So what exactly is an eyeshadow primer? It is a liquid or cream based product which is applied to the eyelids to make your eyeshadow and eyeliner go on smoother, and make the product last longer. But is eye primer really necessary?
Well first, it definitely will increase the wear of your eye makeup. The eye primer will create a barrier between the natural oils of your skin and the eyeshadow pigment in order to create a binding effect. Second, the eyeshadow primer will enhance the color saturation of any eyeshadow. The best part is that you do not have to spend a fortune to get the desired effect. Here are three great primers you can purchase for under $10.00!
1) NYX POST IT – This eyeshadow primer will make your eyeshadow durable, and yes, waterproof. All you have to do is apply the NYX Proof It to your lids prior to applying you makeup and bam! Your eye makeup will stay in place without creasing or smudging. NYX Proof It retails for $6.99.
2) MILANI EYESHADOW PRIMER – Get ready to prep your lids for a brilliant eyeshadow color! The Milani Eyeshadow Primer is nude in color, dries invisibly and smooths and intensifies your eye makeup from morning to night. The Milani Eyeshadow Primer retails for $6.99.
3) ESSENCE I LOVE COLOUR INTENSIFYING EYESHADOW BASE – Looking to intensify your eyeshadow? Well take a look at this lightweight, rose color, brightening eyeshadow base which will build an amazing canvas for a dazzling, all day appearance with no creasing. And what’s really great is this product is NOT tested on animals. The Essence I Love Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base retails for $3.49.
If you have not used eyshadow primer, I encourage you to give it a try, and see the difference when you try it along with your eyeshadow. And remember, it does not have to be expensive to look expensive.