What Can You Use As Eyeshadow Primer?

Eye shadow primer is the foundation to flawless eyes.

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You are a lover of eye shadow. You don't leave your house without it. You embrace all that it has to offer. You have mastered your smokey eye. You work your peacock. You flutter that hot pink. You are an eye shadow master. But at the end of the day, your smokey is more of a burnt out campfire. Your peacock's tail is wilting and your pink has melted into a soggy mess. This just won't do. You need your eye color to last all day. An eye shadow primer is a great way to get a long lasting, crease free look.

This Is Not Your Everyday Foundation

Eye shadow primer is the foundation for your eyes. Eye shadow primer is different than the foundation that you use on the rest of your face. Foundation is designed to create even, flawless skin. Eye shadow primers create a base that holds shadow and keeps it from creasing. Although the shadow essentially sticks to the primer, the foundation that it creates makes it easy to blend shadows. The result is that your color is truer. The shadow doesn't crease or run. Think of it as a clean canvas for your eye shadow.

Tell That Oil Bye Bye

Oily eyelids can make it hard to apply your eye makeup. It can be especially hard to keep shadow from running on hot days. The combination of oily lids and high temperatures just melt your look away. Shadow primer is a great way to control oily eyelids and beat heat. Bare Escentuals Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer can help you keep oily eyelids under control. This primer is mineral based. "Essence" magazine likes it because it is easy to apply and the minerals absorb oil. It is free of preservatives and fragrance. This product is ideal for those with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Hydrate Your Dry Eyelids

Dry eyelids can cause eye shadow to feather and not blend well. Using a shadow primer can help create a smooth base that helps eye color go on evenly and blend easily. Nars has created a shadow primer that has rich antioxidants that hydrate the delicate eyelids and allow you to have beautiful smudge-proof color. Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base is a favorite of makeup artists and "InStyle" magazine editors. It uses polymers and minerals to hold the color. This shadow creates a matte base for color. It is free of fragrance and ophthalmologist tested.

Step Out of the Darkness

Dark circles under eyes and on eyelids can make it hard to have true color. Benefit cosmetics has created a shadow base that helps correct discoloration on eyelids. Lemon Aid is a yellow-based primer that helps in many ways. The yellow conceals redness and uneven skin tone. Lemon Aid is great to use with cream shadows because it keeps them from creasing. Apply to lids with clean, dry fingers. Dab it onto lids and give it minute to set. Lemon Aid can also be used under eyes to cover dark circles. Dab under eyes before applying foundation.

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