Eyeshadow Primers. Love them. Can’t live without them.
UDPP is still the one people love, but I find it a tad dry and it makes shadows a little hard to blend (I do like Too Faced Shadow Insurance the most and Lunasol’s Eye base).
This Lancome Ombre Perfecteur Eyeshadow Base caught my eye because its in a handy click pen. Click!
Waterproof and long-wearing, this matte finish formula holds eyeshadow perfectly in place all day.
Helps correct and even out skin tone while priming the eyes for superior eyeshadow wear.
RESULT: Lids look smoother; creasing is eliminated.
Here it is:
So the applicator is a sponge – you could dab it on your lids but realistically you’d need to work it in a bit with your finger otherwise it looks a bit streaky.
The texture of the primer is a little oily – it doesn’t dry as quickly as UDPP, it feels more like Too Faced’s primer in that respect. I love the slightly more emollient primers because I feel like I can really make she shadow stick to it.
This comes in a few shades – I got Clair basically because I bought mine from eBay (For about £10) and it was what was left! It matches my skin fine, its translucent anyway so it doesn’t matter too much what your skintone is.
It says in the description that it will make your make up waterproof. I wouldn’t say that – at the end of a long day there was a little creasing, for sure but it was otherwise still much better than without any primer.
I like the texture a lot – the applicator is fiddly, and you have to be careful not to push out too much – you only need a bit.
This is a primer for me that I will use on the go (and I am always doing my make up on the go!). I am sure you would get more product in the Shadow Insurance for less money so if you were only buying one I’d choose the Too Faced. But for a bit of posh eye primer topping up, this is not a bad choice at all.
I can see it on the USA Lancome site but no the UK one.