Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer (Tube) Review & Swatches
Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer comes in a tube now or it will come Spring 2013. The original version came in a bottle with a sponge tip applicator and contained 0.12 oz for $15. This new version is 0.55 oz in size and features a new tube style packaging with the same great price tag.
I loved the original and the tube version is just as great!
Benefit Lemon Aid fans will adore this as it doesn’t only act as an shadow primer but also a concealer of sorts for lids.
Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer is a yellow shade which you can use to conceal redness on lids, dullness, etc…and just to generally brighten the area up. You can apply and leave as is or apply shadow on top for a crease-free wear throughout the day!
Got oily lids? Check this out. The formula is far thicker than Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and has a matte powdery dry down. The thicker texture proves a little bit of a challenge to blend out but so long as you use a little bit at a time you’ll be ok. Don’t squeeze a huge dollop of it out as it is quite pigmented and might look unusual if you’re using it as a lid concealer sans eyeshadow. Use a tiny bit and build if necessary for the smoothest finish. I miss the lack of a sponge applicator that the original came with but I can get on board easily enough since I apply Lemon Aid with my finger tips anyway!
The formula is fairly bulletproof as my shadow sits on top of it without fading or creasing for hours on end. The powdery dry down should mattify oily lids easily.
Kat Von D’s version also happens to be cheaper than Primer Potion as UD weights in at 0.37 for $20 versus Kat’s version at 0.55 oz for $15.
And hey, if you really want to multitask no one’s stopping you from dabbing a little under your eyes as well if you want to use it as a concealer. The strong yellow shade will do well at diffusing the look of dark circles. The formula is pigmented enough to work as a concealer but may be a little drying so moisturize prior.
Overall, I liked the old bottle version and I love the tube one just as much. An excellent little primer that goes above and beyond to act as not only a way to keep your eyeshadow in place all day but also as a lid concealer!
Available from Sephora soon!
Do you own the old version?