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Anyway, I was clearing out my blog drafts and came across this review I did on NP Set Eye Primer AGES ago which I haven’t posted up yet.  The photos and writing aren’t great but instead of binning it, hopefully it will be helpful for those looking for a review of NP Set Eye Primer.  – 14/7/12

Last year (I wrote this in October 2011), I went into a mad last minute make-up haul frenzy as I frantically searched around for cosmetics for my wedding.  To save money, I did my own wedding make-up  with a helping hand from my sister.  If you have oily lids like me, you must use an eye primer.  It acts a base for eye make-up to maximise pigmentation of eyeshadows and to prevent smudging and creasing of make-up.

I had run out of my HG eye primer (which is Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer – a Korean brand which is impossible to find anywhere!) and with no Urban Decay in Australia, I went hunting in David Jones.  I went to the Lancome counter as Michelle Phan had been banging on about a Lancome primer she uses, but they had nada.  The sales assistant pointed me in the direction of NP Set and without even testing it, I purchased NP Set Eye Primer.

Product Description

NP Set Eye Primer maximises the lustre and longevity of eyeshadow. The primer contains jojoba, rosehip and sunflower oils and is paraben and sulphate free. It also keeps the delicate eye area nourished and protected from inflammation.

My Opinions

NP Set Eye Primer comes in a small tube which is great as it is hygienic and doesn’t dry out easily compared to the bottled versions of eye primers.  The texture is smooth and blends out relatively easy on eyelids and is easy to remove at the end of the night.

It does intensify eyeshadows, but the performance of NP Set Eye Primer is disappointing.  My eyeshadows crease after a maximum of 4-5 hours usage – which is okay if you’re planning to wear make-up for a short event, but not suitable if you need your make-up to last all day long.

I am el cheapo which means that unless I really, really, REALLY dislike a product, I will use it till it runs out.  I don’t dislike NP Set Eye Primer because I still use it from time to time and it still hasn’t run out after a year’s usage…but what I’m trying to say is that it didn’t light my fire, so I won’t be repurchasing it.

If you read to the end, I salute you!  I seriously cringe at the awful photos I used to post up on my blog!  😛

10 Comments on NP Set Eye Primer Does Not Light My Fire

  1. Ira
    14/07/2012 at 8:42 pm (5 years ago)

    so, what eye primer would you suggest for us mere oily eyelided (?) people? *fingers crossed it’s not too expensive* 🙂

    • Ling
      18/07/2012 at 6:44 pm (5 years ago)

      @Ira, I love the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer…but that is really hard to get a hold of, unless you’re situated in Korea 😛

  2. Calendula Staples-Hill
    15/07/2012 at 11:18 am (5 years ago)

    Hi there! I too have used (and reviewed) this primer and like you was disappointed with it. Lets say very very disappointed. My eye shadow creased within an hour! I found that it did intensify the pigment of the shadow, but was absolutely hopeless for longevity. I have used ELF and Essence eye primers that are cheaper and work better than this. Like you, I like to use my products up even if they are not the greatest, but unfortunately I just can’t go back to using this. I have really oily eyelids, so i’m on the hunt for a great eye primer. I recently bought the House of Etude primer, as I read reviews that it’s really great for oily eye lids. Can’t wait to use it! I’ve also heard great things about the NARS pro eye primer and the Lorac eye primer for oily lids, though I haven’t used them. I have used UDPP, which is good, but will crease on me in about 4 hours, I have also used TFSI, which out of all the primers I have tried (ELF, Essence, NP Set, UDPP, Bee Luscious) works the best, but still creased after around 5-6 hours. Hopefully the House of Etude will work!

    • Ling
      18/07/2012 at 6:45 pm (5 years ago)

      @Calendula Staples-Hill, Yes, fingers crossed the Etude House works well on your oily lids!! Would love to try the NARS one…must save up for that though 😛

  3. Hannah
    16/07/2012 at 12:01 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the Etude House proof 10 primer too! I bought mine online from cosmetic-love but I’ve never seen it in any shops.

    I’m not a big fan of the np set range because when I patch tested the foundation on my hand it went bright red and itchy within a minute and it scares me to think about what the reaction on my face could have been…

    • Ling
      18/07/2012 at 6:47 pm (5 years ago)

      @Hannah, I’ve found a shop in Melbourne that sells them…but it’s a tad more expensive though. Ahhh…the first time I bought it was in Seoul…must blog about it soon 🙂 And yikes, NP Set doesn’t seem to agree with your skin 🙁

  4. Tram
    17/07/2012 at 1:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Aw Ling!! You’re cute! I don’t have very oily lids and I don’t use eye primers, but I still read this post cas your posts are always so funny!! Sometimes, I also cringe and bite my tongue when I skim back to my old posts.. rawr.

    • Ling
      18/07/2012 at 6:47 pm (5 years ago)

      @Tram, Thanks babe! And yes, I have written VERY cringe-worthy posts! My sister says my recent blog posts are boring and not funny so I have to get my mojo back ASAP!

  5. Wendy
    18/07/2012 at 10:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Hey, Ling, just to say I enjoy your blog so keep up the good work! I currently use the Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion for oily skin and it’s been working great. Often wear it for around nine hours and it lasts without creasing or eyeshadow losing its sheen.

    • Ling
      19/07/2012 at 6:17 pm (5 years ago)

      @Wendy, Aww, thanks Wendy! You’re so sweet! And I wish Urban Decay was easily available in Australia but it’s not 🙁