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!!!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
I second this.
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.