Hello everyone! So obviously we all know and have either heard of or tried the brand Makeup Revolution by now (especially if you follow me on twitter). So at first I was sent a few items of theirs to test out, and then I went and made a HUGE purchase....and in that purchase was this little beauty! If you haven't heard of them they are basically a super affordable makeup brand with a huge variety of products, and hidden within those products are a LOT of dupes for very well known brands.
I am all about eyeshadow primers as I have pretty oily eyelids (who the heck knows why) and so I like to give all brands a chance. I have been trying this out for about two months now (it's still going strong, no sign of the tube ending) it has a doe foot applicator, and when you apply it to the eyes you don't have to re-dip it into the tube.
One dip into the tube is enough, I dot it on to both eyelids and swipe it beneath onto my lower lids, and then blend it out with my fingers. It has a pretty thin consistency and although it looks skin colored it doesn't offer any pigmentation to hide the veins in eyelids etc. or provide a completely blank slate to work on (like the Inglot eyeshadow base does).
This definitely does the job, I have the wateriest eyes EVER and the eyeshadows always crack near the inner corners where my eyes water. With this primer that never happened, the colors stayed just as vibrant the entire day, and there wasn't any creasing even when using a cream and a powder shadow on top.
This primer made my cream shadows last longer, and cream shadows that usually crease on me when I wear them alone (MAC Bare Study) didn't crease when I used this in conjunction with the cream shadow.
Left Side- Too Faced Shadow Insurance | Right Side- Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix
-sorry about those brows, I had just dyed them-
So recently, I saw a video that Dyna (a youtuber- click here to go to her channel) did comparing Too Faced Shadow Insurance to this primer, and basically she said that they were the same except on application of the shadows, the first layer applied more vibrantly over the Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
SO of course I had to investigate for myself, I found a little foil packet sample I had of Too Faced Shadow Insurance (man I hate those- that's why I had never used it and didn't take a picture...who really wants to see a ripped open metal pouch-ew). In the picture above, on the left side I applied the shadows over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and on the right side I applied them over Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix. I used all MAC shadows so there wouldn't be any conflict of interest (lol) as in oh the Makeup Revolution worked better because you used their shadows with it.
This picture was taken after I got home, I didn't have time to/forgot to before I left and as you can see the side that had the TFSI cracked on the inner corner (like I talked about earlier). Also something else to note is that the eyeliner doesn't look as smooth on that eye either. I'm not sure if this is my fault or the primers- but it's definitely something to think about.
Overall I absolutely love this primer. I gave it a good run for its money as part of the time I was testing it i was in Vegas (110F heat) and home in California where the temperature wasn't much different, and it managed to hold up.
I used to think that only the NARS Primer could hold up to my oily lids for a primer in a tube (I still am completely in love with my Inglot primer but that is like comparing apples to oranges), but move over NARS primer, there's a new kid in town and this one only costs £2.50