Recently I’ve been wearing eyeshadow a lot more often. I found with working and going to school full time that I didn’t have enough time to play around with eyeshadow. Now that I’m only working full time I feel like I have more time to spend with eye makeup. This has meant that I’ve had more time to test out different eye shadow bases and primers. I have rather oily eyelids and if I don’t wear the right primer my shadow will crease in no time.
I’ve decided to round up the two best primers that I have found to work for me so far. I found a drugstore and high end product that perform equally well. The drugstore product is the Milani Eyeshadow Primer. The high end product is the Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Both of these products have worked well to keep my eyeshadow looking great throughout the day.
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
This has been a recent find for me. A few months ago I realized that the Superstore here in Canada has a huge selection of drugstore makeup products. They are one of the few places in my area that I can find a decent selection of Milani products. I picked this product up because I heard a lot of great reviews of this product from youtubers and bloggers.
This product has great reviews for a reason. After using this product I don’t have any creasing with my shadows. I also find that my eyeshadow doesn’t fade quite as much throughout the day which is exactly what you want out of a primer. This product does have a bit of colour to it and helps to cancel out some discolouration on your lid.
Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
I’ve had this product for quite some time now. I bought it because Casey Holmes (@caseyhl91) raved about how great this product was for her oily lids. She was not lying at all!
This was one of the first primers that made me want to actually use a primer. Before finding this product I felt that primers really didn’t do anything for me. But this base goes on colourless and dries down to be almost sticky. I think that is why the product works really well, it sticks to both the eye and the shadow and keeps everything locked and in place.
Both of these products are great for priming if you have oily eyelids. I personally like the Nars primer a little bit more and find that it lasts a tiny bit longer throughout the day. The Milani primer is great if you are on a budget or looking for something with a bit of colour to it.
What primers do you find work best with your eyes? Make sure to leave them in the comments below so I can check them out!
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