Oily lids are the bane of my life! OK, a bit dramatic, I know, but seriously, this issue really can affect the longevity of any eye shadow, even foundation! I cannot recall the amount of eye primers I have tried over the years, there have been many indeed, most of which I loved! That was until now.
I received my Cover FX eye primer at a blogger event some time ago. I remember choosing it because of its sophisticated packaging (pump included) as well as the benefit of it claiming to be anti-ageing. I always jump at the chance of trying anything that claims to be anti ageing as I am all about the prevention!
The first time I swatched the Cover FX Anti-Age Smoothing Primer, I was pleasantly surprised at the consistency. Most primers, I have used before, typically have a thick consistency and are colour tinted. This one however, feels just like a medium consistency, clear eye cream! It literally applies like a dream and leaves a gorgeous sheen to the eye which could be left alone for a pretty glow or used, of course, as a primer for your eye makeup.
I typically squirt one pea-sized amount onto the back of my hand and apply this to both eyes either before or after my foundation application. If I am going to wear eye shadow, I prefer to apply the primer on top of my foundation as I feel this works best for me. I do, however, wear the primer as a base before my foundation, on a daily basis, when I don't wear eye shadow and if you look at the image of myself, you will see the result of 12 hours of wear including an extra hour where I did my daily work-out routine! As you can see, my foundation (which is my holy grail foundation) has held up, even on my lids, where it would typically be INSANELY creased by now if it weren't for this absolute beauty!
My favourite thing about this primer? It does not cake, I repeat, this is not a cakey primer... Hallelujah!
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