Professional Eye Primer by MUA (Makeup Academy) - Review, Swatch & a Look!

Having oily lids can be a problem in a number of ways. If you don't have a solution, you end up with creased and toned down eye shadow in less than one hour. And if you don't have oily lids but your eye shadows do not look as intense as you see them in your eye shadow palette, you need something that will work for you. In this post I will tell you how you can have perfect looking eye shadows throughout the day by going easy on your pocket.

Professional Eye Primer by MUA (Makeup Academy):
They say: 'If you’ve never used an Eye Primer before, now is the time to invest. Basically, it smoothes the eye lid ready for eye shadow to be applied. It also creates a base, helping the eye shadow last all night long - no more creases! You can sleep all day and party all night with the help of the Eye Primer from MUA, just pop it on the top of your eye lid, pat it in gently and apply your eye shadow directly on top of it.'

Product Description & Packaging:
Professional Eye Primer by MUA comes in a plastic tube with a brush applicator. The tube comes in a card box. It contains 7.8ml of product.
I ordered it with a few other products and everything reached nicely packed.

Professional Eye Primer by MUA
Pros & Cons:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Perfect for everyone including oily lids
  • Makeup on top of it does not crease or tone down much throughout the day
  • Makes eye makeup water/sweat resistant
  • Enhances the colors of eye shadows
  • Brush applicator works really well
  • Great for every skin type
  • Creamy texture
  • Once blended, it is not too sticky but still works perfect in building up the colors of eye shadows
  • Extremely affordable
  • Non irritant 


  • I did not find anything negative about this product

Professional Eye Primer by MUA
Professional Eye Primer by MUA
How to Use:
Just dab tiny dots on your eye lids and blend with finger or brush.

Overall Experience & Recommendation:
I have really oily lids and eye makeup for me never stayed for more than one hour if not applied over an eye primer. It will crease, tone down and by the end of the day, you won't even see if I had eye makeup done. I heard about eye primers and really wanted to try one but the ones I came to know about were way too heavy on my pocket. I decided to order some cosmetics from MUA's website one day and ordered this eye primer as well.

I used it for the first time and I was like 'Why did I order just one piece of it?'. It gave me some unexpected results for the price I paid. My eye makeup does not crease and tone down much throughout the day even if I sweat too much. All the colors I apply now look really enhanced. I know people use eye shadow base to enhance the colors but those do not work for me because of my oily lids. They enhance the color but the eye makeup creases up in less than one hour.

This eye primer is like a dream come true for me and is now a part of my makeup routine. I can say that I apply it every time I apply my makeup. Moreover, if I apply it under my eyes, it keeps my concealer from creasing. It did not irritate my eyes at all. If I am just wearing a pencil eye liner on my eye lids, I apply that over this eye primer and it keeps my eye liner in place for really long hours.

There is something I believe, even if a company is making inexpensive stuff and saying that the quality is good, the product needs to be good enough. I take these things seriously and so I gave this eye primer a challenge. I applied eye makeup on one eye without eye primer and on the other eye, I used this Professional Eye Primer by MUA. I took a shower like I normally do but did not use soap on my face. Came out and patted my face with towel. Here are the results:

  • Eye makeup without eye primer = gone. 
  • Eye makeup with this eye primer = still there and you cannot say if I took a shower.
I am not exaggerating anything here. I tried it again and got the same results. I was unable to use cream shadows or eye shadow base before as they crease really quickly on oily lids. This eye primer also helped me with that. So if I am using really bright colors and I feel like I might need an extra base of may be NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, I apply that over it and voila, extra bright eye shadow that won't crease or tone down soon.

Overall, I am in love with this product and I am going to buy it over and over again for sure. If you are looking for a really good quality eye primer which is absolutely light on your pocket, go for this one. I am 100% sure that you will also love it like I do. Great great great product by MUA.

Professional Eye Primer by MUA
Cost & Availability:
You can get it for £2.50 from MUA's website here. They ship worldwide and their shipping charges are really affordable.
If you are living in Pakistan, you can get it for PKR 450 from here. People who are living in Pakistan should feel really lucky that you have this amazing website that provides you with amazing products at your door step at extra ordinary reasonable prices.

Makeup Look:
I always had problem creating smokey eye makeup as I can not use creamy base or black pencils on my eye lids because they crease. I tried this eye primer and look what I created. I used 24 Shade Immaculate Collection Palette by MUA (review here). I did this look in the morning, then I did the laundry, washed dished, cooked lunch and cleaned the house. It was there on my eyes even at the dinner time. Let's say that would be 10 hours approximately.

Black Smokey Eye Makeup

Have you tried this eye primer yet or are you going to buy it?

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  1. it's a great product. Nice review Sahrish :) xx

  2. Thanks a bunch for sharing. You are my inspiration, Wish u very happy Ramdan Karim and stay happy. Huggsss and love from my side!

  3. Nice review :) Can you do a tutorial on this eye makeup please, it looks awesome

    1. I will try to do one as soon as I will get some time. =)

  4. im so glad you reviewed this! Wasnt sure if it was worth getting. Great look Sahrish!

    1. L'Oreal's Liquid Foundation and MUA's Eye Primer are two things I will buy over and over again. =) You will love it as well....

  5. wao awesome review sehrish and by reading your review i think i have to buy this bcz i have also superrrrrrrrrrr oily lida thanx a bunch for reviewing in such a detail :)

    1. Thanks for your appreciation and you are welcome. =) It really works great on oily lids..

  6. I must say ur detailed review made me satisfy with this product as summer time is no eyemakeup time for me due to oily lids and then having a messed up look as the time passes in this humid weather in Pakistan from may to september. what else I can say I was waiting for ur and sara's take on this and now I am going to order it love ur review<3

    1. This is a great product. You should get it now. =)

  7. I have been using this eye primer about 3 weeks now and I LOVE IT! It does it job very well and I will be doing review about it in 2 weeks I think :P

  8. Wao Girl! it is really worth buying I just read the review of sara and now yours .. I am totally inspired by the result and look you created is just amazing girl keep the good work up.........

  9. 10 hours! WOW! That's a lot of time.

  10. nice, detailed review. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Hi Sharish,

    As usual a good review. And if the eye primer stays up to 10 hrs, I definately will have to give it a try as I also have an oily lids.

    Previously, I used to use paint pot and also the eye primer by MAC but it was in vain..not until noon, my eyeshadow already creases. So the primers are just kept away in my make-up bag.

    Then, about 2 months afo I bought the Urban Dekay NAKED palette and it comes together wz the eye primer. So far until today I've used it, it stays longer than the two primers I used from MAC. But, my eyeshadow do creases (not too much) late in the afternoon say by 2/ I do have to touch-up my eyeshadow (which I hate to do during office hours!).

    Tks to ur review here, I think I will give a try. How much is it after convert to Malaysian Ringgit?

    And, please do the smokey eye tutorial, tks!!

  12. Seems like a great product! :)

  13. You are welcome my darling <3

  14. wow..nice review Sahrish..hope u ll do a video tutorial for it???

  15. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. <3
    As for the tutorials, I really want to do a few but I am unable to get enough time right now. But I will try to shoot some as soon as I get free a bit. xx


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