Rated 3.96 out of 5 stars
After many years of using Urban Decay, Two Faced, Lancome and others, I tried the Hourglass Eye Primer based on reviews. This stuff is simply AMAZING and anyone over 60 must try it. The other primers would dry the skin underneath my bottom lashes. Hourglass is non-drying and does not crease on the upper lid. It is easy to apply and dries quickly. It is clear on the skin so it doesn't alter the eye shadow color like Lancome does. I can't say enough about how wonderful this product is. I will always keep 1-2 unused ones in my stash as I never want to run out.
So I have been using this for a while now and can finally give a decent review - I wanted to love this primer but can't.
Pros: makes eyeshadow much more pigmented and is very grippy when using powder shadows. A little bit goes a longgggg way, so will last you a while once you purchase.
Cons: makes my eyelids super swollen, still creases within a few hours of wear. Maybe if you live in a less humid state (I live in the south) or don't have oily lids, it would work better… however I've found that most people reaching for eye primer are people that do have oily lids!
Overall - not worth the price.
Lauren from Dunwoody Ga
This product did absolutely nothing to hold my lower lid crayon eyeliner in place more than 2 hrs. Would not recommend.
Linda from Jacksonville, NC
I heard very good comments about this product and being able to buy from my local Ulta, I decided to give this a try. I am very happy I did as this has helped keep my eyeshadow in place without a lot of creasing.
Kara from Ky
Nope. Do not like! It's works okayyyy as a primer. But it DOES NOT mesh well where it meets other products even the hourglass concealer!! Where the two products meet its looks awful. And that goes with any concealer/foundation I've tried it with. Hate this! Wish I had never bought it!
Michelle from Austin, tx
Love love love this eye primer!!! My light pink eyeshadow stays all day! You only need to use alittle and your eyeshadow will be on at 8-12 hours later!! I love all hourglass makeup products, especially their ambient soft glow foundation, ambient blush, lash extension mascara and this eye primer!! Chanel ultra le tiente foundation showed my brown spots, but hourglass ambient foundation covered them!! Hourglass products are AMAZING!!!
Eri from Arizona
I have tried many eye primers as my lids are super oily and crease. This is the only one that has worked for me so far. Since I am oily, I like to bake my lids a little. My routine is this primer, conceal, and slightly bake and my eye shadow lasts all day! I have been using for over a year and a little goes a long way. I was using the ulta brand one and the fenty before this, those are the other only two that could withstand these oily lids but not as much as this hour glass one. I Don't wanna ever go without it!
Anisa from Irvine CA
I am OBSESSED with this face primer!! I use it everyday since it has SPF and my makeup looks AMAZING it also last all day long! I can't say enough good things about this primer!!!! This isn't for a promotion I'm just giving my honest opinion!!!
Rachel R. from Louisiana
If you have mature lids (I'm 49), don't buy this. Legit made my lids look 10x crepeier. It dried so matte that it made my eyelids bunch up and actually CREATED CROWS FEET!!! I used a small amount and "coverage" is non-existent. You'd have to use much more to get "coverage" and the thought of doing that horrifies me. I'm bringing this back to the store!
Reviewer from Nashville, TN
Sunmomma from Sacramento,CA
This primer seems to work better with cream eye shadow than with powder. It allows to blend cream shadow stays in place all day but at end of day turns a little cakey. With powder turned caked within first hour of wear. I think I am not ready to make a final judgement. I have not found my magic eye primer and this was the 6 one I tried in the last 2 mo this. Getting frustrated
Jenni from MN
This is the best primer I have ever used. I have very oily, hooded eyes and my shadow usually creases in under 2 hours. This lasted until I took it off 12 hours later. I took a star off because it'll of the price.
Silvergirl from Brunswick OH
Wouldn't buy again from South Florida
This primer wasn't for me. My shadow normally never budges when I wear it without primer even in south Florida heat. But with this primer it creased and literally kept coming off with any little amount of sweat. I don't think we're a good match. Normally I have dry skin with a few oily areas such as my eye lids so I figured it would do great for my lids based on the other reviews. But I guess not. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.
Raquel G. from Tennessee
Awesome Product. This primer kept my eyeshadow looking great all day!
T. B. from Louisiana
This product really does work. I wear my make-up for 16 hours when I'm working. With this product at the end of my day my eye shadow looks like I just put it on, fresh, no fade, no oily lids & no crease. Love it!!
Rosa_pastel from AZ
I have extremely oily eyelids and this is by far the best primer I have used so far. Normally my eyeshadow will crease within 2-3 hours of wearing it and messes up my look but not anymore! I like to put it on then I usually conceal my lid with my colourpop concealer and set/bake my eyelid with loose powder and my eyeshadow lasts ALL DAY. NO CREASING! The fact that I can wear my shadow for 8 hours and it still looks good is something I never thought I'd be able to do. Will forever continue buying this i highly recommend trying it and if you have oily lids set it or bake it and wow. Chefs kiss!
Bella-Marie from USA
I have very oily skin and sweat easily in the heat but this primer prevents any creasing or oil buildup, even when it's a sunny 90 degree day. My face was super oily and sweaty, mascara was running down my face. But, my eyeshadow and eyeliner hadn't changed after twelve hours of wear. There wasn't any perspiration or oil to the touch. So far, this is the only way I am able to prevent creasing! Even setting powders have failed. Not much is needed for effective application, so it is well worth the price. It blends very well.
WaterGirlg8 from FL
When I use this product before eyeliner or eyeshadow, my makeup stays in place. Before, when I would wear eyeliner, it always smudged off into the crease of my eyelid. I would have half and half eyeliner by midday. This primer is excellent and does not feel greasy at all.
WaterGirlg8 from Panama City Beach, FL
I have normal to dry skin. This primer is perfect for making sure your eyeliner and eyeshadow stays in place. My eyeliners would always rub off into my crease. Half of my eyeliner would be there and half gone by the end of the day.
San Diego Girl from San Diego
This is the best eye primer I have ever used. I have oily lids and my eyeshadow stays put all day long with this primer. No creasing.
Lindsae from Texas
I picked this up after not loving the Anastasia primer. This has quickly become my favorite primer! You just need the tiniest amount, so this tube will last forever. I also like to set my eyes before shadow as my lids are hooded and this is a bit tacky. I do like that it's tacky though because this keeps my shadows in place all day.
Jenn from Wauwatosa, WI
I love that you only need a very little. It feels soft and silky. My eyeshadow stays on all day.
Alyssa from Ohio
Bought this because I needed a new eye primer and I knew hourglass made good products. But this went beyond my expectations. My eyelids get so oily, but this helped my makeup stay in place without getting all smudged. Plus, it did not irritate my sensitive eyes. Would recommend this products 100%
Makeup_Junkie from Florida
Hourglass Veil Eye Primer is definitely my holy grail lid primer!!! Have used Too Faced and Urban Decay's in the past, but decluttered them both after trying this one. This works great to even out lid color and help with oily lids on makeup free days (where I am not wearing a shadow on top of it) and also is excellent under a shadow to have a blank even canvas to start your lid look and to keep the product you put on top lasting longer on the lid. I will repurchase for sure (am on my 2nd tube now) and would highly recommend. Just a FYI ... only a VERY little bit is needed - if you over use you will not have good results! Less is more with this product!!!