July 10, 2012 at 10:24 am #180519
Ok so i gotta have a primer rant here. I have spent soooo much money on primers and none of them Work!!!! Colours fade and crease sometimes more than if I just wear a light foundation base!
On an eye tip, I’ve tried Loreal professional eye primer, and mac primers. Recently I brought the benefit stay don’t stray (20 euros ) and it’s rubbish!!!!! eyeshadows crease and fade even when I wear this with a mac base over the top
I know that urban decay and 2faced are meant to be the best but I live in Europe and you just can’t buy them here. (can’t buy online for various reasons either)
For the face, after much research I decided to buy a very expensive Claris one (30 euros for a tiny pot!) and it literally does not work I swear. I was surprised because it had good reviews.
I havnt got difficult skin, I.e very greasy or dry,
so what’s up?????
I have spent soooooo much money and I’m at the end of my tether! Are these people who make primers just ripping us off or what?
rant over! XxxxxxxxJuly 10, 2012 at 10:34 am #180521
Are you waiting for the primer to dry first before applying shadows? When I apply an eye primer, I have to pat on it some with my finger to make sure it’s dry and tacky. I use 2 faced shadow insurance. Have you tried looking on ebay to get the 2 faced primer…or urban decay? I prefer 2 faced over urban decay. I live in the US and we don’t have Sleek here. I saw someone use a Sleek blush that I absolutely fell in love with. It wasn’t available on their website for several months. I found it on ebay by looking under ebay/uk. I was able to purchase it and have it sent to me in the US. I love it! But if you’re bound and determined enough, you CAN get it off ebay…you may have to get creative like I did. I may not be helping you much, but those are my suggestions to try.July 10, 2012 at 11:05 am #180527
Hmm I shall Wait a good 5 minutes, maybe this will help. Thanks.
I’m such a freak I flew back to the UK to get the Urban decay primer. Tragically though, For some reason they have pulled it in all the stores in the UK now so you can’t get it. I almost cried!!!August 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm #188092
I have kinda the same problem. In Marlenas tutorial videos shes often using urban decays primer potion, and blends the colors really beautiful. I bought it, and it doesent do the trick for me. I have the UDPP in the color sin, and I must say that it doesent intensify the colors at all. Its also hard to make the shadows stick to the eye. Then I thought that well, maybe its my brushes. I bought coastal scents brush set. Theyre not mac, but I think they are pretty good and lots of them are made of real hair. Didnt solve the problem.
Before primer potion I used Nyx eyeshadow BASE that was white shimmery and creamy base. It made the colours look incredible!! The bad thing in it is that it creases very much after a short period of time, otherwise I would sleep with the base under my pillow My search for the perfect base or primer continues. Though just got an idea about trying them together, first the primer potion and then the nyx base (and then ofcourse the shadow!)
I live in Finland, and they dont sell Urban Decay here either. I bought mine from beautybay.com!
I thought that I had lots of make-ups, but after joining to make-up geek, I have used around 100 euros to primers, shadows and brushes already in a very short time, and my point is that if you want to buy primer, try tester first so youll see that does it work or not, and this prevents you using so much money on products that wont do anything to you! =)
Good luck with your search!August 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm #188133
Why can’t you order online? Or it is more that you don’t want to order online?August 25, 2012 at 4:01 am #188203
Emmindaalen, I sympathise with your comments, i thought it was just me! I can tell you I have the mac brushes and the application is amazing but it doesn’t make colours last any longer.i wonder if it’s more to do with the eye shadows themselves. For example if you use mac shadows they will last much longer than cheap ones because the Pigmentation is so much Higher. I don’t actually own any mac shadows apart from their sparkle so I can’t test this theory though. ….I do like NYX products ( I swear by their brow kit and lip pencils) but I don’t think a lot of their shadows are particularly well pigmented.
I also Mix different primers together and think the results are better than when I use alone.
