Product description: The Prime side sets your eyeshadow in so your color won’t fade, bleed or crease. The Liner side transforms your favorite eye shadow into a waterproof, smudge-proof liquid liner with this unique clear liquid and built-in felt tip precision eyeliner brush. Now you can have your eye makeup lasting longer for no fuss no budge color.
This product is half hit, half miss. The primer side isn’t great for everyone but the sealer side isn’t half bad. I think the line sealer is a great product and definitely makes this product worth it even if the primer doesn’t work out. If the primer does work for you, then you’ll have yourself an all around great product. However, if you’re planning to purchase this just for the line sealer, just get the Studio Lock & Seal instead. It’s a great product as well. It keeps my eyeliner from smudging and I have yet to have the panda eye look at the end of the day when using Lock & Seal.
About the primer:
It comes in the form of a stick and applies as a sheer flesh tone color.
You have to apply a thin layer and blend it out evenly. It will start to become tacky and it will turn into a base that your shadows can adhere to. It does a nice job as a primer. It definitely enhances the color of an eyeshadow, as you can see in the picture above.
There are two downsides to this primer. The first thing I dislike is how the primer tugs on the eye when applying. The second thing I dislike about it is how it performs on oily lids. I loved this primer during winter when it was really chilly. Once the weather started to warm up or if I had days where my lids were oily, this primer no longer helped prevent creases. In fact, it’s almost as if the primer creased and forced the shadow to crease with it.
If you have normal eyelids (not dry or oily), then I think this primer would work nicely.
About the line sealer:
This product comes in the form of something similar to a clear liquid liner. What you’re intended to do with this product is to dip the felt tip into an eyeshadow color of your choice, turn the eyeshadow into an eyeliner, and apply. The newly created eyeliner should last all day now. The line sealer is best used with pigment instead of a pressed powder. If you use it with a pressed shadow that’s not super high quality, you’ll get a poorly pigmented liner (that’s what I did with my swatches and the liner ended up sheer).
My favorite use for this line sealer is to use it to lock my eyeliner in place. My eyes are pretty watery so I like to take the felt tip and trace over the wings of my eyeliner and along the lower lash line. It definitely helps prevent smudging!
The downsides? The first thing I dislike is the product formulation. It’s a product designed to be used around the eye area, yet it BURNS like heck if you get it too close to the eye. The second issue is that it doesn’t create a waterproof liner like the claims say, as you can see in the picture. It’s water resistant once it’s fully dry but not waterproof.
All in all, the sealer is great if used properly. Just don’t get it in your eye and be sure to wipe the brush clean after each use.