Milani: Eyeshadow Primer; It Works In The Nude

In a search for a damn good shadow primer, I’m paying whatever I can get my hands on. Sort of. When I found out that Milani had an eyeshadow primer, I made a point of hunting it down. I found this one at Walgreens. However, it was in a Walgreens in Orlando; not in Denver. I have learned that Walgreens doesn’t carry Milani in Denver. Yet, I have heard that there are a few that are starting to…

Mega swatch day 305 Mega swatch day 306The info on the packages always reads so promising…

Mega swatch day 308It doesn’t have to be nude; I just want it to hold my eyeshadows for at least 6 hours…

Mega swatch day 307However, nude it is…

Mega swatch day 310 Mega swatch day 312Milani’s primer is more liquid-y than the competition’s. It appears to be quite thick in the above photo, though. Swatched on my hand, it gives you a better idea about its consistency…

Mega swatch day 313And, it blends right in. I mean, like easily and dries fast!

Mega swatch day 314If I apply a very, very thin amount of a primer on my lids, I’m getting better and longer wear. So, more is not really better for me.

My verdict is that Milani’s Eyeshadow Primer is a hit. It worked with making my eyeshadow last up to 5 hours. One thing it didn’t do was intensify the shadow’s color. After discovering that the formula was on the thin side, I wasn’t surprised. This primer is a keeper and Milani doesn’t disappoint. That’s why they are one of my top drugstore brands.

What primer is the holy grail for you?

love & beauty: Two Shadow + Primer Eyeshadows

Do you know what an eyeshadow primer is? It is a product that you apply to your eyelids in hopes that when you apply an eyeshadow that it will stay put, not crease or fade…until you take it off. Lately, I have been discovering more shadows with the primer already in it. Here’s a couple of my most recent finds…

review photos Dads Kiehls 001 review photos Dads Kiehls 002These are from love & beauty, Forever 21′s brand. Since these cost next to nothing, like $3, I got the only two shades they had available…

review photos Dads Kiehls 005A metallic silver named ‘Light Grey’ and a shimmery taupe named ‘Champagne’. These are two shades that I find classy. And, gosh, the shimmer they have!…

review photos Dads Kiehls 004So, I put them to the test right away. I used ‘Light Grey’ all over my eyelid and used an eyeliner pencil along with mascara. I got creasing in about 3 hours. I tried ‘Champagne’ and it lasted just a bit past 4 hours.

It defeats the purpose, but I applied Ofra’s Shadow Primer and then used ‘Light Grey’ over that. I did manage to get about 4-4.5 hours this time. As much as I love the idea of splicing shadow with primer, I’m still looking for one that truly performs. I swatched the shades and you can see that they are quite pigmented and shimmery…

review photos Dads Kiehls 009 review photos Dads Kiehls 007I want to continue to experiment with these two love & beauty shadow + primers. I may not be able to use them as suggested, however, I like the way they look on me.

Have you found any good shadow + primers?