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Leah Carlisle mua

Posts: 7

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I'm updating up kit and stuck with which is the best eye primer. All the blog reviews find its a battle between too faced, nars, urban decay and mac, thoughts? I tend to not listen too much to blogs as they only now what works best on their skin not what works best on all skin types which is what you need in a kit.
I was looking between nars and urban decay but heard they tend to be hard to blend with nars sometimes having a fly paper effect. HELP!!!!!

Oct 10 13 12:04 am Link

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Lauren Reynolds Makeup

Posts: 282

London, England, United Kingdom

I use MAC paints, not particularly because of their staying power but because the nude colours look really pretty under the rest of the eyeshadow. The paints (rather than the pots) have a subtle sheen. The staying power is fairly good, not amazing, and they don't interfere with blending at all. If someone has vey oily lids I layer a small amount of Lime Crime eyeshadow helper underneath a paint. But if there's any wrinkling or crepey skin around the eye, give the primer a miss - it'll only emphasise texture as it dries.

Oct 10 13 01:04 am Link

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Leah Carlisle mua

Posts: 7

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thanks for the tip :-D

Oct 10 13 01:21 am Link

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JochsBeauty

Posts: 1459

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

This:
http://fortunatefaceminerals.net/shop/c … eye-primer

Hands down the best primer ever. It's like crack for your eye lids. Now I have oil slicks for lids & nothing has worked to keep my eye makeup looking awesome till Karrie Welch sent me this stuff. I can now safely wear a black smokey eye & it doesn't turn into a hot creased mess. Also, I did a huge no-no & slept in my eye makeup. Woke up looking fabulous.

Oct 12 13 11:55 pm Link

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KELLYMUA

Posts: 2

London, England, United Kingdom

i've got both the mac paint pots and urban decay primer.. both are really good but i've noticed that the mac paint pots are better under matte shadows whereas the urban decay one is better under the shimmery/ sheen eyeshadows


kelly x

Oct 15 13 05:22 am Link

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Jennifer Haggerty

Posts: 1200

New York, New York, US

Urban Decay works really well for me. My lids are really oily and shadows crease within 2 hours, UD keeps it smooth for 10 hours - 8 if it's really humid.

Oct 15 13 11:05 am Link

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Laura McDermott

Posts: 107

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I use nars for matte/clean looks, since it's white and blends and disappears in to the lid with no colour left over. I haven't had any problems with it

Oct 15 13 11:48 am Link

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Makeup by Sarah Lynne

Posts: 28

Tacoma, Washington, US

I am an Urban Decay Primer Potion groupie!!  This stuff has changed my makeup life!  I am typically one that searches and searches for "the one" and really never satisfied (mascaras, foundation, etc...) but this stuff I have never strayed from.  I have been using it for gosh 8 years or so now and I'm not sure I'd be willing to switch... The new packaging now allows you to get all of their product out, whereas the cute little genie bottle looking package left you losing out on quite a bit of product. 

Good luck on your search!

Nov 22 13 06:23 pm Link

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Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

For my clients I will use the basic stuff with a big name brand so they feel like ooo-la-la then set with spray.

for me and my process.. I spray a setting spray on a blending brush and "brush" my lids. let dry, then add ooo-la-la primer product , shadow, blend, shadow, blend. Spray with setting spray.

Nov 22 13 08:54 pm Link

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Shirley Compaore

Posts: 45

Lynn, Massachusetts, US

I use Mac paints and UD and love both!!

Nov 23 13 03:49 pm Link

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MUA Janine

Posts: 237

Oakland, California, US

I love both UD primer potion and MAC paint pots. I'll use a black paint pot for a very dramatic, vampy, or smokey look; if I'm doing something that is lighter/natural I'll usually stick with UD. And if someone is oily I'll always use UD and then a paint pot on top.

Nov 23 13 08:22 pm Link

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make-up by lizzie

Posts: 217

San Francisco, California, US

I use Shadow Insurance for clients going to an event, but on set I just use concealer.

Nov 28 13 12:37 pm Link

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Lucinda Reilly

Posts: 114

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

I've used UD and Too Faced. They were okay, but UD broke down too quickly on oily lids and they both would get a little pasty, especially on women of color. I have been using LORAC's, and is goes on completely sheer. I didn't like it at first, because I was using the same quantity I was used to with UD and TF and is was too much. Less is more. When applied sheerly, it is gorgeous and lasts all day.

Nov 29 13 04:34 pm Link

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MICosmetics

Posts: 8

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

KELLYMUA wrote:
i've got both the mac paint pots and urban decay primer.. both are really good but i've noticed that the mac paint pots are better under matte shadows whereas the urban decay one is better under the shimmery/ sheen eyeshadows


kelly x

I second this.

EDIT:

Saw someone posted about TOO FACED Shadow insurance - back when I was Sephora Manager, this thing broke everyones lids out all the time. Also, it doesn't work with some lid types depending on oil production.

Dec 06 13 04:13 pm Link