They say eyes are the windows to our souls and as a makeup artist, I truly believe in that.
The way we draw our eyes with the colours we have will convey different messages. It will either complement or drastically destroy the outfit and shoes that we have spent a fortune on.
Most of the time, the problem with eyeshadow is that the colours do not stay true for the entire performance, or the colours simply differs from the packaging. This sticky problem can actually be solved by using an eyeshadow primer.
The eyeshadow primer is basically a base, which allows colours to last longer, reduce creasing or oxidizing.
As usual, there will be primers of many texture to suit different needs. I have tried primers which are creme base, liquid base with and without alcohol, gel base and mouse form. I have all of them in my Kit and I choose to use them based on what is required. However, as a consumer, there are 2 eyeshadow primers that I particularly love and they last a long time. I pick these 2 because they can be easily purchased in Singapore and are not expensive. 1 of them I used it on young skin and another I used it on mature skin.
1. Make Up Store Eye Primer Clear
They have 2 types of primer. 1 is tinted and the other runs clear. I use the clear primer as it works for all skin tones. It is liquid and dries really fast. There are 2 ways of using this, apply the eyeshadow colour when the primer is still wet to really achieve a rich colour or use it when it is dry to achieve intense colour that last and does not crease.
I prefer to use it when it is dry for normal makeup, which includes bridal and dinner and dance and events. But when I use it for the runway, I usually use it wet to achieve the intensity. For normal daily usage, I use it dry so I can build the colours layer by layer.
You can purchase this in Make Up Store in Singapore. The have their standalone boutique and other than this primers, they have a wide range of colours.
This eye primer cost $39 for a 10ml tube.
2. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
This eyeshadow primer is silicon-based and helps fills in lines around the eye area. I use this on mature skin and it smooths out the lines, even out the discolouration around the eyes area and gives a smooth surface for me to work on. It transforms any eyeshadow into a perfectly blendable, color-drenched, intensified version of itself, then locks it down perfectly until you take it off and it is very affordable too.
You can purchase this in Sephora at any Singapore outlets. It cost under $30.
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