Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eyelid Primer really worth it???? * Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer*

What is a eyelid primer?? What does it do??
 A eyelid primer is used under the eyeshadow to maximize the appearance of color and prolong the life span of the eyeshadow.

Now is it REALLY worth the extra step??

Well let's see shall we...

( I will be using my ALL TIME favorite lid primer, by Smashbox "Photo Finish lid primer". )


NOW let's put this Primer to the ULTIMATE TEST!!!

On this photo you can already see what a lid primer can do to your eyeshadow. Can you spot the difference??? On the right I used my Smashbox primer, the color is MUCH more vibrant and was actually easier to apply.

Here is a water test. I ran warm water on my hand for about a minute. On the right side (Smashbox side) you can see that the color is still VERY vibrant. On the left side you can notice that some of the color has warn off.

And to finish this "ULTIMATE TEST" I tried rubbing off the eyeshadow with a dry cloth. On the right side the shadow barely changed AT ALL unlike the left side.

NOW, what do you think??? Is a eyelid primer REALLY worth the extra mile???
I sure think so.


This primer is awesome, it can be worn alone and camouflages any eyelid discolorations. I used this product mostly for the "party scene", it keeps my eyeshadow intact through a whole lot of dancing :)

This is what it looks like alone. ( note that I did not blend it in, it's less pronounced when blended. )

This is what the applicator looks like. I don't use the applicator really, I usually use my fingers for more precision. 

Bottom line, I personally think a eyelid primer is a MUST have for a long wear makeover. 
I suggest the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer because it doesn't come at a high price unlike other Smashbox products and lasts a very long time.

Would you like to be a Proud owner of Smashbox lid primer???
You can purchase this lid primer here:
As well as other websites such as:  - - 
Retails for $20 USD per 2.5ml
If I am not mistaking, Shopper Drug mart has it in store.


  1. Hehehehe. tu peux meme l'acheter en format "mini" sample size, pour vraiment pas cher sur ebay!!! :)

  2. Just noticed that one of my fav stores has this available now, searched for a bunch of reviews on it and this one has me sold . . . thank you

  3. Glad my review helped :)

    Thank you so much for reading.
    Enjoy your new Smashbox primer :)
    Let me know if you like it as much as I do.


  4. tried many eye favorite is ELF dollar primer...never seen anything better and its not cause its cheaper its just the best