I hadn't bothered using a lid primer for years until just recently - I was having trouble keeping my eyeshadow in place and began looking for something that would stop it creasing. I didn't really want to spend much money, so I initially tried MUA's offering - which did nothing - and then Sephora's, which worked a little bit better but still didn't keep my colour looking fresh all day like I wanted. I decided to bite the bullet and invest in something a little more heavy-duty, so I picked up Urban Decay's Primer Potion (Original) and the Soft Ochre Paint Pot by MAC.
I start by popping a tiny bit of Primer Potion onto my lids and blending it in with my ring finger. This doesn't feel sticky or greasy and dries nice and quick, so it's great if you're in a rush. If I'm doing a smokey eye I will take it right up to my brow bone to ensure the colour in my crease doesn't budge.
Once the primer has dried I will move onto my Paint Pot which I think gives my shadows that extra grip. Again, I will pat the product into my skin using my finger (you can use a brush if you wish, I just find the warmth of my fingertip helps it to blend better). As this is quite pigmented it's fantastic for disguising any veins or redness which then creates the perfect base for your eye make-up. I picked up Soft Ochre as my foundation is quite yellow-toned, but if you prefer more of a pinky base then Painterly is great.
Since using these in conjunction with one another my eyeshadow has stayed in place right up until I take it off in the evening. I haven't had any creasing, the colours no longer bleed into one shade and my mascara doesn't create an ugly black imprint on my brow bone. I no longer feel like I'm wasting my time applying my eye make-up in the morning so for me the price is 100% justified - not to mention both products will last me ages. I'm so impressed! x