Thursday, February 6, 2014

Beauty Favorites: Eye Primers

Sticking with a recent theme of primers (see here), I felt it only necessary to complicate things by telling you that I use a different primer for my eyes than I do for my face. Oh joy. However eye primers tend to be a little more affordable in my opinion. Much like face primers, eye primers will make your eye shadow and eyeliner last much longer. Here's a look at my most used eye primers.
 
Milani Eyeshadow Primer: I have a love/hate relationship with this primer. It's my opinion that it doesn't do diddly squat. But maybe it's just my super oily eyelids? I love the consistency of it (I'm big into texture), but I'm not sure if the lasting power is there.

e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer: I mean... for a single dollar bill, I feel like this eye shadow primer is actually legit. It's very sheer but has just enough color to even out your eyelids. If you're new to priming your eyes, I would recommend starting with this one first.

Wet n Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer: It's just okay. Nothing too special about the formula or anything. I blame my oily eyelids for not loving this, so if you don't have the same issue, it would probably work great on you!

Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer: When I bought the Lorac Pro Palette, I received this as a sample. I've been using it quite a bit and really like it. I can't find anything wrong with it. Once I run out, I will most likely repurchase.

Have y'all used any of these? Do they work well for you? I've heard awesome things about this eyelid primer, but I haven't taken the plunge yet. So fill me in. Which is the best, in your opinion? Today I'm linking up with Jordon and you should too!

13 comments:

  1. Don't you just love the price tag on e.l.f. products? And I love how they replicate almost everything in a cheaper version! -seriously cannot go wrong with that!

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  2. I've heard about that Nars primer as well and am curious about it! I currently just use Benefit's "lemon aid" on my lids as a color-corrector and as a base primer and it's been working for me. I also love that I can wear it alone on the casual days when I don't want to go through the whole eye makeup routine but need to look a bit more "alive!" It seems scary because of the yellow but it doesn't actually look yellow once its on :)! Have a great Thursday, doll! Xx.

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  3. I haven't tried any of those, but I did purchase the ELF one for my niece for Christmas and she really liked it. My favorite eye primer is hands down Urban Decay. NOTHING beats the staying power of that stuff!

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  4. I honestly don't know how I ever wore eyeshadow before primers. It's like a totally different ballgame!

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  5. My sister loves the elf primer! Have you tried the Urban Decay Potion Primer? It is my go-to eye primer! I use the gold one (which is actually discontinued now...waaaaahhh), but they also have an "invisible" one.

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  6. I have used the Elf one and Urban Decay before but the Too Faced Primer is my favorite.

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  7. I am fairly certain all eye primers are "oiler" than other primers. I have had that problem with all of them that I have used. You should definitely try the NYX one on my post today. It's is HD and has great lasting power. It is a little oily, but not unbearable

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  8. I have all of these and I probably do like ELF the best! Honestly, the eye "primer" I use every single day now and that has replaced everything else, is the MAC Paint Pot in "Painterly".... I have super oily skin, and this color and staying power is amazing! It is thick and stays all day long!

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  9. Nars smudgeproof is definitely my favorite! But that e.l.f. for a dollar?! I think I'll be giving that a shot in the near future!

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  10. I think I'm going to buy the LORAC primer the next time I go to Sephora. I've been really liking the Too Faced one though too.

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  11. do they really work?! i have never tried them ever!

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  12. I have that same Lorac one! Love it!!

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  13. I use the ELF primer! Prior to that I used the Too Faced one. They're very comparable, except the price tag of course!! :)

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