Prestige Primed & Ready Eye Primer Review

Prestige doesn’t update often with newly released products so I kinda jumped on top of their Primed & Ready Eye Primer when I saw it at my local drugstore.

Thing is, I’m shopping for a new eye primer at the moment. Urban Primer Potion just doesn’t cut it for me. The formula seems to have changed and it doesn’t seem to hold my shadow as long as it once did. Crazy I know, but I really stick by the fact that the formula seems to be pretty different.

Let’s take a look, maybe Prestige Primed & Ready Eye Primer will be on the case.

Good news, its quite a cheap primer at .5 oz for around $8-$9 depending where you purchase it. If you fancy Too Faced Shadow Insurance you’ll love this and find the price is quite friendly compared to Too Faced’s $18 price tag for 0.35 oz versus this larger size and cheaper price.

Formula is much like Urban Decay’s newer former. It’s a thinner consistency flesh colored cream that glides onto lids easily. I’d say it runs in the realms of Shadow Insurance’s texture as well but it doesn’t have separation issues. Performance is fairly decent as well with about eight hours of solid wear under a powder eyeshadow.

End result?

Fairly nice primer at a well done budget price.

My issue?

I don’t like the creamier, thinner consistency of the product. Just takes too much effort to apply due to the formula and feels too much like Shadow Insurance which I don’t like. This is a personal preference obviously as the formula itself has absolutely no issues. I just don’t like it. I prefer Urban Decay’s older formula which spread easily and had a little bit of a tack to it.

If you already love Shadow Insurance and the newer version of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion formula, Prestige offers an inexpensive way to get your fix as it performs just as well and has a very similar texture.

However, if you aren’t really a lover of either Too Faced or Urban Decay’s new version you probably won’t like this, I fit into this group.


Available now at Ulta and

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  • 2/29/12 18:20 Michelle S.:

    I was just saying the same thing to myself this morning about UD’s PP. It’s just not great anymore as I see creasing within 3 hours :( I will try this one, thanks Muse! :)


    • 2/29/12 23:06 the Muse:

      right michelle? what the heck happened?! :( Hope you like this one!


  • 2/29/12 18:21 Michelle:

    I recommend Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer. 😀 It’s an indie brand, but after comparing it to UDPP and TFSI, I’m never going back. Haha. I’m more concerned about color vibrancy (is that a word? O_o) and longevity than creasing since my shadows never crease, and Detrivore’s primer makes the cut. Plus it’s only $5 with ~$2-3 shipping.


  • 3/2/12 13:29 ships:

    Hey Muse, have you tried Nars’ smudgeproof pro eyeshadow base/primer. I use this one as I personally prefer it over UDPP.


    • 3/2/12 13:35 the Muse:

      yeah :( didnt love it ships le sigh


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