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Must-Have Makeup: The Best Eye Primers

Must-Have Makeup: The Best Eye Primers

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As a South Florida native, I’ve had my fair share of smudged mascara, eyeshadow, and the works. Not hard to believe, but I’m now a huge fan of eye primer. After trying a few types, I’ve become a self-proclaimed expert. Before I list a few of my favorites, I’m going to explain why I use it every morning.

My product obsession is justified. Eye primer is the answer to my beauty woes. I’ve found that adding this smoothing, long-lasting makeup solution is worth the extra time. In addition to its superficial use, some primers even help protect skin cell youth. Just like any other makeup product, not every primer is created equal. There are different formulas, textures and types but, in the end, they all deliver the same thing: eye makeup with staying-power.


1. Bourjois Flower Perfection

This oil-free formula is enriched with wild azalea extract to protect cells and deliver an airbrush finish. Make this primer the first step to your routine for makeup that won’t budge.


2. LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer

This gentle, oil-free primer works great for eye shadow and liner. Anything create by celeb makeup artist Carol Shaw is a product worth using.


3. Elizabeth Arden Advance Eye Fix Primer

This dermatologist-tested advanced primer helps control the pesky creasing, and shields eye makeup from eyelid. This formula helps makeup application easier and gives long-lasting power to liners, powders, and shadows.


4. MAC Paint Pots Eye Color

MAC Paint Pots

Creamy, versatile, and available in nine hues, MAC paint pots can be a cream eyeshadow or primer. You can wear them alone, use them as an eyeliner, as a long-lasting primer, or as a base for other eyeshadow. Talk about a bang for your buck.



Do you like eye primer? Which product is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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