Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

The Hit List

Worst Eyeshadow Base? What product wins this category?

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39 thoughts on “The Hit List: Worst Eyeshadow Base

  1. imelda

    Clinique Touch Base for Eyes and Estee Lauder Stay in Place Eyeshadow Base. They don’t stay on at all. Not ideal for oily eyelids.

    • Brooke

      I agree about Clinique’s Touch Base and oily eyelids. I’d end up with creasing halfway through the day whenever I used them.

    • Mamainak

      Ah I must agree with this! I bought it because I saw panacea81 used it, and I needed sticky base but it’s so un-creamy and hard to apply :( 4,50 pounds in the toilet…

  2. Donna

    MAC Cream Colour base!

  3. shyan

    Rimmle eye glistner crayons.
    favorite is cliniques touch tint for eyes, panitpots, and benefits crease less cream shadows.

  4. Julia.

    NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. They crease like crazy!

  5. Jessika

    MAC cream colour bases and shadestick! CCB is fine on cheeks and lips but im stuck with shadesticks in silly colours that i cant use becoz they crease so quickly!!

  6. Nothing at all, haha! I really don’t know, since the onl true eyeshadow base I’ve ever used is UDPP. I tried using MAC Bare Canvas paint due to a suggestion from a MAC MA, but it didn’t do the job at all! So after that I used nothing until I discovered UDPP.

  7. Mide

    Mac prep n prep eye
    and paint pots (there not that bad but udpp is soo much better)

  8. Manda

    so weird, i use the bare canvas from mac and swear by it!! though everyone raves about UDPP so ill hafta try it!

  9. For me, Benefit Lemon Aid. And MAC Paint Pots…I’ll use them for their color benefits but, I always have to put UDPP on first.

  10. boxofmakeup

    MAC Prep and Prime BLOWS!

  11. Josie

    Dang, this was some good warning information. I think I’ll get me some UDPP

  12. LUC1

    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT UDPP IS?

  13. evangelia

    urban decay primer potion

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kalli Melia

    Art Deco eye shadow primer. Cheap and extremely good.

  15. emma

    revlon cream shadow bases. they crease like crazy

  16. PAOLA

    i used udpp and my eyelids started burning i don’t know if it’s because they were particularly sensitive at that point…but my friends who’s eyelids crease all the time swears by it…just not for me…i like my mac paintpots…

  17. Vee

    MAC’s Prep & Prime Eye didn’t work for me at all!

  18. Rachel

    Mac Prep and Prime is awful…at least i can put it towards the “back 2 Mac” program. Also I was so excited for paint pots when they first came out, only to be disappointed when they creased like crazy. I like UDPP with a regular MAC paint on top and then any eyeshadow; that combo will last forever!

  19. listrikmu

    i think diff formulations works on diff ppl. So for me E.L.F duo eyeshadow cream didnt work. An Asian brand, La Pense eye base, also didn’t work. So far L’oreal de-crease e/s base, MAC p/pot in layin low are great for me. MAC CCB in Luna i only use it on my browlight and also cheek highlight.HTH!

  20. Monica

    i always just apply an extra layer of my regular concealer on my eyelids as an e/s base..works wonders for me. kills two birds with one stone without having to drop $$$ on an extra product.

  21. Tiffany

    To get mac paint pots to work use some shadow insurance or udpp first then put the paint pot on for color depth. Then use the color eyeshadow you are going to use over it. I do it and it works just fine and I have oily lids.

  22. Susie

    wierd..I like mac prep n prime..but I use verrrryyyy little. I can see if u slather it on it wouldnt work..

  23. Julie

    MAC’s Prep and Prime is an EYE primer, not a shadow primer.
    I think that’s why it creases like CRAZY
    That’s what I heard anyway
    :)

  24. hunter

    worst:
    MAARYKATE ANd ASHLEY SHADOWSTICKS
    MAC Prep and Prime

    OK:
    Sephora eye primer
    Loreal Decrease

    Best:
    Too Faced Shadow Insurance
    Urban Decay Primer Potion

  25. Elizabeth

    I agree with Melia, Art Deco Eye Shadow Base is wonderful. I notice also Red Earth has a primer, but where to purchase that I am unaware as Priceline does not stock a big range of Red Earth. Reading other comments, it seems to me that the large companies churn out the products whilst the smaller companies, not as readily available, produce higher quality and better value.