Rimmel London Undercover Shadow Primer
Not for oily lids
I have very dry skin overall but very oily lids and have always been an eyeliner person, but even 'high end' liners don't stay long and so have been searching for a holy grail eye primer for a while. This is quite liquidy in texture and applies almost transparent with no colour and applies smoothly. However it only made my eyeliner last 1-2 hours longer then I had the usual dreaded transfer on top lid. Even though this didn't work for me it may be beneficial to those with less oily lids and great to try out for younger people. It won't neutralise the lid area because it seems colourless so can't be used as a base as such. Sadly I will not be repurchasing and will pass on to my sister who may find beneficial. Will continue with my BM eye primer until a more affordable drugstore equivalent is available.
February 22, 2013
Makes no difference
I bought this as I wanted to try out a cheaper primer for everyday use as using my Urban Decay Primer Potion for work seems wasteful for me.
Regret this purchase though. It has made no noticeable difference whatsoever to the staying power of my eyeshadow. I apply it prior to any eye products and by the time I come to apply my eyeshadow the primer has begun to crease! Not a good sign! At most it evens out eyelid colour but my shadow creases the same as it would with no primer. I've tried every variation I can think of - more product, less product, different drying time, patting it on vs smoothing it over lid. Still no joy.
I won't be repurchasing and would recommend the Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadows instead as a coloured base as these actually do wear all day without creasing, even with other shadows layered on top. For colourless primer, I'm yet to find an affordable one that works, back to UDPP!
March 26, 2013
I am a makeup artist and I got this product for my kit, it does make the eye shadow a bit more vibrant but in a small amount of time it makes eye shadow cake and go dry you are definately better off without this product and your shadow will last longer without it. It's very cheap in quality and not worth your money
June 19, 2013