Eyelid primer is a type of makeup that is applied to the eyelids to help create a smooth, long-lasting, and crease-free look for your eye makeup. Oily eyelids can be difficult to keep your eye makeup in place, and often times, your eye makeup can end up looking patchy and creased.
Eyelid primer helps to control the oil on your eyelids and creates a smooth canvas for your eye makeup. It also helps your eye makeup to stay in place all day long!.
20 Best Eyelid Primer For Oily Eyelids
1. INGLOT Duraline 9ml
Silicone polymer forms a breathable film while this waterless clear liquid transforms any powder into an intense and easy to apply liquid
A clear liquid to enhance makeup products. Take any look to the next level with INGLOT’s Duraline. Easy-to-apply, Duraline is a clear liquid formula that can be mixed with pigments, lipsticks, and eyeliner gels to create lasting, vibrant looks.
A makeup bag essential for those who love to experiment, the liquid can intensify the colour of any powder and transform it into a workable, water resistant liquid.
Duraline is absolutely amazing. It can be used in soooo any ways. I could talk about what it can do for hours but trust me, if you don’t know, google it now. Waterproofs anything and turns powdered into liquid.
Dried up mascara can be bought back to life, the lists are endless. If you are over 40…buy some now!! Set makeup and say good bye to creases & wrinkles in your makeup!!! Just buy it!!!! In fact check out all Inglot Products they are amazing.
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This is one of the most versatile, multi-tasking products I have ever used! I love it so much that I created a blog post and video about it. I’ll link it at the bottom of this review 🥰. Why I love it: It brings dried out products back to life and turns whatever you mix with it BUDGEPROOF.
Here’s my top 4 fave ways to use it: • To rehydrate dried up pot liners and shadows. • To sheer out liquid/cream/gel products to a thinner consistency without compromising on pigment payoff • To prime and prep my ender eye area.
• Turn powers into ‘liquid’ ish liners. Blog post:
This skin-quenching primer prepares the skin so makeup goes on easier and lasts longer. It also helps maintain skin’s youthful appearance and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines while bringing out your natural radiance.
DETAILS A skin-quenching primer that prepares the skin so makeup goes on more easily and lasts longer. Helps the skin to hold on to more of its own moisture. Smoothes, brightens and nourishes skin. Minimizes the appearance of pores and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
HOW TO USE Apply a pea-sized amount all over the face using fingers until absorbed.
I received this primer at the start of a few weeks of fabulous cool weather here in South Florida. I really liked it at first. It does need a few minutes to sit on your skin before you apply foundation, but I found that if I applied the primer first, then did my eye makeup, then moved onto foundation it did the trick.
Unfortunately the last couple days the heat and humidity have been creeping back up and Smooth Affair is not performing as well under these conditions. My face is getting shiny after a couple hours and I notice that by around 3:00 the texture of my makeup looks different (for the worse).
If you live somewhere with less humidity/real seasons/cold weather I think Smooth Affair is probably a great option for a fall/winter primer. As far as price is concerned, at first I thought this was a bit expensive, but now that I realize how much product you get for $50, I actually think it’s a good value.
All in all, I prefer Benefit’s The Porefessional (which I had been using previously), so I’ll probably be returning to that. For reference – I’m 27 years old with combination, olive/medium toned skin.
Finding this product has been a real game changer for me. I’ve been using the Pure Pressed Mineral Foundation for years, but thought it might be a little “cakey” looking on me. I loved it and didn’t want to give it up, but switched to the Glow Time foundation and this face primer.
I decided to use Smooth Affair under the Pure Pressed Mineral Foundation and found that the powder foundation looked even better! I now have 2 foundations that both look great after applying Smooth Affair.
I’m a long-time fan of JI products, especially the pure pressed minerals = THE BEST!! I would be happier with this primer if it didn’t include fragrance and essential oils. Here’s why: I really feel the scents are a wonderful aromatherapy component to products for those with skin that’s impervious to those elements.
