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Do you use MAC Prep + Prime or Revlon Eye Primer?

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FabMum1 Tue 17-Sep-13 14:09:26

Does anyone use the MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter pen?
Is it worth the £18 price tag?

Have also been told that Revlon Photoready Eye Primer is a good dupe?

Has anyone's tried these, can you make a recommendation.
I'm looking for something to highlight the eye area and middle section of my face

Thank you smile

FabMum1 Wed 18-Sep-13 20:04:14

Help sad

KosherBacon Thu 19-Sep-13 08:00:18

I wouldn't go for either of them. I swear by Too Faced eye primer called Shadow Insurance. There is also an Urban Decay one that gets a lot of love but it made my eyes dry and sore.

MooMinCow Thu 19-Sep-13 08:13:25

I bought the MAC one last week for the same reason grin I got 'Light Boost' which is very yellow toned but perfect for my medium-dark Asian skin tone. The MAC lady applied it 'Kardashian' style on me in that upside down triangular way under the eyes/topic cheekbones and it does work! Need to be quite light handed with it as a little goes a long way and you need to contour with a bit of matte bronzer to get the best effect.

I'm sure if you don't require such a specific shade as me you could pick up a cheaper version in Boots? (they weren't dark or yellow toned enough for me.)

LapsedGoth Thu 19-Sep-13 18:28:00

Love here for Urban Decay eye primer. I never knew that eyeshadow could actually stay on for several hours before trying this!

FabMum1 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:31:16

The kardashian highlight is exactly what I'm looking for moomincow

Is it worth the money?

MooMinCow Thu 19-Sep-13 21:58:45

I think so (though early days), purely based on the fact the colour is dark and yellow enough for me and its not too shimmery or sparkly. What's your skin tone? You could also use a concealer or foundation 2/3 shades lighter than your normal shade for that KK glow. I just find the clicky pen easy to use.

Snatchoo Thu 19-Sep-13 22:57:00

Urban Decay primer defo for an eyeshadow primer.

iloveweetos Thu 19-Sep-13 22:58:13

Has anyone tried smashbox primer?

MsWinnieBaygo Fri 20-Sep-13 00:12:39

Have tried Nars, Laura Mercer & Urban Decay and would prefer the LM one out of the 3 but I guess it depends what you want it for. LM gives my eyeshadow the best staying power.

If you're wanting something to highlight your cheekbones and brow area though it's not a primer you should go for it's a highlighter - something like Benefit High Beam or similar.

ZacharyQuack Fri 20-Sep-13 02:19:16

Are you wanting an eyelid primer, to apply under eyeshadow, or a undereye highlighter/concealer? The Revlon Photoready is supposed to do both, but all the other products on this thread do one function or the other.

MooMinCow Fri 20-Sep-13 06:40:54

Think OP wants more of a highlighter pen? Confusingly MAC call theirs Prep & Prime!

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