CS Gel Liner Review pt. 2
Left side of the picture – Mary Kay Signature Eye Primer
Right side of the picture – Urban Decay Primer Potion
10 minute mark
Yeah, the MK side pretty much starting smudging immediately!
MK primer side, I didn’t know the UDPP because it’s basically the same
After 1 hour
After 8 hours
MK primer smudgy, oily mess [but the UDPP side isn’t budging]
I did another experiment where I used the MK primer plus mineral veil all over the lid, and then I topped the liner with eyeshadow to set it. I don’t have pictures because my camera died, but after about 6 hours the liner transfered onto my lid a bit, not as bad as just the primer on its own tho, but not as good as with UDPP. But I felt that I could wipe off the smudge and blot the oil and it wouldn’t really be noticeable.
So I’m kinda disappointed that it doesn’t work with the Mary Kay primer alone because that’s my “everyday” primer since I don’t want to use my UDPP everyday considering the cost. Also, when I use the MK primer alone and liquid liner, it’s fine and doesn’t crease or smudge so…yeah. I don’t know for sure, because I don’t have MAC blacktrack, but if Coastal Scents is going to claim that their lineer is as good as MAC’s then I would have thought it would perform better than that. If anyone knows about a eyeshadow primer that rivals UDPP or Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but that’s less expensive, please let me know!
Other than my issues with it’s performance…it’s true that a little goes a long way and the color is very pigmented, a true black. I’ll give it a 4/5..but the rating is higher just cuz I think gel lining is fun! hah