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How to Keep Your Eye Shadow in Place

I love eye shadows. Just look in my makeup case and that's totally obvious. I love the various colors you can get, the different finishes and how they help accessorize an outfit. What I don't love about eye shadows is they sometimes crease and wear off throughout the day. So by the end of the day when I get home it doesn't even look like I applied any eye shadow.

Not being very makeup savvy I just accepted it thinking that's how eye shadow worked. Until I stumbled across eyelid primer. How I stumbled across it I can't recall, but once I started using it I never turned back.


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Using eyelid primer helps with
  • Putting a barrier between the shadow and my eyelid 
  • Creating a foundation for my eye shadow to hold onto so it stays on longer
  • Making the application of my eye shadow smoother
  • Keeping oil produced by my skin from reaching my eye shadow
  • Seals in any eye treatment products I've put on

The eyelid primer that I settled on and continue to use is the Elf Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer. The primer claims to prep "your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eye shadow. The lightweight liquid quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity."


Even though the Elf Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer is only $2, it works really well. My eye shadow lasts through the day and I don't see it start to wear off until well after the day is done. Also the intensity of certain colors is greater than if I just applied the shadow directly to my skin.

An eyelid primer that will keep your eye shadow in place. | arelaxedgal.com

On days when I decide to wear eye shadow here's how I apply the primer
  • Clean my face and then apply moisturizer to my face avoiding my eyelids
  • Apply a thin layer of primer to my eyelids using the wand. Depending on how I want to apply my shadow depends on how much of my eyelid I apply primer to
  • Make sure the primer is blended
  • Then I apply my shadow by patting it on instead of swiping

Do you use primer for your eye shadow?



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4 comments:

  1. I'm in love with the primer that came with my Naked palette! My biggest problem is eyeshadow/liner smearing.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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    1. Nice. I haven't tried the Naked palettes yet. What's your favorite eyeshadow and liner?

      Thanks for reading Alix.

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