NEW Affordable Eyeshadow Primers You Have To Try! – Revolution Pro (Cruelty Free/ Affordable High End Primer Dupes – Review)

I’ve been working my way through new brand (from Revolution) Revolution Pro’s products and am starting off with my thoughts on a few of my stand outs so far…which also happen to be cruelty free dupes for cult higher end eye bases and they actually work pretty damn well…worth talking about and definitely worth a go in my opinion!

First up we have the Revolution Pro Eye Elements Eyeshadow Primers. It’s available in 4 shades…
✖Core – warm golden light beige, primes and cancels out discolouration on fair – medium skin tones. (* Dupe for MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot)
✖Central – cool pink medium beige, primes and brightens/ cancels out discolouration on medium – medium deep skin tones. (* Dupe for MAC Painterly Paint Pot)
✖Vitality – cool taupe brown, primes and brightens/ cancels out discolouration on dark skin tones.
✖Magnetic – warm sheer champagne, use alone or to enhance shimmer shadow.

My most used out of the shades has got to be Core (pictured)…it’s the most neutral for the largest range of skin tones (my own included) and gives the truest colour payoff from shadow. (If I’m working on someone with a medium/ dark – deep complexion, I prefer the overall tones of the next product I’m going to talk about so hold tight for that one and I’ll tell you why!) The Elements Eyeshadow Primers are richly pigmented, creamy and blend on to the skin nicely without pulling or drying to fast. You have enough play time to apply them smoothly to exactly where you want them and then they dry down to a matte finish. Shadow blends beautifully over the top and they definitely pro long shadow wear!

I’d recommend these for any eye look/ intensity and I also really like a bit alone just to even out the lid.

These are perfect if you’re less than confident with your blending too…the matte finish will prevent too much shadow settling in the one place and will help you get a way smoother blend with less effort.

The next primer I wanted to talk about isn’t even technically a primer, but I prefer it’s priming ability to it’s concealing one which is it’s designed for! Hate is is strong word, but I personally just really don’t like the Revolution Pro Full Coverage Camouflage Concealer as concealer! It definitely needs setting with powder which when combined with the very coverage texture, looks cakey under the eyes (even using the smallest amount) and feels a bit too tacky on elsewhere on blemishes/ redness. For me, in terms of concealer it’s a no. If you’re looking for a really good (great coverage/ long wearing/ multi purpose/ flawless and natural feel/ look) concealer…stick with the Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer. It’s fast become one of my most reached for everyday concealers and you can read more about that one here.

What this concealer does make for though, is a really great eye primer…silver linings! It has that MAC Select Cover up (although that’s a more matte from the get go) and P Louise Base vibe too it. Super full coverage and that all important ‘tack’ for getting the most pigmented/ intense shadow payoff there is! Available in 18 shades, so there’s something for absolutely every singe one of us! Go for your natural skin tone or a shade or two lighter to brighten even more.

This’ why I was saying earlier about the actual Elements Eyeshadow Primer being the better beginner/ everyday primer…this one would be the option for you if you’re more confident with your blending skills for sure. It will give you the most payoff but will also grip to shadow like glue and will need a little more work, so basically if in doubt go for the actual primer over this!

If carving out brows is your thing, this might be the job! I’m not big in to brow carving personally, but do like a good tacky primer for stronger looks which is where this comes in to it’s own. Don’t set it will powder for extra grip! I like to pat it on for a even finish with a flat shadow brush (the Zoeva #233 Cream Shader Brush* is really good for this!) to get a super even finish and settle the tack a bit (it makes it less likely to move too).

You can pick up these and shop the Revolution Pro line here and in larger Superdrug stores too. I’m looking forward to keeping working my way through the Revolution Pro line and hopefully finding some other gems! Cruelty free/ lots of Vegan options and inclusive…what’s not to love and so affordable, so you can experiment to your hearts content without getting too spendy…bonus!

Have you tried anything from the new Revolution Pro range yet?? What will you be picking up?? And…what have you been loving?

Lyd x



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