A funny thing happened to me this weekend, I decided to actually use a primer on my lids so that my eyeshadow would last longer than two seconds! Wow, what a concept, right? You would think that a beauty writer would know better but sometimes even we have a lapse in judgement too. Well, fortunately for me, I had one of the best eye primers in the business in my beauty drawer. Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray is the ultimate eye shadow and concealer primer.
First, I moisturized my entire face and then I applied a very small amount of product to each eyelid. Now, it may seem very light when you’re patting the product onto the eyelid but as it dries down, it takes on a nice highlighted look that will complement your shadows and keep them from moving, sliding or just disappearing in the summer heat. The primer is good for all skin types and tones and is particularly a great option for those with oily lids as the primer helps to decrease excess moisture and oil.
Once I let the primer set, I then applied my shadows ( a fierce purple smokey eye) and am proud to say that my look lasted all night and into the wee hours of morning. This is the best eye shadow primer I’ve used in a long time and is a great way to maximize your makeup. I didn’t use it as a concealer primer but I am sure that it would work just as well!
Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eyeshadow and Concealer Primer – $24.00