What remains to say?! It’s a classic, faithful.
It has a beautifully, simple function and that is that it significantly reduces a buildup of product in the crease of the eyelid throughout the day (or indeed night!) helping the delicate yet animated, ocular area retain a fresh appearance.
The colour is white with a cream texture without any feeling of discernible grittiness.
After applying it, I buff it a little with a brush to ensure that it is blended properly otherwise it can occasionally be visible. This needs to be done speedily before it sets. I find doing this increases its durability and naturalness.
I prefer to apply the Primer Potion after applying a cream eyeshadow rather than before. From my experience, I’ve found that applying it before can make an eyeshadow ‘drag’ making it appear patchy. Doing so after prevents that.
The only time I will apply it before is very sparingly on the outside corner of my lower lid before eyeliner there but really sparingly otherwise it can be visible.
To reduce any pastiness of product, I ‘pinch’ the applicator between my thumb and finger and rub the primer between them a little to ensure that the texture is thinner. Then I apply what is on my index finger to the lower lid. This prevents any of it getting onto my lashes. I wait a few seconds before applying eyeliner on top. It’s also handy for the corners of eyes if they are prone to watering or too much blinking is causing eye cosmetics to spread downwards. In other words, it can keep an eyeliner flick looking sharp!
Don’t forget to check in daylight as well as artificial light, that it’s sufficiently blended.
There’s no discernible scent. The playful shape and shade of the Potion make it distinctive enough to identify easily in a cosmetic bag. Who wants to have to rummage when rushed for time?!
I can’t recall how many of these I have purchased over the years - perhaps 15 by now! I can’t fault it, other than to perhaps say that the stick is quite hard, the doe’s foot could be a little softer but really, this is quickly solved by using a finger for application instead before blending.
Don’t hesitate to buy.