First impressions: Milani Eyeshadow Primer

It’s been a long time since I’ve tried a new eyeshadow primer. For the past many years I’ve pretty much only been using my MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly as my eyeshadow primer/base, but youtuber Emily Noel keeps talking about the Milani Eyeshadow Primer, so I wanted to see if I loved it too.

I decided to do a very colourful eye look to really test the eyeshadow primer. The primer comes in a sqeezy tube, and when it first came out of the tube it was very oily. I applied it with my fingertips, and it was a bit sticky but also slibbery at first, but it dried down to a light, sheer nude colour. When I applied my first eyeshadow all over the lid (a matte nude colour), it created some creases on my eyelids, which I obviously wasn’t happy with. But when I applied the colourful eyeshadows on top the creases did smooth out, which is great of course. The top picture was taking right after I finished my make-up, and the bottom picture was taking about 12 hours later, and as you can see, my eyeshadows looked so great at the end of the day. You can barely see any difference; the shadows stayed pigmented and vibrant all day without creasing. When I first applied the Milani eyeshadow primer, I had my doubts, but when I got past the oily, sticky stage and actually started to apply my eyeshadows, I discovered how great of an eyeshadow primer this is. And it’s affordable too. I’ll probably forever continue to use my MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, but this drugstore alternative stays in my make-up collection, and I’ll definitely continue to use it.

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