One of my must have products is a heavy duty eye primer that keeps my eyeshadow in place all day. I like a clear, sticky eye primer that feels thin on the skin, but keeps oils at bay.
After only 20 minutes I can tell if an eyeshadow primer is going to work for me. Sometimes I won’t even finish my eyeshadow and I can see creasing starting to form. I have very oily and hooded eye lids, so that can make it really challenging to keep my eyeshadow looking its best all day.
I have found two eyeshadow primers that live up to my standard. When I am testing new primers in the clean beauty sphere, they have to compete against big contenders. If the clean newbie loses, that sh* is not going into my Client Kit! PERIOD.
The two eye primers that have been a match for my oily/hooded eyes have been the Urban Decay Primer Potion and the Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Eye Primer. This both dry down slightly tacky and matte, and slightly neutralize the eye area, without cancelling everything out. These primers extend wear time and work natural makeup looks or a bold statement.
I have tried so many other eye primers from conventional beauty brands and most of them did nothing for me.
I tried using the Get a Grip Eyeshadow Primer by Pur, and I could hardly get the stuff out of the tube. I got a sample of the primer a few months later and the consistency was completely different than what I originally got in the tube. I may end up trying to repurchase another one of the Pur primers, because when I used the sample, it worked great. We will see if I end up repurchasing a full size because I am pretty disappointed in what I picked up an I don’t want that to happen again.
From Clean Beauty I have only tried one eye primer that everyone seems to rave about. The Alima Pure eyeshadow Primer works okay, but doesn’t seem to be my best option.
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The Fenty Beauty and Urban Decay Primers are my Go-to’s and that will not change until I find a better product to replace them. Fenty Beauty and Urban Decay are both cruelty free, but neither of their eye primers are vegan. Urban Decay has one Primer potion that is vegan and that would be the anti-aging primer potion in Vegan.
I will keep searching for a vegan, cruelty free, and green beauty alternative. If you know if any awesome eyeshadow primers, let me know! I’d love to hear from you!
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