Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review & Swatchfest: Mirabella Prime For Face and Eyes

Mirabella Prime For Face and Eyes
Themed "Haute Holiday", December's Ipsy bag was focused on getting party-ready for the holidays. Mirabella's Prime For Face and Eyes. I've been on a face primer kick lately, and my fixation with eye primer is perpetual, so I was fully prepared to give this a pretty thorough testing.

Mirabella's Prime is a clear silica primer and applies very smoothly. In fact, I found it to be almost too greasy. The tiniest amount goes a long way and even when it's thoroughly buffed in, it felt like there was a layer sitting on my skin. Initially, this was helpful when blending foundation. But, as often happens when I use silica primers, my makeup seems to slide off rather than stay on. This was the case with both my foundation and eye shadows. While my foundation gradually faded away throughout the day, my eye shadow had creased by 3pm. Needless to say, at $29 for .45 oz, I wouldn't recommend Mirabella's Prime to everyone. Keep in mind, however, that my makeup doesn't typically perform well with silica primers. Primers that have a little more texture, like Too Faced Primed & Poreless, normally work well for me. If silica primers are your thing, however, this might be one you want to consider for your face. Still, I don't have oily eye lids and my shadows were still creasing, so I don't think I would recommend this for anyone's eyes.

Mirabella Prime For Face and Eyes
Mirabella Prime For Face and Eyes


Mirabella Prime For Face and Eyes alongside Kryolan's Eye Shadow Primer

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