Top 10 Eyeshadow Primers of 2012


10. CK One Eyeshadow Base. To think that CK One has extended their line of makeup into a tube of one of the most important beauty essentials to any enthusiast. I love the fact that it goes on so smooth and dries to a nice finish. It is long-lasting and does not fade nor crease. This eyeshadow primer comes in 3 colors that include: clean, simple, and off white. Whether you are looking for a new go to eyeshadow primer or simply looking for a change, this CK addition just may be the right one for you.

9. Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer. Whether you are working a 9 to 5 job or heading out with the girls for a little pick me up, you cannot go wrong with this Bare Escentuals addition. Not only is it long-lasting, but it is does not smudge nor crease. What I love about this eyeshadow primer is the fact that it is free of parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances, and does not possess any petrochemicals or sulfates. No matter what type of problematic skin type that you have (oily, dry, etc.) this eyeshadow primer caters to all of them.

8. Guerlain Ombre Éclat Eyeshadow Primer. Out of the many eyeshadow primers I have tried this year alone, I found that this Guerlain addition was the most underrated. Not only does this eyeshadow primer go on smooth, but it dries to a power finish almost instantaneously. It doesn’t dry out, so despite being water resistant and long-lasting, this primer continues to keep your eyelids hydrated without promoting oil and creating a racoonish nightmare. There is a reason why Guerlain has existed for over 170 years and this eyeshadow primer is one of them.

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7. NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base. Any successful eyeshadow primer will prevent your eyes from turning into a zombie. In fact, the last thing you want is to look like a raccoon on steroids. I love the fact that this eyeshadow primer is long-lasting, as well as, hydrating yet water resistant. It does not crease nor smudge and it does not flake. When NARS dubbed this eyeshadow primer as “smudge-proof” they were not kidding.

6. LORAC Behind The Scenes Primer. I love this eyeshadow primer because it doesn’t dry out and flake, and it keeps your eyeshadow from fading and creasing. There is nothing scarier than applying eye makeup and having it fall into your face after a few hours. Don’t go behind the scenes, take a chance and use LORAC’s Behind The Scenes Primer.

5. Laura Mercier Eye Canvas. When it comes to choosing an eyeshadow primer there is a lot to contemplate. Not only is this eyeshadow primer crease-proof, but it is waterproof, lasting extremely long as a result. It’s also naturally moisturizing, so it doesn’t dry out. LM’s Eye Canvas comes in an array of colors too which include: ec-1, ec-2, ec-3, ec-4, and ec-5. Let Eye Canvas be the beginning of real art.

4. Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Being Too Faced isn’t a bad thing, but only if you wear it. One thing that I noticed about this eyeshadow primer is the fact that it’s incredibly long-lasting. It is also both smudge and crease proof, so it prevents the horrific raccoon eyes. This primer comes in an array of different shades and finishes. Every girl needs a little insurance in their beauty bag, but only if it’s Too Faced.

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3. Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials. If you are searching for a long-lasting eyeshadow primer, I truly recommend this one. This eyeshadow primer is water resistant, making it both crease and smudge-proof. Another reason to love this Trish McEvoy addition is the fact that it comes in a variety of colors which include: sand, linen, soft peach, rested, bare, demure, sheer gold, and nude. Go get this fast, so your eyeshadow will last.

2. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. This eyeshadow primer is long-lasting, crease-proof, smudge-proof, water resistant, flake-free, and great for all skin types and skin tones. This eyeshadow primer comes in a variety of colors which include: original, greed, sin, and eden. Urban Decay is cruelty free, so if you embrace that concept, you will appreciate this eyeshadow primer. I love UDPP and I guarantee that you will too.

And the #1 eyeshadow primer of 2012 is…

1. Elizabeth Arden Eye-Fix Primer. After trying numerous eyeshadow primers, I have come to the conclusion that this Elizabeth Arden addition is the best of 2012. Not only is it long-lasting, but it does not crease, so your eyeshadows, eyeliners, and powders do not fade. This eyeshadow primer also blends smoothly. If you are looking to use the best, you are going to want to use this one. Eyeshadow primer just doesn’t get any better.