Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer | £15 | Boots
When wearing eyeshadows, even Maybelline's Colour Tattoos, after a few hours, the colour creases and sits in the lines on my lid and fades dramatically; I can't wear eyeshadow without a primer.
I first started using a primer around 10 years ago, which was the Benefit FY Eye (I'm not sure if they still even make this?), then I moved onto the ELF Eyelid primer when the Benefit one got too expensive. Out of the two, the Benefit one was my favourite because it didn't dry out in the pot, went on really well without dragging my eyelid and helped to prolong my eyeshadow wear. The ELF one, I didn't find particularly great. It dried out really quickly, the lid didn't seem to screw tightly shut and it just seemed to disappear into my lid when I blended it in.
The Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer goes onto my lids smoothly, it doesn't drag and the consistency is really nice - not too thin and not too thick. It also helps my eyeshadow pigment to stick to my eyes and increases the vibrancy of the eyeshadows. I've used this at 8am in the morning and by 5pm, my eyeshadow is still staying strong - maybe a few little creases and a slight loss of pigment, but without using it, my eyeshadow looks terrible within two hours.
Which eyeshadow primers have you tried?