There are some products in the makeup industry that I truly believe are just hocus pocus.
Clear mascara? Hair gel for your lashes.
Under eye creams that claim to get rid of dark circles? Take it from the daughter of a plastic surgeon, sure, I also know of a sugar-free fat-free ice cream that tastes as good as Ben & Jerry's.
Primers? Honestly, I've never been a big fan.
I'm sure that some people are going to cry foul. That they help makeup go on smoother, more evenly, and use less product.
But to me, it's always just been an extra layer of stuff that doesn't do a whole lot. Very Emperor's New Clothes.
So, when a Trish McEvoy sales rep sat me down on a day I was feeling particularly ornery and started regaling me with how FABULOUS their Eye Base Essentials primer was, my bullshit meter went wild.
But the thing was, it was FABULOUS. Not really because of its "priming" ability, but as a basic everyday shadow.
I tried the Sheer Gold, and by itself it is a great once over base when I am just too terribly lazy to do anything else. A little in the corner of the eyes lightens everything up and makes me look far more awake. I am working my way through the tube at what is, frankly, an alarming pace.
It does make a good base for additional shadows, but I usually just use it alone.
So...I still stick to my maxim that primers aren't worth it, but a primer that is really just a great cream shadow? I'll buy into that.