The oilier lidded lovelies amongst us or those wanting to give their eye make up a little insurance will be no strangers to the wonders of eye shadow primers. I have normal skin and thankfully that applies to my peeper lids too but, on occasion, mostly evening occasion when I've done some extra work on my eyes, I like to use a primer to keep everything in place until kebab time.
Because I don't use primers as a norm, I haven't had need to go out and buy either the Smashbox Lid Primer or the Urban Decay Primer Potion but both have been very welcome accompaniments to other gift sets I've received so it's been sample sizes I've been loving. Mac Painterly, I waxed lyrical about before. If it didn't last for millennia, I'd probably have bought another by now.
I've put together some pics of each with some swatches of MAC Club for comparison. You can see how intense the shadow is made using each as a base.
|Smashbox Photofinish Lid Primer - €22|
|Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - €20|
|MAC Painterly Paint Pot - €21|
For all the staying power of each of these primers, there's still no issue with cleansing come the end of the day (or morning). Having used many alternatives, including Maybelline Color Tatoos and regular concealer, I continue to come back to these three when I want the job done right.
Are you a shadow primer fan? Do you use these ones or others?