3 Eye Primers That Work For Me

3 Eye Primers That Work For Me
Essence, Mac Cosmetics, Urban Decay

I'm not one of those people who use concealer to prime my eyes for eye shadow. I don't have oily lids but I do prefer an eye primer. I feel like my eye shadow looks better throughout the day when I wear an actual primer. These three eye shadow primers are recommended by me. I like to have a primer that will conceal the veins on my lids. I put the primer from lid to brow bone and then set with a powder. Setting the primer allows me to blend my shadow more easily.

The most affordable primer that I do use is the Essence I Heart Colour Primer. It has a nice consistency, a doe foot applicator to apply and it lasts throughout the day. The lighter color really makes my eye shadow more vibrant. If you're looking for an affordable primer, I would give this one a try. I did not like the ELF primer. This one is alot better in terms of staying power.

One of my favorite primers is my Mac Paint Pot in Painterly. A pot lasts me about a year, and it has not dried out on me. It's easy to apply with my finger or a synthetic brush. Painterly matches my skin tone very well. If you have a more yellow kin tone, Soft Ochre might work better for you.

Recently I picked up Urban Decay's Eden Primer and was happy with the results. It's a little too yellow for me, but once I set it with a white powder it looks okay. I've also used the Anti Ageing Primer which is more clear. I do prefer a doe foot applicator over using my fingers. It's easier to distribute where you want to. This product will also last me a long time. I am interested in trying the different color versions that are available. Different base colors will help certain eye shadow colors pop more.

Have you used any of these primers? What is your favorite eye primer?


  1. I’ve heard many good things about the Mac Paint pots! I brought the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in the nude shade as I read reviews of them being dupes for the Mac ones, and they’re great!

  2. Hey! I never used an eye primer but I have to try it! Also your website link on my my comment section isn’t working. It could be on my end. But click it and see if it works on your end.


    1. Thanks for letting me know. The code I use doesn’t seem to work on your comment section. I’ll just put a regular link next time.

  3. The only eye primer that will work for me is the Nars eye primer! xx

    Beautylymin| HourglassAmbientLightingEditGiveaway

  4. I couldn't agree more about Essence eyeshadow primer, it's amazing for the price!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  5. I love the UD primer potions, and I love using Eden, the normal one is great too, as it doesn't have the same colour to it! I'll have to check the Essence one out xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  6. I would love to try the Essence one ! So affordable

  7. Nice! I really want to try the Urban Decay primer. Have heard so many good things about it.


  8. I have tried one from UD, which was lovely, the others are new to me. I have heard great things about the Essence one though x


  9. I love Mac paint pots, though use the shade soft ochre but they can be a bit too heavy for me whenever i do a simple eye, then i go for the regular UD primer potion. My all time favourite would still be the nars smudgeproof base primer

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  10. I'll have to try these. I always skip eyeshadow primers. But they make a world of difference with eyeshadow application.