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I really think the best primer I have used is Alexandra de Markoff Disguise for eyes. I have been experimenting with others such as UD primer potion, stay, don’t stray by Benefit and want to try the Laura Mercier primers. Alexandra de Markoff is a bit more expensive but it lasts forever and so far I have found nothing better.

Christine, why did you change your go-to base? Whats the difference between the two and why do you like Nars’ better?

Oh yeah and mine is Urban Decay’s Eden Primer Potion. Just yesterday I bought a Soft Ochre paint pot to try out. 🙂

I LOVE LOVE LOVE eden!!! I love the fact that it covers like a concealer would over the eyelid and makes a perfect surface…I too recently bought soft ochre…Im too pale for painterly… and I have been comparing the two…the MAC one seems like a better value because the container is giant, the UD is a bit more creamy, I just want to see if one lasts longer or has better color payoff/more vibrant…hmmm I should do each eye with a diff primer for the day and see!!! Good luck with the paint pot!

MAC Paint in “Bare Canvas”

It’s the only eyeshadow base I’ve used and I don’t think I’ll ever finish anytime soon (it seems endless like a pigment!). It seems to work well, I don’t know if I should try another eyeshadow base when I do run out.

Right now it’s Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but I bought Soft Ochre for the purpose of a base but I haven’t tried it yet.

If I had to pick just one it’d be UDPP; I usually layer a MAC Paint Pot over it though… I’ve been told that’s a bit much but honestly if I’m going to spend my time applying makeup I want it to last all day. I’m actually only on my first full-size UDPP, my prior ones were samples from various sets/palettes.

MAC rubenesque paintpot. Makes my eyeshadows adhere nicely and adds a but more warmth to my shadows as well. I love it!

MAC Paint in Bare Canvas! I’m 3/4’s of the way through my second tube. This stuff is positively essential.

Glad for this post because I am in the market for a new shadow base! I’m thinking about Lorac’s behind the scenes, it looks like it’s the best bang for the buck! I do love my UDPP but I want a new love lol

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