Today’s review is going to be of the Essence You Better Work Eye Primer.
I know eyeshadow primer is not the most exciting product to talk about but I also know how hard it is to find a more affordable option when it comes to it.
For a bit of lesson, in case you are not aware of what an eyeshadow primer is: it’s a base you put before eyeshadow to prime the lid and make whatever powder you apply on top more vibrant and more long-lasting.
You can get Essence from Ulta but this product is not out in the States yet, this site ships worldwide and it costs about 4$.
It is a classic squeezy tube, you have all the details on the back.
The formula is completely sheer once it’s blended out.
As soon as you put it on it’s quite sticky so you have to set it with a translucent otherwise the shadow will crease and be patchy.
You also have to have a completely dry eyelid before you apply it or it’ll get patchy.
I guess what I’m saying is that this is a product that needs some precautions or it can go south quickly.
I have extremely oily eyelids so any test to go through extreme conditions (pretty much the only thing that works for me is the Nars one, not even the Urban Decay primer potion does a good job and that’s a universal favourite).
With this primer eyeshadow creases after 3 hours which of course is terrible in my opinion especially for a product that is allegedly gym-proof/waterproof.
- Longevity: 4/10
- Application: 7/10
- Texture: 7/10
- Packaging: 9/10
This product is a disaster for me, of course, the main issue I have is the lasting power which is terrible therefore the extra work I have to put in to make it work is not worth it, now I know I have tricky eyelids so if yours are normal and you are on a tight budget you can make it work but I wouldn’t recommend it, especially if you are looking for longevity.
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