But I doubt that’s the majority. I know I’d be a fan of this primer but for this issue. The finish and texture of this primer is lovely though.
This Face Primer is a real-life selfie filter. It’s a smooth and lightweight cruelty-free makeup primer that goes on before your foundation to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. At the same time, it’s working overtime to make sure your makeup doesn’t move an inch all day long.
This primer has a formula that’s silky and instantly prevents shine, giving your face a matte finish. No shine, no glisten—just a more flawless you.
This is the second product I have tried from Elizabeth Mott and I can’t tell you how in love I am! I knew after i tried the mascara that this product would be good. Just to clarify I bought this primer in the illuminating style and not matte.
I have combination but I do get redness and it helped tone some of that down before I even put on my foundation. It helped smooth out my makeup pretty well and a little goes a long way with this primer.
Made my makeup last longer and look even better! Don’t over do it. please. lol.
Keeps your eye colour in place with 15-hour staying power. Extends the wear of powder eyeshadow and keeps it smooth and crease-free. Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-free. Keeps your eye colour in place with 15-hour staying power.
Extends the wear of powder eyeshadow and keeps it smooth and crease-free. Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-free.
I was hesitant at first, read reviews, was trying to decide should I? Then, I made a choice and it was the best thing I did and I love this eye shadow base. I saw my eye shadow color was enhanced, stayed on all day, did not fade and my the multiple color blends that I use for my eye shadow blended perfectly together.
I used normal eye make remover and it all came right off. I used concealer as a base my whole life for my eyes and I will not want to do that again unless I have to if this item is out of stock. I even love to apply the base as a natural look for my eyes without eye shadow and gives off a natural look that I enjoy if I am using only the base, powder and concealer on my face.
I have even distribution of color to my face using this base with my estee lauder products.
Lash Primer Plus is an amazing product and I have used it every day under my mascara to condition and amplify my lashes for years. and now I’m being told you are discontinuing it. I have tried your Little Black Primer and it doesn’t hold a candle to the Lash Primer Plus.
The Little Black Primer is water resistant and so you have to use a special product to remove your mascara, which makes it more difficult to remove your mascara without loosing eyelashes no matter what waterproof mascara remover/product I use and following all the various techniques described on line.
So I will never use Little Black Primer. Very disappointed in your decision to discontinue Lash Primer Plus!.
Brighten and prime your eyelids for a flawless makeup application. Trish’s Eye Base Essentials reduces redness, corrects darkness, and instantly brightens. Wear alone as a brightner or as a primer for eye shadow.
Hello. I was very pleased with the purchases. However, I was very disappointed in the free items, specifically one, which was the lipstick. I was looking forward to the pretty pink shades that Trish McEvoy has in her line, but instead I got an ugly Gothic blackish purple lipstick that was also mashed into the lid of the lipstick cover! Does larger perfume bottle spray doesn’t spray.
Needless to say the free gifts were disappointing – not worth the cost of returning and actually threw the lipstick away! Or I would’ve sent a picture since I see you have it available here to do. I have been a faithful customer of Trish McEvoy at the Nordstrom’s counters for a number of years until our store went out of business.
Then I found it online. I love Tricias products but since you asked how my purchases went, I thought I would let you know. I’m satisfied with what I purchased – but again very disappointed in the free product.
Enhance the wear and longevity of eye shadow and eye liner with the MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Eye Base; a long-wearing primer that increases makeups staying power. Gliding over skin, the universal formula dries quickly for an invisible finish, which is suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
Once the primer has been absorbed by skin, eye makeup can be applied flawlessly, blending easily and seamlessly for a professional looking finish that looks freshly applied and vibrant for up to 24 hours.
The primer helps to prevent eyeshadows from fading and creasing, as well as stopping eye liners smudging. Over 24 hours, the long wearing eye base helps makeup to stay held in place, remain true to colour and resist both sweat and humidity.
