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on 9/9/2017 3:48:00 PM
More reviews by JustForKicks95
Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Nice packaging and cheap product. But it just doesn't work. To start off it's way runnier than other eyeshadow primers so it feels a bit like just using concealer as primer. But that being said - I have the same results not using a primer than this. My holy grails are Too faced shadow insurance and UD Primer potion, both of which are expensive. So when I got this as a gift I wanted to give it a fair shot. I've had it for probably a year and every time I try i'm disappointed. I don't have very oily lids but my shadow looks so awful and creasy with this primer. Do not buy!
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on 8/19/2017 3:03:00 AM
More reviews by kjulianah
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I bought this because I saw some good reviews on YouTube, and the low price is appealing. I normally use Smashbox 24 Hour, but I thought this would be good for natural (no shadow) makeup days to even out the tone on my lids and control oil. I tried it for the first time this morning, and my lids felt a bit itchy right after I put it on. Fast forward 2 hours, and the itch was replaced with stinging, burning pain and swelling. I was at the office, so I had to run across the street to buy a package of eye makeup remover wipes to get this stuff OFF. I don't have particularly sensitive skin; I've never had a reaction like this to any other makeup product. It looked nice, so if you don't have an allergic reaction to it, you might like it. I threw my tube in the trash, however.
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on 4/25/2017 8:57:00 AM
More reviews by Tina68
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
It isn't even 9am and my shadow is already creased. Yes, I have very oily lids, but shouldn't my eye shadow be crease-free longer than three hours? Obviously, this isn't working for me. I like the price....$4 at SDM. I like the dough-foot applicator though I did find the primer itself to be a bit thick. I dab it on my eyelid and then blend with my fingertip. It leaves my lid with a little bit of colour but it gets covered with a dusting of powder and shadow. Won't be repurchasing. Next .....
on 3/28/2017 11:07:00 AM
More reviews by Tygerlilee84
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Other
This is a great, inexpensive eyeshadow primer. It's colored and darker than my skin. On it's own it gives me orange eyelids. But I always put eyeshadow on top and the orange is covered up. It's fairly liquid so the doe foot applicator is nice. I swipe it on my eyelid and blend with a finger. I dock a lippie because this does not hold up as well as some other primers. It does well for most shadows but some it creases with (like my Chanel eyeshadow). Also, you get a very small amount. It's still far cheaper than something like Too Faced shadow insurance, but the price is much closer than you'd think if you pay attention to price per ounce. Essence contains 0.13 fl oz/4 ml. My Urban Decay Primer Potion has .37 fl oz/11 ml (mine must be old. Online urban decay has 0.33 fl oz). That makes Essence $26.9/ounce and Urban Decay (at .33 fl oz) $60/ounce. I can often find Urban Decay on sale for $10, which makes it only $30/ounce. And that holds up with anything. I still think, for my very oily lids, Too Faced is my favorite but This is quite good and so cheap.Edit: 4/5/2017 so this stuff gave me a bunch of milia on my browbone. Lol. Going the the garbage.
on 5/23/2017 1:28:00 PM
More reviews by oliviasanta
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This stuff is pure magic for me. I don't have extremely oily eyelids however I have hooded eyes and therefore I find my eyeshadow is prone to creasing and transferring - especially shimmer or glittery lid shades. I also have quite pigmented lids, which this seemed to help cancel out. I tried this out for the first time yesterday and I love it so much already.It blended really well onto the eyelid and I find I actually like the applicator for this. You don't need a whole lot, which is nice. Blending shadow over it is fairly easy, but i definitely needed to set the crease before applying a transition. I then applied the shimmer colour to my lid without setting the lid area first, which really held on the colour. This primer lasted ALL. DAY. I visited the zoo yesterday for 5 hours, walking in 25-30 degree (Celsius) weather in direct sun almost the whole time. My lids never got oily, never creased and the colour on my lids didn't fade or transfer. I'm gonna keep trying it out for the next few weeks at work but for now, I'm totally sold.
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on 4/25/2017 9:21:00 AM
More reviews by Eliius
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I basically bought it because I didn't have any primer but I didn't want to spend a lot of money for that... Beginner issues!This product makes my eyelids patchy and orange, although I think the shadows last a little longer than not using an eye-primer, so it's not useless.Anyway, I won't repurchase again, probably trying Milani's one, or just go high end with the TF's Hangover. Don't waste your well earned money!!
on 1/6/2017 8:18:00 PM
More reviews by Redwings11
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I love the price point of Essence cosmetics however find them hit or miss. This eyeshadow primer falls in the miss category for me. It is too drying on my mature skin and dries into a patchy weirdness on my lids. I think if you have extremely oily lids this might be a good option to try out. I am used to squeeze tube packaging for this type of product so the doe foot applicator was not as easy for me to get used to. It's been my experience that you really need the tiniest amount to get the job done. Shade is neutral and provide a nice even base to apply shadow on. All in all, I think this is a good product, it just didn't perform well on my skin. For a couple bucks this is definitely worth giving it a shot.
on 3/5/2017 11:49:00 AM
More reviews by RyanCRs
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
For the price, I cannot complain about this product. In terms of longevity I cannot really provide an insight because I am the type of person who takes off their makeup as soon at they get home, but the base it provides for eyeshadow application is phenomenal. The product blends into a manageable but not dry finish which is excellent for my dry skin and the colour creates a lovely blank canvas to see the true colour of eyeshadows and liners. Unless another brand releases a truly groundbreaking product then I cannot see myself purchasing another eyeshadow base anytime soon.
on 1/20/2017 11:31:00 AM
More reviews by Nessa714
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
For about $3 this shadow primer outperforms any highend eyeshadow primer I have used, and I have very oily lids. Ulta always has Essence products buy one get one 1/2 off, and a lot of their products are underrated. They make great single eye shadows, brow gel, lip liners, and some great blushes, that I enjoy as much as many of my high end products.
on 3/4/2017 9:45:00 PM
More reviews by Rachaelise
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Total bomb for me. Love most Essence products , but this does nothing for the longevity of my shadows. It creases horribly and is a weird, darker color. Definitely not repurchasing.
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