Recommendations for a Great Eye Shadow Primer and / or Liner Sealer??


Hey Chicks - wondering if any of you have any recommendations or faves for a really good eye primer that actually works - lol! and also any experience or advice regarding a liner sealer?  

I have only recently tried using a couple of eye primers so far - with rather disappointing results.  I have tried a cheapie -  e.l.f. Eye Primer Stick - didn't find it did anything. Then I opted for Benefit's Stay Don't Stray Shadow and Eye Primer and was rather sadly disappointed in this one too.  I didn't notice a visible benefit and my eye shadow still creeps into creases, etc.  (I use Chanel, Nars and The Balm Shadow generally).  Maybe I need to try a higher end primer like something from Lancome or CoverFX??  

For eye liner I use a Sephora Waterproof  Eye Liner Stick as well as Benefit Push Up Liner and occasionally L'Oreal's Lineur Intenste Felt Tip Liquid Liner as well.  They look awesome when they first go on - but either flake or smudge within hours.  Any suggestions??  Thanks!
Feb 04, 2015 @ 03:44 pm

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Urban Decay

For primer, I have to recommend Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I have never tried any other eye shadow primers than Urban Decay, but I feel like this is a holy grail item for me! The Primer Potion is amazing, and a tube lasts forever. My favourite is the Original, but it also comes in a slightly darker matte shade, a shimmery shade and an anti-aging formula.

Also, I always pat my eye area with a tissue or cloth before applying primer, then use a tiny bit of the primer all over and then let it set for a minute before doing my makeup. Hope this helps!

Feb 05, 2015 @ 02:58 pm

Thanks @shagtownlady!

I was going to stop at Shopper's today and check out NARS Pro-Prime along with some other options so I will definately have a look at the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Will try those tips too!
Feb 05, 2015 @ 03:28 pm

Urban Decay

Urban Decay's Eye Shadow Primer Potion is the best! I have been using it for years, and have never found anything that comes even close. I know many people that have used it and swear by it as well!

It looks like this:

Feb 05, 2015 @ 03:39 pm

Thank you @Cat22!

Thanks for the link too - will read up!
Feb 05, 2015 @ 03:44 pm

my opinion

The ELF eyelid primer works way better then the primer stick they have. I have tried all the expensive brands and that one works just as good.
Feb 05, 2015 @ 05:14 pm

Good to know @lcl117

Thanks - I had tried the elf Primer Stick so maybe the eyelid primer is worth a second look!
Feb 05, 2015 @ 06:19 pm

eyeshadow primer

I also use Urban Decay for the eyelids. I find it helps it stay on all day and doesn't make the eyeshadow crease.
Feb 05, 2015 @ 08:55 pm

Picked Up the Urban Decay Primer Potion today at Sephora!

Will try it out and review. Thanks ladies!
Feb 12, 2015 @ 02:54 pm


I was also a little let down with Benefit's Stay Don't Stray as it ended up creasing by the end of the day. I also suggest UDPP and sometimes I'll use L'Oreal's Revitalift Miracle Blur primer. It's supposed to be for your face but I use a little dab on my eyelids and so far it has worked well for me.
Feb 17, 2015 @ 12:31 am

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