Expect ultra-longwearing results. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. Non-acnegenic. Suitable for all skin types.
I recently bought a viseart primer. Since mac was all I’d ever used i was unaware how different other primers would be. The texture of the viseart one left my eyeshadow crepy, textured, and aged looking.
The Mac one by contrast doesn’t crease for a whole day and night or have any strange texture under the eyeshadow. It goes on smooth and in all these years have never finished a tube before the expiration date.
A lil goes a long long way. The color is great; goes on clear. Just amazing. My viseart one ceases in just a few hours. MAC does the whole 24 hours. Perfect eyeshadow. I wonder if they make lash glue?.
if you’re on the fence about buying this product because it’s too pricy, i suggest you do it anyways. I’m not big on eyeshadow primers in general as i live in texas and any extra layer of makeup feels like a grease factory at the end of the day, but this.
is perfection. my eyeshadow normally never lasts; creasing, fading, smudging, the works. but when i used this, i swear it’s bulletproof. i sweat all of my makeup off except for my eye makeup (arguably my most time consuming step so of course i was in love) i will say i hate the way it felt when i put it on.
id describe it as spraying hairspray on your eyelids and letting it dry but i got past it quickly and had a wonderful makeup day. BUY IT.
SO GLAD I recently found my way back to Mac, after several years of straying into that French big box cosmetic retailer. No one does makeup better than Mac IMO, and I was wasting money and time on every new start up makeup company out there.
So while I was firmly recommitted to Mac for color cosmetics, I didn’t realize what else I was missing until I tried this primer. First let me say I’ve used at least 6 other pricey primers in the last 2 years, and nothing works as well as this.
Works GREAT on my crepey eyelids, and keeps my shadows looking fresh all day. Truly helps make my eyelids look smooth and younger.
A 24-hour wear, nude eye shadow primer that ensures vibrant, crease-free wear. What it does: This primer keeps your eyes hadow crease-free while making color more vibrant and providing a smoother application.
Formulated with polymer technology, it fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping lids for all-day wear.
I’ve used Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes for years!!! I love the SIN palette I received to travel complimentary of Influenster and Urban Decay, but I gotta say it reminds me so much of their full-size Naked 3 Palette.
In all honesty, their formulas are easy to blend when applying the right eyeshadow primer. If you want the shadows to have higher pigmentation use their “Eyeshadow Primer Potion” or find one that works for you.
I honestly don’t like to put so much product on my face. Only when I want the eyeshadow to last and pop more I use the potion. Other than that, I place either a bit of my concealer or foundation on my eyelid and blend it out.
This technique works for me and I’m happy with it. I would definitely purchase both products again, but would love to see some different colors added to the mini and full-size palettes. If you want your eyeshadows to have higher pigmentation check out Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
Its formula is smooth and silky. I have to shake the potion a bit for the product to come out well on the brush. If not it comes out very watery. Not sure if I received a bad batch or left it in my purse when it was too hot and I damaged the product.
Anyways, when I applied it on my eyelids before the eyeshadow I noticed the difference in pigmentation compared to no using a base. When I applied foundation or concealer to one of my eyelids and UD potion on the other, I didn’t notice much difference.
I have to say my skin is dry around my eyelid and not too oily. So the shadows tend to stay with any eyeshadow primer, concealer, or foundation I use as a base. However, this might not be the case for you if you have oily eyelids.
I recommend you buy it to try it out for yourself. See how you like it. Sephora has a great return policy and if you don’t like it you can definitely take it back within their return policy time frame.
I usually buy an eye shadow primer from another brand, but as it has been sold out for weeks I ordered UD instead. I love UD’s eyeshadow palettes and have seen so many good comments about this primer that I was convinced it would be great.
I was wrong. 1) there was a ton of dry product outside the bottle when I received it. I don’t understand how something brand new can be such a mess and more dirty than other make-up items after months/years of use.
2) the consistency of the product is really strange, not like other primers I used. It seems that the product inside the bottle is really thick, but the only thing I can get on the applicator is some kind of liquide/oil with some small pieces of drier product.
