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Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil [Review] by Jinra Ilustrisimo on Aug 23, 2015
Product information from the official press release:
"Introducing the Beauty Industry's first ever Plasma Fusion Eyeshadow Primer & Setting Veil. This new and innovative two-part anti-aging formulation, infused with antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Oil, energizing Ginseng Extract, and Vitamins A, C, and E, allows you to prime your eyelids, and then set them for the ultimate long-wear finish and look! First, apply a layer of our ultra-silky, never-creasing eyeshadow primer to smooth lids and camouflage discoloration, create more vibrant eyeshadow, and hold your eye make-up on all day. Next, apply a combination of your favorite eyeshadows, then lightly dip Skinn's Plasma Fusion Eyeshadow Setting & Blending Brush into our smooth-as-satin translucent eyeshadow setting veil. Gently dab powder on top of shadow to set or blend your look. Prime, Apply, and Set for color that lasts all day!"
The Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil (5g/.17 oz primer, 3g/.12 oz setting veil) is packaged in a shiny black plastic compact that features two compartments and a mirror. Both compartments appear to be stacked but can only snap open without coming apart. This is useful if you only wanted to access just the primer/compact mirror or just the setting powder. The compact is about two inches in diameter and height making it a little on the bulky side for an eyeshadow primer.
The setting veil compartment unfortunately doesn't account for how finely milled the powder is. The powder is so fine, that it can easily slip out from under the sealed top. If you're purchasing this for the first time, a note is included with the Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil addressing this issue. I don't recommend removing the seal from the setting veil compartment because it actually helps keep the setting veil from leaking out in mass quantities. The slightest tap to the compact causes some of the powder to seep out of the compact's bottom hinges!
The primer portion of the Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil compact is a beige/flesh-toned cream that blends invisibly and smoothly into a skin leaving behind a velvety silky finish allowing for eyeshadow to glide and blend onto the skin effortlessly and with more intensity. Here's a look at Urban Decay's Moss Eyeshadow both with and without the Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil.
Natural Indoor Lighting, L - Without Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil, R - With:
Indoor Flash, L - Without Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil, R - With:
The setting veil portion is a white, super fine powder with a translucent finish. It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and does not affect the look of the eyeshadow unless flash photography is involved. If you find yourself dealing with flash photography, you'll have to really spend time making sure that the veil is lightly applied and properly blended. Otherwise, your lids will appear chalky/ghost-like.
The Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil can indeed keep eyeshadow in place and prevent creasing all day long. However, I can't say both primer and setting veil are effective together. First off, applying a setting powder to the eyelids/eye area is a unique idea that may take some getting used to. There were a handful of days over the last two weeks where I plain forgot to set my eyeshadow. Even then my eyeshadow did not crease or lose vibrance despite my eyelid's natural inclination to produce a lot of oil.
On the days I did remember to set my eyeshadow, I couldn't really notice much of a difference. The eyeshadow still stayed in place and remained lively just as it had when I was only wearing the primer. I've come to the conclusion that the setting veil is just an extra, kind of unnecessary step in my makeup routine. I only say kind of unnecessary because it's pretty useful in setting eyeshadow applied to the lower lash line close to where tear ducts do their worst. For anyone who wears contact lens like myself, you won't have to worry about any irritation.
Overall, I can only recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind the powder leakage and finds that they need a little extra help than just an eyeshadow primer to keep their eyeshadow in place.
Availability: Evine.com, $32
Disclaimer: Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Fusion Eye Shadow Primer & Setting Veil was provided to me for review purposes only. The opinions of this review are 100% my own.