted an eyelid primer so I got myself this baby. And I love it.
APPLICATION: It comes in a tiiiny little pot, but don't be fooled by the size because you only need a light layer of this on your lid and you're good to go. I dip my finger into the pot once and get enough product to cover my lid and brow bone. After blending this in, I can layer as many shadows as I want over it and get great results.
QUALITY: This product makes eye shades so many times more vivid and long-lasting than they are without it. Colors look as bright on the lid as they do in their pans, if not brighter. I've worn this on multiple occasions and it lasts for 8+ hours, in my experience. It is also water-resistant! I splashed/rubbed/ran water over it and it didn't budge. Only when I scrubbed with soap did it actually come off. It'll last you forever, seriously. I've had mine for a little under a year now and the product looks barely used.
SMELL & CONSISTENCY: It has a hard creamy consistency. The color is a nude gold color with slight iridescence but worry not, NO sparkles or glitter shows on your lid. The product doesn't show through eye shades at all, either. It has a slight cologne-ish smell, like men's perfume. I don't mind that, though.
To sum it up -
-makes eye shadow as bright as can be
-makes eye shadow last 8+ hours
-very small amount needed
-pot lasts exceptionally long
-not too expensive
-some people may not like the men's cologne smell
-stupid pot packaging (Use a spatula/toothpick/back of a spoon to get product out, I'd say)
All in all, it really is a great product, minus the packaging. When and if I run out of mine, I'll definitely get another.