The 4 best eye primers

ARTDECO Eyeshadow Base 90 Tired of eyeliner smudging or eyeshadow creasing? Try these four primers to keep your eye makeup looking fresh all day

Applying an eye primer before you put on your eye makeup is one of the best ways to prevent it melting and smudging throughout the day. By investing just ten seconds of your time incorporating a slick of eye primer into your morning routine, you can save yourself the hassle and time spent wiping off eyeliner trails during day.

Eye primers also work effectively in combating the annoying creases that gather in your sockets and wreck your eye shadow, plus they provide a great base for applying under eye concealer. