Review: Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer
Before Purchase: Most primers don’t work with my oily eyelids, but Heather of Eyeconic raves about Electric Eye Primer and it seemed to be a bit different from what I’ve tried so I decided to give it a shot when I placed my Concrete order.
Price: Electric Eye Primer is priced at $11 USD for 0.35 oz on Concrete’s website, but I paid $9.99 USD through the Etsy shop before it was closed.
Packaging: Electric Eye Primer comes in a little screw-top tin, which is sealed with a shrink wrapper. Please note that the tins are only half-full; there’s very little size choice in tiny cosmetic tins, but you need so little product anyhow that it should last you awhile.
Ingredients: They are listed on the website as well as on the bottom label of the tin and are as follows:
INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Silicon Dioxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide
The Product: It’s sort of a softer-than-expected butter; it looks like a firmer wax in the tin until you get into it, but I wouldn’t call it a cream at all. I found that it blended fairly easily, and it doesn’t take much for good results. So, let’s compare it to my everyday primer, Too Faced Shadow Insurance:
As you can see, not terribly different in the results, except for Words are the Remedy at the bottom (wow!). I could have used a little less Electric Eye and eliminated that balling; this was my very first time using it.
That’s all well and good, but things usually fall apart in the test run.
The only problem I had was with the severe weather that afternoon necessitating the use of lamps all day. Seriously. I stopped taking photos at 11 1/2 hours, but I did keep it on past 12 with very minimal creasing, so minimal that I only caught it once I got the pictures into Photoshop.
- Was I happy with my purchase? Surprisingly, yes!
- Would I purchase Electric Eye Primer again? Yep!
- Rating? 5 out of 5 stars.