Rated 4.63 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing staying power!
I have oily lids and have tried numerous eye primers in the past, I went into the MAC store the day they received this and have been using it about 2 weeks now . Honestly i really needed to write a review to tell anyone that suffers oily lid problems to go get this !! without a primer eyeshadow lasts about 2 hours before its creased and barely noticeable .. even with liquid liners and mascaras i always had transfer to my lids , even waterproof ! how annoying ! this product blew my mind, it kept my eye area looking fresh every day all day, basically until i remove it . Ive even tested it when i have been sweating and in a hot tub and it stayed put! so Impressed , thank you MAC !
Most Helpful Critical Review Doesn't last more than 5 hrs
I used to get Urban Decay Primer for my eyelids and decided to try M.A.C. I use many of their other products so I was sure this would be just as awesome and it was not. I put it on with a brush and clean fingers and by lunch it's already creased and the makeup I had on my bottom lid will be gone and all in the crease :(
Reviewed by 146 customers Long lasting
Sarah from Worcester, MA
I have been using this eye primer daily for a couple of years now and love it. It's a small tube but a little goes a looooong way. I have very oily eyelids and could never get eyeshadow to even stay on my eyes and eyeliner just smudges off everywhere. Using a small dab of this primer on each eye (and waiting about a minute for it to set on the eye- that's key) my eyeshadow and eyeliner doesn't move and lasts literally all day until I take it off at night. It's been a real game changer for me. I highly recommend it.
Best neutral eyeshadow primer
KG from Seattle, WA
This is the best eyeshadow primer I've ever used. I found that it works better if you dust a little setting powder on your eyelid before applying the primer. I also dust a little setting powder on top of the primer, but it may not be necessary for everybody, but I've found that doing that makes the primer last longer.
Deanna from WI
I have tried a lot of different shadow primer, this is by far the best! I only wish I would have tried it sooner!
The Best Eye Primer
Kay from California
Mac's 24 Hour Extend Eye Base is the best eye primer! I have tried them all at every price point. I work long days and don't have time for touch-ups throughout the day. This primer keeps my eyeshadow in place like no other. Using this with Mac's Paint Pots gives the best eye looks.
For younger skin like most Mac products
Mandy from Dallas
Doesn't smooth eyelid but does help eyeshadow to adhere
I would give this product ten stars if I could!
Menobud from Arizona
I have been searching for a good primer for many, many years, and nothing worked until I found this one! I am overjoyed that I don't have to constantly reapply my shadow during the day. This stuff makes it stay put! Positively fabulous!
Eye makeup stays put in high humidity
Rosezan from FL
I have oily lids + some crepe kind skin toward inner corners. This base prevents the oil slick and ironed out the creeps" crepes.lol! Eye makeup does not budge. I apply over brows also. Pencil + powder stays put. Comes off with oil free makeup remover.
finally something that works for me
AG from Washington, DC
Finally eyeshadow primer/base that is easy to apply (no stick or pokey wand), goes on smooth, allows for blending and stays on all day. I tested it by hiking for two hours in 80+ degree weather at close to 75% humidity, taking a nap, 10+hour computer work, rubbing my eye from earlier mentioned computer work and generally going about my day. Eyeshadow stays on all day long without moving. A little goes a long way. I apply it over my eye moisturizer and both stay together well.
Now all I need to figure out now is a product that will help my under eye makeup from running down and making me look like a raccoon.
I would buy this product again
Gena from MS
Only a small amount needed, just gently tap onto eyelids.
Best eyeshadow primer I've tried
Roxy from Hawthorne, CA
I've tried so many different eyeshadow primers and nothing seemed to work with my oily eyelids, even the popular paint pot by this same brand. Nothing seemed to work until this. With all other primers, my eyeshadow would crease in only a couple of hours at most, and be practically gone by the end of my work day but I find I don't have that issue with this one. My eyeshadow is still intact when I go to remove my makeup at the end of the day and I could not be more happy about it. Every now and then I'll switch to using the paint pot just because I don't want it to go to waste but I can definitely tell a difference. This is my second time purchasing this product and it has definitely become a staple in my makeup bag. Another pro is a little goes a long way (learn from my mistake) so it takes a while to use it up, even if you're using it everyday. Overall, very happy to have stumbled upon a recommendation for this product. I
ashleigh from Austin, tx
this works way better than any other eye primers that I've tried
MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR ACTUAL EYE SHADOW!!!
Pop Bee from New York, NY
Ok I just got this product a few days ago and let me tell you... WOW. IT'S THE MOST GAME-CHANGING EYE SHADOW PRODUCT I HAVE EVER USED.
I have partially hooded eyes and no matter what I did, eye shadow would fall. The challenge for me was during the application process. I was using MAC's mixing medium once I was done, which is very different. The mixing medium is like a gel, and thicker than this.
