Hey, it's been over a month since I last posted on here as I wasn't feeling very inspired, my mental health hasn't been looking the greatest and I've been very busy with school, but here I am feeling a lot better with another review!
When we go to the supermarket, I always head straight to the cosmetics aisle as they almost always have deals and offers on. My supermarket only offers Rimmel, Maybelline, Collection and maybe a little from Garnier's cosmetics line on a good day; this means for me that it's hard to find new products without having to wait for my next trip to Meadowhall to go into Boots or Superdrug. Side note: the Superdrug in Meadowhall has recently had a revamp and now sells Freedom, The Balm and I heart Makeup which I was SO excited for. So, on my trip yesterday, I was looking at the Collection stand as I wanted to retry their Lasting Perfection concealer, now that I've gotten into the routine of applying eye cream both morning and night, and saw that this product had a little sticker on it so I picked it up for £5.

You get 15ml of product which is quite a lot and if you compare it to the Urban Decay Primer Potion, you get an extra 5ml for £11 cheaper. If you're on a budget or simply don't want to spend £16 on an eye primer, this is a great one to pick up. The tube is quite nice and easy to control how much product you squeeze out which is a plus. Yes, it doesn't look as nice as the UD one, but it's the product inside that matters, to me anyway. Just by looking at the free, clear bit of the tube, you can definitely tell that it is illuminating as it looks very glowy and catches the light well. Also, I held the tube up to the light to see if the tube was actually full and wasn't just a marketing scheme to make it look like there's more in the tube than there actually is by making it bigger and, to my surprise and relief, it was full.  It says it "provides the perfect, even base before eyeshadow application, prolongs the wear of cream and powder eyeshadow, blends smoothly, dries invisibly and prevents shadow creasing, refreshes and revives the delicate eyelid for a more ‘awake’ look" (Source: http://www.collectioncosmetics.co.uk/) and on the tube to "apply under your eye colour for crease-free staying power".  

In all honesty, I wasn't expecting much from this product as most eyeshadow primers always seem to make my eyeshadow crease as I have quite hooded eyes. The consistency is quite thin and watery, it doesn't have any concealing properties so this may not be the primer for you if you like tinted; but, it does illuminate really well and gives a beautiful glow and does feel slightly tacky which gave me a bit of hope. I set it with the yellow shade from my Mother Home Contour kit (review hereand put some of my Hoola Bronzer and a warm brown from my Makeup Revolution Palette in the crease messily using a large blending brush. It did seem to intensify my eyeshadows and was very easy the blend over compared to what I was using before which always seemed to be sticky no matter what I set it with. I applied it at 1 pm and I'm going to test it for as long as I can.

 

8 Hours Later:

The primer looks to be doing an amazing job as my eyeshadows haven't creased or faded! It's lasted through me smushing my head into a pillow when I've been napping, rubbing my eyes and everything that would normally go on on a lazy Saturday. So far, I'm VERY impressed by this primer and I can see it as being a great product to use for school as it's very long wearing. As I have quite hooded eyelids, most primers don't hold the colour very well and my eyeshadows just fade into this ugly colour after I've been blinking for a few hours, but this one has held up perfectly!  It looks just as it did when I applied it and it's looking like this eyeshadow primer is going to make it's way into my everyday makeup routine.

The product was easy to remove and didn't take lots of rubbing like my Maybelline Colour tattoo does and leaves the eyes feeling moisturised due to it being light weight.

Overall, I can see this product becoming my everyday eyeshadow primer and even something to just leave on by itself as it gives the lids a nice, healthy glow and sets on its own fairly quickly. I would definitely recommend this eye primer to beginners who have just started out with eyeshadow and want to make it last, and to people who simply don't want to splurge on something that you may want to switch up every 3-6 months (even though it says it lasts for 12 on the tube). I think this is definitely worth picking up and for £5, it's an amazing product to try out.

 

 

Originally posted on: https://lipstickandpaintbrushes.co.uk/​

Published by Aimee Louise Smith