Hope everyone is well and enjoying their Sunday afternoon.
Holds my eye shadow in place all day Neutralizes the uneven skin tone on my lids
- Creates a smooth surface to work with
Doesn’t crease Easy to apply (for Penny at least)
- Dries quickly
- Creases if you have oily lids
- Only comes in 2 colors (Caramel & Tawny)
- Dries quickly (for some this can make it harder to apply)
Right now Penny is back to using her NARS Smudge Proof Primer ($24, Sephora) to avoid frying pan eye lids at the end of the day (not a sexy look). LOL! The NARS clear primer works well and you only need a little bit. I was just hoping for one product to neutralize my lid color AND keep my eye shadow in place all day. The search continues. So it’s not a complete waste of money, I tried to put the Stila Prime Pot on top of the NARS primer to even out the skin tone on my lids, as I mentioned in my 5/5/11 post. It worked only slightly better (I couldn't get the 2nd pic to upload, sorry). Basically you can see my face was a little oily but my eyelid was more matte. The eye shadow creased only slightly, but the goal is to stay matte all day.
I prefer to use Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow (in Cement, $22, Bloomingdales) as a base over the NARS primer. Both of these seem to work to keep my shadow on all day.
The other primers I would recommend are Sephora’s Perfecting Eye Primer ($14, Sephora) and Urban Decay’s Primer Potion Tube ($19, Sephora). When my NARS primer is finished I plan to try Urban Decay’s primer again (in Eden). It is the top rated amongst magazines and online always gets a 5-star rating among users. I like that it now comes in a “tube” and in colors (that may help neutralize Penny’s lid color). The Original formula is a sheer nude; Sin is a shimmering champagne color; Eden is a tawny matte; and Greed comes in a gold shade. The Sephora primer is also good for its price point. I have friends that said it works fine. Penny tried their pen with brush applicator called Sephora’s Tricks of the Trade ($6, Sephora) and that worked too, but doesn't even out my lid color much.
Be blessed. Be beautiful.