A92481 - Mally Perfect Prep Hydrating Eye Primer Precision Brush
Good Product - Even Better When Modified
I like the consistency and hydration of this primer and the way it eases application of pencil and creme eyeshadows. However, it didn't really enhance the staying power of my eyeshadow until I modified it slightly. One especially hectic morning I was thinking about how inconvenient it is to apply the primer, then apply my eyeshadow with the brush. I had used about 1/2 of the primer, and decided I would try mixing the primer with one of my pots of Bobbi Brown creme eyeshadow. I came home that night, got an old "spoon" I had received a long time ago with some Philosophy vitamin C, and mixed in a nearly full pot of Bobbi Brown Bone creme eyeshadow. It took a little while to get it thoroughly blended, but what a WONDERFUL result. Now I have a single step product that really stays put, makes my eyes look wide awake and refreshed if that is all I want to wear, and functions as a solid canvas for other eyeshadows.
Does not work for me
This primer doesn't do anyting for me. My eyeshadows didn't last as other reviewers posted. It was gone within hours. Also when applying eyeshadow with a brush, it left residue on the brush and on the eyeshadow itself. Maybe I'm not using it right. Maybe it's more of a moisturizer than a primer.
Not worth the money
I am very disappointed that I spent so much money on an eye primer. This does nothing for me. I used the brush that came with it to apply it under my eyes but my skin was still dry and showing the dryness through my concealer. It was as if I never applied this primer. I must try applying this with my fingers to see if it'll be any different but for now it is not working. I am not going to waste any money trying to return this. I will consider the money I spent on this a loss and move on. I have noticed that it is a very good eyeshadow primer and kept my eyeshadow matte and not creasing the entire day. But there are plenty of less expensive options out there. Perhaps I will use it as an eyeshadow primer.
It doesn't work as well as Laura Geller's eye spackle, but it is colorless and moisturizing which is a plus and it does extend the life of my eye shadow. I like it and I use it, but I am a little bit spoiled by the awesome staying power of Laura's. All of Mally's products are quality items and this is no exception.
This primer goes on beautifully and makes the skin around my eyes feel incredibly pampered. It held up perfectly all day in spite of the oppressive heat and humidity so that my eyeshadow looked almost as fresh at the end of the day as it did when I'd first applied it. Having "mature" skin, all the other primers I'd used emphasized the lines on my orbital bone but Mally's primer softens those lines helping to de-emphasize them. Wearing shadow is no longer an exercise in futility and I will never be without this wonderful product! As other reviewers have mentioned, a little goes a long way so dab it on with a light touch.
A skeptic convinced!
I received my Mally eye primer about 2 weeks ago. I was skeptical, however, about the claims that this primer would keep eye shadow on all day . No product has ever had the staying power the manufacturer said it would. I started using the primer and frankly didn't even give any thought about it keeping my eye shadow on. I loved how it felt, how nice it made my eye makeup look, that it didn't irritate my eyes at all, and I barely had to use any product. That first afternoon I happened to look in the mirror at the end of a very hot day (plus the air conditioning in my car is broken), and low and behold! my eye shadow was perfect! No creasing, no blotches - amazing doesn't even begin to describe what I saw! And, it isn't a one-time occurrence! I have now kept track every afternoon - including getting home last night after a full and hot day at Six Flags. Still there! I purchased several Mally items, including this primer, to see what I thought. Well, I'm hooked. Bravo Mally! I am now a devoted Mally fan!
EXCELLENT DOUBLT DUTY PRODUCT
THIS PRIMER IS THE BEST. it hydrates your eyes that helps with fines lines and wrinkles i have actually stopped using a eye moisturizer since using this, 56 yrs old and no crows feet or fine lines under the eyes. Ladies save money this serves 2 purpose, make up and moisturize. GOOD JOB MALLY GREAT PRODUCT
I am more pleased than I expected by Mally's wonderful product. I love it.
does not make eye makeup stay longer
This primer does not extend eye makeup wear at all. It feels fine going on and the brush is nice, but I used it with mally's own eyeshadow and eye pencils and they still creased. I didn't use any eye moisturizer either just mally's eye gel so I don't know what else to try!
I was looking forward to using this product since I LOVE the mally eyeshadow, but was disappointed. It is very greasy when applied. I waited for it to dry completely before appplying my eyeshadow and my eye make up still did not last till lunch. This product has already been sent back.
I've been using this for years, and I now have my friends using this..
All Mallys products are great.........
Best eye primer!
I moved from the humid east coast having lived there my whole life and now live way out west where the air is very dry. I'm in my late 40s, and combined with my already dry skin, I think I will live in this eye primer, esp. when winter comes. I love Mally's primers as a way to help seal in moisturizer.
Others are right, a little goes a long way. Sometimes I use a traditional skin-toned primer on top of it, but only because I'm in the habit of evening out my eyelid skin tone (and I'll probably continue to do that until I use up what I already have). But either way, I haven't noticed my eyeshadow creasing at all, and I think Mally's primer helps my other ones work better.
Undereye liners and my concealer stay put, too!