For the last few months, I’ve used the Stila Prime Pot in Caramel to prime my eye lids before applying my eye shadow. Before that, I was using everyone’s HG eye lid primer, Urban Decay Primer Potion. I love trying new things, so I used my Stila Pro discount to purchase the Stila Prime Pot. Ever since, it has been a staple for me, and I also use it in my professional makeup kit.
The Stila Prime Pot is a waterproof eye shadow primer that promises flawless, crease-less eye shadow wear. A revolutionary polymer adheres to eye shadow and allows for shadow to wear all day and night.
This innovative waterproof formula is crease resistant and extends eye shadow wear all day. Prime Pot also creates flawlessly smooth lids and keeps excess oil at bay. It is available in two shades, Toffee (lighter skin tones) and Caramel (darker skin tones).
The Stila Prime Pot is a little different than any of the other primers I’ve tried, in that it is in a pot, and the consistency is different; it’s thicker. You definitely do not need a lot of this primer when using it. Use a concealer brush or your fingers, whichever works best for you, just don’t use too much or else it will look cakey.
If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t use it every single time I apply my eye shadow. I have oily lids, so there are times I’d have some creasing by the end of the day due to the oil on my lids, but with the Stila Prime Pot I do not have that issue.
As mentioned previously, I have the Stila Prime Pot in the caramel shade, I’ve used it with eye shadow or alone, and it has looked fine both ways. I experienced no creasing of my eye shadow, my eye shadow stayed true to color, lasted over 12-hours, and blended easily. I love that it is waterproof, which makes it great to have to use for brides.
The Stila Prime Pot is actually the best primer I’ve ever tried, and I’m definitely re-purchasing this primer whenever it runs out.
Cost: $20.00/ .14 oz