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Monday, January 2, 2012

Review: Soap and Glory It's About Prime eyeshadow base

The week before Christmas was my work party and I wanted to do a smoky eye look. Now I have some great eyeshadows, but noticed they have almost zero staying power all night, and to be frank look rubbish without a base. I used my cousin's base while I was in Canada, and one of my MAC eyeshadows I was ready to throw out suddenly became my favourite one in my collection. It looked WOW! If you haven't already got one a primer should definitely get one in your collection if your eye make-up slides off durinng the day/night.

So I set about getting my own once back in England. Soap and Glory brought out a new make-up range last year, and although I haven't tried out anything from their range, I wanted to try their primer It's About Prime. The range has two variations - Bright Light - a kind of frosty white primer, and Smokey Eye Primer, which I went for, and is more of a grey shimmery colour. This is the one recommended for more darker eyeshadow looks and picks up the colour nicely.
I applied it on my eyelids, patted it in to even it out, and left it for the recommended 30 seconds before applying eyeshadow. The primer came out as a cream, but once patted into the eyelid looked quite matte, and dry.
All in all I think it was a good base, but I had to build up the colour slowly. Some eyeshadows took a while to show up, while others came out nicely, so I guess it depends on what brand and type of eyeshadows you use.

It's a good base and I do like it, but will still be looking for another one that is creamier and eyeshadow sticks to a little more easily. 
Top one - Primer. Bottom one - Primer patted into skin.

If you have tried this one let me know what you think, and if you have one you recommend drop your suggestions in the box below.
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7 comments

  1. ooooh how cool! First time I've seen different primers for dark and light makeup! I've got the ELF Mineral Eyeshadow primer (£3) which is sheer...I think is realy good and keeps my eyemakeup in place all day...its the only one I've tried so dont know how it compares to others out there

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  2. I love soap and glory, never seen primers like this. I tend to just use one for my whole face and eyes...may give this a try!

    Danni x

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  3. I've been starting to hear a lot about that brand. Though, for eye primer, I'm faithful to MAC and also Makeup Forever. They're amazing!

    Fashion Translated

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  4. @Cherry Lane - It's the first time I had seen different ones too! I think it is an interesting idea, but would be more cost effective to just buy one of the type you would use the most. I will have to look out for the Elf ones.

    @Danni - I have been ont he lookout for a primer for ages, but couldn't find one in the highstreet shops. I don't use one for all my face, but think I will probably try one now after using this. Which one do you use?

    @Fashion Translated - the brand is popping up all over the place so it is worth checking out. But I haven't tried all their cosmetics so don't know what they are like. I will check out your recommendations though, still need to test some more out. x

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  5. This looks great, and I'm intrigued that it is a primer with its own colour - I totally swear by my flesh toned version from Lime Crime!

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  6. I currently use the Witch one as have been prone to a few breakouts lately, and actually find it very good, plus it's cheap!

    Before this I used l'oreal studio secrets primer which I would definitely recommend.

    Danni x

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  7. @Rachel - I was fascinated too! You just have to make sure to go over all the primer with your eyeshadow to cover it though or you will have a bit of grey shimmer peeping through.

    @Danni - Didn't realise Witch did one. Will have to have a look as I am now more prone to breakouts post Christmas. x

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