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Review: VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes

26. July 2016


For someone who never uses eyeshadow and always has wondered how the eyeshadow of other people is looking good even after a long night out eyeshadow primers will reveal a whole new world. I had the same experience when I tried my first primer and suddenly all the world around eye makeup and eyeshadow made sense. I’m happy to be able to introduce to you the VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes, which was offered to me by BBCOSMETIC for reviewing purpose. This primer is one of the most famous ones in Korea.

VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes

VDL is a Korean brand by LG Household & Healthcare. The sleek and modern design of their products is unmistakable and is surely part of their popularity. Especially the primer from VDL have a very good reputation (I also bought the VDL Lumilayer Primer for the face, but I didn’t review it yet). The VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes comes in a sleek cardboard packaging. Yet you will find reflective elements on the cardboard box and their colorful reflexions make it appear really modern and trendy. The primer itself comes in a square and simple tube, reminding me of brands like MAC and NARS.

VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes

On the cardboard box you will find the descriptions in Korean and English. The ingredients are also available on COSDNA (Thanks to Evelyn :*) if you are interested in looking them up. Using the VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes is really simple, since it comes with a sponged applicator tip. The light beige fluid is applied thinly on the lid and blended in with the fingertip. You have to wait for a short time for the product to absorb before you can continue to apply the eyeshadow on top. It is advertised to be used on oil-free lids, so be sure to blot the skin.

VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes

As you can see from the swatch above the VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes has a glossy finish. Therefore, when applying eyeshadow they appear more vibrant and pigmented than without. Also it helps to make powdery eyeshadow containing shimmer or glitter to appear more prominent. The VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes does a good job in that it really makes the eyeshadow colors pop. In terms of long-lasting it gives the eyeshadow a boost, too, but you have to be sure to apply on the dried primer. Also, for oily lids the lasting-power is reduced. I have the feeling that it is less lasting than the matte eyeshadow primers, like the one from essence cosmetics for example.

VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes

The VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes is a pretty descent eye shadow primer and I see why it is so popular. I really like how it brings out the colors of the eyeshadow and makes especially the shimmery ones look super great. It also helps to prevent the settling of the eyeshadow into the lines. In terms of long-livity of the used eyeshadow, it definitely does extend the wearability of eyeshadow, but not as much as other eye primers do. This might also be related on the grade of oiliness your eyelid has. I received this primer from BBCOSMETIC, but it is out of stock there at the moment. But they have a bunch of other products from VDL also worth a look. You can also use the voucher Q2C8JX9N45R3O  in order to get 10 % discount on BBCOSMETIC.


If you want to try the VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes you can get it here:

W2Beauty for 16.83 US$ 15.98 US$ 14.90 €

Testerkorea 12 350 Won (~13 US$)

What do you think of this primer for eyes? What is your favorite eyeshadow primer?


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VDL Expert Color Primer For Eyes


Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

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  • Evelyn Vidal 28. July 2016 at 1:06

    I really like this product. Despite leaves a different finish from the Proof 10 Primer (Etude), liked how silky is and that doesn’t dry instantly. Besides, 12 months is quite a lot for an eye primer ♥

  • misslovelyattitude 29. July 2016 at 14:13

    oh der klingt ja echt gut, die farben sehe viel besser aus :)