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Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer

What it is:A lightweight, non-greasy, non-sticky formula that sets the stage for perfect, lasting eye-makeup application.What it does:This smooth-textured essential glides over the eyelid without dragging. It performs like a magnet, preventing eyeshadow from migrating and creasing. Micro-encapsulated pigments float over the eye area, finessing skin texture and blurring fine lines. Use the Smoky shade to prep your lids for a smoldering smoky-eye look.
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Questions & Answers for Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer

Question
How does this compare to other eye primers?
how does it compare to
-urban decay pp
-two faced si
-smashbox
-etc
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
snoep
(New Jersey)
on High Voltage Eye Primer
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used to use High Voltage Eye Primer in Skin mainly (I also owned Smokey)...at first they worked very well, but then for some reason, no matter how much I would use, at the end of the day my eyeshadow was creased, so I swtiched to Urban Decay Eye Primer which works very well for me...
High Voltage, if I remember correctly, was a bit heavy on the eyelid, possibly a bit greasy; with Urban Decay, it's lightweight, dries quickly and doesn't feel greasy...
Hope that helps! :)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cure
answer 2
it is soooooo much better then urban decay and all the other primers out there!!! its hydrating, smooth and silky, lasts allll dayy! and is non greasy!!!!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 3
Compared to any other brand I've tried, (Urban Decay, Too Faced, Smashbox, Benefit, Lorac) the KVD primer is thicker, more pigmented, stickier, harder to apply, heavier on the lid, and doesn't last as long as any of them. My favorite by far is the LORAC primer. It's about the consistency of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance but grabs the shadow better and lasts longer. I've worn it up to 14 hours on my oily lids with NO creasing.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
thisissuzy
(Dexter, NY)
answer 4
I would say this is worse than Urban Decay's, and definitely worse than Bare Escentuals Primetime eyelid primer. ← That is DEFINITELY one to try!!!!!!!! GREAT STUFF!!!!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
nonstar
(Central, NJ)
answer 5
It's a 10!!!!! Better tah all listed and cheaper!!!!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
rustyjoe1
(Saint Johns Michigan)
answer 6
How it compares:
-Urban decay is a bit greasier, and you have to use more product. The pros about the urban decay formulas are that it comes in 3 finishes.. but again, you have to work with it a lot more to get great results.
-Too Faced is great, but for the price, you might as well get KVD's, because it's just a better product. TF's is really sheer, and can't double as a concealer, if you want to use it like that.
-Benefit's new primer/concealer has a kind of gunky feel to it, especially when it's getting older.. plus the smell kind of bothers me.
-Smashbox has the reputation of having a great lid primer, but I haven't had all that much luck with it. It smells funny after a while, gets gunky and greasy, and the applicator brush isn't product-friendly. You end up wasting a lot of product because you don't need as much as the applicator gives you.
-Bare Escentuals is pretty decent if you're looking for an all-natural solution, but don't use the applicator tip. It's useless and wastes product.

Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
T1ff4ny
answer 7
I've always used Lancome eye primer in a pot and High Voltage Eye Primer is just as good if not better.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
janis123
(Chesterfield,MO)
answer 8
Don't know about smashbox and urban decay but better than two faced
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
momo254
answer 9
ive tried all of these and i can say that urban decay primer potion was by far the best especially if u wear eyeliner
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
tateygurl
(bc, canada)
Question
does this have any shimmer or sparkle or is it Matte finish?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(lewiston,ny)
on High Voltage Eye Primer
9 answers
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answer 1
It has a matte nude/yellow based finish.
answered 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
matte a little yellow if you are medium and or darker
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ILUVMAKEUP7
(Las Vegas,NV)
answer 3
the color Smoky has a matte finish
the color Skin has a matte finish
and i think stellar might have sparkle but not sure
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 4
It's more of a matte finish (for the "Skin" color)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kasherton
(Las Cruces, NM)
answer 5
It is a Matte Finish. It lasts all day & keeps eyeshadow from creasing! I love this product!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
cafresno
(Fresno, CA)
answer 6
It definitely has a matte finish but it makes the bold colors a lot brighter and noticeable.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
a7xbabe91
(West St. Paul, MN)
answer 7
it has a matte finish
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
bandit26
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
This has a matte finish.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mommamel
(Tampa, FL)
answer 9
This is completely matte, no shimmer or sparkle whatsoever.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
alliecat31985
(Pensacola, FL)
Question
Can you use this alone?
I wanted to know if you can use this by iteself, without any eyeshadow.
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
mimikim1234
(Chicago, IL)
on High Voltage Eye Primer
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can wear this on its own! It will help neutralize any redness.
answered 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
YES!!! i wear the color smoky all the time to my school alone. and just set it with a translucent powder for extra stay power!!!!! hope this helped
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 3
You could... it'd brighten up your eyes.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Dani627
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
yes you can. it works great with eyeliners also
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
pesho
(temecula, ca)
answer 5
i wouldn't - the color is similiar to a liquid foundation. it goes on dark and has no shimmer to it at all. i think it would look odd without an eyeshadow over it - but it will hold your eyeshadow in place for the day.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
onlyonepetra
(newmarket, nh)
answer 6
Nah. You don't want your eyes to be all one color and it would just make them look pale.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
momo254
answer 7
I think it depends on your skin tone. It is full coverage so I am sure you could do it by itself. It drys and isn't sticky.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Serenitysdoor
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 8
it kindo of defeats the purpose then...
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
tateygurl
(bc, canada)
Question
how much product is in this tube.
I don't see any mention of the amount of product is this tube. It is difficult to tell the size from the picture & for $15.00 I'd like to know how much i'm getting.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
rmrod
(Jonesboro, GA)
on High Voltage Eye Primer
8 answers
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answer 1
its a good amount of product... and a little goes ALONG WAY!!!!!!!!!!! there is 0.12 oz and just use the smallest dab
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 2
0.12 oz thts like a regular 4.5 inch lip gloss tube approximately
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
tateygurl
(bc, canada)
answer 3
its .12 oz. About the size of a normal lipgloss in the same kind of packaging. a little goes a long way also. It is definetely afordable for the size.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
madee
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 4
About the size of a lip gloss. LOVE this stuff.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
camiller12
(OKC, OK)
answer 5
can't tell you exact amount but there's enough to last a while as you really don't need to apply much. Good quality-price.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
coucou4makeup
(Quebec, Canada)
answer 6
The amount is 0.12 oz. It is a good amount as compared with other brands.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
mrsbrownie
answer 7
its about the size of an avrage size lip gloss
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
themakeupquenne
(columbus oh)
answer 8
This is a 0.12 oz or 4.4 ml size.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Are there fragrances in the primer?
asked 4 years ago
karein
on High Voltage Eye Primer
8 answers
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answer 1
I personally did not notice any fragrance in this product!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
melissabt
answer 2
i dont think there are fragrances in the product...... but there is a smell to the primer
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 3
nope no sent whatsoever one of the great things about it :)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
devika
(New York, NY)
answer 4
This product does not have any fragrant smells. At least nothing my nose could smell.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shb4life
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 5
There are no fragrances in this primer.
answered 4 years ago
bosslady28
(Champaign, IL)
answer 6
I don't have the packaging any longer, BUT... I can't smell anything in it but a slight 'clay' smell? And only when I hold the wand to my nose :)
answered 4 years ago
jenssephora
(London, Ontario)
answer 7
Nope no fragrance! Just an amazing primer.
answered 4 years ago
alittlemascara
(West palm beach, fl)
answer 8
Very light smell in tube. I apply to my ring finger and pat on to eye area, dries quickly, no smell at all.
answered 4 years ago
akt7
(TN)
Question
Best for all eyeshadows
Which KvD primer would be best for all eyeshadows?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
cure
on High Voltage Eye Primer
8 answers
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answer 1
Hello,

