I've been testing and comparing these few eye shadow primers and one of them became my no. 1 product. Here are the products I tested:
1. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
2. Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer
3. Urban Decay Primer Potion
Okay, I start with the Urban Decay Primer Potion.
+ makes eye makeup last very long even in extreme circumstances (copes water, sweat, tears, oily skin)
+ brings out the pigments very well
+ is the best when working with cream products
- does not suit for dry skin very well -> causes problems to apply eyeshadow smoothly
-/+ price is high, but when you want to buy a good product, usually you have to pay more too. I think it's worth the money.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
I've read about this product from beautyblogs and I've never really saw any bad reviews about it. It is pretty cheap too, so I decided to buy it. However, I am very disappointed to this stuff. It applies well, but it doesn't really bring out the pigments (that isn't a must though) and it made my eyeshadow crease and it didn't make my makeup really last. I tried to use it about a week and then I stopped using it. Didn't work for me.
+ applies well (that doesn't save anything though)
+ cheap price
- makes eyeshadows crease
- didn't make the eye makeup last
- doesn't bring out pigments
Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer
This is what Jesse's Girl promises from it: "Jesse's Girl Eye Shadow Primer provides a silky, crease proof base for smoother application and long lasting color". I totally agree with that! This is my no. 1 product! It is the best primer I've ever used! It applies great, it doesn't make your lids too dry, so the eyeshadows apply very well. After applying it, the lid feels smooth and silky, like the company describes it. It is very cheap too, so I'm very happy with it. The only thing is I don't really know how it works with moist lids. But with my dry skin type it works very well. I recommend it to everyone!
+ cheap price
+ applies well, makes applying makeup easy too
+ brings out the pigments of eye makeup
+ makes eye makeup last
+ doesn't irritate skin
+ suits for dry skin very well
- might not suit for moist lids