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.

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Not being very makeup savvy I just accepted the creasing and fading 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
  • Sealing in any eye treatment products I've put on

The eyelid primer that I settled on is the e.l.f. 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 e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer is less than $3, 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.


On days when I decide to wear eye shadow here's how I apply the e.l.f. Eyelid 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
  • Let the primer dry down. This takes only a few seconds
  • Then I apply my shadow by patting it on instead of swiping

Do you use primer for your eye shadow?


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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