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GeorgeMichaelsEspadrille Wed 18-Nov-20 21:14:49

My lockdown goal is to figure out eye makeup for my late 40s, hooded eyelids.

I think I'm going to need a decent primer if anything is going to stay put. Any recommendations??

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chipsandpeas Wed 18-Nov-20 21:17:18

urban decay is the best imo im early 40s with hooded eyes as well

Sparkletastic Wed 18-Nov-20 21:18:36

Nars is the bomb. Switched from Urban Decay to this and never looked back.

RosieCockle Wed 18-Nov-20 21:20:31

If you've tried the UD and don't like it (I don't), then try MAC Paintpot in Painterly. It was recommended by Lisa Eldridge yonks ago but I use it every day. Also bought the Smashbox one. It's ok. Better than UD but not as good at the MAC. Depends what you want Dyson it though.

RosieCockle Wed 18-Nov-20 21:21:07

What you want from it though 🙄

EarringsandLipstick Wed 18-Nov-20 21:25:43


What you want from it though 🙄

Why the 🙄?

EarringsandLipstick Wed 18-Nov-20 21:26:48

OP I use Benefit ... they used to have an amazing one - LemonAid - but sadly discontinued. The one now is more of a concealer to wear on eyelids. I like it.

millymoo1202 Wed 18-Nov-20 21:34:25

Urban decay ones are great and so is the bare minerals one

GeorgeMichaelsEspadrille Wed 18-Nov-20 21:36:08

Really useful - thank you.

Do you all think it's worth getting a specific primer rather than just using a general one (or a concealer)??

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lindyloo57 Wed 18-Nov-20 21:51:15

I have the UD one also a nyx and a elf one, they are all very good.

burglarbettybaby Wed 18-Nov-20 21:56:00

A mate of mine uses plouise base for eyelids but I haven't tried it. But her make up is perfection

EarringsandLipstick Wed 18-Nov-20 21:58:55

Yes @GeorgeMichaelsEspadrille I think it really helps, especially if a) over 40 (as I am) a b) wear liquid eyeliner (as I do)

SpillingTheTea Wed 18-Nov-20 22:12:28

I use NYX and I find it brilliant.

Pipperleen Wed 18-Nov-20 22:18:20

Another vote for MAC paintpot in Painterly.

I have read that a dedicated primer is better than concealer as concealers are designed to hydrate whereas you don’t want to do that on your eyelids if you want your eyeshadow to stay put. How true that is, who knows!

Orcadianrythyms Wed 18-Nov-20 22:29:56

I like the Bare Minerals one, it doesn't gather in the creases and keeps powder and liquid shadow in place.

RosieCockle Sun 22-Nov-20 13:22:23

@EarringsandLipstick I was eye-rolling at the typo I had made in the previous post ("Dyson").

Jdhshekr Sun 22-Nov-20 13:25:33

The Rimmel one is brilliant and really cheap. I found it better than UD.

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