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On my quest to find the perfect eye shadow primer, I was persuaded by a MAC representative to try their eye primer and I admit it is out of my price range but I had heard that MAC makeup is renown for its quality, so decided to see if it was the miracle product.
The little pot of primer cost me £22.00 and yes, I was shocked at the price. It is available online and most big department stores, such as John Lewis and Debenhams have a counter, where someone can persuade you to part with your well earned cash.
The little pots come in 3 shades - light, medium and dark. I chose light, which matched my fair English rose skin well!
The primer comes in a little clear plastic round pot, which makes application easy, with the name printed underneath and MAC on a black screw top plastic lid. Some may say it looks stylish and sleek but personally it appears a bit cheap to me and I expect more if I'm paying £22, I prefer more quirky packaging like that of Urban Decay.
The texture of this primer is quite thick but equally creamy. I chose to apply it with my finger but if you apply too much, it just creases into your eyelid and looks like you've had your makeup plastered on, I think it is probably better to apply with a brush for a more even coverage.
I have to admit that the primer does make my eye shadow appear brighter but it still creases and I find it collecting in the creases and then to be honest, I think my eye shadow looks better without using it, however on the bright side, my eye shadow doesn't need applying as often.
I do think there are much better eye primers and I wouldn't really recommend this to anyone, it's an expensive mistake to make.
I got some of this MAC eye primer as the make up artist convinced me that it would make a hell of a difference; make my eye shadow brighter, even out the colour of my eye lids and make the shadows adhere better and last longer.
These little pots of eye primer cost £22.00 and come in 3 different shades: light, medium and dark.
I got the medium one and I must say, the colour is quite a good match to my skin colour.
The primer comes in a little clear plastic round pot with the name printed on a sticker at the bottom and a black screw on plastic lid with MAC written on it.
The consistency of the product is creamy and quite thick. You can apply it with your fingers or a synthetic brush for an even result. As I discovered, you want to apply as thin a layer as possible, because whilst it may not look cakey, it will crease and collect into the crease of the eye.
Whilst this stuff does make eye shadow more vibrant, it still creases and just doesn't feel right on my eye lids and since I've discovered Urban Decay Primer Potion, I've stopped using this altogether. The last thing you want for your primer is make your eye shadow crease. This stuff is also quite pricey so if you have quite oily lids, you can skip this.
I am a huge Mac cosmetics fan, they offer a wide variety of make up of a superior quality and although the brands are on the expensive side in my opinion they are well worth it as each item goes a long way and they last a long time so they work out well worth it in the end.
MAC Primer is a cream that is used to put on your eyelids to prime yours eyes ready for the application of make up. The primer helps to smooth and neutralize the lid colour, so that you have a blank canvas to then apply the eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara. The Primer comes in 3 different colours light, medium and medium dark. So you can pick which one suits your skin tones.
The primer is great and works really well with the bright eye shadows and pigments that Mac has as the primer makes sure that the eye shadow does not lose it colour with dark on the eyelids and it makes the colour as vibrant as it looks in the pot.
For the best results apply a small amount onto your eyelids, the easiest way I find to apply is I squeeze a small amount onto my hand and then with a brush I apply it to my eyelid. I always apply my eye make up and then I put on my foundation, so the primer is the first thing that I apply and I then apply my eye shadow.
The primer is worth every penny and is an item that I think that everyone should have it in their make up bag, especially as it makes you eye make up sparkle and vibrant which also means that you do not have to apply as much eye shadow so it has savings all round.
A light textured cream to prime the eyes / Use as an undercoat to eye makeup to smooth textures and neutralise the lid colour / Use under eye shadow, pigments, paints and concealers /