Sep 19, 2012
I'm just now exploring the world of primers. I've never had a problem with my shadow but have been sucked in by the 'eye popping color all day' conversations. So I just bought NYX Eyeshadow Base. I put it on after I put on my foundation......is that the correct time? And maybe I used too much...because my eye shadow has never looked worse. My colors all melted into one another and I even got an eyeliner line on my eyelid for the first time since.....junior high! Ha!
Any advice on when to apply and how much? I'll give it one more shot!!
I don't use foundation, so when I apply my eyeshadow base (also from NYX, I love it) my eyelids are bare. I apply a small amount on each lid, and gently rubs it over the rest of the lid. I always let it dry for a minute or two before I add my eyeshadow, because this particular base seems a bit oily. And that's it. My eyeshadow have not creased once since I start using the NYX base and shadows, where as my Urban Decay primer potion and naked pallette crease every time.
Sep 20, 2012
Lucky little devil! I wish I didn't have to use foundation. I come from a long line of redheads. I have about 5 different colors on my face! :o)
Ok so tomorrow I have a big interview with a modeling agency so I'm not going to risk using it. I'll try it the next day and use a TON less. I was dabbing it on and I think I need to do what you said and just rub a tiny bit in and THEN be patient! I did put on the shadow pretty quick.
What I do is I but down urban decay primer potion in Eden on my lid first then I use the nyx base and my stuff doesn't budge! I have oily lids so that's why I use 2. Hope this helped a tad.
I prime before my foundation. I use one for my face and one for eyes. Then I start my hair, so the primer has a few minutes to set. Dab any "greasies" and then put on your foundation and eye color. Everything lasts longer when I give the primer a few minutes to set.
Oh and Tina good luck with your interview!
good luck with your interview!!! Less is more with the primer, def make sure to let it dry completely. I haven't used the NYX primer but i've used hundreds of others...i apply a small amount on my fingertip and gently rub onto the lid starting at the lash line and up to the brow. Eye shadow shouldn't budge, i've used concealer in a pinch but the staying power isn't as good.
Sep 21, 2012
Is it the base in the little jar? If so that is not a primer it's a base. You would use a base after your primer to make colors pop and stick better.
I use UDPP myself and seriously just the tiniest dab of product! I usually have enough to go from lash to brow, then a quick sweep along my lower lashline.
I use eyeshadow base after foundation. And I feel like it should blend into your skin for the most part so I personally don't use a lot.
Sep 23, 2012
try using LA COLORS jumbo eye pencil. i use the white one seeing as it looks similar t the nyx's milk pencil but less creamier :) maybe u have oily lids and need an oil free primer?
Sep 24, 2012
less is definitely more, applying too much will have the opposite effect x
Sep 25, 2012
Use the Mary Kay eye primer it's just $12 dlls and its amazing I have oily lids and this primer helps me a lot,it last all day :)
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