Do Eye Shadow Primers Really Do Anything? My Before-and-After Photos Say It All

I have a confession to make. Once I discovered that concealer can also act as a fantastic primer, I stopped picking up most of my old priming potions and started using concealer instead. I also started using concealer because my lids can get extremely oily. It really just creates the best matte layer for eye shadow to sit on without being too heavy. Occasionally, though, I still opt for an eye shadow primer if I’m creating a brighter or more dramatic look. This primer from Elizabeth Mott happened to be a random Amazon find for me. With so many glowing reviews, I figured it was worth a shot.

First of all, it’s pretty affordable compared to a lot of other eye shadow primers on the market. Second, it’s definitely one of the best formulas I’ve tried that doesn’t crease and helps immensely with lid oiliness. If you struggle with either of those things when it comes to eye shadow application, this one is definitely worth a shot. It also goes on and creates a weightless, non-greasy film and helps with any discoloration around the lid area.

I know it’s hard to tell in my photos, but I wanted to show what my eye shadow looked like with primer and without it. The shadow tends to apply a bit patchier and looks less pigmented when you don’t use a primer. With the primer, however, the colors adhere to the lid a lot easier and look so much more vibrant.

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