Having a great Eye Primer can be one of most essential products you can have in your makeup kit. Blessed with super oily eyelids myself, I cannot underestimate the worth of one. I do look for certain qualities and an ideal eye primer for me would be a product which intensifies the pigmentation of my eye shadows, prevents them from creasing, prevents my top eyeliner from transferring and neutralises the pigmentation on my eyelids.

theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer

With this in mind, I went on to try theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer. I’ve had it for quite a while now and here’s what I think of this product.

Price: USD 18

theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer review india
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer Review India



The primer comes in a little opaque tube and like all the other theBalm products, has some fun illustrations over it. These illustrations make the packaging look super cute and attractive! The packaging is small, leak-proof and lightweight which makes it pretty convenient for travel.

The product is dispensed via a narrow opening which allows you to easily control the amount that is being dispensed. Speaking of the amount, you really need the tiniest bit of the product for each eyelid. The product is a pale colored primer that goes on transparent and is super slippery. One little warning though. If you already have some makeup on, like a concealer on your eyelid, the primer will instantly dissolve and remove it immediately. And since the primer has no tint in itself, you might have to use some other product to neutralise any pigmentation on your eyelid after you’ve applied the product.

theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer Ingredients
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer Ingredients

The product works wonderfully in intensifying the color pay-off of eyeshadows. It also helps all your eye makeup to stay in place thereby, minimising creasing and transferring of eyeshadow/eyeliner to your top lid. All the eye makeup stays put for quite a few hours. One application tip you have to remember though with this product, is to wait for about 1-2 minutes after you’ve applied the primer (until all the obvious slipperiness has disappeared and you are left with a matte skin) and then continue with your eyemakeup. If you put your makeup before that, it will start sliding and moving around!

theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer Review
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer Review

Overall Thoughts

Overall theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer is a great product in the sense that it helps keep your eye makeup intact, resists transfer and intensifies the color pay-off of eyeshadows. I use it even on days when I’m not wearing any eyeshadow to help my eyelid stay matte and keep my top eyeliner intact. I do wish though that it was tinted so it could help lessen discolouration on the eyelids and create an even base. It isn’t easily available in India but if you get a chance to try, go for it!


theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer Swatch
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer Swatch

17 Comments on theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer: Review, Price

  1. flawedfabhappy
    January 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm (9 months ago)

    Nice review. I have never used an eye primer, just use a little concealer. But definitely looking to try one. May be this one 🙂
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  2. Ankita
    January 18, 2016 at 8:46 pm (9 months ago)

    I did not know this eye primer is a good one. I generally love the blushes, bronzer, lippies and eye shadows from Thebalm. Loverly review!
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  3. Pankhuri
    January 19, 2016 at 9:36 am (9 months ago)

    Great product. Even I am search of a good eyeshadow base. Since LUXOLA is no more an option for us I am thinking of either MAC or Kryolan

  4. Swathi
    January 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm (9 months ago)

    Great detailed review Komal. I am getting hold of this when I get a chance. Even i like using eye primer on lids to keep them matte, even if I am not using an eyeshadow 🙂
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  5. Lana
    January 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm (9 months ago)

    Sounds like a nice product! I mostly use face primers to prime my lids 😛
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  6. Chaicy
    January 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I like the packaging of this product. Thank you for a detailed review, I’m gonna get one for me.

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  7. Rajshree S.
    February 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I have heard a lot about this one but I am confused whether I* should opt for this one or the benfit one? what would you suggest?
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  8. Tina
    June 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm (5 months ago)

    Availability is an issue 🙁 Meanwhile the Body Shop Instablur Eye Primer is a cheaper alternative.It doesn’t do much for pigmented eyelids, but it is quite good as a primer for making eye shadows stay put.


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