|Dior Spring/Summer 2013- Totally everyday makeup right?|
I have pretty much given up wearing eye makeup without primer, that’s how much these actually help. And for me to add an extra product, let alone two into my already extensive beauty routine, it has to be good. Not only do eye primers prolong wear, but they make the colours, any colour, go on more vibrant, and most importantly stay relatively crease-less. With all the new types and formulas that have come out, there is really one to do everything; some double as highlighters, under-eye brighteners, you name it. Try it and thank me later.
|Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion- from top: Original, Sin, Eden, and Greed|
Shimmer Eye Primers (UD Potion in Greed and Sin) (+ MAC paints)
Shimmer primers are my favourite because they do double duty. They can act like a highlighter by bringing them all the way to the brow and then just topping the eye lid with a simple medium shadow- Voila! Eye Makeup. It cuts down on the amount of products if you are like “really, another product?” wouldn't you normally put on two shadows anyway? This way you get long wear, it’s easy and it’s fancy lookin’. In UD, Greed is a gold shimmer (my favourite!) for warmer skin tones, and Sin is a pinky-champagne for cooler skin tones.
Matte Eye Primers (UD Potion in Eden) (Elizabeth Arden Eye Fix Primer)
Matte primers are obviously great for more matte looks. They do brighten up the eye area because they are usually a light creamy skin tone colour and cover discolouration on the eye lid such as veins. Most primers are of this variety. Great for more natural looks, helps to look polished.
Clear Eye Primers (UD Potion in Original) (Lise Watier Lip and Eye Base)
UD’s doesn't look clear when you squirt it out it looks like skin tone, but trust me it is clear on the skin. Can’t decide? Clear primers are compatible with everyone and still make colours more vibrant. They really can be used with any eye makeup on any skin tone. They can also do double duty because you could bring it right around the eye to keep any under-eye concealer on as well or…
|Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer|
So what crazy extra steps do you do in the morning?
What’s your favourite eye primer?