Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer Base Review!

Hey beauties. I finally have some time to catch up on some much overdue blogs this week! YAY....

It is nice to see that a lot of the drugstore companies are jumping on the primer band wagon. Both with face primers and eye primers. It felt like only a couple years ago finding a primer anywhere in the drugstore was almost impossible. I have used the Smashbox Primer and Too Faced Shadow Insurance for years because high end was the only place to get primers until the last couple years.

I always get excited to try drugstore primers because if they can beat either of those two products that are high end than I would end up saving a lot of money. There are some primers out there who have def come close and for that I am grateful. This primer however, is not one of them.

I found mine at Walgreens for $4.99. The packaging says that this product with "prevent creasing and intensify color." Meh...didn't happen.

Rimmel London Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer Primer
As you can see the product has a doe foot applicator like the E.l.f Eye Primer does. That part I do like. It is a white formula but blends out clear with a bit of an iridescent finish.

I have worn this product everyday for almost 2 weeks and I was less than impressed. I don't really think it lived up to either of it's promises on the package. I did not see that it really intensified the color. If that is what you are looking for than I would say you are better off with a cream base like the ones made by NYX. I also saw a lot of creasing with this product. I knew I was in for trouble when I applied it. The consistency is very thin and slippery and almost felt a little oily. It took me a bit to really get it to rub into the lid. I typically use Too Faced Shadow Insurance paired with a Maybelline Color Tattoo and that combination has worked amazingly well for me for a year or more. With this product I noticed creasing in less than an hour.

Overall: I am not thrilled. I think this product is a waste of your money. You are better off with the MIlani Primer or even the E.l.f one. If you have even the slightest bit of oil on your lids than I would stay far far away from the product.

Has anyone else used this? Thoughts?


  1. Phew! Glad I managed to grab the L'Oreal Magic De-Crease Eyelid Primer instead of this one! I used it for the time this far, so good! Plus, it's under $8 at Wal-Mart =)

  2. I have the ELF one, haven't tested it out yet though. Will stay away from this!