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Old 01-16-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Has anyone here found a wonderful eyeshadow primer? I don't have one, and after 4 hours or so my shadow is gone..kaput...so I need something that will hold on this shadow. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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Use a few dots of whatever foundation you use, rub in, then powder, then apply eye shadow. This has always worked for me.

Some of those eyeshadow primers are very white, don't rub in properly, and are expensive.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Has anyone here found a wonderful eyeshadow primer? I don't have one, and after 4 hours or so my shadow is gone..kaput...so I need something that will hold on this shadow. Any suggestions?
I use hard candy primer on my whole face and eye lids and also use some foundation on my eyelids as well and this seems to do the trick. Before I started doing this my eyeshadow lasted about 30 minutes
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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I didnt know you needed to use a primer, but do agree that maybe a few dots of foundation would hold your shadow in place?
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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You should put foundation on your ENTIRE face, including eyes, and set with a translucent powder...the eyeshadow WILL stay!
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Balt / DC / ATL / SF / Seattle
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I've used Urban Decay Primer Potion and MAC Paint/Paint Pots. There are some drugstore kinds, too (L'Oreal HIP line had one that was similar to MAC Paint, but I'm not seeing it on their website anymore). Foundation (especially waterproof/long-wearing types) will also help it keep from breaking down.

You might try doing a general search for "best eyeshadow primers" or somesuch.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Foundation should work, but if you want a definite primer, try Laura Geller's Eye Spackle.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I second Urban Decay's Primer Potion. Foundation holds eyeshadow OK, but if you sweat or are doing some other kind of tough task, I've found foundation just doesn't hold up well enough.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I second Urban Decay's Primer Potion. Foundation holds eyeshadow OK, but if you sweat or are doing some other kind of tough task, I've found foundation just doesn't hold up well enough.
I'll 3rd UDPP. That stuff really holds up and makes it so you don't need to use as much to get more color to show up.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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I use MAC paint pot. works wonders on me and I have really deep eye sockets where without it, my eyeshadow vanishes in an hour so that says a lot about the paint pot!
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