In general, I think you get what you pay for but Essence is one of the exceptions to this rule in many cases and this eye shadow base is no exception. I have used the I Love Stage base for ages and love it. My shadow sticks to it well but I hated the orangey colour on my really pale skin, especially in winter.
Essence's newest addition to the line is a paler, nude toned primer base to intensify colours by giving them a whiter base with the same primer quality as I Love Stage. It is now my go to product. I still use Smashbox eye primer under as I have a dry patch on my eye nothing sticks to except Smashbox but this helps the colour stick and helps the colour pop.
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