Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The battle of the eye primers

In the red corner we have Too Faced Shadow Insurance weighing in at 11g and sporting a price tag of £16.50. Over in the blue corner we have NYX HD Eyeshadow base coming in lighter at 8g but also waaaaaay cheaper at £3.78.

The Match
I applied different primers on each eye followed by my usual weekday eyeshadow combo of YSL Pearly Peach  and Boots 17 Mardi Gras.

The Results
Here are the piccies from 8am and then again at 5pm when I got in from work....



As you can see the left side looks practically the same as it did at 8am whereas the eye on the right is showing signs of wear especially around the crease area.

and the winner is...
NYX HD eyeshadow base. Yup the cheaper option came out on a little ashamed to say its not the result I expected but also really pleased that my bargain ebay purchase paid off!

Until next time,


  1. It's always great when you buy a product at a really amazing price and it works! I use a MAC paint pot as a base and it's not too bad.

  2. Yay! Im glad it was the cheaper one - I'm all for cheaper products I think they work just as well as the more expensive ones (which your just paying extra for, for fancy packaging)
    I may have to take a peek on ebay.....
    Sam xx

  3. Thats amazing. I need to get my hands on the NYX one. :)

  4. OH thats crazy! It kinda looks like the Too Faced one allowed the eye shadow to go on a bit smoother, but in the end the NYX one did last longer .. interesting, thanks for that!

  5. Thats so good! I really need to get this haha!

    I'm having a giveaway if you wanna check it out! :) xx

  6. Oh wow! Now I absolutely have to try the NYX primer!

  7. OMG I love, love, love your blog! Hope you can check out mine sometime :)...

  8. I've been thinking about checking out eye primers, thanks for the tips