If there’s one thing that’s a must in your makeup kit, it’s eyeshadow primer. Primers hold your eyeshadow in place and allows the color to show up nice and vibrant. It prevents your shadow from ending up in your crease or half way down your eyes by the end of the night (I mean who really wants raccoon eyes??).
I’ve broken down the top selling primers and am here to help you figure out how to choose the best eyeshadow primer for you.
The best selling & top rated primer on the market by far is Urban Decay’s Primer potion. For good reason too, it holds your shadow in place all day and the texture of it is perfect. Not too liquidy or thick and you need the tiniest amount.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance is also a best seller, it works as good as the primer potion, the only difference being that it is more liquidy which makes it great for mature skin as you don’t want to put anything too heavy on.
Ok my fav and the one I use on a daily basis is MAC’s paint pot. This stuff is like magic, esp if you have oilier eyelids. Plus there are several different colors so you can find the one that works best for your skin tone. I personally use the shade Painterly. If you find this still lets oil through, try the MAC paint.
If you’re looking for something that has more natural ingredients but is still as effective, Bare Minerals Prime Time is the primer for you. It’s free of parabens and a host of other toxic ingredients.
Whichever eyeshadow primer you end up choosing, one tip that will help is to use a very tiny amount. The biggest mistake I see women make with eye primer is that they put too much on. You only need enough to put a thin layer from your lashes to your brows.
What’s your favorite primer?
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