If you’re tired of faded eye makeup, you need a primer that can help your looks last all day. The best eye makeup primers are lightweight and long-wearing, so your look doesn’t slide or smudge over the course of the day. They also smooth out any fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes so your makeup looks even and fresh.
Whether you like a simple, clean makeup or dramatic glam looks with colorful eyeshadows, you’ll need the right primer to get the best results. Eyeshadow primers create a smooth base for your makeup, so the color goes on evenly and your look lasts all day.
There are many different types of eye primer so you’ll need to choose one that works for your skin type. If you have oily skin, opt for a primer that is lightweight and oil-free to prevent your makeup from creasing or smudging all day. If you have dry skin, a hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid or glycerin will keep your lids soft and plump. If you have mature skin, a luminous primer that adds a bit of glow to your lids will help brighten up your complexion and hide discoloration.
This budget-friendly eyeshadow primer from Maybelline is easy to apply with its creamy consistency, which is suitable for all skin types. Its light beige color blends easily with any skin tone and dries to a matte finish. It’s easy to apply a thin layer of this primer before your foundation to give your eyes a smooth and glowing canvas for your makeup. This primer is ophthalmologist-tested and approved, which means it’s safe to use, even if you wear contact lenses.
One small drawback of this primer is that it tends to go on clumpy, especially if you apply too much. However, you can smooth out the application with your fingers or a sponge afterward. This primer is available in a variety of shades to match any skin tone.
The cult-like Urban Decay Original Primer Potion is a staple for many makeup artists. It’s a waterproof formula that is long-wearing and smoothes out the appearance of fine lines, while preventing your eyeshadow from creasing or fading throughout the day. This primer is free of harsh ingredients like alcohol and talc, which can dry out the delicate skin around your eyes. It’s ophthalmologist-tested and approved for sensitive eyes and those that wear contact lenses, so you can be confident in its safety.
This skincare-makeup hybrid is formulated with hyaluronic acid and blue agave extract to moisturize the delicate eye area while also helping your makeup stay put. It’s also a lightweight formula that is ideal for mature skin as it won’t crease or budge over the course of the day. This primer is suitable for all skin types but works particularly well on oily or mature skin. It’s ophthalmologist-tested, hypoallergenic and free of silicones, fragrance and parabens. The transparent formula makes it suitable for all skin tones.