A Primer on The Best Eye Primers

Last week I wrote about my appreciation for drugstore eyeshadow palettes. As long as you’ve got your hands on a good eye primer, you can create some amazing eye looks for a fraction of the price. I received a few questions about my favorite eye primers so today I’m sharing with you my picks. Although, a crease-proof finish definitely trumps my list, there are a few other qualities that I look for in a primer. Check out the best eye primers I rotate on a a frequent basis.

The Five Best Eye Primers

Ever since I tried a sample of the NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base, I was hooked. If you tend to have oily lids, this also does a good job of absorbing it and keeping your shadow looking fresh all day.  

Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen has been my go-to for a while. It covers up any redness or discoloration seamlessly. If I don’t have time to put on eyeshadow, this is an easy alternative.

These Urban Decay Primer Potions was one of the many deals I scored back on Black Friday at Ulta. Both are decent eyeshadow primers. Sin has a champagne shimmer finish while Eden has a matte finish. I use these when I’m using my Naked 3 Palette. 

Make Up For Ever Eye Prime used to be my favorite primer… until my mom got a hold of it. While the packaging makes the primer look tinted, it’s not. I actually think this enhances the eyeshadow I layer on top. Note to self: take back my eye primer from Mom.

What’s your favorite eye primer?