Eyeshadow Primer – short eye makeup guide.

Jun 28, 2017 by

Eyeshadow primer is used to stop your concealer creasing or to make your makeup last longer. It stops creases under the eye. It is also used as a base.

eyeshadow base

How to apply Eyeshadow Primer

You need to find the right sort of primer for you. If you have a dark eyeshadow, you need a darker eye shadow primer. For a lighter colour you will need flesh coloured makeup. A yellow or peach primer works against purple or brown eyeshadow. You need to apply a small amount using a smaller finger to your eyelid and work it into the skin. You need to let it dry for about 30 seconds before applying the eyeshadow.

Alternative: Pencil Eyeshadow or Eyeshadow Primer in Pots

A pencil eyeshadow may be better off with a tube primer, which has more wet feel than most primers. This doesn’t produce the lines of other primers. You can get eyeshadow primer in various shades such as matte and pearl, which are both designed to hold the colour rather transform it.

Eyeshadow Primer DIY.

There are various home made substances you can use instead of primer, such as unflavoured/unscented Milk of Magnesia or Aloe Vera gel. It should be applied by cotton swab, be careful not to get any in your eyes. A unflavoured chapstick, cornstarch and liquid foundation (the same colour of your skin) can also be mixed together to create a home made substitute.

eyeshadow palette

Homemade Facial Masks

The good thing about using home made masks is that you can leave out materials to which you have a reaction. You need to add the water to aloe vera in order to make sure it sets. If aloe vera is unsuitable you could always use coconut oil.

Pros and Cons

The pros of eyeshadow primer include longer lasting eyeshadow and more definition. On the other hand it may be possible that you are allergic to some of the components of the primer and it may affect your skin. It’s also possible that the components might cause abdominal discomfort. They are also quite expensive. Ultimately it comes down to what you want to pay.

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