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I know. I know. I have lost all credibility with you. I am now reviewing my 10th eye primer...even after I told you how I loved ArtDeco eye primer and broke up with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TFSI). I even then retracted that and told you I has fallen back in love with my TFSI. Well now I must eat crow and tell you that I have been cheating on TFSI with LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer . (LORAC BTS). I am so ashamed. I feel like I have failed you all.
Well because I have been using the LORAC BTS primer for months. MONTHS! I noticed this past winter that my eyeshadow wasn't lasting throughout he entire day again. I didn't want to admit it was my TFSI failing me, but it was. I switched to a heavier eye cream for the winter and the TFSI with that specific eye cream just didn't work well. The cream was too emollient. TFSI just couldn't handle it. The result. Creasing fading blotchy eyeshadow before 3:00 PM....when normally my shadow would last me a good 12 hours. Oh how I lamented over the decision. But just like Old Yeller, I had to take TFSI out into the back yard and put it down. (Back yard = My helmer / Put it down = Use for arm swatches)
That was a hard day.
The next morning I grabbed a small sample size tube of the LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer I had from an old LORAC kit. I squeezed out just a tiny amount and a thick light whiteish, peachy, beige colored paste came out. This was worlds away different from TFSI, Urban Decay, NARS, pretty much anything I have ever used. The thick eye primer had no discernible scent and spread evenly over my lids. I found a little went a long way. I applied my shadow and I was still able to easily blend the colors. The LORAC BTS primer was not sticky and didn't lock down my shadows so much that blending was impossible. But once I was finished applying and blending I realized that this was the primer I had been looking for all along.
My shadows looked richer, bolder and lasted longer than the regular 12 hour wear I get from most of my other primers! I was even wearing the rich eye cream that made my TFSI collapse and the LORAC BTS primer laughed in it's rich emollient face. It spoke to my eye cream and said. "You are no match for me! I am LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer. Prepare to be PRIMED!" Just as a side note. I imagine my LORAC BTS primer to sound like the voice of Mandy Patinkin playing Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride. Or Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots from the self titled movie. Whichever. It's my fantasy. My eye cream shuddered at the though of defeat and my LORAC BTS primer raised a carefully sculpted eyebrow and waited. The battle was won before it began, my eye cream yielded and there was never again a conflict.
I cannot find one fault with the LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer. It does not separate like TFSI (which always bugged me). It does not come with a wand that can't reach the entire contents of the bottle and required you to preform surgery just to get the rest of the product out of the container. It is...well. Simplicity and Excellence all rolled into one nice sized 0.47 oz tube with a slant tip applicator dispenser.
Do you NEED this? YES! Even those with relatively dry eye lids will find that the LORAC BTS primer is perfect for them. A little goes a long way. I purchased my full sized tube in February 2012 and I have yet to see an end to the contents and I use this every day, sometimes twice a day. LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer retails for $21 USD and can be purchased from Sephora.com, ULTA Beauty, Beauty.com and other retailers.
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