Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer Matte Review

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer Matte

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer Matte Review

Product Description:

Construct the perfect canvas for eye shadow application with our Shadow Worx Matte Primer. This lightweight, creamy primer appears opaque upon application and is ideal for those with oily lids, uneven skin texture or anyone who experiences creasing or fading. Shadow Worx creates a smooth finish allowing eye shadow to be vibrant, crease and fade proof all day long. The convenient squeeze tube and slim tip allow for precise disbursement of product, down to the very last drop.

*For best results Shadow Worx Primer should be applied in a thin coat over the entire lid and allowed to dry slightly before eye shadow application.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite. Polyethylene, Triethlhexanoin, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, VP/ Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Cera Alba ( Bees Wax), Propylparaben, Ethlparaben, Isobutylparaben. May contain: Mica, CI 77891 ( titanium dioxide), CI 77491/CI77499 ( Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).



$9.95 (Around INR 520) + shipping (which is minimum of 9 dollars, with the cheapest shipping option on Coastal Scents).


20 ml – 0.676 FL OZ.


Coastal scents shadow worx primer is available in 2 variants:

• Matte.
• Shimmer.

The shimmer eye shadow primer has champagne-coloured shimmer in it while the matte one is clear. I picked up the matte one as I rarely apply shimmery eye shadows. Depending upon your usage/preference, you can pick either of these two.

The shimmer one comes in a golden tube packaging. Here is a picture for your reference:

Coastal Scents

(from coastal scents website)


Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer

The Coastal Scents eye shadow primer comes in a sleek, handy, tube-type packaging which I like, simple; basic, but very functional. It has a nozzle-like thin tip point which allows for easy dispensing of the required product.

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer


Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer

My Experience with Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer Matte:

The shadow worx eye shadow primer in matte is slightly tinted/peach in colour and has a silky, creamy formula. However, that just allows easy/smooth application of your eye shadows and nothing that will make your eye lids greasy.
It has this slight chemical-ish fragrance, but that does not stay for long and won’t bother you.  It blends easily and dries in 30-40 seconds on the eye lids completely. It dries off clear without leaving any whitish cast behind and thus won’t alter the shade of the eye shadows.

I have noticed that it improves the pigmentation of shadows slightly (check last picture for reference).  This also improves the staying power of your eye makeup and prevents creasing for at least 5-6 hours, after which my eye shadows start creasing.

Now, this product is not comparable to primer potions from Urban Decay, MAC paint pots, but this definitely works well and is worth the money you spend on it . Also, it is great for beginners who would like to practice off first with economical eye makeup and then invest in something more luxurious.

Overall, I like this product and I would suggest that you should give this a try too.

Pros of Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer – Matte:

  • Improves pigmentation of eye shadows and makes them more vibrant.
  • Increases staying power of eye makeup.
  • Silky, smooth formula that it is easier to apply eyeshadows.
  • Simple but very convenient, easy-to-use and carry, handy packaging.
  • Works well for both matte and shimmer eye shadows.
  • Dries off clear on the eye lids without leaving any cast behind.
  • Prevents creasing of eye shadows for 5-6 hours.

Cons of Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer – Matte:

  • Not easily available in India.
  • While you can place an online order for this, you will have to pay a lot for shipping 🙁
  • Contains parabens.
  • Eye shadows crease after 5-6 hours.

IMBB Rating:

3.5 on 5 :-* :-* :-*

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83 thoughts on “Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Eye Shadow Primer Matte Review

  1. primer queen with another primer,…. :yes: :yes: … Loved reading ur review.. Bt i dont like paying so much for shipping… 😐

  2. nupur pehle ku nahi bataya iske baare mein ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

  3. Nice review Nupur!!! Good for beginners huh.. For me then :)) Am using the Colorbar Pot concealer that u revud as an eye primer n liking it a lot too!!!
    Oh, BTW I bought the Vichy emulsion as u suggested… Liking it a lot as of now.. Somehow it soothes my skin too :love: :love: :love:
    :thanks: :thanks:

    1. thanks Ramya 🙂
      ummm…ya concealer can act as a good “base” to ur eye shadows , as in it will defntly improve pigmentation of ur eye shadows, but a primer works on increasing staying power and prevents creasing…. 🙂

  4. with shipping cost it probably wud come to 18 dollars :spank: thode se aur paise daal ke i can get Mac ka paint pot na :huh: :huh:
    good review nupur :waytogo:

      1. haa but i dont think i have that much patience to wait for 15-20 days for my package to arrive :nababana: i already m waiting for my first CS palette to arrive safely :chewnails

    1. he is coming :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails me going agra in Jan too :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  5. Hey nice review Nupur. but wondering if its really worth with so much shipping :worship: . Hey Ramya, hows the Colorbar Pot concealer wats the price. I bought the pencil colorbar concealer sounds good. wondering if i can use it on the eyelid as primer.. Suggestions please :waiting:

      1. Hi Gurpreet I havent used the pencil concealer :(( But am liking the Colorbar full cover pot concealer very very much for my eyeshadow base and I would definitely suggest it. :yes: :yes: U could read Nupur’s review for complete detail and then decide.

          1. muzze maloom hai nupurrrrrrrrrrrri ko diwaron ki pappadi primer se bhi pyaar hai :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

                  1. Question: nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrii….agar kabhi chunav ladegi toh usska chunaav chin kya hoga :balle: :balle: :balle: :balle: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

                    1. sim shim….correct jawab….primer tube :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Nupuriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hum dono ka chamdi nikaal ke chappal banayegi :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails :chewnails

  6. Primer review had to be from Nu 😛
    I still haven’t came across the best primer yet. Paint pot are best till now for me. But I want to try UDPP or Two faced shadow insurance.
    tera fav kaunsa hai? :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  7. nice revu nuu.. i luved the packaging n shimmer vala primer seems nice n diff :whistle: :whistle: .. but abhi to i dont want.. already maine apne pati ka kaafi kharcha karwa dala.. 😛 😛

    1. hawww…chalo koi na..Friday hai waise bhi!! 😀 abhi theek hai na sab? wahi I was thinking that whole day not much comments from you..sab theek toh hai!

  8. Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: internet ab teek ho gaya :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

    1. yeah cali and jomol, internet is working fine now. after posting tha bollywood post, it stopped working :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

  9. This seems nice Nupurii.. But i still have to get my first primer… :worship: :worship:..
    U put some of them on sale na … :teeth :teeth :teeth ..I will get one from them only :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  10. Really nice review, Nupur. I wonder if CS has the option for courier shipping? But I like my Painterly Paint Pot, I use it every single day. :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. thanks so much Sabrina 🙂 i think thy do have fedex option too, but that wud cost u a bomb 🙁
      if i order in future, i ll let u know abt it 🙂
      but seriously if u have the paint pot, u wont need it 🙂

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