I think a primer is definitely worth a try AND because Sephora is such a great customer minded company, I am sure you could sample a few primers without purchasing. Plus, if you find one you think you like and it just doesn't work in the long run, Sephora is absolutely wonderful re: returns. I am 40 and found the primer to even out lid tone and anchor shadow for the entire day. In terms of wrinkly areas, I think it will be trial & error. Best to you!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
You should try an antiaging primer, in my opinion. Tarte makes one that firms your eyelids immediately.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Yes I would try it. Dab just little bit on you area above your eye then tap and smooth it with your finger from lid to brow. Experiment with the amount. Too much could look cakey and crepey. Use an eye cream first but let it dry first.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
(West Allis, Wisconsn)
I'm 44 but unfortunately have inherited crepey eyelids...this product smoothes the lids, brightens them up and corrects any discoloration like "teabag staining". I also have oily lids and my shadow always creased before. Not with this. I think you will really see a difference and will continue to use it. If in doubt, go into any Sephora store and ask for a sample to take home and try. I did, and couldn't wait to buy the full size. Good Luck!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
I really loves this primer because it makes my eyes look younger. I do not use any eye shadow. The primer works on my dark circles and it just brightens my eyes. I just love it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
I am also 62--this really does help keep my eye make up on. I particularly like to use it without eye shadow, just going 'natural'. It smooths out my skin tone and covers the blotchiness on my lids. Looks good! I don't think it is designed as 'anti aging', but it certainly works to help me look better with it than without!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
If there is a Sephora store near you go in and ask them for a sample. I'm 56 and have slightly wrinkled eyelids and it is so creamy it blends in nicely but I don't wear eyeshadow, I just use it to cover up some red spots under my brows and uneven skin tone and it works great.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
I find that if I use a small amount of gel eye cream in the lid first (like NARS or Fresh Soy) and let it absorb for a minute and then apply the Smashbox lid primer, I notice a smoother eyelid. I tthink it works better than Urban Decay for smoothness. The Urban Decay seems to hold shadow longer though. I sometimes use sheen on the lid but usually use a matte color in the crease. This approach makes smooth, less wrinkly eyelids. I am 49.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
I'm 28, and it tends to hi-light the few wrinkles I have. So it may not be for people with a few wrinkles. If I were 18, it would be awesome!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
The Smashbox lid primer does NOT perform in the way it states, and it definitely does not do anything to improve the appearance of "mature" lids! However, personally, I absolutely love MUFE lift concealer/shadow base; it is well-priced ($22) and contains lots of product, is available in several shades, works as stated and absolutely improves appearance of eyelids, and lasts for many hours. Also, as you can guess from the name, you can use it as a concealer for blemishes, dark skin spots, etc.; the product is quite effective in that regard as well. You may want to try matte eyeshadows (over the shadow base) if you haven't already, since they do not magnify lines like the metallic ones do. Hope this helps.
My mother is pushing 60, and i got her to use the Urban Decay Primer Potion...it holds her eyeshadow on perfectly. No creasing or dissapearing. I highly recommend it. I have not tried this Smashbox brand though.