Friday, 24 May 2013

Review : Avon - Eye shadow primer

I finally managed to track down an avon rep (well, my mum did) and I found myself writing down a huge order of new things to try and old favourites. I have to say, I used to order from avon a lot - so I was really glad to be able to order again, as they have some great products which are quite affordable too. I also like Avon as they have regular offers and deals which mean you can stock up on your faves when they are on offer - which I do all the time, I love saving money & bulk buying. Just me? 

Anyway, I digress - one of the products that made it onto my order was their eye shadow primer, which is something I'd never seen before. Looking at the brochure picture and the packaging, I felt this product reminded me of mac's paint pots in the sense that it is a small glass jar and a neutral toned eye base similar to the likes of bare study which I've been eyeing up for a while. So I ordered 'Light Beige' and I'm happy to say I love it! 

 As you can see, the product is pretty similar to paint pots in terms of packaging and this little glass tub houses 3.5g of product. Unlike mac's paint pots which are quite firm in texture, this is soft and almost mousse like - it basically feels the same as any other liquid primer you get in a tube such as the infamous urban decay primer potion or elf's eyelid primer which I use frequently. 

Top - blended & bottom - regular swatch

The primer blends in really well and is invisible once applied, yet it evens out the skintone on the eyelid - which is a strange thing to say, but as someone who has rather 'vain-y' eyelids, this is great! After trialling this  several times, I'm happy to report that it actually works. I've personally never had a bad experience with a primer, and this is no different. It reduces creasing of eyeshadows, especially cream eyeshadows and helps the colour become more defined in powder shadows. I found my eye make-up lasted a full day, so this is great for nights out or long days as my eye make-up stayed crease free and stayed on! This could also be worn on it's own just to even out the lid colour too which is great! 

The eye shadow primer retails at £7 but is currently on offer for £4 which I think is great! I do believe you can order online from Avon if you don't know any reps so that's a bonus - this is something I will buy again, however I can see this lasting a very long time as a little tiny bit of this is enough for both lids! 

Have you tried this particular primer? If not, let me know which ones you have tried below. 



  1. This product sounds like a good primer i'll have to look out for

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  3. I just got the same primer :p Loving Avon's stuff at the moment x

  4. ooh, nice! i like the benefit stay don't stray :) xx

  5. Thanks for the review Jess. I used to buy a lot of products from Avon but then I started disliking them and stopped for good. It's nice to see they've changed the brand over the years and improved it but as of now I'm sticking to my current staples : )

  6. I so want to try this, great review x