August 19, 2013

Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes Review

Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes

Betcha didn’t even know Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes ($19.50) existed did you? Yup, Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes exsists and is available now on counters for the Fall 2013 season.

This skin-toned color eyesahdow primer preps lids for improved shadow application and wear, up to 12 hours of it to be exact. And it comes in four shades from fair to deep so it corrects the color of your lids as well as holds your shadow in place.

Take a peek!

Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes is Clinique’s new eyeshadow primer that can be used alone for a natural look or used with your shadow to improve wear, allowing them to wear long and strong up to twelve hours.

This comes in a tiny tube with a sponge tip applicator for application. I would suggest a trip to your counter to check our shades as I tried the color Moderately Fair (Shade 2) and it runs quite dark. I use Benefit Lemon Aid to prep my lids as without it they look quite tired. I also like products like Trish McEvoy Eye Base and Laura Mercier Eye Basics so I definitely see the appeal to a tinted primer product which I can use to either prep with it just as a natural, nude way to brighten up my eyes. All About Shadow Primer for Eyes runs sheerer but there is some tint here that can neutralize redness, conceal darkness, or veins on your lids.

Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes 1

The texture is a thicker cream with a silicone-y finish that adheres well to lids creating a protective layer of sorts over your lids for eyeshadow to stick to. It’s slightly tacky at first application but sets within a few seconds to a smooth, velvety layer. I like that the formula doesn’t separate and it remains a consistently creamy texture with each and every use. It creates a very good layer so shadows remain crease-free as the day progresses without showing signs of wear or migration. Indeed on my drier eyes it will easily allow my shadow to remain crease-free for well over a twelve hour period without a hiccup. Those with more oily lids will appreciate the semi-matte finish that show soak up excess oil as well!

Overall, Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes does a great job keeping my shadow wearing strong and long.

It’s available now at your fav counter or online at

Tried it?

Love to hear your thoughts!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Nadia

    Great review! I have been really impressed by clinique lately. Their eyeshadows are the longest lasting eyeshadows on my oily lids. I will definitely go swatch these at the counter.

  • Pearl

    I might have to try this. Did you have any problems with it make your eyelids too dry? I have a problem with really dry skin around my eyes. Have you tried the newly reformulated Clinique eyeshadows yet?

    • the Muse

      i already have dry eyes and didn’t have an issue pearl! Yes, review upcoming this week for those possibly tonight if I get the images cropped 🙂

      • Pearl

        Good to know. I think I will be getting this. Looking forward to the eyeshadow review. 🙂

  • Icaria

    Oh this looks nice but does it make your lids stiff? This happened to me with TF & UD. I had to return them since they ended up being irritating.

  • gail

    I smiled when I read “sin-toned”. I know it was a typo, but it was cute! 🙂

  • gail

    Don’t be sorry! I think Clinique should name a color Sin!:)
    And I am going to try this primer–looks like something that might be wearable on its own. Thanks for the review.

  • anne

    I find these really interesting. I used UD eden for over a year and then got tired of it. and have been using mostly mac soft ochre paint pot. I picked up Sigma Persuade to try, and while i like it and it works well, the color isn’t my favorite

  • Majick

    I usually use Smashbox eye primer because it conceals uneven eyelids and keeps my shadow looking great. How does this one compare to that? this sounds like it would be righ up my alley but I hate when they are too thick because then they accentuate the crepey texture that some of us more mature-ish girlies have.

  • Pelagius

    Thanks for the review, Muse! I always trust your judgment. Thanks for the tip about moderately fair running dark; that’s a problem I often have with shades, but some fairs are too light. In this case I’m sure the lighter color will work. A primer for my eyes is something I’ve needed for a long time and “sin-tone” will be good! 😉 Thanks for all you do. Can’t wait to see your opinion about the shadows.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks pelaguis that’s flattering! It is pretty transparent so you should be ok! thank you for reading 🙂 <3!