With the primers I used before, the product was really silky and uniforme. With this one, it feels like that some product does not ever set on the eyelid, but some part are overly dry. It gives a lot of texture to the eyelids and that’s not flattering at all.
3) within a few hours, my UD eyeshadow has moved on my eyes and creased. This has never happended to me before, even when I was using a primer from a cheap brand. Maybe it’s a batch problem, i don’t know.
Overall, I don’t think the quality of the product and packagings is worth the price. I have to buy another eyeshadow primer, so really disapointed in UD. Also, this review was approved but no longer appears on the website.
This happened twice. Does not seem fair to the consumers if UD remove some of the negative reviews.
A travel sized kit of the best-selling Better Than Sex mascara and Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer, from Too Faced. Contents: Better Than Sex mascara – the ultimate product in lash volumising and thickening.
A favourite of the top beauty bloggers. Shadow Insurance – make sure your eyeshadow stays all day long with this creamy, comfortable eyeshadow primer.
Banish fallout with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance; a transparent eyeshadow primer that locks down glitter, shimmer and metallic shadows for long-lasting wear. Formulated with unique binders that act as a shadow-gripping adhesive, the oil and humidity-resistant primer and ensures makeup stay put on lids.
Presented in a tube with a needle-nose applicator for no-waste precise dispensing, the Shadow Insurance is an absolute game-changer, especially for intricate festival looks that involve loads of glittery face embellishments.
I was in Ulta Beauty, and I was in need of the Shadow Insurance primer (they were sold out), so I ended up buying the Glitter Glue. I first take the Shadow Insurance primer and prime my eyes, then pick the shadow shade I want, and place the Glitter Glue before adding shimmer and glitter.
I will say that this primer will make your eyeshadow last all day!! The holding power is incredible, and that is why I really love Too Faced’s eyeshadow primers! I have found another holy grail!! I will buy again!!.
Silicone polymer forms a breathable film while this waterless clear liquid transforms any powder into an intense and easy to apply liquid Paraben Free Formula Not tested on animals Hypoallergenic Water resisitant Silicone polymer forms a breathable film while this waterless clear liquid transforms any powder into an intense and easy to apply liquid.
Paraben Free Formula. Not tested on animals. Ingredients: Isododecane, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.
This 24-hour wear, crease-free shadow primer provides vibrant colour and smoother application. Our new doe-foot applicator provides a precise application every time. *Benefits* It is formulated with polymer technology, it fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping lids for all-day wear.
It also glides on smoothly, blends beautifully on all skintones, and dries on invisibly.
Meet your new best friend (with benefits). Get 24 hours of vibrant, crease-free shadow and minimize the appearance of wrinkles in 8 weeks. This formula not only locks shadow in place to give you vibrant, crease-free color that lasts all day; it also measurably improves the signs of aging over time.
High-tech ingredients fight wrinkles and improve tone and texture, while optical blurring pigments create a subtle, soft-focus effect that instantly wakes up tired eyes and minimizes the appearance of redness, crepiness and other imperfections.
In an 8-week clinical study: 100% of participants had a measurable improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 100% had measurably brighter skin. 97% had a measurable improvement in radiance and clarity.
This high-tech formula contains optical blurring pigments that diffuse light to blur flaws, along with advanced anti-aging ingredients that help prevent and repair wrinkles and other signs of age-related damage.
Dermaxyl helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and Kalpariane plumps, firms and hydrates skin as it improves suppleness and elasticity. The shade is similar to Urban Decay’s original Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which dries down invisibly, but with a tiny bit of sheer pigment to even out and color-correct the skin.
Like the other formulas, the tube has a needle-nose tip for a precise, controlled application every time.
Winner of the 2020 Beauty Innovation Primer of the Year Award! Our formula is unlike anything you have tried before. The eye primer that every girl should own — and now it’s 100% vegan! This luxurious silky-soft balm formula will challenge even the pros! Apply just a small amount to eyelids before applying makeup and you’ll see more vibrant, longer-lasting eyeshadow with NO creasing! 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free! Made in the U.
S. A. All of our products always exclude scary preservatives like parabens and cheap fillers like talc and bismuth oxychloride! Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone 350, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Candelilla Wax, Silicon Dioxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide and Silicon Oxide.
Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion is an eye primer base for creating crease-free eye makeup looks with vibrant color and smooth application for up to 24 hours of wear. The formula intensifies the color and vibrancy of your shadow or liner look for maximum impact.
This lightweight eye primer is an insider trick of the trade. It creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder colour looking brilliant, fresh, and just-applied all day long. No smudging, creasing, or caking.
A polymer and mineral-powder blend establishes a firm grip on colour ensuring hours and hours of gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, the Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base dries on contact and keeps the delicate eyelid smooth and prepared for colour application.
I got this after rave reviews online and primarily to have a lighter coloured base for applying brightly coloured eye shadows to make them stand out better on my dark skin. This does provide slightly better intensity for bright colours.
I tried this on one eye and compared to my other eye where I followed my usual routine (UD primer and concealer base. ) I could see the difference in colour intensity between the two eyes. I found it was difficult to blend my mattes but put it down to a bad day.
But I used this a few more times on its own and still found that this just wasn’t as effective for an overall look as my usual routine is. First, you need to set this product with powder otherwise it grabs on to mattes and you will hardly be able to blend out shadow without it being patchy, even with the best natural bristled brushes.
Even when I did set this the performance was only marginally better. If you want to apply bright colours on the lid then this is great and it is best not to set (for the lid area only) as the tacky base will reduce fallout and give an even better colour pay off.
If you use this for all over your eye area and want to blend colours, then, well, don’t. Even when you set with translucent powder (Laura Mercier) you can’t properly blend out. For the slight difference this makes to shadow colours I would not use this and risk patchy blending.
If you are using highly pigmented, quality shadows (like Pat McGrath) this product will only give you slightly better intensity and not worth the hassle of not being able to blend properly (i. e. eye shadow rule 101).
This primer was sold out online in all shades and I was lucky enough to find the shade “medium” in store. I was a bit worried the shade was going to be too dark for me… but once I tried I was blown away.
I’ve tried so many eye shadow primers… Urban Decay, Too Faced, Hourglass. None have performed this well in all aspects. The color is perfect to cover imperfections, creates a smooth and flawless canvas.
Eyeshadows apply over this primer like a dream. And it keeps eyeshadows in place all day long, no flaking or creasing. This is by far my new favorite eye shadow primer. For reference I have med-tan skin.
So far I’m loving this primer. I haven’t used it enough to have a well rounded thorough view on it. So far it’s looking pretty promising. Definitely better than what i have previously used. It works beautifully with Nars shadows, as you’d expect! Haven’t tried it with other brands yet.
A little goes a long way. It grips shadows wonderfully, in a good way! Still able to blend without patchiness. Seems to work very well for hooded eyelids. Feels soft and light on the eyes. Pretty impressed!.
Putting rich, playful pigment front and centre of all your eye looks, the Matte Fluid Eye Paint offers a powerful, one-punch swipe of liquid colour. Apply with your fingers to pack on the pigment, or use a soft fluffy brush for a buffed out wash of colour.
You can even use the Eye Paint as a liner to create dramatic or sculptural looks that will last all day. Choose from 12 head-turning, buildable shades, including bright pastels, bright whites, dramatic smokey shades or wearable neutrals.
This emollient formula holds your makeup in place and stops moisture from escaping, providing insurance for your lavish skincare. Soft-radiant finish that glides on like silk (without a silicone in sight) and sinks in like quicksand for a featherweight, I’m-wearing-nothing-at-all feel.
