By Sheila Arkee
Eyeshadow primer has been one of my must-have makeup products for well over a decade. As much as I can’t imagine living without it, I am always surprised by how frequently I encounter people who are unaware of the very existance of priming products for eyes.
What eyeshadow primer does is ensure your eye makeup lasts without fading or smudging, and it helps make your shadow look more vibrant.
To show you why you really need a primer for your eyes I decided to demonstrate what happens to your makeup both with and without a primer.
Here are two identical eyes, applied exactly the same way. I used Sally Girl shadows in Starry Night, Auburn, and Snow and used Milani’s Color Play liner in Jaded Edge. The primer used is Make Up For Ever’s Eye Prime.
A few hours later, you can see signs of fading on the unprimed eye, but the primed eye is still going strong.
By the end of the day, the results speak for themselves.
If you don’t have a primer in your arsenal, get one soon!
I have yet to find a budget primer that I favor, so I usually reach for Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Make Up For Ever Eye Prime. I love these two because they do not feel dry and don’t drag on my lids.My eyes are 33 and not geting younger – I’ve used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and MAC’s Paint Pots and I find both a little too dry for my lids.
What do you use to make your shadow last?