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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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Leah Carlisle mua
Posts: 7
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Thanks for the tip :-D
Oct 10 13 01:21 am  Link  Quote 
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JochsBeauty
Posts: 1,459
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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Jennifer Haggerty
Posts: 1,148
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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