Hi My Lovelies,
I hope your week has been panning out well and cheers to the Midweek! So, I have recently started applying eye shadows which was something i have selectively dabbled into every now and then. Since the past few months, I have acquired a few eye shadows that suit me and i have started building up my MAC eye shadow palette (post here). Funny thing is about two years back or so, i was a total eye shadow addict and i had quite a few eye shadow palettes ranging from Sleek to Urban Decay and even Rimmel palettes. One thing that has definitely improved my application of eye shadows is applying eye shadow primers before the eye shadows and i have tried a couple of them so this is like a mini review of my top eye shadow primers..
What is an Eye shadow Primer?
It is basically a primer or base which is applied prior to the application of an eye shadow to make it "pop" as all the Youtube gurus say every now and then. It essentially makes your eye shadow have a more vibrant look. Apart from that, it also makes the eye shadow last longer than it should. i find that applying a good quality eye shadow primer makes even a cheap eye shadow last longer and appear more vibrant than it normally should. Eye shadow primers usually come in small tubes for easy application while some of them come with duffer application brushes for a less messy precise application. Some people apply their primers with brushes but i always apply mine with my fingers as it warms it up and it is better blended that any brush i can ever use. Most of the eye shadow primers featured below are all sample sizes except the ELF one which is a full size...
ELF Eye shadow Primer
This was my very first eye shadow primer and i really like it. It comes in a small cylindrical tube with a duffer brush for a more precise and less wasteful application. As a rule of the thumb, you only need a very small amount of eye shadow primer because a little goes a long way and besides the eye area is usually a small one. The ELF Eye shadow primer has in a creamy white consistency which is easily spread around the eye area especially with its applicator brush. I love the quality and how inexpensive it is. For me, it makes my eye shadow last longer and it makes them a bit more vibrant which is good although i would say the quality is not comparable to other high end brands. I use this on a daily basis and when i am applying nude eye shadows
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye shadow and Concealer Primer
This is a dual primer as it can be used for both the eyelids and under eye concealer. i usually use it for just my eye lid. The Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer is one that i really like because it does two things which i look out for a primer; it improves the application and appearance of my eye shadow and it helps it last longer. On many occasions, it has lasted all day and i really like that. I totally can't stand when my eye shadows look beat in the morning and around mid-day, I can't find it on my face :-(. This also comes in a tube with a duffer application brush which i prefer as it prevents excess waste. Its consistency is a lit it pasty but it feels light on application. It's excellent quality and its dual purpose endears it to the hearts of many including mine. I use this when I apply colored eye shadows and i really want it to last all day and stand out against my skin tone really well.
Urban Decay Primer Potion
This is the ultimate eye shadow primer for me because it ticks all the boxes for me: long lasting; vibrant eye shadows and perfect eye shadow base. Urban Decay is a brand which seem to specialize on their eye makeup products. I love their eye shadows which are beautifully pigmented and last all day with our without a primer. They understand that the next best thing to a beautiful eye shadow is an excellent eyelid primer to follow. The Urban Decay Primer Potion comes in a tube which has no applicator or duffer brush which is a bit meh! but i still love it anyways. Just like other primers, a little goes a really long way. In addition, it prevents any creasing of my eye shadow which is an added bonus for me. It has an almost pasty texture that may appear a little thick but it blends in really easily on application. I really like this and it is definitely my favourite eye shadow primer. I reserve it for special occasions because the full size is a little pricey but it is worth it.
I hope you have all enjoyed this post and i had a lot of fun writing it up. By the way, this is my 100th Post and I am so excited to know that I have enjoyed writing every single post on here and a BIG Thank You to all my lovely readers for making this possible through your constant support...MWAH!! See you in my next post...toodles..x