Crease Proof Eyeshadow Primer! Michael Todd Eye Shadow Base Review

I actually have a bit of a sickness when it comes to eyeshadow primers.

Don’t believe me? Check out my comparison guide, not to mention my recent reviews of Elf Primer, NYX, Coffret D’or , Benefit

The list goes on…

The Michael Todd Eye Shadow base comes in Neutral, and has a sponge tipped applicator.


They say:

It is fast drying and forms a barrier between your skin and your eye shadow to prevent mid-day creasing. Promotes longer wear of eye shadow and protects skin with botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E.

Let’s cut to the chase, I LOVE this formula. This is more liquid than my other favourites, Urban Decay Primer Potion and Trish McEvoy Eye base – thus making it really quick and easy to blend and it also seems to make it easy for shadows to be blended on top…it doesn’t drag.

This also works as a nice concealer on the lids:


Just a small amount goes a long way…

It’s very fast drying so it sort of disappears quickly on the eyelid. But not so quickly that it suddenly becomes hard to blend in!

Also I do find some primers are a tad drying and can make my eyelids flake – there was none of that going on with this primer, perhaps because the formula is lighter.

Blended in – it creates an even base so even if I wasn’t using a shadow I would use this anyway to even out the eyes and cover redness (which I frequently have!)…


And as for making shadows last longer, this definitely improved the crease time of my shadows. All the shadows were still there at the end of the day with no creasing, only minor fading but this is the case with all my primers. If a primer kept my eyeshadow on perfectly 14 hours after application, I think I’d be a little scared about what was in it…?!!??!


Highly recommended for eye primer lovers, a lighter, easier to work with version of UDPP. I’m not sure how this would be on very dark skins, as it does leave a light tint on the skin.

Stockists: Love Make Up (in the UK) and All Cosmetics Wholesale in the US.

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  1. says

    heh, your site is wonderful/terrible when I’m procrastinating. Sounds like a great primer! may check it out when I can be bothered to use primer.