Eye primers are a must have for me. Without them I find my shadow lasts half the time it would have if I’d used one. Not only do they help to make eye shadow last longer by creating a smooth canvas, they also help cover veins and discolouration, intensify colours and prevent creasing. With so many available on the market from gels, creams, liquids… it really can seem like a bit of a daunting task finding the best one for you. Today I’m taking three popular yet expensive eye primers to share my opinion and which one I thinks worth the money…
This deluxe sample was one I got recently with the Too Faced Stardust by Vegas Nay Palette which I reviewed a few weeks ago. Now the first thing I found with this primer was the chunky formula, it’s not as smooth as the other two. Although it’s a tinted primer, it doesn’t give a lot of coverage on the eye but it does help shadows really pop. I find that shadows don’t blend on top of this as nicely as they do on the other two. Whilst it’s an okay primer, I feel like I’ve tried better ones that have only cost me a fraction of the price from the drugstore.
This little beauty has only recently came into my life, but I’m already in love. I got it as a sample in a recent Space NK order, which was a bonus as I’d probably never have tried this otherwise. This primer has the driest formula (in a good way so it doesn’t go everywhere) and gives the most coverage out of them all, which is great if you’ve got veins you want to cover on the eyelid. It dries quickly on the eyelids so you don’t have to sit around waiting for it to dry forever. I find this one has the longest lasting power, my shadows show up lovely and pigmented on top and I find shadows blend so easily over this. Out of the three, this is my winner.
This was the first ever eye primer I bought, and one I’ve loved dearly ever since. I like that it’s high in coverage, helps shadow last forever and really gives the shadows something to stick to. They do this primer in various different shades, but I went for Eden which is tinted so it’s going to cover any discolouration. The only fault I have is that it is on the thick side so it can be a bit messy if you’re not careful with the application. It’s a lovely primer, and helps my shadows last all day. The Laura Mercier primer only just beats this, very close second best!
Hope you found this post helpful! What’s your favourite eye shadow primer?