Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

If we can keep going strong through our busy schedules, from early morning coffee to late-night cocktails, you’d think our eye shadow could do the same—yet by mid-afternoon (if we’re lucky) it’s smudged, creased, or gone altogether. This primer keeps shadow picture-perfectly in place for a full day. After all, you never know when the perfect moment for a selfie will present itself.

Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
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This Primer Works Miracles

I have extremely oily eyelids (I guess that's a thing?) and all my eye makeup fades after a few hours. I've had no solution for this for YEARS. I read the reviews and tried this. It works amazing! My eyeshadow doesn't budge. My eyeliner stays about 99% of the time. I've never used a shadow primer before, so I'm in awe of how awesome this product works. If anyone has a better recommendation, let me know. But for me, this primer is a miracle worker and I'm no longer self conscious and looking in the mirror all the time to fix my melting eye makeup. I love this product!

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It works! It really really really works!
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I'm always cynical when it comes to beauty product claims. I figured 24 hours was marketing speak for 6 hours if you're lucky. This product really lived up to it's name! I've been using it for over two weeks now and yup, 24 hours is right. My cream, gel, pencil, and powder liners have been put tho the test with the primer. They look just as good as when I applied them at 6 am as when I washed them off at midnight and there were a few times where I fall asleep before washing my face and yup, 24 hours later my eyeliner did not budge and I had to break out eye makeup remover to get going for the day. My powder shadows didn't crease either. The other thing I'm trying to figure out is how to blend shadows while using the primer. That primer really locks that powder in there and it's been difficult of me to blend, but I'd rather have eyeshadow that stays put than perfectly blended eyeshadow that's out the door four hours later.

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A small amount goes a lot way
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This stuff is great! I only need a thin layer of this shadow primer on my lids to do the job. I have noticed this primer does a better job than some other primers I have used. My shadow colors come out brighter with more pigmentation. The colors look more even and go on so smooth. My shadow never creases, and I wear it for 12 hours+. I highly recommend this as a staple in your makeup routine!

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This product has changed my makeup life
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This product has totally changed my makeup life. I am quite basic with my everyday makeup usually, I think mostly because I had a hard time finding natural looks that would stay on. I have a dry/oily skin. Eye makeup would never stay on correctly, and end up rolled up in my eyelid creases. So disgusting! For that reason, I always shy away from eyeshadows. Well, no more with this little gem! It works SO well. I was dubious, but this product has never failed me. I apply a thin layer all over my eyelid, and a spread it out around as well (a little under the eye too). Hours later, even in the heat of the New York summer, I come home and my eyeshadows have not moved one bit. This thing is magic.

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Best ever primer
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I had never used a shadow primer prior to receiving a sample of Smashbox's primer in a monthly BirchBox. I loved it and just had to order -- oops, it was out of stock initially, which shows just how wonderful this primer is in doing its job! Now I have the full sized, but hope in the future I get another sample size to use when traveling!

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My favorite primer!
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This primer has changed my makeup routine for the better. I've tried a few other eyeshadow primers, but this one is my absolute favorite. I put it on after I've applied my foundation, and then I let it sit for a minute or so while I put on my blush and bronzer. Once I apply my eyeshadow, I'm good for the rest of the day -- absolutely zero creasing. I first tried this when I was in a wedding last summer and my makeup lasted all day and all night. I really, really cannot recommend this product enough. Plus, because you only need a little but, it really ends up lasting you a while.

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took the plunge
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I am cheap and typically go for lowest name brand shadow primer. As I was running out of my last one I decided to go a bit nicer and could absolutely tell the different. Application is smooth and a great hold all day. Definitely worth paying $10 more for a much better product.

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Wowza!!!!
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This will keep your eyeshadow on all day and night if you pass out without washing. The tube will last a very, very long time as all you need is a teeny tiny bit. It is a little harder to blend the shadow but you can do it. Well worth $20!!!!

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My favorite primer EVER
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I have tried many primers due to my large pores and this is truly my favorite. I'm on my second tube and am now a customer for life. It doesn't take any more than a dab or two to cover my whole face. It dries very quickly, so the process won't hold up your morning routine. Trust me and my 5 star rating.

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Pros and Cons
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It definitely stops creasing in the eyelid if you have difficulty in this area. I've always simply used a natural colored shadow as a base before applying my eye shadow and creasing hasn't been an issue. But would depend on each individual skin type. Your shadow WILL stay put for a couple of days. (Sh! I didn't admit that)

HOWEVER, please note you CANNOT blend your shadows after applying and this is why I rated this a 3. You have to adjust where you apply this product and your shadow or you are stuck unless you want to cleanse and start again.

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