Thursday, April 15, 2010

The power of eye primer!

Before I begin a painting I like to paint my base color. Just as if you wanted to paint your walls, you start with a primer. I am a primer junkie! I never put on my eye makeup without first applying eye primer, unless it's an accident. Primer most definitely makes your eye makeup stay on better. It also helps the prevent the shadow from creasing and helps intensify the color. You can get much better results out of your cheap eye shadows if you first apply primer. I have two favorite brands that I can't decide which I like better. Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion. They have 3 different varieties, original, Eden, and Sin. Original is basically clear, Eden is a lovely Matte beige, and Sin is a shimmery champagne color. Two Faced Shadow Insurance is also amazing and I like the tube better than the wand of Urban Decay. Either Choice will blow you away! I promise you better longer lasting eye shadow if you use one of these primers. It's worth the money! Buy cheap eye shadows to make up for it.

A cheap decent alternative is ELF mineral eye primer $3.  You're shadow will stay on better with a primer. Think about it, you put it on in the morning and it's still there at night to take off. How nice is that. The shadow isn't as bright with the ELF brand, but it is still better than no primer or other junky alternatives. 

Bottom line- splurge a little and buy yourself an eye primer-you won't be sorry!


  1. Primer is on my "to buy" list. Thanks Rees.

  2. I always wondered if there was a product out there like this. I remember asking some people years ago, but no one had heard of it. There is no reason to put on makeup that will wear off relatively soon. Thanks for the info!

  3. Can you buy the ELF products in stores anywhere or is it online only?

  4. You can get a few of their products in Target by southtowne and draper kmart