What this does is it allows for the eye shadow to stay in a way that is still blendable while you are working on it. It makes the tiniest amount of eye shadow blend and stay longer. You don't have to wet anything or to pack a ton in.
I had tried the MAC paint thing but it was too thick for me. This is very different. It's a very VERY thin cream that blends like a dream and once you apply it, eye shadow stays.
The problem with eye shadow for me wasn't really brands, I was using expensive eye shadow and they all had the same problem. With this product I could FINALLY use eye shadow!!!
My advice is, if you have a limited budget, BUY THIS so that no matter what brand of eye shadow you use, it can go a long way. It's better to have this product than to spend money on expensive eye shadow that won't stay.
Oily eyelids rejoice
Graceland from Richmond
My eye shadow stayed put even in the Florida humidity!
happygal from Texas
Glides on smoothly, like butter, makes eyeshadow and eyeliner last all day. Far superior to the other brands that I've tried (Smashbox, Urban Decay, Estée Lauder, NYX). Not sticky, does not settle into the creases of my eyelids. Simply amazing.
Best Eye primer for life
D from Miami, FL
I use this daily in my make up routine. I have been using for 6 years and I swear by it.
I will buy this product again!
Missy P from Pittsburgh
This is the first primer to work on my greasy eyelids! My eyeshadow now stays on all day and doesn't crease when I use this.
Great for Someone New to Makeup.
The Artisitic Fox from Lockport, NY
This product was recommended by a lady at one of the MAC counters at Ulta. I was looking for something to try as I am new to the world of makeup. The girl sat me down and showed me how to apply the product, and then showed me how to apply eyeshadow correctly. I wanted something cost-effective to try so if it didn't work out, I wasn't losing too much money. This was picked as a "middle ground" between the cheapest primers and the more expensive ones. The product is small, but the tiny amount used goes a long way. I have minimal cracking at the end of the day and the color stays put. I have one of the sample containers from Ulta that I put excess in as I have squeezed the tube too hard and the product came out too fast- a great hack for those who don't want to waste product or if you want to give a tiny sample to a friend. A great product for those who are new to makeup and would like something with quality that is worth the money.
Shree from San Ramon
It's smudge proof and long lasting results. No more touch up needed
I love this primer.
Christine from Muncy, Pa
I had a lot of issues with mascaras that were not water proof (Roller Lash) smearing both under my eye and on the brow bone. I bought this in an airport after realizing I had forgotten my primer while traveling. This is the greatest accidental find. I encourage others with greasy/ oily eyelids to try this. It helps out with more than just eye shadows.
Best eyeshadow primer!
Corrie from Wellington, FL
This is by far, my favorite eyeshadow primer. I have oily, slightly hooded eyelids, so a primer is a must. This makes my eyeshadow last for a very long time, without creasing. Eyeshadow goes on smoothly over it.
Can't live without this!
melon14 from Florida
I was shopping at the Mac counter and the associate recommended this product. I thought oh great, another product I don't need. WRONG!!! This product is amazing. I use it on my eyebrows and eye lids. Although it's colorless, it gives your eyelids a nice smooth look. Highly recommended.
Mary from Florida Mall
I received a mystery coupon for Pride month along with a sample of this amazing cream concealer & this wonderful primer, I received the samples after talking with one of the Mac associates explaining to her that im getting back into eye makeup and id like to test some products before investing in them, i was amazed at the beautiful pigment the primer gave my glossy eye lids and i instantly fell in love! About 2 weeks later in early July i went and purchased a tube and my mystery coupon gave me $10 off! Which was a great surprise so i was more than happy when i left the store with the great customer service and all! I would definitely recommend to anyone with intentions of giving a matte base to their eye lids.
Still Looking Like a Crease Monkey
Alyssa Marie from New Haven, CT
I really wanted to love this product and I thought I did at first. The first couple of times I wore it, it seemed as if my eyeshadow was holding up. However, upon closer inspection, I realized that I had creased. I will say that after switching from the reformulated UD Primer Potion, this primer is the one I have found that holds up the longest. I can get a good 3-4 hours out of my shadow before it creases, which is better than anything else I've used since before UD changed their product and packaging. However, it does still crease, which is disappointing considering how much I have come to expect from MAC and how much these products cost. I only hope that I can still return it and try something else.
Kinder to Older Eyes
AgingGracfully from San Diego, CA
I love bright purple eyeshadow and eyeliner. I had to change my usage of Urban Decay's primer to MACs instead. I found that UD's primer dried my skin out and would create creases. This product does not do that. It is kinder and gentler to use. I am much happier with this product.
Bebe from Fresno
I am a fan of Mac, but this product disappoints. Application is difficult as when you squeeze it you get much more than you need. So there is the waste factor. It also has an oily feeling and my eyeshadow didn't stay as long as I'd hoped for.