Hi Everyone!! I am currently posting a new video on my channel about all the different types of primers that I own and use. I reviewed 5 different primers and showed swatches of a drugstore eyeshadow over each of the them. Below you will see a picture of the swatches...I started on the right and worked my way to the last primer. The first swatch on the right is of the eyeshadow without a primer base. I hope this review is helpful :) Prices and where to purchase will also be listed. Check my video out...www.youtube.com/user/glamourbylexi
1st primer: Too Faced shawdow insurance- One of my favorites. I have been using this product for 2 years now. It's a no fail product that is one of my must haves in my makeup collection. This primer does not crease on my whatsoever. I have oily lids so its important to use a good base that will prevent creasing throughout the day. And...this is one of them!! It's a clear primer that feels silky smooth when applied. Comes in a squeeze tube! Price- $17 and can be purchased that Ulta and Sephora.
2nd primer: Lorac behind the scenes- This is my second favorite primer! It too is clear and silky when applied. This primer helps my eyeshadow stay on all day and night. It's another no fail product that I can see in my makeup collection for a long time. This primer comes in an awesome squeeze tube! Price- $22 and can be purchased at Ulta.
3rd primer: Smashbox photofinish lid primer- I've had this product since last year and honestly I don't use it as often as I thought I would. It has a doe foot applicator which can be good as far as getting the product out quickly but must the UDPP, after a certain point it's hard to get the bottom bits out. This primer has a peachy pink tint and it applies a bit on the thicker side. What I like about this primer is that since it has a color to it, it helps conceal any redness or little veins you may have on the lid area. Remember that area is super thin and delicate! If you have redness or veins that you would like to conceal, try this primer. Although, some use concealer; if you have oily lids like me then concealer won't prevent oil build up. Price -$18 and can be purchased at Ulta.
4th primer: Urban Decay primer potion- This is another clear primer when applied. I find that this primer is a bit oily. The primer potion has creased on me before. I don't know if it's from using too much of product or not enough. I feel as though you should only have to use a tiny amount to prevent creasing so this primer may not last as long as the first two primers I reviewed. This primer has a doe foot applicator and the package is not the best. It's hard to get the last bits of primer from the bottom. On the bright side, Urban Decay has come out with the primer potion in a squeeze tube!! If for whatever reason my Ulta is sold out of Too Faced and Lorac, then this would be an alternative. Price- $18 and can be purchase at Ulta and Sephora.
5th primer: Benefit Stay don't Stray- This primer has two purposes...can be used as an eyeshadow primer and as a concealer primer. I haven't try this underneath my concealer yet. As far as the eyeshadow primer part....this primer is slightly thick and has a yellow color. Again, like the Smashbox primer, this too can be used to cover redness and veins on the lids. The down side is that you end up wasting more product then you will use. The first few pumps, you will notice that way too much product come out...enough for 3 days worth. Not good! After you get a hang of the pump then not so much is wasted. I will probably not repurchase this in the future. Price-$24 and can be purchased at Ulta and Sephora.