The Amazing Wonderful Eyeshadow PrimerPrimers are one of those ingenious beauty products that I swear by. I like to think of them in the same way you would paint: you always prime a wall before you paint it, so why not prime your face or your lids first too?
Primers are your best bet for keeping shadow in place for hours. My absolute favorite eyeshadow primer is Urban Decay's Primer Potion (buy it online). It goes on clear and consistently keeps shadow in place for hours. I've worn it for years and loved the way it lasted even through workouts and long days in humid cultures like my hometown of Brenham, Texas, in August.
M.A.C.'s PaintsLong before I learned about eyeshadow primer, I used M.A.C.'s 'Paints' as a primer. I still use it on occasion because it works just as well as primer.
The pearlized texture stays put all day and into the night and I'm convinced it wouldn't leave your lid for weeks if you didn't take makeup remover to it. You spread it on your lid then top it with your eyeshadow and Voila! your good to go for days.
I like 'Stilife' but there are a dozen colors to choose from.
A Primer on PrimersYou can learn a lot more about makeup primers in my article, Makeup Primers: The Scoop on Eyeshadow, Foundation and Mascara Primers. I'll give you the scoop on what primers are worth the money, what types of primers work best and the actual products I love the most.
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