Just before Christmas my eyelids were being really irriatated by something, I couldn’t figure out what it was and I began changing up my eyeshadow brands daily wondering what it was. I finally decided to cut my trusty Urban Decay shadow primer out of my routine and the symntoms vanished, so I went off to the my local town centre (where I am not spoilt for choice in the slightest), and picked up a product from MUA which I’d heard nothing about before.
I should start my mentioning whatever was wrong with me and UD Primer Potion has since passed, I’ve picked it up weekly since and we’re getting along fine again, but not quite as well as me and this little gem are. I know MUA has a devoted base of fans, but I look at the counter over and over and end up not enticed to try anything, when I purchased this I chose it out of necessity as my Boots had nothing and Superdrug was even worse so picked up the cheapest thing I could find to tie me over, and the MUA Luxe Bright and Lighten Primer came in at £3, reduced down from £5.
The packaging of the MUA Luxe range is surprisingly nice, in a heavy acrylic tub with golden lettering on top and a black capped lid with a lovely large fluffy doe-foot wand inside. The coverage of this isn’t heavy, in fact it’s very similar to the UD’s PP, which adds a bit of brightness and colour corrects slightly, the formula is much thinner feeling in comparison and spreads across the lid with greater ease.
On to the important parts, how it performs with the shadow. For about thirty seconds after applying the primer has a slightly tacky feeling, but after that’s soon faded it feels nice and silky and shadow applies well on top of it, and blends out easily. And now for the big one, how it makes eye shadow last. I’ve been using this for my work day makeup from pre 8AM and I get to the end of the workday (6.30pm by the time I get home) and it’s still clinging all my shadow into place perfectly by the end of the day. I literally don’t have a bad word to say about this, it works perfectly.
At £5 I think this is a bargain, let alone the £3 I picked it up for – i’s currently on offer in Superdrug at the reduced price, if you’re in the market for a new primer I recommend picking it up while you can. After testing this I’m going to be taking some more gambles on MUA in the future, and I’m definitely going to be giving a try to the two liquid lipsticks that are sitting unloved.
What is your go to eye primer?