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Is the primer’s shade not exactly your color? Mix it with a bit of your foundation (try a ratio of 80% primer and 20% foundation) to create the ideal canvas for your lids.

Smashbox Cosmetics

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In the grand scheme of things, dealing with melting eye makeup is no worse than coping with a paper cut. That said, minor annoyances can be major distractions. This beige-tinted universal primer acts like a bandage by covering up fine lines and discoloration on and around your lids. At the same time, it works to prevent shadow from creasing and fading. So, while we can’t tell you how to avoid paper cuts (if you figure it out, let us know), this minor annoyance can quickly become a thing of the past.

How it Works

The silicone-based formula contains phytomoist, a plant-based hyaluronic acid, and glycerin to deliver moisture, while soft focus pearls diminish the appearance of lines. Betaine smooths skin, creating an ideal canvas for that killer smoky eye or natural day look. A patented Qusome® complex helps all of the beneficial ingredients sink in, and the wand makes application a cinch.

How to Use

Dab a tiny amount onto your lids with the wand, and gently blend with your fingertips. Follow with shadow or wear it alone for a nude eye look. You can also put a bit beneath your eyes to brighten dark circles.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Does the Trick

I can't say that this is the best lid primer I've ever used, but it definitely is in my top 3.

The color worked well on my light neutral skin tone, even alone without shadow (but also under shadow). The coverage was even and full, and it held my eye shadow powder 8+ hours without smudging or creasing, which definitely is better than many others out there.

I would recommend this primer, although I typically prefer shadow primers in white, to make my shadows "pop" a bit more.

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Works Great

This is a product I would never buy but, after trying I couldn't wait to order the full size. My eyeshadow stayed on all day long.

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Excellent and long-lasting

In the past I have had a pretty bad time with running eye shadow and upper lid liner, and this primer solves that problem perfectly! Not only does it help keep my eye makeup in place, it also makes the application of eye shadow and liner that much smoother. My shadow and liner colors also appear more vibrant at application. I absolutely will not go without this primer anymore for all-day eye makeup.

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Would recommend....

I think I've tried every type of lid primer available, and I really liked this one...you can wear it alone, for a light day look, or under shadow. My only issue is with the wand...I think this product would be better in a squeeze tube, it wouldn't dry out as fast. However, when my tube did dry out a bit, I just added a drop of distilled water and shook, and got plenty more use out of the tube.

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No Crease

I absolutely love Smashbox but this primer is wonderful for all day wear. I can use the primer with shadow at 6am and look great at 5pm with no gunkie lid creases.

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Love it

This lid primer really works! I think i've tried every type out there, Smashbox's lid primer is great! It's lightweight and dosen't really even feel like you have it on, I love it!

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Thrilled to prime!

This primer has become my new favorite eye shadow primer. The base tint is perfect to wear alone actually and covers my lid veins nicely. My eye shadow lasts all day and doesn't crease. I've used powder and cream shadow and cannot complain about this product AT ALL. I haven't tried swimming with it - some lid primers are waterproof but this one doesn't appear to be. If you are in the market to help your shadow stay on longer without creasing add this little product to your cart! Cheers!

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Too thick

What a great idea! However, the product was so thick that I had remove it and start over. I thinned it down with water and it worked nicely.

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Fantastic!

I love layering different colors on my eyes for different types of looks. Sometimes I do a traditional natural look and other times I'll range to a dark smokey eye, but no matter what I always put this primer on before. It really does keep my eyeshadow looking perfect all night! I hate spending time on my makeup only to have creases in it an hour later. Definitely worth it!

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Overall a good product.

I like that this product keeps my eyeshadow in place but my eyeliner likes to transfer up on my lid when I wear this.

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