Hot weather, humidity, oily eye lids and wearing makeup for long hours–all causes of the dreaded creased eye shadow. Are you plagued with this problem? The solution is pretty simple, eye primer.
Eye primer is a pretty hip cosmetic item now so there are many brands to choose from depending on your budget. An eye primer should last you a long time, so if you want to invest in a more expensive brand, feel free. Less expensive brands also work just as well, it just depends on personal preference.
|L to R: Primer from a wand, from a stick, a pot, clear wand, shimmer|
They can come in pots, tubes, sticks, wands or brush applicators. Eye primers can also come in different colors. They can be skin tone, color correcting/neutralizing, clear or have a shimmer to them.
|Left side with primer, right side without (same eye shadow)|
Before doing any eye makeup, apply a small amount of primer on both lids, going from the lash line up to the brow bone, smoothing with your finger if necessary. Let the primer dry for about a minute then apply eye makeup as usual. You will notice that your eye shadow will be more vibrant and last all day.
If you are also plagued with migrating eye liner on your lower lash line, apply a small amount of eye primer there too before applying eye liner.
Say goodbye to melted eye liner and creased eye shadow, use your eye primer!