A good eyeshadow primer is a must have thing if you are an eyeshadow junkie like me. I got my first jar of CM Electric Eye Primer in spring 2013 and I’m addicted to it ever since. This thing is rich and creamy so a little goes a long way with it (the jar last almost an entire year!). It has been recently reformulated and is now 100% vegan, so props to Concrete Minerals for that. :)
It comes in a metal jar with a twist-off cap and the jar contains 9.9 grams. The price is 11 US$ + shipping on Concrete Minerals website. And yes, they do ship worldwide. :)
The texture is unlike any other eye primer I’ve ever tried. It’s not a classic matte cream which looks like foundation on my skin, like the Essence I Love Stage eyeshadow base (which is a good cheap drugstore product great for neutralizing the color of the eyelids, but the performance is not as good as CM’s primer). This one is kinda greasy and not completely matte - it has tiny gold particles which are invisible on the skin, as well as the entire product.
First and foremost the CM Electric Eye Primer does an amazing job on keeping all eyeshadow (mineral, baked, the “classic” ones in palettes etc.) sealed in place. Works awesome with eyeliners and eye pencils that tend to smudge an fade throughout the day as well. Since I tend to use turbo pigmented products, I rarely see some pigmentation boost, but I did demonstrated it with my least pigmented eyeshadow - Inglot’s AMC Shine 44 and you can clearly see the difference in the photo above.
The ingredients are: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Candelilla Wax, Dimethicone, Silicon Dioxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide
All in all - best eyeshadow primer I’ve ever tried and I’ve been faithful to it for more that a year now. I’ll definitely keep ordering it until it’s discontinued or something. Note (in case you’ve missed): it’s cruelty free AND vegan. ;)