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KIKO Pearly Eye Base Primer

Loving this stuff recently! I usually am not bothered with Eye Primers really because I find them to do nothing for me and it's basically like adding an extra step in my make-up routine that's not going to make much of a difference. Especially considering that I don't have oily eye lids.

However if you suffer from oil slick eye lids or want your eye make-up to last all day, lets say for a special occasion without having to top up, you'll love this one by KIKO. It's called the Pearly Eye Base and has even got me into the habit of using it prior to applying eye shadow.

Thankfully it has an illuminating finish with iridescent shimmer dashed through it. It's not frosty or overtly shimmery but just has a lightening and brightening effect on the lids without giving much coverage at all. It's quite translucent but you can visibly see a film of silver shimmer on the lids.

I like that it's not matte as this way it adds some dimension and helps the lids look slightly more awake and done up if you know what I mean. If I am in a hurry, I sometimes just pop this on it's own and finish off with a slick liner and mascara. This is what makes me want to compare it to MAC's Paint Pots but in a tube format. 

I find it very slightly moisturising in the sense that it doesn't dry out my dry-normal lids like other matte eye primers do. It sets instantly and does not budge. I did a little eye shadow test on both lids, one with this on and one without it to see if it made any difference in eye shadow application.

Surprisingly it does! The one without the primer applied eye shadow unevenly and didn't do any justice to it's pigmentation. The colour distribution looked uneven and the shadows didn't go on quite as smooth as it did with the primer on.

Although it has a bit of a radiant finish, I found it didn't affect the appearance of matte eye shadows and translated them exactly how they were on the lids.

I remember a time when I used to be obsessed with Urban Decay and Two Face Eye Shadow Primers. Apparently NARS is doing the blogosphere rounds in eye primers these days. If you don't have the budget to fork out on NARS, this retails for under £7 I believe if you'd like to update your primer stash.


Irene Blushing Loves said...

Havent try this one...currently using two faced, but this one looks really interesting! ;)




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