Or, who ever thought this genie bottle packaging is any good for anything, ever?
The Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer was my first eye primer. It’s been with me for about a year, and I love using it. If I can get the product out, anyway. It’s shaped like a vase, and the applicator is a doe-foot sponge (like a lipgloss’) and I just can’t be bothered to contort the wand through the opening and maybe scrape a thin layer of product. If I’m lucky. Often, I’m not so I use my Benefit Lemon Aid or NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (whew!).
Anyway, I read this post by Neon Rock Rose eons ago and decided to do it myself.
Once I found a glass pot to put the product in, I set right out to work. That and a really, really sharp blade is literally all you need.
You just cut it across like so, but be very, very careful. Cutting stuff’s usually not a problem for me. I do a lot of that for work. However, I was really scared doing this because the pot is so tough to cut through. I cannot stress enough, be very careful! Cut all the way through, as though you were sawing a log or a loaf of bread or something.
Are you ready for the next part?
LOOK HOW MUCH PRODUCT IS STILL IN THERE. Unbelievable! All the while, I was wooshing the wand around trying to get the tiniest film of product I could, and all this glorious um, eye primer, was hiding inside the bottle.
The bottle is also clear, by the way. That pale pink coloring was actual product. Crazy. Also, despicable and genius on the part of Etude House. I mean, score one for them. If I wasn’t such a cheapskate, I’d have thrown it out because I literally would get next to nothing whenever I tried to use it.
And that is the story of how I got a whole pot of eye primer with five extra minutes and a little bit of elbow grease.