Now, on to the review:
Lorac Behind The Scenes primer is a relatively new product to the primer world. I was able to snag this from Sephora ~ it was a 100-point perk ~ and I was really really excited to try it out. This is what Sephora's website says about this little slice of primer heaven:
What it is:
A gentle, lightweight eyeshadow primer that is free of oil, fragrance, and parabens.
What it does:
Behind The Scenes Eye Primer is a crease-resistant formula that holds pigment in place for long-lasting, stay-true color. It easily glides on the eye lid and the silky-smooth finish minimizes flaws and imperfections on the lid.
What else you need to know:
This product was developed for use with LORAC eyeshadow products and packaged in a slant tip tube, which allows for a sanitary, finger-friendly application that allows you to control the amount of product being dispensed.
And the reviews on this, OH the reviews! Sooooo many 5-star reviews. That furthered my excitement to use this primer.
The consistency of this primer is lovely. It's thicker than BE Prime Time for Eyes & UDPP. And it's so smooth & creamy. Not gritty at all. When applied to the eyelid, it's very easy to get a thin consistent unstreaky layer. It dries to a somewhat tacky finish fairly quickly but not too tacky as to prevent proper adherence of eye shadows, both pressed & loose. I so wanted to love this primer. Up to this point, it's been everything it's promised. Imagine my disappointment when I applied this under BE eyeshadow. I so wish I would have taken before & after pictures so I could show you my experience with this primer. At the end of the day, it didn't hold up to the promise of crease-resistant or holding pigments in place. I had a huge gross collection of oily pigment in my creases & it actually faded my colors!!! I used the Key West collection that day, and if you've seen this collection, you know how bright the colors are!! Well, they faded to a slight yellowish-green barely there wash. Ugh!! I was almost sold on Behind the Scenes, too. But I had such disappointing results that I took it from my makeup station & put it back in the box and back into my sample stash. I am so bummed that it didn't work for me & bummed that for me, it didn't live up to what the reviews said. Now, I'm not saying it won't work for you ~ maybe it will. But this primer worked better, in my humble opinion, than the Kat Von D eye primer......and that's saying A LOT!!!
Have you tried this primer?? Did you have better results than me?? Let me know in the comments!!!!
Until tomorrow, remember that if you're going through a testing period or a rough time, take a minute to ask if you're supposed to be learning something from it. The answer you receive may just surprise you!