5 months ago
Update 2020 This is a clear, smoothing eye primer that indeed helps eyeshadows blend evenly and look less patchy on the eye area. It doesn't exacerbate the texture on my eyelids either; which is nice because a lot of eye primers make the eye lid skin/brow bone look dry, crepey, and cakey. I had stopped using eye primer for a long time because of this texture magnifying property and just stuck to concealer. It also helps eyeshadow last longer on the eyelids..but its not the best I've tried at that task. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer is much better for that purpose, for example; that's one reason I wont repurchase the primer from the Balm. The packaging is cute, functional and hygienic. I also like the price and availability, since The Balm is on many Walgreens as of late. All and all, I like it and would wholeheartedly recommend for people with dry to normal skin, or people that have large eyes that are deep set or protruding, and so don't have a lot of skin rubbing against their lids. But if you have oily, hooded eyelids.. Id suggest the UD eyeshadow primer over this one. I will mention that the Balm`s eyeshadows have left me wanting in terms of pigmentation and smoothness with the mattes, but they perform and look A LOT better on top of this primer. Its remarkable how much this primer does for them. If you pick up a shadow Palette from The Balm I would HIGHLY suggest you pick this eye primer up with it, since it will improve your experience with their shadows.
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SkinAcne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm
HairBlack, Wavy, Medium