One of my biggest struggles with wearing eye color, is that it just falls off my eyes during the course of the day. However, since I love wearing color, and I am sick and tired of not playing dress up because I look like a racoon by noon, I am on a mission to find the right eye primer.
I have used several kinds of eye primer, and non primer primer like products (um MAC Paint Pot anyone?). The biggest issue that I have had is that my uber sensitive eyes react to the primer, and make wearing makeup a moot point because I am crying and stinging all day from the very product that was supposed to SUPPORT my sparklecrack habit!
The difference with these is that not only are they available in only two shades (Taffy and Caramel) but they are less creamy, and a bit more sticky than Smudge Pots.
Stila says that these are a waterproof eye shadow primer that promises flawless, creaseless eye shadow wear. A revolutionary polymer adheres to eye shadow and allows for shadow to wear all day and night.
Does it live up to the print?
I’ll give them cred, it ALMOST lives up to that claim. I did have some wear and tear about 3pm. Stila further claims that this innovative waterproof formula is crease resistant and extends eye shadow wear all day. Prime Pot also creates flawlessly smooth lids and keeps excess oil at bay.
True enough! The most important thing in my book is that it is EXTREMLY gentle on the eyes. I had no reaction at all with the product.
As previously mentioned, there are two shades
Taffy – soft beige pink
Caramel – warm tawny beige. Caramel was a bit too dark for this paleface, but I can see it being a great contour color, and also for medium skin tones.
With this product, a very little goes a long way, so the $20 price tag is very affordable, particularly compared to the $18 Urban Decay Primer Potion (review on that later) and Bare Escentuals Prime Time for Eyes.
This is a must have product for me! I’ll post a follow up review after I use it a few more times.