• twitter@3xCreated with Sketch.

Eye primer - Worth it?

avatar
Collegeskincare
Usually I use Urban Decay Primer Potion for my eyeshadow primer, but I recently ran out of it and found this sample of the ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Eye Primer
that I got in an order. So on my left eye (top row in the picture) I used the eye primer and the bottom one was just my bare eye. I decided to see if it helped with the vibrancy of the shadow when it was first applied and also do a long wear test to see if it helped with the longevity of the eyeshadows. The eyeshadow palette I used was the Huda Beauty . About the primer: You barely need any of this product for the eye, it’s very white and spreads easily. It easily creases within a few seconds of putting it on. I put this on, then put on my foundation and came back and blended it out using my foundation brush, then went in with my eyeshadow (didn’t set the primer, just went straight into blending). . Vibrancy: Honestly, the shadow made it harder to blend because it was so tacky and my brush kept getting stuck it felt like in the primer. Even the times I’ve settled the primer, I’ve still had the same issue about my brush not gliding over my skin as well. It also made the colors apply and blend patchy since the primer kept creasing in my eye. The eye with the primer took twice as long to blend due to these difficulties. The shimmer also doesn’t look as vibrant to me. I asked my mom which eye she thought looked better (without telling her why and what I did different) and she said the eye without the primer looked better. . Longevity: The eyeshadow lasted about the same amount. Honestly, the eye primer one probably creased first because the primer kept creasing, even before I was done with my eyeshadow look. The amount of creasing is more noticeable on the bare eye when I opened it, but just looking at my face you can’t notice a difference. Unless you’re watching my eyelids while I blink and waiting to look how much it’s creased, but that would be strange lol. The end pictures are after 8 hours and they’re about the same level of creased, so I don’t think the eye primer helped at all in this category. . Overall: I would skip this eye primer because it literally worked the same as wearing nothing else. I’ve also tried using concealer as my eyeshadow primer and that worked better (but was still not good) than this. This is around the same price point as the Urban Decay Primer Potion and that actually makes in the vibrancy and longevity of your shadows. While you may not need to use it everyday since you don’t need your makeup to last that long, it’s nice for whenever you have an important day or day that’s long.
Apr. 22, 2020
Comments
avatar
christieewWhat skin type do you have? Probably this product can be suitable for dry skin?
Apr. 24, 2020·1 like
avatar
CollegeskincareI have combo oily, so it might be better for dry!
Apr. 24, 2020
More Comments
Product Mentioned
Eye Primer YAY 😁or NAY 😩??
I love drawing my eyeliner on my waterline but without fail I always get panda 🐼 eyes within a few hours after application. The pic taken is my eye 👁 4hrs after application and my eyeliner has not smudge one bit. All thanks to this eye primer - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Eye Primer U only need a tiny dot as shown in my photo it can literally cover both eyes (trust me!). I have dry sensitive skin so I moisturise and wait for it to dry before applying this primer. Once I did my eye makeup and eyeliner I followed it up with a bit of setting power at the ends of my eye and my eye make up lasted the whole day with no panda 🐼 eyes in site. This is a 7ml water resistant eye primer has a light colour base so you do not need much product. I’ve applied too much before and my eyes were so white I looked like Jadis the white witch lol 😂. Do you have recommendations on how to stop panda 🐼 eyes - do share.... so far this has worked for me but I love to learn and try other products too!
avatar
Bubbles13
My Makeup Journey - 1st satisfying full glam
I've been on a makeup journey for the past few months and I've been peaking in the last 2 weeks. I've become obsessed watching JuicyJas videos and buying lots of makeup! Some makeup was given to me from friends' ipsy bags, bought as Sephora with help from an associate (very beginning of journey) and a bulk was bought from Ulta, Walmart and Target based on reviews by JuicyJas and my own curiosity. This is my first really good, satisfying full glam look. I've had huge trouble with acne from one particular break out induced by stress about a month ago which really kickstarted my makeup experimentation. I used to wear barely anything but this breakout was super distracting and embarrassing as I am a scab picker and cannot leave things alone. My face has big red spots from picked scabs and dark scars. I have been doing this all my life and know they will go away and fade eventually. The skin finally almost healed. This whole look took about two hours which included my skin care routine, letting moisturizers and primers set, and washing sponges and cleaning brushes. As you can see I used a huge amount of products. They worked well to cover my acne and it was my first time doing a pink eyeshadow look. I loved it!! I only use a small amount of NARS foundation because it's pretty heavy which I don't like much but I do love adding a small amount over my troubled areas over my Maybelline foundation. I also used e.l.f. eyeliner tape to do the wing for the first time. It worked so well! I have been doing winged eyeliner for years and I'm still not very good at it so I was so happy to find out this product existed. I can do winged eyeliner but it takes much longer to get it just right without the tape. I'm excited for when I better at doing makeup and have less acne to cover up so I don't have to spend so much time getting ready but still get the same results. I am a very expressive person and would love to do full glam everyday! I love coordinating my eyes and lips with my outfits. I went to the movies with this look and wore a pastel pink beanie and pastel pink sneakers to match it. My next project is figuring out how to do my eyebrows!
avatar
PandaliciousXOXO
See all reviews

