To start off any great eye makeup look, it begins with a great eye primer. Eye primers are a great way to lay down a foundation for your shadows, liner and mascara, they help to keep creasing, smudging and the gradual descent down your face, at bay. Luckily for you, some of the best primers aren’t necessarily the ones that will cost you your arm and leg. In fact, we have gathered the top 5 favourite eye primers so you can save some money and put that towards the eyeshadow palette you’ve got your eye on.
The E.L.F Studio Eye Primer and Liner Sealer is one to rave about because of it’s dual function of being a primer and a sealer. It will set your eyeshadows, keeping it fresh all day with no issues with smudging or creasing. Makeup lovers should definitely have this in their makeup bags.
The Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer is an ultra sheer formula that will last all day and works really well with eyeshadows to make sure they don’t crease and it won’t dry out the eye area, for those of you that have sensitive skin.
The Almay Intense I-Color Liquid Shadow and Primer is a great one for the low maintenance girls out there. Not only is this at an affordable price but it is one of the best primers we have tried. There isn’t any smudging, fading or creasing and the formula also comes in different shades. Each of the shades has been designed to complement the different eye colours.
The NARS Smudge Proof is the only way to go if you have oily lids and wearing liners and eyeshadows is a big pain. The primer dries almost instantly to a powder like finish, so you are able to apply shadows immediately after, and it will also keep your eyelids dry.
Not only does The bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer come in a fun sized tube that every makeup bag should have, it also has a iridescent sheen it to which will make your eye area look radiant and wide awake. This formula is also great for those who have sensitive eyes as it’s non-irritating and gentle.