I agree and think that skin would be great for all eyeshadows. It has a matte texture.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Skin is the most neutral out of the three primers :)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
janinebt
answer 3
I think the stellar is perfect for all shadow applications. I have fair skin and it is perfect
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
brittae
(Hydro, OK)
answer 4
Skin is a great base for any color, it simply brightens the area, or darkens depending on the shade of skin you buy, and helps the eyeshadow stick! It works great too, personally I'm very impressed with the product.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
zwarg
answer 5
The skin KVD primer is perfect for all shades. Makes all shades so vibrant and makes them last all day!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
radzie
(New Orleans)
answer 6
I like the new opalescent one. It doesn't change the color of my shadow and adds that perfect highlight to my brow bone...and the inner corner of my eyes! And the best part about sephora--if you hate it, return or exchange it. Also, the skin tone one is my secondary reccommendation. No sheer highlight over the brow bone, but won't stand out under your shadow, either.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
evolet0680
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 7
I like Stellar the best. Not too light or too dark.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
heymami
(Vallejo, California)
answer 8
skin is awesome. i wear it every day under any color. also doubles as a great all-purpose concealer. the smoky color goes on pretty dark, so you could only use it if you're going for a dark, smoky eye. haven't tried stellar yet, but with a shimmer, may not be as universal.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
salsprkle
(mobile, al)
Question
as good as
Does this eye primer work as good as the smashbox eye primer??
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Rachael1
(san francisco, CA)
on High Voltage Eye Primer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes!!!! it works so much better..... its hydrating, smoothing, color correcting, and stays for the whole day...... i had the color smoky on for like 8+ hours for a fair and didnt move!!! get it!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 2
No! Smashbox is a superior product. It is lightweight and blends beautifully and really makes shadow last. Skip this one!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
scorpio1
(San Diego)
answer 3
To me its better!, love the way it goes on really smooth. And it makes your shadows really pop!! This and the Mac Cosmetic Primers are where its at!!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sambajo
(canada)
answer 4
This primer works so much better I just can't even believe it. The price is ridiculously cheap too. I will never change from this primer, ever!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
DreaF
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
Better, as I said I have tried them all!!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
rustyjoe1
(Saint Johns Michigan)
answer 6
Just as good or maybe even better!!!!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
charlie2250
(Northridge, CA)
answer 7
work better than any product
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
designer1110
(Terrebonne. Québec, Canada)
Question
is this product tested on animals?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(camden, nj)
on High Voltage Eye Primer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Kat Von D brand does not test on animals.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Technically all products are tested on animals, the research from the places that do it is used by the ones who claim they don't because they didn't actually test any of the ingredients themselves they just used the research from the ones who did...
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
juju9272
(baldwinsville ny)
answer 3
There is nothing I know of that says that the make-up is tested on animals or not. I do know, however, that Urban Decay is hardcore strict on animal rights. You can check them out.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kattungevonxd
(Chicago,IL)
answer 4
Kat Von D's makeup is not tested on animals:)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 5
I Googled the KVD line before I bought anything because I wanted to check on that myself and found that it is not tested on animals, much to my relief!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
diablitanoir
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 6
Kat Von D does NOT test on animals for her products.

http://www.mymakeupmirror.com Heres a link that has a list of all companies who do not.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ladystarscream
(Lincoln, NE)
answer 7
None of the Kat Von D or Sephora private label cosmetics are tested on animals, They are cruelty free:D!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
vodoudoll
(Toronto, Canada)
Question
How does it compare?
Against Urban Decay and Lorac?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
on High Voltage Eye Primer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
i would pick this other then the urban decay 1. because better price, 2. amazing formula!, 3. not oily or drying, 4. great quality

and i tried the lorac once and gave it to my friend..... i didnt care for it
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cupcakeefairy13
(Silverdale, Washington)
answer 2
I don't know about Lorac, but I thought it was even better than Urban Decay and that says plenty! It's an excellent value and I'm hooked.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
russianblue
(Campbellsburg, In.)
answer 3
I have used Urban Decay's primer for years, and loved it. This one beats eveything, though! Really! Especially if you like an intense, smoky look, buy the one in "smoky". The one called "skin" is better for lighter shadows. This is the best product I've bought in forever!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
kimmiedog412
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
In comparison to Urban Decays Primer...overall, I think I prefer Urban Decay because it feels like it actually dries whereas the KVD stays kinda creamy/greasy. However...I love the fact that the Smoky primer is available for use under dark shadows...it works much better for the look of a smoky eye. Just have to remember that a little goes a loonnnng way!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ibstylin
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
Not nearly as stable as Urban Decay - my eyeliner was all over the place before I finished drying my hair. Returned & went back to Urban Decay.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sancerre
(st louis, MO)
answer 6
I think its way better then Urban decay! haven't tried the other brand yet! but i love kat's!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
danyelly
(Houston, Tx)
answer 7
I've used those and it's better!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Momof2gr8kids
(Ft. Campbell, KY)
Question
Can you use this on the under eye area?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
annafalla
on High Voltage Eye Primer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it actually says you can use it as a concealer and I brought the steller color which a pearly pink shade and I used it under my eyes for a little pop and it looked great!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
dee217
(Staten Island, New York)
answer 2
I definitely use it under my eye. I'm pretty fair-skinned and could probably use it as a concealer, too. But I put a thin line under my eye, especially when trying to create a smoky eye look and using shadow as a liner, and I can completely avoid having raccoon eyes.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
annah
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
I believe you could use this under your eyes if you have fair skin for it does blend in with my under eye concealer.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
honeyrose77
answer 4
Yes it can be used under eyes as well, you can also use it as concealer if you run out.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Ontario, CAN)
answer 5
I wouldn't suggest it unless you are going for a different look. I usually use the Skin.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ambersweet
(Portland, Oregon)
answer 6
I was looking for something to help one night with dark circles! Much to my happy surprise it did the trick! a little skin matching foundation over top and you could not even tell I had any dark circles! Give it a try :)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
glendabear
(Didsbury,Alberta,Canada)
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