Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Choose or Lose

Would you rather give up...

  • Eyeshadow Primer (74%, 551 Votes)
  • Foundation (26%, 196 Votes)

Total Voters: 747

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42 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: What would you rather give up: eyeshadow primer vs. foundation?

  1. AmyLou

    I’d definitely give up eye shadow primer before foundation.

    There are a lot of long-wearing eye products (Bobbi Brown just debuted some new cream ones). And, you can look pretty good with simple liner and mascara.

    Foundation is essential (at least, to me!). I have a ruddy complexion, a few wrinkles and very large pores. I need my foundation, even if its just a light formula, to help smooth and even things out.

    Now, if my face/skin was fabtastic (yes, I meant to write fabtastic!) I might change my mind, but probably not. A lot of models and movie stars use some sort of foundation, and they certainly have better skin than me!

    :) Just my two cents!

    • Foundation is pretty essential to me, too, AmyLou! I feel soo much more confident in foundation, especially if my skin has been acting up!

  2. The primer would definitely go before the foundation!
    For me, foundation is a beauty necessity- I’m sort of scary without it.

  3. I’m one of the few who said Foundation, mostly because I wear only light foundation, and it’s a mineral powder too. But I have a bad problem with my eyeshadow wearing off by the end of the day, so I need my primer! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Amy

    I chose eyeshadow primer just because if you had to, you could probably use most foundations as an eye base!

  5. lala

    hmmm..maybe my primer…since I can do w/ out e/s…but not the glowly alive look the NMSF gives me. :).

  6. ayat

    I would definitely give up foundation, I can always use TM or powder but how can I replace e/s primer especially UDPP!

  7. Hey Cristine,



    • You’re so very lucky, Zainy!

      What is your skincare routine?

      • Hey Cristine,

        Thanks so much Cristine!Actually this is a bit personel but ok,i usually take baths of lavender oil and of rose extracts.Daily i give my skin like about an hour in afternoons,day to day i change face scrub’s,i apply several fruit juices on my face like apple juice and just for a little while a banana,wash my face with milk this i never forget!!becoz of this my skin glow at night(LOL),:D.I also do apply Sandal powder face packs like 3 times in a week.And nite routine is saperate!!

        Like my list,huh?


  8. Anne

    eyeshadow base because although my skin is pretty clear, you never know … and plus you can use foundation as a base for eyeshadow to adhere to..

  9. lori

    blasphemy! I must have foundation to even out skin tone/redness I get often in my cheeks. No doubt about that.

  10. Julia

    I never wear foundation so this was easy ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. Vee

    Fantastic eyeshadow doesn’t do you much good if the rest of your face isn’t fab looking….. and you need a good base to contour, highlight, blush….. and like Anne said… a goof foundation could work as a base!

  12. Beda

    For me, having gorgeous eyemakeup is crucial, but if my face looks like cr”#$p, whatยดs the point?

  13. MoOn

    hmm I like this game (choose or lose) do more plz ๐Ÿ˜€
    and I’ll give up the e/s primer..I got very sensitive skin which make my cheeks reddish some time so I have to wear foundation to balance the color of my face :/

  14. Nell

    Definitely Iยดd give up the eyeshadow primer! If I had to Iยดd leave the eyeshadow behind too, but great skin is something I really need to feel confident.

  15. gio

    I’d give up the eyeshadow primer. Foundation is essential for me and you can use it as an eye base too.

  16. Kelly

    I give up foundation, all I need to look put together is concealer and eye makeup; I cannot live without UDPP

  17. n.fiona

    i cannot – absolutely cannot live without my foundation. id give up my eyeshadow, never my face. without foundation i look haggard and i look like i just woke up

  18. Carolyn

    I’d give up foundation, easily.
    I don’t really wear foundation much anymore. I just dot a bit of concealer on my trouble spots (under eyes, corner of the nose) and I’m good to go. If I’m feeling particularly splotchy, I may add some light mineral powder but that’s it.

    But without primer, I’d die. I haven’t jumed onto the UDPP bandwagon yet, because I haven’t had time to go buy it. But I got a palette that included a primer, and while it isn’t the super duper perfect primer, it’s been pretty good. I don’t know how I lived without it.

  19. Eva

    The questionnaire was very good. Unfortunately, the nails have been called only once.
    They are as important as the eyes and hair. Everyone looks at her fingernails, and the women know that far too little. Here, too!