What is The Difference Between Eye Primer and Eyeshadow Base?

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Elizabeth Mott is answering what is the difference between eye primer and eyeshadow base. Perfecting that eyeshadow look is a skill that can be difficult to hone in on, but when you finally do, it can be oh so rewarding. One of the best tricks we’ve found here at Elizabeth Mott when it comes to creating that perfect eyeshadow look is to add a primer to your routine. This helps to create the ideal blank canvas for your favorite eyeshadow, making it so much easier to perfect that look! But what is the difference between eye primer and eyeshadow base? How do you know when to use each? Well, we’re here to answer all your questions so you don’t have a doubt in your mind when it comes to creating a look you love.

Is eyeshadow base and primer the same thing?

While they perform similar functions, the truth is, eyeshadow base and primer are not quite the same! Both products would be applied before your eyeshadow to create a canvas for that perfect eyeshadow look. The main difference is that while an eyeshadow base can enhance the color of your shadow, a base simply won’t stop creasing or oils from interrupting your look. A primer will also help your eyeshadow last longer, so you can worry about enjoying your day, instead of fixing your makeup.

Before and after using Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow primer

Our favorite primer is our Thank Me Later Eye Primer, which is meant to keep your eyeshadow locked in place while enhancing the color and protecting your makeup all day long, so you can go from work to a night out with friends seamlessly.

Can you use eyeshadow primer under the eyes?

When it comes to figuring out where to apply your Thank Me Later Eye Primer, really just pay attention to where you’re going to be applying your eyeshadow. This Eye Primer is ideal for creating a look that’s all yours, enhancing that color when you need it, and even out your eyelids’ skin tone for an all-day look that pops and stays put. You can absolutely use it under the eyes as well, to lock in color on your bottom lash line. 

What is the best base for eyeshadow?

Our favorite base for eyeshadow is our Thank Me Later Eye Primer. It truly does the job to lock eyeshadow in place while helping color to pop for the look you’ve been dreaming of. It makes for the ideal base for your eyeshadow especially since you won’t have to worry about touching up your look throughout the day.

cture showing using eye primer and not using eye primer by Elizabeth Mott

How do you apply eyeshadow primer?

Eye Primer is one of the easiest products to apply, especially because it applies transparent, so you won’t have to worry about it altering your eyelids at all (other than it evening out your skin tone for the best application of eyeshadow ever!). This also means it’s perfect for all skin tones and types.

Simply dab on a pea-sized amount of primer to your lids and allow for it to dry before you apply your eyeshadow. It’s that easy to get the look you’ve been dreaming of with bold color that stays in place, no matter what you’re doing throughout your day.

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When it comes to getting your makeup to stay in place from morning ‘til night, you can’t go wrong with locking that eyeshadow in with a little Thank Me Later Eye Primer. This product is about to be the star of the show for every makeup look you create, helping you to live bold with color that pops!

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About the author:

Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @sunbirdsoul

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