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9 of the best eyeshadow primers that don’t budge

9 of the best eyeshadow primers that don’t budge

Eyeshadow primer is one of the most underrated products in the world of beauty.

As there is nothing more frustrating than beautifully blending out your eyeshadow for it to crease and fade just a couple of hours later, eyeshadow base is essential to keep you eye looks in place.

Helping to set even the most oily eyelids, each of these eyeshadow primers will enhance the colour of your eyeshadow, prevent creasing and keep oils at bay so your colour stays true all day and all night long.

After trying and testing so many formulations, we have curated an edit of 10 of the very best eyeshadow primers to help you find your holy-grail product.

9 of the best eye primers for makeup

  1. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base
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    Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base

    Perfectly prep the skin on your eyelids with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base. Available in many different shades to match a variety of skin tones, the primer neutralises redness and discolouration to ensure the colour you apply on top appears true and even. The non-drying formula smooths overs the eyelids, helping to keep your shadow in place for up to eight hours.

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  2. benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
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    benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer

    The benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer preps, protects and perfects your eyelids so anything you wish to apply on top stays in place and crease-free all day long. The universally flattering shade can be used on all skin tones and will enhance the colour of the eyeshadow you place on top.

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  3. NARS Cosmetics Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
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    NARS Cosmetics Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

    Create a seamless canvas for any eye look you with to wear with NARS Cosmetics Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Designed specially to maximise colour intensity, the primer enhances your eyeshadow, making it look the best it possibly can while preventing fading and creasing. When applied on to the skin, the primer transforms to a matte finish, perfectly prepping your lids for the next product.

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  4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
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    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion undeniably holds cult product status in the world of beauty. The lightweight primer helps to improve the look and wear of your eye makeup, keeping powders and creams in place for longer. Now available in a variety of shades to flatter different skin tones and makeup looks, the iconic formula can be used by everyone and even worn alone to keep oils at bay.

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  5. NYX Professional Makeup Proof It!
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    NYX Professional Makeup Proof It!

    Waterproof and so long wearing, NYX Professional Makeup Proof It! Eyeshadow Primer is the perfect afforable eyeshadow primer. The clear base works perfectly on all different skin tones and types, keeping your shadow crease-free and smudge-proof all day long.

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  6. theBalm Put a Lid On It Eye Lid Primer
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    theBalm Put a Lid On It Eye Lid Primer

    Enriched with light reflecting properties to brighten the eye area, theBalm Put a Lid On It Eye Lid Primer enhances your look whilst boosting the lasting power of your eye makeup. Smoothing out the skin, the primer helps to fill fine lines and wrinkles to ensure your shadow applies perfectly.

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  7. Sigma Eyeshadow Base Primer
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    Sigma Eyeshadow Base Primer

    In a handy stick form for seamless application, Sigma Eyeshadow Base Primer glides onto the skin and sets down to perfectly prep your eyelids. In shades to flatter everyone and compliment every look, the primer creates canvas which your shadow sticks to, prevening any creasing or fading which could take place throughout the day. Worn alone or with other products, you can rely on up to eight hours of wear.

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  8. Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Primer
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    Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Primer

    Ensure your eyeshadow stays in place for longer with Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Primer. The ultra-creamy formula blends seamlessly into the skin, creating the perfect base for your eye product of choice to be applied on top of. The primer ensures your eyeshadow applies perfectly, looks flawless and stays in place all day and all night.

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  9. Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes
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    Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes

    Suitable for even the most sensitive of eyes, Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes improves the wear of your shadow, creating a neutral base that really makes the colours you apply pop. If you’re going for a no-makeup makeup look, wear alone to minimise redness and discolouration on your lids for a bright, wide-awake eye.

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