For some reason even in these days of technological advances, eye shadows do not usually stay the whole day. Sometimes it is as simple as the fact that some people have oily eyelids. So we need a product that will help our gorgeous eyes to stay gorgeous the whole day long. Enter the eye shadow primer. This product, applied prior to our eye shadow, locks in the eye shadow so that we look beautiful from sun up to sun down.
Many companies have their own version of eye shadow primers now. I was given the opportunity to try L’Oreal’s Magic De-Crease Eyelid Primer. Is it up to the task of keeping eye shadow in place and to keep it from fading? I have been trying the product for a solid two weeks. I think that would be enough time to see if the product works. I apply it prior to my eye shadow. Just a little bit of it on the lid and then blended in. I then apply the eye shadow. Nothing else is needed. I check the mirror at various times of the day to see how my eye shadow is doing. No creases. A subtle bit of fading. The final test: washing my face at night. Every night for two weeks my eye shadow has been crease free. Sometimes there is some fading to the eye shadow but I think that has to do more with the type of eye shadow that I am using. Light eye shadows tend to fade more than darker eye shadows.
So the verdict is that this product does work. The eye shadows did not crease during the day. Sometimes some of the eye shadows did fade. But I really do think that has to do with the pigmentation of the eye shadow.
L’Oreal Magic De-Crease Eyelid Primer is available at any drugstore. It can be used with powder or cream eye shadow. www.lorealparisusa.com
(this item was given for consideration)