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on 10/23/2016 7:56:00 PM
More reviews by rowanj13
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I gave this product a fighting chance. I honestly did! Note: Keep in mind when reading my review that I have oily, hooded lids. If you're not that unfortunate you may have a better experience.To begin, yes, I know this isn't a "primer" it's a "base". But what good is an eyeshadow base it if makes your shadows look nice, but also promptly causes it to slide off your lids? So I do believe it is meant to keep things in place as well.When I first started using this, I didn't like it because my shadows creased badly and too quickly. I used it for a while before putting it aside to instead use only foundation or concealer as my base/primer. Fast forward a bit, and I decided to give it another go. For a while I thought I could make it work with some effort. I applied a very small amount, blended it well, let it 'dry' a bit while doing my face makeup, then set it with powder before putting on my shadows. It still creased, but I thought perhaps it wasn't creasing quite as quickly as it did before.On the day I gave up on this product entirely, I checked my reflection in the mirror midday and realized my eyeshadow had pretty much entirely vanished, except what had migrated into the crease of my eye. The extra work to make it last a little longer is just too much for me (I'm a working mom of two very young children and I'm not the only one I have to get ready to leave the house in the morning) given the fact that it still doesn't really do what I want it to do, so it's going in the trash and I'm going back to just plain foundation or concealer on my lids as primer.
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on 8/8/2016 8:22:00 PM
More reviews by DalilaNi
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Bought this the day before a weekend long convention and tested it out while I was there. I've used both the NYX Proof It Primer and the NYX HD Primer (both great for and eye and brow primer) so this was my first time trying something that was an eyeshadow base that wasn't a liquid (like the Essence I Love Stage Base). I applied it with a brush and lightly blended it up over the crease with my fingers before brushing over a layer of light matte shadow to 'set' it. (sometimes shadows can be difficult to blend out over a base or primer since it can adhere to it quickly) Very pleased with, i wore all mattes one day and shimmers the next and there was no wear down or creasing on the shadows after having it on for a good 4-5 hours in the heat (and on very oily lids) and overall my eyeshadow and liner stayed in place, and vibrant. I didn't have a problem with it in regards to scent or wear and I really enjoy this product! It's probably going to be a new go to for eyeshadows.
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on 6/24/2016 6:38:00 AM
More reviews by Adversely
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I gave this product a fighting chance. I tried wearing it alone with just eyeliner, with one eyeshadow, and with full eyemakeup. I was strapped for cash a few months ago and couldn't afford purchasing UD's Primer Potion so I decided to try a drugstore brand.... Big mistake. This product cost over 10 dollars at Rexall in Canada. Ugh. An extra 10 dollars saved and I could've purchased an eyeshadow primer at Sephora but I needed a base right away. Anyway, 10+ dollars for the product is ridiculous because it doesn't work! My eyeshadow stayed in place for maybe two hours. After that? It creased so badly that I looked absolutely ridiculous! I was furious.The only saving grace of this product is the packaging. I like the little container in comes in. It is easy to use and you don't use or waste too much product as a result. Other than that? I wish I could give this product a big fat ZERO...
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on 6/7/2016 5:43:00 PM
More reviews by Foxkit
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
First off I'd like to say this product STINKS, like literally! Has a gross perfumery smell reminiscent of old lady makeup - yuk. Now in my opinion eyelid treatments should never be scented, regardless of how the product performs in the short term it just makes me feel I might be doing long term damage to one of the more sensitive skin areas. Aside from that, it is a great color match, decent coverage and longevity. I tried it with a cream eyeshadow and naturally it creased but works just fine with powder applications. I probably won't buy this again because of the smell.
on 3/25/2016 2:54:00 AM
More reviews by prncss
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
To settle the base vs primer argument, this is what their website says "it creates a smooth canvas for color, increases its durability, and prevents fallout." To me, this description means that it is intended for both. Besides, cosmetic companies like to change up names and invent new categories, to increase marketability and sales.
As for my experience with the product, I bought this because I wanted a cheap dupe for Mac Paint Pots, which Ive been using as a primer. While the NYX skintone color is a better match for my NC30 skin compared to the Soft Ochre Ive been using, I like the staying power of paint pots better.
This is easy to blend with fingers because it is emollient and does not accentuate lines but because of its emollient base, I feel it has less staying power compared to Mac paint pot. It lasts until the early evening, after which more touch up would be needed.
All in all, it's a good basic drugstore primer but Id rather spend the extra $ for Mac paint pots.
on 2/27/2016 8:56:00 PM
More reviews by xSaLYU
Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
I don't have particularly oily lids, so much so, that unless I am going out, I rarely ever wear eyeshadow primer even though I wear eyeshadow daily. With that being said, I use this when going out just to give my eyeshadows that extra oomph, since I mainly wear skin tones and neutrals on a daily basis and tend to do something a little different on nights out.I use my finger and just rub it on my eyelid area. I don't notice any creasing, I get very smooth results and my eyeshadows are pigmented and last all day. Overall, I've had a good experience with this. I would recommend if you don't have oily lids or lids with lots of creases in them.
on 1/14/2016 1:02:00 AM
More reviews by Joeleam
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I wanted to like this. i really did. I tried different ways of applying it and kept saying "i'll give this another chance". Like a lot of other reviewers said, this just isn't for oily skin. I feel like I could use coconut oil for an eyeshadow base and get the same effect that this gives me. It creases, doesn't last, and doesn't blend out well. I'm going back to shadow insurance.
on 1/8/2016 12:34:00 AM
More reviews by aeriekah
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Creased on my lids. Will go back to Milani's Eyeshadow Primer.
on 12/8/2015 3:18:00 AM
More reviews by AmberLynn87
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love: the color, the ease of application, the wear time (up to 12 hours on me!), the price. the only criticism I have is to have a more sturdy lid.
on 11/20/2015 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by pollinad
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I wanted to like this because it would save me from buying more expensive eyeshadow primers, but alas. :( I'd say this product keeps my eyeshadow in place and creaseless for about 5-6 hours or so? It does not keep my eyeshadow in place for a full day (12+ hrs) of wear, which is what I need for it to keep my eye makeup lasting through my work day. I will use this product if I'm just needing to keep my eyeshadow looking nice for a brief evening out, like to dinner or a movie, that sort of thing. But I will not be repurchasing this after I use up what I have, because I want a product that will work all day.
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