I got 3 primer tubes from different Lorac palettes and this product is an unsung hero. This primer does not get talked about enough, when compared to MAC paint pots or Urban Decay Primer Potion. This deserves much more hype.
Packaging: This primer comes in a black squeeze tube with a gun metal cap that twists open and close. The full size is 15.3 g and retails for $21. The 3 mini sizes I have are each 5.5 g, which together will roughly be the size of one full-size product. I have gone through 2 mini tubes and will be opening the last one probably in a month or so.
Get Lorac’s Behind The Scenes Eyeshadow Primer and all eyes will be on you! This gentle, lightweight, oil, fragrance and paraben-free formula keeps your eye shadow picture-perfect from daytime to Prime Time. Created by Celebrity Makeup artist Carol Shaw to be used Behind The Scenes on photo shoots and on the Red Carpet, this unique eye shadow primer easily glides on for crease-resistant, silky-smooth color that lasts!
Consistency: The consistency is slightly emollient in nature, but when it sheers out, I find it does not retain that consistency. On dry skin, it does not add any moisture and so I highly recommend a good moisturiser if you are using it on dry skin. On oily skin (my eyelids), it is wonderful. It is comfortable and sheers out to be the right consistency. After it is blended, it feels like you have nothing on your eyes; it is so incredibly lightweight. The colour of this one is a light peach, but it sheers out to be a light skin tone shade.
Lorac claims that it corrects imperfections and discoloration on lid. I understand the reason for the product to be peach in colour and that is to colour correct as they claim, but that will happen only if you put a considerable amount of the product. For general use, I use a very tiny dab of this product, so I don’t get that colour correction effect. I find this is not going to get rid of the veining I have on the eyes. I usually use primer for my eyebrows and under-eye area. So I prefer an eye cream, then the primer, then concealer and then set with ELF HD powder.
At first, I was not a big fan of the product because it can leave a white cast if not immediately blended out, but after working with it some more, I am a huge fan now; I tend to reach for this primer over my previous favourite The Balm’s Put a Lid On It eyeshadow primer. You just need to blend it right away and it’s fine. It is like glue for your eyeshadows. It has an iron hold on whatever eyeshadows you put on top. I don’t own any pigments/glitters, but I don’t think this will be an ideal glitter glue simply because the consistency is not as tacky as you need for a glitter glue.
As for the actual eyeshadows, it makes them more vibrant and it will stay on until you choose to remove it. I have worn eyeshadow for 12+ hours with this primer on and the eyeshadow won’t show a single sign of creasing.
Pros of Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer:
- Iron hold on any eyeshadow product you put on top.
- Mind blowing staying power – eyeshadows will stay put until you choose to remove them.
- Light peach shade – supposed to be colour corrective.
- Works wonderfully even on the oiliest of eyelids.
- Incredible value for money.
- Lightweight on the skin – feels like nothing.
Cons of Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer:
- Have to use moisturiser underneath if you are using it on dry skin – does not contribute a lot of moisture.
Would I Repurchase Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer?
Certainly. I have been using the same primer for a year now and I still have a tube left (out of 3; working on my 2nd tube now). I would highly highly recommend it.
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