The Secret to Long Lasting Eye Makeup

If you wear any eye makeup (shadow or liner), this little, genie-like bottle will do wonders for your daily routine. Most people don’t think they need eye primer… it’s just an extra step in the already-too-complicated morning routine, right? Guess again.

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One of the CC Founders swears by this stuff. Here’s the scoop: layer this on your eyelids before dusting on shadow and lining eyes. Your makeup will last ALL DAY and your shadow won’t crease. I didn’t believe it at first either, but ladies – this is a miracle worker. It even enhances the color of your eyeshadow.

Step 1: Start with a clean, moisturized face. Sweep the wand over each eyelid.

Step 2: Blend the creamy primer into your lid. When you’re finished, your eyelids may look a little brighter, but you shouldn’t be able to see any creases or a marked change in color.

Step 3: While it’s still drying, take a small eyeshadow brush like this one (because it picks up more concentrated amounts of shadow) and dust your base shadow all over your lid. Base shadow is the color you use all over the lid. Some women just use “base” shadow and don’t have any other additional colors. You’ll see below that I sometimes like to add a copper tone in the crease for depth.

Step 4: Proceed normally – add whatever other eye shadow colors and liners you use.

Adding coppery-brown eyeliner…

And penny-copper crease shadow…

Step 5: No touch-ups at the office! Score!

If you do pick up a bottle of UD primer, here are some helpful tips on how to make the product last even longer!

Urban Decay Eye Primer, $18 at



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4 responses to “The Secret to Long Lasting Eye Makeup

  1. This primer comes with Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows II. Even the tiny bottle lasts a while and works great!

    • I live and die by this stuff. Only crappy part is how difficult it is to get the stuff out when the bottle is low. Best trick I’ve found is to use contact lens solution.

      • I’ve never tried that! Did you see the link to the blog that tells you to cut the tube? Apparently the design is flawed and the makeup gets stuck in the bulbous parts. Thanks for your support, Cath! 🙂

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