Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Review: Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper (Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer)

I bought my very first Limecrime item last month and as someone who has been a fan of Doe Deere (founder of Limecrime) for quite a while I was super excited to try her product/s.

Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper a waterproof eyeshadow primer
Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper (Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer)

What they say:
Waterproof eyeshadow primer. Up to 24 hours of crease-free wear, works even on the oiliest of eyelids!

What I say:
I must tell you that prior to this product I'd only tried an eyeshadow primer once before (by MUA) and I wasn't convinced that it was something I even needed.  My eyeshadows do crease by the end of the day but I guess I always just assumed that was part of life. 

This product not only makes my eyeshadow last all day without creasing it also provides better pigmentation of colour as well as making the eyeshadows appear smoother.  A great example is my BH Cosmetics 88 colour palette.  This palette has an awesome array of colours but I've found they're not very pigmented and they definitely crease after a couple of hours so I haven't used it too much since buying it late last year.  I figured applying Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper under these eyeshadows would be the ultimate test and it worked.  I now have an 88 colour palette that is completely useable and now very pigmented. 

I've done some swatches on my hand so you can see for yourselves how it changes the pigmentation and consistency of the eyeshadows.  In both photos the left side is just BH cosmetics eyeshadow on it's own and on the right is the eyeshadow over top of the Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper. 

Swatches of Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper a waterproof eyeshadow primer
Left: No Primer underneath - Right LimeCrime Eyeshadow Helper underneath eyeshadow

Swatches of Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper a waterproof eyeshadow primer
Left: No Primer underneath - Right LimeCrime Eyeshadow Helper underneath eyeshadow

The photos speak for themselves.  I can't tell you if it is actually waterproof as I didn't go swimming or get caught in the rain and I also can't tell you if it lasts for 24 hours because who the heck wears eyeshadow for 24 straight hours... but it did last all day - 8am through to 10pm - on a relatively warm day and I even did a work out.

The tube has 10g product inside but I can see it lasting a very long time as I only apply a smidge to each eyelid.  I purchased the Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper from the Lipstick Republic website (great service) for $21 + shipping and received it within 2 days.  I'm super happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. 

Kayte xx

#1 Rated Primer
Lasts till dawn... comes off when you want it to!
How is Eyeshadow Helper different? It makes your makeup waterproof, while intensifying colors to the max.
Smooth a dollop onto your eyelids with fingertips or a brush. Apply eyeshadow promptly. Enjoy a day of worry-free wear! Wipe off gently with waterproof makeup remover.


  1. Awesome, I've never used eyeshadow primer, I just apply eyeshadow above my foundation and it creases. Really, really stupid question, do you apply this primer above or below foundation on the lids?

    1. I apply my foundation and powder as per normal and then the primer over top :)

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  3. These eyeshadows are beautiful, love all the different colours! What a great way to experiment with lots of different looks :)

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  5. I have this primer, however it still creases on my eyelids! I just don't understand why as all the reviews on here says how good it is!


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