Does your Eyeshadow crease and fade within just a couple of hours of you applying it? Then you most likely need an eyeshadow primer, if you don't know what that is, then you just found your newest best friend.
Don't blame your Eyeshadow, blame your oily lids, its a common problem and its an easy fix. Eyeshadow primers create a protective barrier between your lids and your shadow keeping the oil at bay and helping your eyeshadow stay put and often help make your shadow look true to color.
So if your already not on the Eyeshadow Primer bandwagon and you feel clueless I am going to breakdown a few primer favorites, an unconvential method, and even a DIY.
Eyeshadow Primer 101 here we go:
These favorites are here for their cult like following
Urban Decay Primer Potion: This primer reigns king in the world of primers, although a tad on the expensive side, your going to be out around 20.00 bucks for a small tube. I highly recommend it, a little goes a long way! Ulta and Sephora will have sample sizes sometimes, so if you like to try before you buy check those store's out for ongoing promotions.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance: This primer, another favorite among makeup girlies is priced a little bit cheaper at around 15.00 a tube. In my opinion Its a good choice for those that have semi oily lids. I don't feel it works as well as Urban Decays Primer potion but nonetheless its not a favorite without reason!
On the low low:
Don't feel like shelling out alot of money for a primer here are a couple low priced options.
ELF Eyeshadow primer: At about 3 bucks a tube, you just can't beat it, I personally really like and do use this primer from time to time. Although I have never actually used it on a client. It does work great on me, FYI my lids aren't that oily... so that being said I can't tell you how well it works on really oily lids.
Monistat Chaffing gel: Don't be embarssed, lol. This stuff makes a GREAT a primer for the lids and the face. In my own opion it is VERY comparable to smashbox photofinish Primer! Your lids will stay Matte ALL day long!
1 part foundation
2 parts facial moisturizer
Mix together and apply to eyes!
this is great for girlies that lids aren't super oily.
Other EASY Ideas:
For very oily lids just use an extra matte foundation on eyelids
Alot of ladies swear by just cream concealer!
So there you go! Just a few ideas on getting your lids Eyeshadow ready!
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