Let me first of all apologise for the Avon overload on the blog but it’s products that I just have to share with you guys before the really really really hot weather hits us this summer and you want your makeup to last all day. If you have extremely oily eyelids like me that basically eats your eyeshadows then today’s post is exactly what you NEED. This would be a good affordable dupe for MAC’s Soft Ochre paint pot which is a holy grail item on all my favourite Youtuber’s channels.
So I spotted this eyeshadow primer in last month’s brochure and I knew that I absolutely had to have it. For some reason I always skipped pass it but with me practicing with eyeshadow more and more, I decided to pop it onto my list and paid round about R69,99 for it. I chose the shade light beige as I felt that it would make the perfect base for both my lighter and darker shades. I have to mention though that the pot feels quite heavy in the box but only to discover that you receive more jar than product. When using it you require the tiniest amount of product as the primer spreads across the lid quite easily and sets into the eyelid effortlessly.
When I apply this I prefer using my fingers as apposed to a brush because the heat of my fingers makes application a breeze and also less product wastage. I wait a few seconds for the product to dry down completely and then to make my eyeshadow last even longer I would take my setting powder and lightly dust it onto my lids. I can honestly say that my eyeshadow stayed put on my lids all day. I’m pretty sure it can’t be compared to MAC’s Soft Ochre paint pot but considering the price it does quite an incredible job. My eyeshadows didn’t crease at all and glitter shadows with a little fallout worked even better with it. I did swatches with a brush because I feel that it is a better representation of how an eyeshadow works and above, the swatches of both the liner and the eyeshadow on the left are with the primer. When using any type of liner I would suggest waiting until the primer dries down completely and then setting it or else the product moves and slides around.
Would I repurchase this primer? Absolutely! It really is worth the price and it’s definitely going to be a staple in my makeup bag come hot summer Cape own days!