Nudey Tuesday is all about my favorite eye primers. A good primer is a necessity if you want your eye makeup to last long and stay vibrant throughout the day. Here's a breakdown of the primers I use regularly:
1. Too Faced Shadow Insurance- TFSI is a great option for those with dryer skin (around the eyes.) This primer enhances your eyeshadow's color and guarantees a long-lasting hold with no creasing -it lasts all day for me (up to10 hours) with minor fading.
3. Pari Beauty Precious Glow (in 02 Platinum)- I really like this for that extra shimmer to my eyeshadows. It keeps my eyeshadow vibrant but doesn't last nearly as long as TFSI or UDPP in terms of a long lasting hold. When I use this, my eyeshadow starts to crease and face after about 5-6 hours and because of that, I like to wear it over UDPP or TFSI and under eyeshadow if I want that extra "oomph."
4. Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (in Honey Bunny & Recess)- I never wear this without UDPP or TFSI because for my skin, it's a little stiff and dry but I do use it as an extra "base" if I'm going out and I need my eye makeup to last really long. This keeps my makeup intact if I'm going to be out all night and guarantees no smudges or fading. I also feel like this is better than MAC Paint Pot if you have dryer skin.
5. MAC Paint Pot (in Soft Ochre)- Like Benefit Creaseless Creams, I don't wear this without UDPP or TFSI underneath. I use this as an extra "base" for the same reasons. I do think this is better than Benefit Creaseless Creams as it lasts a little longer and makes my eyeshadow a little more vibrant. The only downside is that this may dry out your skin if you already have dry skin to begin with. However, this will be great for those with normal or more oily skin.
Overall: My favorites obviously are TFSI and UDPP. I've quit using UDPP for now since my skin's gotten dryer but I highly recommend it. I know the price is a little steep but trust me, this beats buying a primer that's half the price and only half as good. I've owned both my UDPP (larger size) and TFSI for nearly almost 2 years (I think) now and both still half over half a tube's worth of product left.