Eyeshadow Primers That Will Actually Keep the Shadow on Your Face
There's nothing more bloody irritating than leaving my apartment and arriving at whatever event I'm attending (be that work or something social) only to discover that the smoky eye, one that I have painstakingly blended and shaded and blended some more, has migrated to my chin. All of that effort to look like a disheveled mess and not in the chic way? I'm not into it. Chances are neither are you. But a tiny little trick by the name of eyeshadow primer makes a palpable difference, including keeping your shadow and liner on your lids where they belong. Here are some sure bets.
Catrice Prime & Fine Brightening Eyeshadow Base
An amazing budget buy. Dab on each lid and blend—your eye area will be brightened under whatever your shadow and base you choose. And as a result, you will look more awake. It's dope.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
This is my OG primer love. It simply has never failed me. And lawd, does it last. A little goes a long way. Smudge across your lid and your look will stay put for a full 24-hours. It's insane.
Jouer Long-Wear Eye Brightening Primer
My editor, Victoria, loves this primer. She is pretty picky when it comes to things like products that brighten. If she approves, it does what the damn package says it does. V approved, so obviously it's great.
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray 360 Degree Stay Put Eyeshadow Primer
So not only will this make your shadow and liner stay put, you can also use it under your eyes to keep your concealer in place. But that's not all! It's also going to make your shadows seem so much more pigmented. More vibrant eye looks? In. To. It.
Lilah B. Virtuous Veil Concealer & Eye Primer
This product is a two-for-one deal. It's a concealer and a primer, and it works. It's super creamy and doesn't get crepey during the day, but it also just looks amazing on its own. Fabulous, just fabulous. There isn't any cakeyness under the eye when you use this either. #Genius.