LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer

LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
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4.1

197 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Isododecane, Talc, Trihydroxystearin, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, VP/Eicosene, Copolymer, Triethylhexanoin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG-40, Stearate, Propylene Carbonate , Beeswax (Cera Alba), Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 77491, 77492).


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Honestly I wouldn't have tried this if it didn't come with the palettes. And continued using concealer. My eyeshadow stays the same all day and doesn't move. I have semi oily kids and I can see the oil on my eyeshadow but it doesn't like crease or anything!!!



on 3/8/2016 7:33:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

A blah primer, nothing too wonderful. The only downside is if you have oily lids this product is not for you. However, using matte and shimmer shadows camouflage some of the oils on my lid. because of my oily skin I feel like this primer is not designed for long wear or for bright colored eye shadows. Depending on the look I'm going for I will put this primer on first and go over my lid with an additional base to make sure that my eye shadow colors pop and last for hours. I would not purchase again it just didn't do anything spectacular. and left my lids an oliy mess. I feel like I should not have to cake on layers of product in conjunction with this primer just to get a basic eye look! There are much better eye shadow bases on the market that stay in place and mattifies the eyelid such as Urban Decay (I love UD). This primer is not designed for my oily skin type.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

Simple:
It's a good primer. It works well and it does its job.

Is it anything revolutionary? No.

After running out of my deluxe sample, I won't repurchase a full size.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/4/2016 2:17:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've went through a few deluxe sample sizes of these. I like it. It's a good eye primer but so is my regular concealer when in a pinch. It does make eyeshadow look more pigmented and last longer but again, so does normal concealer. I will not purchase a full size but certainly take advantage of the deluxe sample sizes for travel, etc.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 12/17/2015 11:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

For reference: I have dry eyelids and a deep-set crease, but my eyes are not hooded.

I have 2 tubes of this primer that I got from buying the eyeshadow palettes. I just finished up the first after 4-5x weekly use for 8 months (about 160 uses)- not bad for getting it for free. I like that Lorac includes a good sized tube with their palettes as opposed to the new foil samples from Urban Decay.

This primer works very well for my dry eyelids. I prefer to wear matte shadows, and this doesn't accentuate any dryness or make my lids look crepe-y. It's very easy to spread across the lids and get a thin, even layer. Without a primer I can go 4-5 hours without creasing or fading, and maybe 2 without transfer, depending on the shadows. With this primer I can get about 14 hours of wear without any creasing or transfer with no fading for mattes and minimal fading with shimmers. This is really impressive- I know for a fact that my eyeshadow will look the same at the end of the day as it did in the morning.

One thing to cinsider: this is a translucent eye primer. It will not cover up any veins or provide a "blank canvas" for eye looks. Not a pro or con- just something that might influence your decision to purchase this.

There are a few gripes I have with this- it tends to collect in the inner corner of the eyes and cause a caked-on appearence when first applied. It's tough to get this off, but it is possible. This might be caused by my skin (I have very flaky skin & you shouldn't exfoliate around the eyes) or just not being careful when applying. Also, this is not tacky enough to provide a great base for glittery shadows or pigments. They will show up with decent pigmentation, but they can get lost throughout the day and have some fallout. To help with this, I use a separate glitter primer and it works wonders. Also, this might be too emollient for those with oily eyelids.

Overall, this is definitely a good primer that you should check out if you have dry eyelids. It holds shadows (especially mattes and satins) in place all day without creasing or transfer. It's even better that it comes free with palettes. I will not repurchase this because I have vein-y eyelids and because this is translucent it does not cover the veins. However, if that is not a deciding factor for you, I would highly recommend this.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 10/27/2015 1:53:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Not good. Creases in the lids before you apply shadows, and makes shadows go on cakey.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 10/26/2015 11:15:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Maybe I got a dud but every time I let this sit for a few days and go to use it, liquid comes out that has separated from the product. Which makes sense because it has a very liquid like feel as you apply. By the end of the day my lids are really greasy and creased. Urban decay primer potion is way better in my opinion. It might also be better for someone with dry skin, which I do not have.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I received this with my Lorac Pro 2 eye palette. I typically use MUFE eye primer. I have oily eye lids and to date it is the only eye primer that has worked well for me. I deiced to give Lorac eye primer a try since it was free. I used it a few times. It did help my eye shadow stay in place. I also like the packaging more that MUFE's eye primer. I think the squeeze tube is more sanitary. However, even though it kept my eyeshadow in place longer, it did crease badly, and my eyeliner eventually migrated to underneath my eyes.
Even though this was free I won't be using it again. I'm glad I didn't have to spend money to try it. If you have oily eye lids I would skip this. If you don't this would likely be a great, less expensive eye primer.


on 8/31/2015 8:18:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my go-to primer at the moment, but it doesn't mean it is without flaws.

Also to be fair I haven't tried many eyeshadow primers:
UDPP- im allergic
WNW fergie- Im allergic
NARS- I find it too tacky and difficult to blend out my shadows over it
MAC prep and prime- Horrendous packaging concept, get it together MAC.

So I have none of these issues with the Lorac making it my go to at the moment. I definitely notice an increase vibrancy in my eyeshadows using this as a primer. It also holds pigment, but it not so tacky that shadows are difficult to blend. The major downside is that my eyeshadows crease like crazy using this primer alone.

I use this primer under a mac paint pot and voila!! My shadow is vibrant, pretty and stays all day without creases.

All and all a nice primer, but I shouldn't *need* a separate cream base to prevent creasing. The primer should do that on its own.

I am waiting in the mail to try smashbox 24 hour and too faced, but in the meantime, Lorac is my go to. I cannot call it a staple or HG, but it gets the job done.


on 8/21/2015 8:58:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I got mine as a sample in the pro palette, I've tried it a couple of times and hated it. The textures very greasy and it is so harsh on my eyes it makes them sting like I've never experience from a product before.

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