Here’s today’s Frequently Asked Question, submitted via Email! Feel free to comment and let us know what your favorite eye shadow base is!
In an effort to enhance and prevent creasing in the color of my shadows, I have experimented with both Painterly and Urban Decay Primer Potion. While the primer potion works, I don’t like the container it comes in so I opened it up to get the few remains. When that happened it dried out in 24 hrs. I bought Painterly over the weekend and its not creamy and leaves this ashy residue. Are there any other primers you can suggest?
I’m having issues with my shadows being ashy-looking and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Should I move to pigments with a mixing medium or should I try more matte shadows?
Any suggestion would be great!
Scandalous Beauty: Well, let me first say that since I have used MAC Painterly Paint Pot for years and it’s the only base that has consistently worked for me. It can dry out quick, so it’s best to use it sealed at tight as possible and store upside down. (One of my Youtube views taught me that!) Urban Decay Primer Potion is a cult favorite that has never worked for me, so I completely understand.
But, what works for some might not work for all, and I respect that! I’ve heard quite a bit about Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Apparently, It’s Urban Decay Primer Potion’s only real competition. I’ve never tried it. An inexpensive-ish base that works well if you’re going to stick to frosty eye shadows, try the L’Oreal HIP Cream Crayons. They literally don’t come off. Seriously! They come in over 5 colors, but the shade “Meticulous” is a nude beige that works as a good natural color. You’ll need a good makeup remover to get it off. I hope this helps!