More Reviews

Best Cat Eye Eyeliner
Best Cat Eye Eyeliner
I’ve been doing my eyeliner for around 10 years and you will almost never catch me without wearing it, I just love the look that it gives me! I’ve tried so many eyeliner products over the years, but the one that I highly recommend the most and will always continue to buy is the e.l.f. precision liquid eyeliner. It will stay on all day and even all night without melting, and best of all it gives you complete precision every time so that you’re able to make very thin, fine details to make your cat eye look so much better! I swear by this eyeliner and use it every single day! e.l.f. - Precision Liquid Eyeliner
avatar
JacklynPayne
Precision Liquid Eyeliner
e.l.f.-Precision Liquid Eyeliner
One of the best eyeshadow primers!
One of the best eyeshadow primers!
Personally, I have really oily eyelids so finding a really good eyeshadow primer that prevents smudging is a must for me! A while back, I discovered the Nars smudge proof eyeshadow primer. I personally love Nars products so I decided to give this product a try. I’m so glad I did! 🤩 This primer comes out as an opaque white color, but once you blend it out on your eyelids it becomes clear. It does not make your eyelids feel sticky or tacky whatsoever, which is why I really like this primer. I’ve had 8+ hour days and my eyeshadows look amazing at the end of the night, this is how great this product is!! The packaging although is ok. It’s your typical doe-foot applicator, one downside to this applicator is that you will not be able to get all the products out. Hence, I think a squeeze tube would be a better packaging idea. Nonetheless, I have had nothing but positive outcomes with this product and I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new eyeshadow primer! You will not be disappointed!! NARS - Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base What is your favourite eyeshadow primer?
avatar
pinkbeauxty
Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
NARS-Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
I know I’ve been going on abou
I know I’ve been going on about Perfektbeauty‘s Lash Elixir Kit but when something works this good and is 70% off, I need to share it with you! Not only are my lashes so much healthier but they’re actually noticeably longer looking. Honestly, guys, it’s so easy, and this actually works. Per-fékt has been around for over a decade and there’s really nothing else like their products out there.
avatar
linakagulyy
Favorite Eye Shadow Primer
Favorite Eye Shadow Primer
This is my favorite eye shadow primer!! This is the NYX Proof It eyeshadow primer. I got this on sale at Ulta for like $6 or $7 dollars. Which is incredibly affordable!! This helps my eye shadow last all day and does a wonderful job preventing creasing. The wand inside is a doe foot applicator like most concealers. I use it to spread it across my eye lid and then I typically tap over it with a beauty blender before applying the eye shadow. I highpy highly recommend this eye shadow primer. It’s a great product and super affordable.
avatar
EmsBeautyReview
Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer
NYX-Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer
first review: jeffree star
first review: jeffree star
hello and welcome to my first review! this is my beloved jeffree star highlight called “siberian gold”. i got it about 2/3 years ago and used it almost everyday, yet i still have this much left! i got it on sale for 50% but i’d still say it’s definitely worth the cost! i love this highlight so much and always get tons of compliments when wearing it ⭐️ ✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️ - the last picture is a screenshot of a video of me wearing the highlighter! JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Skin Frost Highlighter JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Supreme Frost Highlighter
avatar
livluvlaugh
Skin Frost Highlighter
JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS-Skin Frost Highlighter
Step By Step Tutorial 
morphe
Step By Step Tutorial morphe 39A Shades: Vivid, Create, Passion, Trendy rimmel london Wonder’fully Real Mascara & Wonder Wing Eyeliner wunder2 Super Stay Liner in Essential Black flutterlashesinc Style Serenity - New Air Light Collection tweezermanca Tweezers to Tweeze Brows & Apply Lashes
avatar
ashleyhawmakeup
Previous
Next