Hello hello, long time no speak.
I thought I would do a very brief (but photo packed) blog post about my favourite eyeshadow primer of the moment, Lime Crime's Eyeshadow Helper.
This may look new to a lot of you, but Lime Crime has had an eyeshadow primer in their range for years and years. It has recently been redesigned into this lovely mauve tube with pinky rose gold metallic detailing (it used to be a small pot in a Tiffany's blue shade... then it became a purple tube with a less sleek design). Along with the redesign, they also reformulated it so that it is now also waterproof.
Of course you can buy this from the Lime Crime website, but because I am in Australia, I bought mine from Lipstick Republic where this retails for $24.
I thought I would also include a photo of the ingredients, because all of Lime Crime's makeup is vegan and cruelty-free.
Such pretty packaging! The tube is quite large and will last a long time, especially since it has a small nozzle which allows you to dispense only a small amount of product... and a little goes a long way.
The product itself is a thick paste that has a slight fair skin toned shade to it. When you blend it out it doesn't provide much colour as a base, so all skin colours should be able to use this easily.
What I love about this primer is that, unlike a lot of other eyeshadow primers I have used, this doesn't feel overly sticky or greasy primer (*cough* UD Primer Potion *cough*). I hate overly sticky or oily eyeshadow primers because when you apply eyeshadow on top of them, they can stick to the primer too much and can be really difficult to blend out. This primer has more of a silicon feel, so shadows stick to it, but not so much that it hinders how you apply your eyeshadows (I hope that makes sense).
So how well does it work? Well the above photo is me playing around with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, where I took about 5 shades and blended them with a brush on my wrist. You can see that in the top part of the swatch (which is where I placed the primer) is much more vibrant, and you will also notice that the shadows are barely noticeable on the bottom part of the swatches, and they also seem to just blend together and look... well, bleh. So yes, this does intensify eye shadows amazingly (and is the main reason everyone should use an eye shadow primer), but this also prevents creasing and is waterproof! BAM perfect eye shadow primer!
Have you used this? What do you think of it?