Eyeshadow Primer battle: NYX vs Elf vs Urban Decay

Posted by Ori on 6/17/2012 with No comments

Inspired by a recent question asked on Makeup Social, "What's a good eyeshadow primer?" Currently I own three eyeshadow primers and I thought I should conduct an Eyeshadow Primer battle and see which one rates the best! 

(sorry for the ugly photo... it looks like I've been using this one for a while... hehe)

We will be using the eyeshadow 'Toasted' from the Urban Decay Naked Palette as the 'EyeShadow' to test out how well it goes on with the primers.
All the contestants lined up... let's see who won this battle!
Application: I performed a swatch of 3 brush strokes of product onto the three different areas of primed skin.

Starting from far left:
1. Swatch of 'Toasted' w/o eyeshadow primer
2. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil
3. E.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

You can tell from the photos that the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil brings out a brighter and intense colour. Compared to the other primers, it seems to be the only primer that makes the colour 'pop' out the most. In addition it makes the colour more 'true' to colour compared to the others. A tip to using the pencil, I would suggest patting in the shadow, since the pencil delivers quite a creamy finish.

What about the others?
The Urban Decay and E.l.f. shadow primers are still great products, it still increases the intensity of the colour as well as making your shadow last longer. 

I would say that for all the ladies that don't have a eyeshadow primer, you should definitely look into getting one. It significantly increases the lasting power of your shadow and also  picks up the colour from the shadow w/o having to use multiple strokes to create intensity.

Till the next battle! xx

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