Rated 4.08 out of 5 stars
I have tried many eyeshadow primers and this one is by far the best. I have oily eyelids so the problem I have after a few hours is missing eyeshadow. Ever since I started using this primer, my eyeshadow stays put. It really helps my oily eyelids. My eyeshadow doesn't disappear and it doesn't crease! I was hesitant to try it at first because I didn't think a drug store primer would work, but it did. This is a must if you have oily eyelids!
I really wanted to love this product! I have used Too Faced Shadow Insurance for years and heard that the Milani eyeshadow primer was a great dupe, so I was eager to try it. Milani's eyeshadow primer smooths over eyelids easily and is nearly undetectable once applied. My eyeshadow held in place all day without creasing, which is exactly what I want an eyeshadow primer to do. Soon after application, I noticed a warm sensation on my eyelids which wasn't uncomfortable at first but built into an itchy, irritated feeling. I thought the cause was a glittery eyeshadow, so I tried the primer again with another eyeshadow in my collection which has never been problematic. I had the same warm, burning feeling, and my eyes were a little red. Some research into the ingredients causes me to suspect Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) as the irritation culprit. It is also in many mineral powders and many other cosmetics. Bismuth gives a pearl-like effect in cosmetic products. It is a white powder with a fabulous sheen and a nice skin feel, but it is sensitive to light and skin irritation from bismuth oxychloride is not unusual. I would love to try this product again if they reformulated without Bismuth.
Jennifer from Washington
Throw this in the trash and buy the eyeshadow primer from about face.
RSumner from Powdersville, SC
This eyeshadow primer is great under my eyes and on my smile lines, preventing them from cracking throughout the day. I have oily hooded eye lids that need heavy duty primer to prevent creasing. All in all this is a great product.
Dana from Decatur, Alabama
This product didn't make any difference in the application or longevity of my eyeshadow; however, it was a perfect shade match to MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. So I added some of the Milani primer to my dried out paint pot and it was instantly rehydrated.
JENNII from IL
I'VE USED THIS FOR THE LONGEST AND I LOVE HOW LIGHTWEIGHT IT FEELS
Karen from Christianburg, Virginia
Very nice, worked really well, eyeshadow held all day.
Karen from Peabody, MA
It glides on easily and you only use a little to cover your entire eyelid. Doesn't cake or stay in my creases
kK from Dallas
Cannot say enough good things about this product. Better than high end products.
from Gambrills, MD
I absolutely love this product! I could not believe how well it worked. My eye shadow stayed on, didn't crease or melt. My friend tried it and she also loved it.
Zenobia from Los Angeles, CA
Wore this primer to a wedding and my eye shadow was halfway gone before the reception started.
Ayyayayay from Chicago, IL
You shake the tube because of the ingredients. It works well on me but I have fair skin so people darker skin it might not add as much coverage.
Syd from Prosper, TX
Guys…I honestly didnt have high hopes for this product based off the reviews, but I am SO GLAD I bought this. I have super greasy lids and whenever I apply liquid eyeliner or any eyeshadow, everything creases and smudges. With this product, everything sits where it's supposed to and lasts all day. 10/10
Elizabeth from Portland OR
Mediocore product. Wouldnt put it on the level of a higher end primer (Uurban decay, too faced, smashbox etc). Started to look splotchy and faded at about the 6hr mark and somehow made the eyeshadow slide around to my eye which doesnt feel good! Better off spending extra for a better product.
Debbie from Central Coast, CA
This is without a doubt the best eyeshadow primer available. Over the years I've tried several others but always come back to Milani. I won't make the same mistake again.
MIKKI from State college pa
I really do love this primer.... it works great at boosting the color of my eye makeup.... and it LAST all day!!!
Claire from Ca
I'm confused why so many people say this is a good primer… it makes literally no difference. My eyeshadow creases after an hour with this primer. I tested one eye with and one eye without primer and they looked exactly the same. Don't waste your money.
Rachel from Jackson
Leaves makeup around it and eye makeup looking clumpy and like it's sloughing off. The NYX I primer is in a similar price point and it works even better. If you have the money, Urban Decay's eye primer is exceptional (try the travel size first)
Liz R. from NC
Purchased this after seeing an Emily Noel video on YouTube. It's her go-to and is fast becoming mine as well. A little goes a long way but it keeps shadow in place even in humid summer weather.
Tere from Kissimmee fl
A definite need so your eye shadow stays on all day and doesnt crease in your eye lid... a definite must have...
Brenni F. from Milwaukee WI
The primer feels nice and smooth and does enhance the color and "stay-ability" of eyeshadow.
Mary H from New Mexico USA
Easy application and helps eyeshadow stay in place, good consistency, also covers blemishes to provide a clear surface on the eyelid. I had heard that this was a good eye primer and now I know it is true.
Jacqueline from Fort Worth, TX
Does the job and does it well. keeps lids from getting oily, keeps shadows on all day while keeping them pigmented
Melissa from Miami, FL
I love this eye shadow primer! I had been hearing about this one on youtube and I'm loving it so far. The little bit of tint it has covers up my veins and the formula makes my shadows last forever
Ari from Michigan
It made my eyeshadow so dull looking and patchy. I could barely blend out my eyeshadow and it looked horrible when I was done!
Star from Little Rock, Ar
Used it twice and took it back. Didn't really like the consistency and for me didn't work well.
Kamryn Ream from Grove City, Ohio
Feels good on my eyelids. Keeps color of your eyeshadow no crease.