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theBalm® cosmetics Put A Lid On It® Eyelid Primer

This eyelid primer is the Thelma to your eye shadow’s Louise. The velvety formula guarantees that colorful shadows stay bright and smudge-free for hours. Suitable for all skin types and tones, the sheer formula blends in seamlessly and doesn’t leave any kind of residue on your lids.

theBalm® cosmetics Put A Lid On It® Eyelid Primer
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I have an oily complexion and this definitely helps to keep my shadow on longer however I was hoping to get a longer wear out of it. For me it was great for 6-8 hrs.

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Decent job, but not the best

While it definitely helped keep shine away for MOST of the day, I found that by 3/4 p.m. (after applying at about 7:30 a.m.), all the shine-absorbing power had gone & my eyeliner started leaving marks behind.
I also had trouble applying it because it takes FORever to soak in, even when you use a small amount.

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Great primer BUT contact lens wearers beware!

I am truly sad to have to say goodbye to this primer, because it did a wonderful job: my eyeshadow was easily blendable and stayed put for hours. The problem is this formula inevitably traveled from my lids to the surface of my contacts--making a film that was impossible to get rid of without a full cleaning of my contacts (and makeup remover).

If you don't wear contacts, I highly recommend this primer, but if you do, then I would suggest sampling it first.

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It was ok.....

I was actually very excited to receive this sample in my Feb box! But, I wasn't as thrilled as I thought I'd be. It left a weird film on my eye lids that I haven't experienced with any other eye primers that I've tried. I still have it in my makeup bag though....maybe I'll give it another try.

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ok product, but definitely NOT the best.

This product does an okay job at keeping your eye shadow in place... but there are definitely others in this price range, or a few dollars more that are much better.

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It's okay

This primer works alright. It seems kinds of watery, and doesn't last as long as some other primers I have used. I'm glad I got it, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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its ok

i like this, but it works as well as the product i currently use. i would not spend more for something else that works well.

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Worked well

This made my eyeshadow stay on. It did not last long as i would have liked it to. It does what it is supposed to do.

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Nice product, but...

I am an avid fan of BareMinerals make-up and skin care, so I'm usually less interested in actual make-up that comes in my BirchBox monthlies.. This product is great, works, and is high-quality, but it is too similar to my BareMinerals Eye Primer to invest in it... Otherwise I recommend it. I tried on a day where I left my bareminerals at a friend's, and it was lovely. Held Sephora eyeshadow all day without creasing or fading.

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Better than nothing, but...

Until I got this I had not been using an eyelid primer. This definitely made a difference in the staying power of my shadow. Unfortunately, by mid-day my lids looked pretty greasy, much like the texture of the product and the shadow got a little slick looking. I've moved on to Urban Decay's lid primer and have much better staying power and no creasing or shine. Give it a try, but it's not for everyone...

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