Monday, 2 January 2017

The Importance Of A Good Eye Primer

If you want your makeup to stay on all day then it is really important to use a primer. Primers come in all different varieties from face, eye, lip and even eyebrows. Many different brands now offer primers and you can find at least one in a range of different brands from drugstore to high end. 

I started using an eye primer a few years back and once I had noticed the difference with wearing one I've never gone back to not using one. An eye primer is a must if you want to keep your eyeshadow on all day without creasing. A primer also gets the color to stand out more too. No matter what brand your eyeshadow, whether it's Chanel or Rimmel, if you want the color to not crease you need to use a base. My favorite eyeshadow primers are the NARS Smudgeproof Shadow Base and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

This Christmas, I got two Makeup Reviolution gift sets. Each one contained a different eye primer. I was really interested in seeing how these performed. I love trying out new products. Makeup Revolution make some great products and I was interested to see if their eye primers would be as good.

Eye Primer


This one is called Eye Primer and comes in packaging very similar to lipgloss. It also comes with a doe foot applicator for easy application. I normally use my eye primers with the applicator it comes with and directly apply it to the eyelids. I noticed that this one has a bit of color in it and goes on thick. I did try thinning the coat out by dabbing it with my finger, but it made no difference.

After applying it to my eyelids I then applied the eyeshadow on top. I didn't really notice the color going on stronger with the primer. Eye primers normally make the color bolder. A few hours later I did notice the color starting to crease, so this primer didn't really do a good job of keeping it on without creasing.

Fix And Focus Eye Primer



After using the other eye primer from the other gift set I was hoping that this one would be better. This one is called Fix And Focus Eye Primer and comes in more fancy looking shiny packaging. The applicator is the same, allowing easy application to the eyelids. 

The formula of this one isn't much better and still feels too thick. I also don't like how it has color to it. I mean it's an eye primer, not a concealer. Eyeshadow is supposed to go on top of it. Why they had to put a color into it is beyond me.

This one seems to be worse than the first one. After about 15 minutes of putting my eyeshadow on it started to crease badly and this was a good quality eyeshadow I had used. I think the eyeshadow would have stayed creaseproof longer if I hadn't of bothered with this primer. After an hour or two it got so bad I just took my makeup off and started again with my trusted NARS primer.

Makeup Revolution make some great eyeshadows, blushers and highlighters. Their primer products seem to be a complete let down. I tried their makeup setting spray the other day and didn't think much of that either. They should just stick to color products and forget the primers.

There are some products you do really need to spend a bit of money on and primers are one of them. This is because they are a product that the rest of your makeup sort of depends on. A good quality base ensures long lasting makeup. There is nothing worse that spending a lot of time getting your eyeshadow all nice if it's just going to crease like mad an hour later. The NARS and Urban Decay ones may be more expensive, but this just proves you really do get what you pay for.

57 comments:

  1. I have never tried primers before. :-)

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    1. Primers are the best. Don't bother with these ones as they really arent that good

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  2. I have to use an eye primer everyday! My favourites are from Lola and Urban Decay x

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    1. I use mine every day too. I like the Urban Decay one, but NARS is my faovrite x

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  3. I have always wanted to try a primer because i know it will enhance my eyeshadow look!

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  4. I must admit I've only used a sample eye primer before but never got around to buying a full size one. I definitely need to do so as it worked with making my eye make up last longer.

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  5. I always forget about using an eye primer! It sounds like you really need to find a good one though, or it doesn't work well.

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  6. oh I do use a primer for my face but have never thought about buying one especially for the yes so may have to keep my eyes peeled

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  7. I remember using a face primer when I was younger but I haven't bothered for such a long time and never an eye primer - I must invest!

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  8. I love a good eye primer - I have one by Yves Rocher that I use so much, it's fantastic!

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  9. I've never tried eye primers before but that's due to eh fact I don't wear eyeshadow much but I want to change that this year.

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  10. you really do get what you paid for. I'm going to stick to my ud one. haven't dared tried others since using ud

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  11. I definitely need to invest in a good eye primer. I have heard that Urban Decay is good!

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    1. Yeah theres is great, as well as the NARS one x

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  12. I have it... but I forget to use it. Maybe I need a new one!

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  13. I used to be so skeptical to primers, I would always say it was an unnecessary step but then I used one my friend recommended and I've never looked back!

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  14. I wear makeup so rarely at the moment that I don't even own an eye primer,but when I wore makeup every day to the office it was just part of the routine to use it.

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  15. I live for Urban Decay's Eye Primer, makes such a difference to keeping my make up on and it's a saint for glitter and no creasing

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  16. I love primers. I use the ones for the whole face. These look great.

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    1. These primers are absolute rubbish. Please avoid and get a good one from Urban Decay or NARS x

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  17. I find that eye primers are so great for extending the wear time of my eyeshadow, I use the Nars one xxx

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    1. Me too. It's my favorite. Urban Decay is second x

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  18. They do look like lipgloss! Shame the second one didn't prevent the creasing, won't be looking into that one.

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  19. Never used this brand of eye primer- but yes it's so important to use a good primer!

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  20. I love my urban decay primer and use it even if I'm not wearing any eye shadow as a like the even colour it gives. Eye primer is a must have for us older ladies!

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  21. You know I have ever used a primer before I clearly need to go get some proper make up and advice I think before going back to work after bit wearing makeup properly for such a long time

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  22. I'm a huge fan of eye primers - I wouldn't be without one now. I actually love primers in general, especially any that add a boost of hydration.

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  23. I've actually never used an eyeshadow primer before - I've heard really good things about the Urban Decay one!

    Dani x

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  24. I really love a good eyeshadow primer. I think it helps shadow stay put for longer and it seems to help the colour pop more as well. My favourite is the original Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I've been using it for years :)

    Louise x

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    1. I've tried it too and think it's great x

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  25. I don't think I've come across either of these before. Agree with you in saying that the MR eyeshadows are great though! Shame the primer didn't live up to expectations.

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  26. I've never heard of either of these brands before. They look good though.

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    1. They make other great products, just not eye primers x

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  27. I agree urban decay primers and everything in between never seem to dissapoint...sorry for your not too awesome experience, but I love reading honest reviews.

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    1. I always are honest with my posts. If i don't like something i will say. I'm not one of those bloggers who thinks you can't say something is rubbish when it is x

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  28. totally agreed on the eye priming thing, but these ones look really pricey!

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    1. They're not, these ones are very cheap and they are absolute rubbish. You need to spend money on a good primer. Stick with NARS and Urban Decay. You really do get what you pay for x

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  29. I haven't used an eye primer before, just the face ones. I don't wear makeup too often and generally never for more than a couple of hours so often don't bother. But I have to say it's refreshing reading an honest review and one which isn't completely glowing if the product.

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    1. All my reviews are honest. If i don't like a product i will say x

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  30. What a shame they were such a let down. I've never tried them but defo won't bother now. X

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