Shelly – I live in Germany and the bank card I have you can only use in stores. You can’t buy anything online with it. If you want to buy online you need to apply for a credit card which is expensive to do here and I don’t want a credit card!!! It drives me nuts!August 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm #188222
Do you have Pallaidio in Germany? Their eye shadow primer is really good. As far as mac’s eye shadow primers go, I don’t like them either. I hope you find something that works for you.. Good luck in your search.August 26, 2012 at 1:29 am #188259
I really like Tarte’s Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay eyelid primer (the pink one). I also find the best combo for my eye shadow to last all day is to use a primer, followed by a cream shadow or paint pot, then the powdered shadow. I have dry, wrinkly eyelids and this helps minimize the creasing for me.September 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm #190419
i dont think it has to do too much with the eyeshadows. i have some off brand kinds and they are pretty decent… still some are bad. you know they are bad because the will have horrible fall out and little to no pigmentation. it is true that you have to wait until its dry. als0 remember that a little goes a long way. you do not need a lot of primer. I also like NYX eyeshadow bases. i do not have a problem with them creasing unless i try to use the white super thick.As for Palladio… i bought their camouflage concealer palette and i am extremely disappointed. their stuff is super cakey. if that is any insight to what their primer would be like…. id say palladio is a no go. Try NYXSeptember 9, 2012 at 7:56 am #190474
I must say that the primer + nyx base worked out very well! The colours are bright and it doesent crease.
I also got my first mac palette. Some of the colours are good and highly pigmented, some arent. I have some kind of black in the palette and its rubbish! My friend had a very cheap palette by beauty UK, and the black in it was so much better than the one from MACs. Though, I think that mac also has got very good blacks, this just wasnt one of them. Then I got my first too faced palette, and I think that the colours in there are all very good. They say that matte colours also stay a bit worse than shimmery ones, which sucks cos mattes fit me much better :/
I also bought too faced shadow insurance in original, and i think its much better than the urban decay in sin.. the sin is very good for shimmery look but the 2faced is matte and it just feels different, and maybe the colours show a bit better too.
I havent got a credit card either, but I have visa electron. You can check that the back side of the card, is there some numbers after the section where you put your signature? Even though the online boutiques say “credit card” it doeset always have to be.. Just need to fill in your cards number in front of the card, the expire date and some other info and then the (I have 3 numbers) verification code from back of the card. You just need to have the amount of the purchase in your account because obviously, you dont have any credit I was very suspicious first but now its just so easy. I also fought with my paypal account for some time, but eventually got it working and most online shops (including ebay, makeupgeek) you can pay with it.
I recommend the 2faced primer, and the good eyeshadows you just need to find the ones that workSeptember 16, 2012 at 5:46 am #191409
It takes a lot of effort for me to make my eyeshadow stay put all day. I wash my eye area with fragrance free face wash then pat it dry. Just before I apply eye primer (I like UDPP and TFSI), I gently blot my eyelid and apply a light dusting of powder, then my primer, then more powder. Plus, I always use a coordinating shade of cream eyeshadow. My eye make-up stays put all day.
For my face, I apply my primer then let it sit for a few minutes before applying my foundation. I use a moisturising formula as my skin is pretty dry.September 16, 2012 at 6:55 am #191411
Louise- That’s interesting. Powder before primer ? Havn’t heard of that before. Maybe I should try this? A translucent setting powder I assume?September 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm #191448
I hadn’t heard of it either till someone on another board suggested I try it. Yes, just use your usual setting powder.September 18, 2012 at 11:17 am #191733
I’m not a fan of UDPP either. It just doesn’t work for me.
I have had the best experience with Too Faced Glitter Glue primer. It’s (obviously) meant for glittery/shimmery eyeshadows, but with a nice nude base, it’s great for mattes too. In my experience, no other primer holds a candle to the staying power of this stuff! I have fallen asleep with eyeshadow on, and woken up to it still looking amazing because of this stuff. Your mileage may very, but for myself and my clients with oily eyelids, this stuff is my HG.September 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm #192741
I live in the nethetlands and i use paypal to purchase stuff from abroard. It is super easy to use and save. Do you have a sephora in Germany? Here in the netherlands we have sephora’s inside V&D stores and they recentley added the Urban Decay stand so now we can buy UD in store. Check for sephora’s in your country.
Have you ever tried a primer with a base on top. You could use NYX jumbo pencil in white or my favorite BSC corrector in alabaster . Since you can’t buy on line you could buy the catrice made to stay cream eyeshadow.. Choose the lightest color. Don’t use too much blend it out they’re wonderful!
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