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Best eyelid primer?

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TracyK Fri 16-Sep-11 14:02:00

I need something to stop my eyeshadow creasing. I am using a Frontcover shadow base - but find it a bit 'draggy' when applying. Although it works well once on.

Is there a less draggy one out there?

TopazMortmain Fri 16-Sep-11 14:06:36

Laura Mercier does a really good one I use. smile

BarbaraWoodlouse Fri 16-Sep-11 14:08:24

I got some Benfit Stay don't Stray primer that I like. I got it as it was 25% off though, it's not cheap.

I just use it to even out my eyelid colouration though (makes me look more awake) so can't comment on how it works as a proper primer. It dries nicely though so should be fine.

Pump is a bit tricky at first (you end up with loads) but I go the hang of it in the end.

moonshine Fri 16-Sep-11 14:09:54

No contest - it's the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer.

JustAnother Fri 16-Sep-11 14:11:35

I vote for Urban Decay

crazybutterflylady Fri 16-Sep-11 14:15:05

I second Laura Mercier, it's got great staying power and the tube lasts forever. Also, thought it's not really a primer, the MAC paint pots are great, there's a nude coloured one called Bare Study which too stays on forever and acts both as an eyeshadow or a base.

FreeButtonBee Fri 16-Sep-11 14:17:45

another one for urban decay. It's amazing.

Jammygal Fri 16-Sep-11 14:46:21

I have a Mac paint pot in groundwork which also acts as a primer ;)
I find this good too ;)

urnab decay

TracyK Fri 16-Sep-11 15:59:50

Thanks girls - will have a look at those.

brighthair Fri 16-Sep-11 16:14:34

Urban decay. Kept my eyeshadow on and crease free for 16 hours on NYE

polyhymnia Fri 16-Sep-11 18:12:39

I recommend the one by By Terry - excellent.

Pinot Fri 16-Sep-11 19:53:08

Ooh I love By Terry <swoons> but the Urban Decay is ossom.

BodyUnknown Fri 16-Sep-11 19:58:36

I agree, Urban Decay.

SayItIsntSo Fri 16-Sep-11 20:38:59

Another one for urban decay: and if you want a bit of colour I recommend the urban decay primer potion in sin - makes eyes look nice and fresh too

The Urban Decay one is excellent but I've stopped buying it because I hate the design so much. Not yet found a replacement though.

SayItIsntSo Sat 17-Sep-11 02:10:34

Remus, I had a bit of an epiphany with Urban Decay the other day when I tried to replace my run out (and awkwardly shaped) primer potion and they've got squeezy tubes now which means no more wastage and hacking open the bottle shape.

TracyK Sat 17-Sep-11 08:13:09

What colour of UD girls? I went to get it online - but looks like 4 (?) colours to choose from?

NatureAbhorsAHoover Sat 17-Sep-11 09:08:23

Yes, v keen to get this now... what colour for fair/blonde/blue eyes please?

Chicinwellies Sat 17-Sep-11 09:18:25

For me its benefit lemon aid - by a mile. I am medium/light complexion with blue eyes but this really is universal, and lasts all day - one tiny pot does me daily use for over 10 months x

moonshine Sat 17-Sep-11 09:28:49

The UD I use is in a lilac tube and called Eyeshadow Primer Potion. And yes the new squeezy tubes are so much better.

BarbaraWoodlouse Sat 17-Sep-11 09:38:49

Don't you find the lemon aid creases Chici? I love the idea and the shade but just end up with a line above my eyelid. Am I doing something wrong?

Pinot Sat 17-Sep-11 10:03:30

Lemonaid creases on me too, Barb. Bastard stuff.

New squeezy tubes? Why didn't anybody tell me that before?!

Thanks - will buy some more tomorrow.

BarbaraWoodlouse Sat 17-Sep-11 11:53:29

Reckon you've got Original then moonshine.

Thanks Pinot, glad it's not just me then!

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