I have very oily eyelids and need a good quality eye primer to keep the eye shadows from creasing, transferring, or melting off. Without these products, my eye makeup will become a big ol’ mess. And no one wants to see that.
The packaging for the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed is a twist off cap on a squeeze tube with a small spout/opening. The price is $20 for 11 ml or 0.37 US fl oz. The formula is a creamy eye shadow primer that goes on thick but blends well.
I love this eye shadow primer because it becomes a multipurpose product where I can wear this by itself since it is a beautiful color or as a base for my powder eye shadows. Even when I go overboard and put too much product, it is easy to blend out so it’s just a wash of color. This can also be used as a highlight. It’s shimmery and gold toned, and a little goes a long way.
Here’s a swatch of each.
L: Urban Decay Greed | R: MAC Soft Ochre
The packaging for the MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre is a twist off cap on a glass pot. The price is $21 for 5 g / 0.17 US oz. The formula is a creamy eye shadow primer that goes on thick but blends well and dries down. This long-wearing formula creates seamless coverage almost like a concealer for the eye area.
I use this paint pot more either when I want my eye shadow to last for hours and hours or when I want to wear a brighter eye shadow. It makes the brightly colored eye shadow pop and seem more true to color and last all day. I would not consider this a multipurpose product like the UD primer potion because of its yellow beige shade. I cannot wear this alone as my primer because it will still crease due to its thickness. I do have to prime my eyes and then layer this on top to use it.
Do you use these eye primers? What’s your favorite eye primer?