6 years ago
I don't wear eyeshadow and my primary purpose for buying this was to stop my eyeliner (currently alternating between the Bobbi Brown Ink Liner and the Clio Waterproof Pen Liner) from giving me panda eyes. I have rather oily eyelids and without primer, both liners end up under my eyes (3h for the Clio, 5 - 6 h for the Bobbi Brown). I was surprised at how tiny the tube was. I thought I would be getting more, but figured I would only use a tiny amount. And indeed, one small dot and I was able to cover both eyelids up to the crease. I applied it with my fingers and used an eyeliner brush to work any excess closer to the lash line where I apply my eyeliner. If I were to apply this all the way up to the brow bone, I'd probably need more. I didn't see any crepey-ness at all. It dries quickly to a smooth, matte, transparent finish. Applying eyeliner over it was a breeze. No tugging, and it didn't affect the opacity of either eyeliner. However, it didn't live up to the hype. I saw faint smudging / panda eyes by 5 - 6 hours. In other words, no better than if I used no primer at all. Then at around 8 hours, the nightmare began. My eyes started to itch. I made the mistake of rubbing my left eye and the primer came off, some of it into my eye. Cue full-blown itchy, watery, red, irritated eyes. Even after rinsing my eye out with saline, I was still pulling primer flakes from my eye an hour later. I read that barium sulfate, one of the main ingredients in this primer, can cause irritation due to its alkalinity. I returned it. If you have sensitive eyes at all, or wear contacts, I'd steer clear of this one.
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