Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper Review
Hilary | On 09, Feb 2013
Having oily eyelids can be a pain to say the least. Having your eyeshadows crease on you after just a few hours of wear is not the most attractive look. Today I am going to tell you how to overcome this problem that a lot of us face. It all comes down to one product: Lime Crime’s Eyeshadow Helper.
I have been testing this eyeshadow primer for a few weeks, comparing it to my Urban Decay Primer Potion that I’ve been using for years. I’ve become quite frustrated with creasing eyes and I have used quite a few eyelid primers from different companies like Urban Decay, Smashbox, MAC, and I still have the same problem. When given the opportunity to try out Lime Crime’s Eyeshadow Helper I said absolutely, and I’m so glad I did.
If you are familiar with Lime Crime’s previous Eyeshadow Helper you’ll already notice a difference. It is no longer in a pot, and has been switched over to a squeeze tube bottle. Yes! I find squeeze tubes so much more hygienic, and easier to use. The packaging is still as cute as ever, and the new squeeze tube bottle comes with 40% more product than the primer before it. I do not have the old primer to compare to the new one for performance, but I will be comparing it to my UDPP.
The Lime Crime primer is very creamy in consistency, but I noticed I had to squeeze quite hard to get it out of the tube. It acts as a perfect neutral base for my eyeshadows to stick to, and improves the vibrancy of my shadows. I have noticeable veins on my eyelids, and it really neutralizes them which I like. It also dries very quickly on the lid, so you don’t have to wait a long time before applying your eyeshadow. There certainly is a difference in consistency between the Lime Crime primer and Urban Decay Primer Potion. UDPP is much thinner, runnier, and takes longer to dry. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the UDPP because when I purchased it for the first time, it worked wonders. As time went on I noticed that it just wasn’t doing all of the amazing things it used to. I’m not sure if there has been a formula change, but I have been having problems ever since they changed to the squeeze tube bottle.
I’ve tested both primers, applying Urban Decay Primer Potion to my left eye and Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper to the right eye to see how they both wear throughout the day. Every time Lime Crime has beat out Urban Decay with longevity, and keeping my oily lids at bay. The overall look of my eyeshadows is much nicer when using the Eyeshadow Helper and I am so happy that I finally found a primer that does as it claims.
What do you think about Lime Crime’s new packaging for their Eyeshadow Helper? Have you tried this amazing primer yet?
Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper (0.35 fl oz) can be purchased on the Lime Crime website and retails for $16.99 USD.
Urban Decay Primer Potion (0.37 fl oz) can be purchased on Sephora.com, Ulta.com, or the Urban Decay website for $20.00 USD.
Eyeshadow used is Lime Crime’s Magic Dust in Twilight
*this item was sent to me for consideration.