Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
Today I'm going to be talking about the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer! I picked this up because my Urban Decay Primer Potion mini was running out (after about 4 years wow) and I had heard that the Etude House Primer was very comparable! I will be comparing the two primers at the end of this review too.
Proof 10 Eye Primer supplies coverage to eyelids and around the eyes to enhance eye shadow color and intergrity for a longer lasting, Perfect 10 look.
The packaging of this primer is cute, but not functional. It's hard to store, and very cumbersome because it doesn't stand up nicely since the wand is way longer than it needs to be. The primer itself has a pale beige colour that blends out to be translucent on my skin and has an interesting scent that I can't place. The scent doesn't bother me as of course this goes on my eyes which isn't very close to my nose.
I apply this primer straight onto my eyelids and blend it out using my fingers. It does have a slightly tacky finish, but also feels very silicone like. I don't find that it helps to conceal any redness or veins on my eyelids. I find that my shadows apply vibrantly over the top, though sometimes the stickiness makes it a little hard to blend seamlessly.
Of course I did want to compare the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer with my Urban Decay Primer Potion. I used the Etude House primer on the left side and the Urban Decay on the right side. In real life I can't see any difference because of course it's difficult to close both eyes completely at the same time and still see your eyelids, but in photos and video footage I can see some differences. The Etude House side looks more vibrant but not as well blended, the Urban Decay side blended better but the shades don't look as vibrant or shimmery which is odd considering I used two shimmer shades.
After 8 hours both sides are looking ok. Neither side has creased terribly or faded more than I would have expected which is great!
For the price, I think the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer is a fantastic option even though the packaging is super annoying. It does work well, though I find the stickiness makes it a little difficult for me to blend which is a little annoying, but that's also potentially because I'm not that good at eye shadow application yet, but honestly I think I've improved a lot over the last couple of months! I have been using this primer for the last two months and I am enjoying it just as much as the Urban Decay Primer Potion, so considering the price difference, I would 100% recommend the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer