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Friday, February 6

Eyeshadow primer - to buy or not to buy? or rather: which one to buy...

Eyeshadow primer is something that tweaks the piggies into decent wearable eyeshadows - most of the piggies are supposed to be mixed with additives to add adherence and with that, staying power (the more glitter, the more urgent will be the need for primer...). Primer is a "get out of jail" free card for those who would like to skip the mixing-part. A primer makes anything stay put on your lids - be it straight mica or a bad eyeshadow.

So now I have to choose - primer or a lot of mixing?

Nah, isn't really even a choice, gotta hit the stores during the weekend and look at the available merchandise.

The cheapest option would be Manhattan's eye shadow primer (on sale atm) but I do not have the ingredients list. The TKB forum also mentioned water based lubricant as an alternative for those with sensitive eyes. :P Makes sense though - who would put anything toxic near an area as sensitive as THAT? The question remains - does it actually work...

Archetype Yellow Beige 1 as foundation
Manhattan Cosmetics eye shadow primer
Archetype Dirty Blonde under the brow
Conservatorie's Dark Bronze in the crease
Conservatorie's Chameleon Glitter all over lid

And a second try: covered the lids with primer and then applied the micas.
Xian Vistas All over lid
Salmon Interference as highlighter
foundation: Archetype's Yellow Beige 1
EDM's Pick Me Up Bisque as blush

Later addition:

Praised be the almighty Internet - contacted the wholesaler and they graciously provided me with an ingredients list:


C11-12 Isoparaffin – mingi mineraalõli derivaat
Talc - talk
Mica - vilk (silikaat e räni e kvarts)
Cera Microcristallina – järjekordne mineraalõli derivaat
Polyethylenemürgine, sellest tehakse kilekotte (the only component which was unfavorably described)
VP/Hexadecene Copolymer - sünteetiline polümeer
Tocopheryl Acetate - sünteetiliselt valmistatud rasvlahustuv E vitamiin, võib olla allergeen
Bisabolol - valmistatakse kummelist või toodetakse sünteetiliselt, nahka rahustav aine
Propylparaben - säilitusaine, looduses võib käituda kunstliku östrogeenina, tundub, et ladestub vähesel määral inimese kudedes, mõju inimesele alles uurimisel, parabeene hakati laiemalt kasutama alles alates 1920ndatest kui naftakeemiatööstus kiiresti arenedes einevaid sünteetilisi molekule ehitama hakkas.

CI 77891 TiO2
CI 77492 Fe2O3 (Ferric Oxide, Hematite, red iron oxide, synthetic maghemite, colcothar, or simply - rust)
CI 77491 Fe3O4 (Triiron tetraoxide - seems to be virtually the same stuff as the next compound - probably some slight alteration in the molecular structure which determines the pigment's color or some other physical characteristics)
CI 77499 Fe3O4 (Ferrosoferric oxide aka magnetite)

IMHO: Manhattan Cosmetics Base Line Eyeshadow Base is relatively safe, contains just 1 preservative (although there are 4 other petrochemical substances in it too, mostly different variations of mineral oil) and the amount of ingredients is remarkably low.
Will go shopping.

Later addition:

All EOTDs will from now on be made using this:

The consistency is that of a thick creme and the color is light (pinkish-beige?) skin color with tiny sparkles. Price: approx 5.60 USD

Enamus mu värve on pigmentidena st et neisse pole sisse segatud aineid, mis aitaksid värvil lau külge kinnituda. Lahenduseks on kas segada vajalikud pulbrid ise sinna sisse või hankida silmameigi aluskreem. Kergem on poest silmameigi aluskreem hankida :D.
Häda vaid selles, et nood on väga imelike koostistega - mitut eri liiki säilitusainet jne... Manhattan tundus neist kõigist hinna ja ka koostisosade poolest parim olema. Töötab hästi - hommikul peale kantud pigmendid pole ka tööpäeva lõpuks veel lauvakku kokku jooksnud.


maya said...

I always use a primer when I wear eyeshadow (pressed and loose mineral eyeshadow). Currently I am using one by Catrice (a german brand) and have the MAC prep and prime eye sitting in my drawer.
Drugstore brands-wise I heard L'Oreals decrease was supposed to be good. How are you liking yours?

Siilike said...

Still researching the Manhattan's base, cheapo me started off with the low-end stuff. I am unable to find the ingredients list anywhere - it was not on the jar and nowhere to be found on the web. I found out though that ArtDeco eyeshadow primer contains triclosan and this is something I do not wish to have near my skin. The ladies at the store did not offer any more eyeshadow primers, either they did not have the L'Oreal's decrease or they are just ignorant of it - frankly I suspect those ladies could not find their own bums without a map...

Have a tiny sample of the Manhattan's base and it seems the stuff is good - eyeshadow stayed put until I took it off in the evening. Must test it for a little longer though and perhaps find other products to compare it with.