If you’re an eye shadow junkie, you likely know the importance of a good primer. While there are plenty of formulas that claim to ban creases, provide long-lasting wear, and decrease fall out, if you’re looking for a primer that won’t break the bank, we’ve compiled six of the best drugstore eye shadow primers under $10.
While I can think of a few worse things than eye shadow creasing throughout the day, it is none the less frustrating, especially if you spent a good chunk of time applying your makeup. To make sure your shadow and liner stay put, no touch-ups necessary, start your makeup routine with one of these wallet-friendly primers. From sheer formulas that ward off creases to no-smudge tinted primers and clear solutions that set shadow all day long, we’ve rounded up the most inexpensive primers that don’t skimp on quality. Keep reading for the best under-$10 drugstore eye shadow primers on the market.
This wallet-friendly brand does not skimp on quality. Promising to increase shadow longevity without causing creases, this primer by e.l.f is a drugstore favorite. Don’t believe us? Check the Wal-Mart review section, where bblevins9 wrote, “I was blown away by this product,” as it does a “great job evening out the color of my eyelids.”
It’s no surprise that we are featuring cult-favorite makeup brand, NYX yet again, as many of its products are unprecedented even by luxury beauty companies. This eye shadow base, which comes in a variety of colors, is one of those instances in which NYX reigns supreme, as Ulta reviewer, AnaM says, “it applies very smoothly, [and] stays flawless all day long.” Pro-tip: If you are looking to magnify your shadow color, apply this underneath for magnification up to 100x.
This multipurpose primer is a must for the girl who wants to get the most out of her makeup products. One side has a shadow primer that prevents from fading, bleeding, or creasing, while the other side offers a primer that turns your shadow into a long-lasting waterproof liquid liner, thanks to its liquid-filled felt tip, you really can't go wrong with this priming duo.
If you’re a fan of cream shadows, you’re likely familiar with a creasy lid. This primer promises to prevent those creases and lasts up to eight hours, and according to this review from Ulta, it does just that, as BusyWorkingMomWithTwins wrote, “it actually keeps my cream shadows from creasing.”
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