If you love using eye makeup then you will know how important it is to keep your eyeshadow lasting as long as possible. One of the best ways to keep your eyeshadow lasting longer is to use a eyeshadow primer. Eyeshadow primers are usually silicon based and used before you apply your eye makeup. Primers are useful because not only will it keep your eye makeup lasting all day but they can also intensify the colour of your eyeshadow.
There are several different primers to choose from, keep reading to find out which will work the best for you.
Best Eyeshadow Primer 2012
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion is probably one of the most popular eyeshadow primers. Most make-up artists and make-up lovers swear by it and for a good reason too, it is one of the best you can find. It comes in a sheer neutral colour suitable for most skin tones. It is so lovely and sheer that it easily glides onto your eyelids without feeling too heavy. But most importantly, it makes your eyeshadow last all day. Only problem is it can be difficult to purchase Urban Decay products if you don’t reside in the US or UK.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Shadow Insurance is another great eyeshadow primer to help make your eye makeup not only last longer but also prevent it from creasing. It is a very light silicon based formula with Vitamin E to help soothe the eye area. Like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, it is also comes in a neutral colour and works just as well. Too Faced Shadow Insurance however is easier to find, and is available in many countries.
Best Cheap and Affordable Eyeshadow Primer
If you are on a budget or rather not spend a lot of money on an eyeshadow primer there are cheaper and more affordable options for you. NYX has two different types of primer that work very well. NYX’s Eyeshadow Base Eye Shadow Primer comes in a small pot and has a concealer consistency to it. It is perfect to intensifying your eye makeup. It comes in three different colours, skin tone, white and white pearl which all make great bases for your make-up. If you prefer something that will also prevent your eyeshadow from creasing then NYX’s HD range will probably suit you better. The formula is very similar to Urban Decay’s and Too Faced, so it acts as a very good dupe.
Best All-rounder Primer
If you prefer not to buy a separate primer just for your eyes, another option is to use a primer that can be used on your whole face as well as your eye area. The perfect primer to use is ModelCo’s Face Base Skin Primer. It is silicon based and perfect to use anywhere on your face. Just add a tiny amount to your eyelids to make your eye makeup last longer.