A Cheap Eye Primer?


Alright, confession time. I have VERY oily eyelids! My skin is like the Sahara but my eyelids? Oh no, it’s an oil slick. Any eyeshadow I put on WILL crease in an hour if I do not use a primer. So, when people say they have found something as good as Nars Pro Prime or UD Primer Potion I am extremely skeptical.


About a month ago I picked up the NYX High Definition Eyeshadow Base because so many people raved about it. I was skeptical but I was pleasantly surprised! It actually works. It keeps my eyeshadow from creasing for about 8-10 hours. I will be honest and say it doesn’t keep my eyeshadow crease proof for 12 hours like the Nars Pro Prime does but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper. My eyeshadow looks great for 8-10 hours depending on what I’m wearing.


The NYX Base also has a slight tint which I really like because I have quite dark eyelids. It knocks back the redness and any pigmentation I might have.

Final Verdict: It’s not as good as the Nars Pro Prime but it’s pretty darned close and for the price difference…I’ll go with the NYX!


  1. Em B November 21, 2015 / 09:04

    ooo this sounds so good, i need to try this:-) great post lovely:-)xxx


    • Ellen November 21, 2015 / 09:24

      Thanks so much Em! Definitely give it a go and let me know if you like it!

  2. Adaleta Avdic November 21, 2015 / 23:12

    This is awesome to know that the NYX primer is almost as good as the NARS. I normally use the Too Faced Candelight primer, but I may need to compare the two because the cost difference is awesome. Thanks for sharing lovely! xx, adaatude.com

    • Ellen November 22, 2015 / 11:53

      You’re welcome! It really is one of the best primers I have come across regardless of price! Definitely worth a look!

  3. Ela November 22, 2015 / 08:31

    I have really oily eye lids and of course skin too. I don’t use eye primer as I thought they wouldn’t really work and I didn’t want to spend so much money on them. This sounds like a great product, even 8-10 hours crease free is really good. I will consider giving it a try.


    • Ellen November 22, 2015 / 11:53

      It really really really makes a difference! Especially after you work really hard on your eye makeup I definitely want it to last all day!

  4. Elena November 22, 2015 / 10:34

    this is such a good primer. i love it and its surely the best value for money i came across.


    • Ellen November 22, 2015 / 11:54

      It really is! It’s awesome!

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