The Wonderful World of Eye Shadow Primers
Here is my tip on how to make your eye shadow stay on all day, and look great.
This one magical word is the cure for your eye shadow heartache. Eye shadow primer is the best way to keep your eye shadow in place all day. There are lots of brands that make them, even inexpensive drugstore brands. They all do the same thing, they make your eye shadow stay on. I always use a tiny amount of primer for each eye. Less is more when it comes to eye shadow primer. I take a small amount and blend it from my lash line to the brow, and a tiny bit on my lower lash line if I'm applying eye shadow there.
Here are some of the primers that I have used and that work great or that don't:
It comes in 4 different colors:
Original which has a nude color but goes on clear.
Sin has a champagne shimmer finish
Eden is a nude matte finish
Greed has a shimmering yellow gold finish
I have used all of these colors and my favorite is the original formula.
This primer is okay and it works for holding your eye shadow, but I don't like it because it's a bit too sticky for me and it sets too quickly. I think this makes the eye shadow less blend-able.
There are also alternatives to these higher end primers I talked about. Here are some drugstore primers that will get the job done:
- NYX High Definition Eye shadow Base - $7
- L'Oreal De-Crease Eye shadow Base - $10
- Almay Bright Eyes Base - $6.99
If all else fails and you want something quick and that you might already have. Use a tiny bit of concealer. It does the same thing as a primer (not as well, but you get it) and you don't have to spend the money.
There is really no reason for your amazing eye shadow work to go to waste by early afternoon. Use a little primer and make your eye shadow last all day.