Proprietary complexes Skin Save and BlueShield help to calm the appearance of sensitivity at a neurosensory level for a more even complexion and reinforced barrier. Formulated to be so good for your skin, you can sleep in it.
Fun fact: Youthforia’s founder sleeps in ALL of their formulas to ensure they are skin-boosting.
I’ve been using Youthforia’s Pregame Primer for ~1+ week now and am utterly obsessed with it. As someone who hates using a primer (usually too oily, not breathe-able), I am enamored with this product and plan to use it as my daily routine.
Why? (1) It serves as an excellent emollient and protector between my skin and outside pollutants and has an ingredient that reduces redness and another ingredient that protects from blue light. While redness is not a huge issue for my skin, I did notice subtle changes before and after putting it on.
Finally, I am always around my computer – so blue light protection is key. (2) It really transforms your skin as the perfect canvas for makeup. I typically wear tinted sunscreen over the primer, and the combination of the two creates an effortless, glowing make-up-less look.
For the few evenings that I decided to wear foundation and concealer on top of the primer, several people commented: “wow, you look radiant, and your skin is perfect” – I kid you not (see 3rd picture).
(3) Over a week, it reduced the look of my pores (see before and after pictures; 1st & 2nd pics) – pretty dramatic. (4) I am typically someone who wants to avoid putting anything on my skin to let it breathe, but due to the product’s clean ingredients and ability to protect skin from outside forces, I see this more as an extension of my skincare routine (vs.
a makeup product). (5) It has a smooth, weightless texture and melts into your skin In summary, this is a hero product and a new staple in my everyday lineup. Very impressed with Youthforia’s innovative product offerings and dedication to high-quality products.
If you’re reading this, you need to get the primer. Seriously. I’ve been using the Armani primer for 12+ years but the moment I tried Youthforia’s primer, I knew I was never going back to Armani or any other brand.
TL;DR: Game changing primer that transforms your makeup and is loaded with luxury good-for-you ingredients for a fraction of the price. Basically it makes your makeup flawless while the ingredients are actually improving your skin! (1) Insanely smooth, weightless finish that transforms my makeup: This primer is weightless and soooo smooth – and manages to be so without silicone which is incredible! You can wear it alone just to even out your complexion but I’m obsessed with how it transforms my makeup.
My foundation has NEVER looked so smooth and natural and expensive. See pictures below of before and after – I only blended my foundation for 20-30 seconds and look at that finish!! (2) Luxury ingredients for a fraction of the price with a ton of benefits including CALMING REDNESS: My face is slightly red and I’ve just been living with it.
But guys, this primer totally calms my redness (see pics, my foundation is lightweight and I only use 3/4 pump) – I would wear this product daily JUST for that alone. But the benefits don’t stop there – this primer also protects against blue light, has tons of skincare ingredients in it, acts as a protective barrier against your makeup etc.
and all for only $38!! Trust me, you guys need this!.
I was pretty sure I was going to love this because of how unreal the blush oil and glosses have been, but I didn’t expect this to be the skin-tint replacing wonder-product it is. The first time I tried this, I put it on after skin care, got distracted in a text chain, and looked up into a face with way less ruddiness and texture than I remembered.
Today’s only the second day of using this and I didn’t bother with any foundation or skin tint this time, as it has this great calming effect on my skin. I attached a photo with a full face of youthforia (purple gloss on eyes, coral gloss on lips and cheekbones, blush oil on cheeks, primer all over, pardon the hair it’s a mess) which I think might be my new go-to day look.
Anyway – this primer’s everything I’ve been looking for. It feels like a very light, very subtle filter – my actual skin, just better. A little glowier, smoother, less red. The texture is light, serum-y, and very breathable.
The best eyelid primers for oily eyelids will help to control excess oil and prevent creasing. They will also provide a smooth, even base for your eyeshadow. Look for an oil-free formula that is non-comedogenic and mattifying.
Apply the primer with a brush or your fingers, blending it into the skin. Allow it to dry completely before applying your eyeshadow.