Monday, April 11, 2011

NYC Smokey Greens vol. II and primer review

I had meant to test the eye primer that comes with the NYC palette for awhile now. I had previously shrugged it off as not being worth my time simply because it comes in a palette that retails for $3.99. Does it work?
I also wanted to do another look with this palette because I didn't think the other one captured some of the shades well. The primer is a little bit pigmented, on darker skin tones I can see it showing up a little too light. It feels similar to a MAC paint pot but a little more...oily? It does work well for application, it helps to grip the color and I can blend forever without creating bald spots where the product buffs off.

But of course, the true test comes from how long it wears. So here is my shadow 8 hours later:
While it didn't hold up anywhere near as well as UDPP or a MAC paint pot, I do think these are decent for the value. It is nice to have in palette for on the go or traveling in a pinch and compared to some other budget primers (such as Hard Candy) this was a nice surprise and would make a good start for someone who has never tried a primer.

NYC palettes can be found in most drugstores and retail for $3.99

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