Performance Colors is an Etsy store which sells independently made makeup products for affordable prices. You may have read my reviews of the Performance Colors' ColorPots which are cream eyeshadows.
I recently made an order with Performance Colors and with it came some samples that Tiffany (the store owner) was kind enough to include.
One of those samples was a full-size Lid Primer ($3.50), shown below:
|This Lid Primer sells for $3.50 USD and comes in a 5g jar. This photo is more true to its colour than the one below.|
It feels and looks like a concealer when you apply it. I just use my finger and dab it onto my eyelids before I apply eyeshadow.
|The actual colour of this product is a light beige colour. It is similar to MAC's Paint Pot in Painterly, but the Lid Primer is more orange in colour. This photo shows it to be a lot darker than it actually is.|
It reminds me of the NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone, however, the Lid Primer isn't as creamy. The problem I had with the NYX one is that it was too creamy and would therefore crease within a few hours. If I applied just a thin layer, it wouldn't be enough for my eyeshadow to adhere to.
I sometimes have the same problem with other primers like the Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance. If I apply enough to thinly coat my eyelid, it creases within a few hours. The same thing happens when I apply a very small amount, simply because the amount was not enough.
The Performance Colors Lid Primer is creamy enough that I can work with it, but not too creamy that it creases easily. It's also thick enough that I'm able to apply a thin layer so enough product gets onto my eyelids for it to be effective.
What I love the most about this primer is that it's very close to the colour of my skin. I'm naturally medium-tan in skin tone so this works perfectly for me. I have MAC's Painterly and it's just too pink and makes my skin look ashy.
Because it comes in a jar, make sure you use clean hands when using it, or use a clean brush.
This Lid Primer is only $3.50. That is extremely reasonable for an eyeshadow primer that works!
I usually get about 8+ hours of wear before I start to notice some creasing. I even took a nap today and my eyeshadow didn't budge! I'm 10 hours in right now and I've just noticed some creasing.
I recommend this primer if you have oily lids and a warm skin tone.
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Staying Power: 5/5
Availability: Performance Colors