I was asked by Anna from Eccentric Cosmetics (EC) to try out her new primer formulas, and my findings were rather surprising, so a few days ago, I appealed to /r/indiemakeupandmore for help, asking everyone to rank these primers.
Everyone ranked the primers completely blind so now here's the time for the big reveal....
Everyone's awesome and I received a total of 48 responses (one response didn't answer the question and couldn't be counted). So here's the result of the survey:
An overwhelming majority (81%) liked EC's old formula the most, with the next favourite being EC's new formula #1 (13%). Surprisingly, 5 people thought that EC's old formula is some sort of glitter adhesive, with one person refusing to put it as his/her favourite because s/he did not like blending over glitter adhesives. If you look at the sides of the swatch, they're actually blended out over the primer, not bare skin, so you can see that you can blend them out pretty well over the primer.
2nd Favourite Primer
Most people's (65%) second favourite primer is EC's new formula #1, followed by UDPP (23%). Unfortunately, an overwhelming majority (88%) liked EC's new formula #2 the least, with the other 22% liking UDPP the least.
Which One is UDPP?
But that's just arm swatches, how do they perform over my eyes?
EC New Formula #1 vs EC New Formula #2
For this day, I just received the primer so I had my eye make up done already. I put the primer under my eyes, one of the wrinkliest part of my eyes, underneath my concealer. This was after 12+ h. EC New Formula #1 is on the left, EC New Formula #2 is on the right.
|I can't really tell the difference, but I realized my right eye is more wrinkly than the left|
EC old formula vs UDPP
I love the old formula though, so I decided to pit it against UDPP to see if it's better. EC's old formula is on the left, UDPP on the right:
Straight away, you can definitely see better vibrancy from EC's old formula. However, at the end of the day, I ended up with a bigger bald patch with EC's old formula than UDPP.
EC New Formula #2 vs UDPP
Next, I pitted EC's New Formula #2 against UDPP. UDPP is on the left, EC's New Formula #2 is on the right.
EC New Formula #1 vs UDPP
I woke up really late for work, so excuse the messy eye make up for this. It's not the primers, it's me. Anyway, EC's New Formula #1 is on the left, UDPP is on the right.
I deliberately picked another more glittery colour and holy crap. Formula #1 is a winner! And it fades less than UDPP at the end of the day!
Overall thoughts:While the new Formula #1 looks like the clear winner since it's a great combination of vibrancy, adhesion and crease resistance that beats even UDPP, I still like the old EC formula just as much. It's a formula that sometimes outperforms even glitter glue:
|This is a colour I made, for the recipe, head to this post: 2nd swatch from the top is EC's primer, 3rd swatch is Darling Girl's Glitter Glue.|
|From this post|
|Excuse the dry skin. This is another angle from the look I did in this post.|
UPDATE: Anna will be releasing 2 versions of the primer! Yay! I'll still have my old formula!