Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer - Review

Rimmel are fairly knocking out new and very exciting products at the moment, one new addition set to take the beauty world by storm is their new Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer.
At the moment the UK high street is severely lacking on eyeshadow primers that are budget friendly.
Off the top of my head I honestly can not name one UK drugstore brand that offer a primer specifically 
formulated just for eyeshadow?
I know MUA did offer one but that seems to have disappeared and sure ELF do a great few eyelid primers
but as you can only order them online they are not the most convenient of brand.

The new Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer comes neatly presented within a lip gloss style tube and features a doe foot applicator, although I am not the biggest fan of such applicators there is no denying that for this type of product they work rather well.
To use I simply dab on a few dots of primer on each eyelid and blend using my ring finger - fast, simple
but very effective.

Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer is a white silicone based primer that once applied to the skin disappears completely leaving the skin feeling silky smooth and perfectly primed for applying any eye product on top of.
As it is silicone based it blurs and fills imperfections such as fine lines and enlarged pores,
another benefit I find with silicone based products is that they mattify the skin which is a blessing for an oily skinned person like my little self.
I do think it is only fair to point out that some do react adversely to silicone based primers so I would patch test this on an area of skin before merrily applying all over the lids...better safe than sorry!

Not only does Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer help keep eyeshadow in place all day,
so far I have found it to be a complete wonder product for preventing cream eyeshadow from slipping
but I also find that it intensifies any product applied over the top of it.
So if you have a shade of eyeshadow that you lovely dearly but feel it is lacking in pigementation, apply siad shade over a thin veil of this primer and watch it come to life!

Does Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer compare to pricier eye lid primers out there?
In a word yes, it blurs imperfections, creates a great even base, amplifies any shade place on top
and prevents products from slipping and creasing!
What more can you really ask from an eyelid primer?

Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Eyeshadow Primer 6ml/£4.99 via Superdrug - link
but also available from most Rimmel stockists.

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  1. So glad you've done a review of this, I've been umming and ahhing over whether or not to get this because I didn't think it'd compare to the pricier versions. Think I may have to get this now!!


  2. I can never seem to find drugstore eye primers, i didnt even realise they come out, cant wait to try it now!:)

  3. Great review, must try this xx

  4. I'm glad you've done a review on this, I didn't even know about this until now and I was considering buying a new ELF eyelid primer but like you said ordering online isn't always convenient! x

  5. This sounds great, deffo going to try it out.

    Sarah xx

  6. i love the look of this! have been on the hunt for a primer for sooo long!!

  7. My Urban Decay Primer Potion is rapidly running out and I was holding off buy it again! Now I can buy a drugstore version! YAY! :D

  8. This looks and sounds like a great little product especially for the price. I might just have to invest in one! Very informative post x

  9. Will try this one when my UBPP is dead - shame I got a brand new one only 2 weeks ago :)!

  10. Soap and Glory do eye-primers

    1. Gah blogger doesn't like me stopping my comments for things, but when you said you didn't know any other high street eye primers haha.

  11. Gosh do a waterproof eye shadow primer. Comes in stick form but remains quite waxy which makes it quite hard to blend the shadows. This is great though, bought it on Monday and loving it so far :)

  12. Gosh do a waterproof eye shadow primer. Comes in stick form but remains quite waxy which makes it quite hard to blend the shadows. This is great though, bought it on Monday and loving it so far :)

  13. I might try this when I run out of my primer potion! x

  14. might have to grab that I think

  15. I never even knew this existed. It sounds like a godsend for my oily skin and my even oilier eyelids. Thanks for publishing this post!

  16. This looks amazing! I currently use the UDPP, but it's very expensive for daily use! xx

  17. This looks really great! xxx

  18. It looks similar to Pixi Epoxy, doesn't it?

    My favourite eyeshadow base now is Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but it's true it's not the cheapest... Now Essence has launched a new one that comes in a tube, so more hygienic, and it's amazing, similar to Pixi or TooFaced Glitter glue, but softer. It also has one with a subtle pearl finish and fantastic for everyday wear that comes with a doefoot aplicator for 3 euros I think...

    I'm sorry you can't find these in UK, hope some of your highstreet brands offer similar products soon :)

  19. Can't wait to try this!!


  20. Sounds pretty good, probably will pick it up if I can get it anywhere in a store near me

  21. Ooh sounds good! I deffo need to try this :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  22. This looks great, have you tried it as base for under eye concealer? That it the worse place for creasing for me, face primers and other eye primers seem to just make a mess. This sounds like it might work though.

  23. sounds great and such a bargain, definitely gonna try this out! x

  24. This is great news, I've been using the MUA primer but I'd like to give Rimmels a try! x

  25. Sounds fab! I use bare minerals eye primer which a really like but it is shimmery so think this would be good as an alternative!

    Nicola xo

  26. I was waiting for a review on this little beauty.. and after reading yours, I am going to have to pick it up. Bargain!!
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  27. I picked this up but it's not working for me like UDPP or either of the GOSH eye primers (which incidentally, are pretty good, one is a gel in a tube, the other is a stick).

    I rely on primers for keeping my eyeliner in place - mainly to stop it transferring to the crease (having both oily and slightly hooded lids). With the Rimmel, I still get the transfer ... will give it a few more goes before I bin it or find someone else who might like it.


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