How to Make Your Eyeshadow Last All Day

If you're like me, this is an important question. Ensuring that my eyeshadow lasts all day without creasing or fading is extremely impo...

If you're like me, this is an important question. Ensuring that my eyeshadow lasts all day without creasing or fading is extremely important to me. This is something that I've been working on for a long time, because not everything works for everyone. 

Maybe you have dry eyelids, or maybe yours are extremely oily. Maybe they're just normal and you don't have any problems at all with eyeshadows. The tips and recommendations I'm going to give you will hopefully help you, and if you're one of the lucky people with normal eyelids, these tips may still help to make your eyeshadows apply more evenly, blend easier and show up more vibrantly.

Nars Eye Primer


Nars Eye Primer
  • Invest in a good eye primer. There are many different ones and most I have tried. Nyx HD Primer, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Lorac Behind the Scenes, Nars Smudge Proof Primer...and you know what, they all worked. Some work better than others, and my current favorite and best performer of all has been the Nars Smudge Proof primer. 
  • If your eyelids are more dry, put a base over the primer, such as a MAC Paint Pot. I don't recommend the Nyx chubby pencils as they tend to crease on me. Paint Pots last, as do the Maybelline Color Tattoos. These also help your eyeshadows to go on more vibrantly.
  • After you apply your primer, dust an eyeshadow over your entire lid, crease and brow bone. This helps your eyeshadows to blend SO much better. 
  • If you're using a shimmery eyeshadow, a pigment or a glitter, use glitter glue, like the Too Faced Glitter Glue. This works really well to hold whatever you're using in place and it doesn't budge or flake off onto your cheeks.
  • Spray your entire face with your setting spray, even your eyelids. This will help, even though it sounds crazy. Just keep your eyes closed until it dries.
  • Some concealers can double as eye primers, such as MAC Pro Longwear. 
  • If you have normal eyelids, apply your foundation or concealer on your eyelids, powder them & you're good to go. If you're wearing a brighter, dark or more vibrant shade of eyeshadow, you might want to put down a base first.
The best tip I can give you as far as picking an eye primer is to try a few. You can buy travel sized primers from Ulta or Sephora for around $10. They'll last you at least a month and that way you can try a few in a more affordable way. 

My absolute favorite is the NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer. I have no creasing whatsoever with it and my eyeshadows apply evenly and vibrantly. 
The Lorac Behind the Scenes Primer is awesome as well. The Nyx HD tends to crease on me after around 6 hours. Urban Decay PP is also pretty good for around 8 hours. Too Faced Shadow Insurance separates in the tube so you have to keep mixing it up, it lasts around 8 hours as well.

So, those are my tips for making your eyeshadow last all day
Different things work for different people, it's really all trial and error.
I do hope this is helpful for you!

Thanks so much for reading!
xx

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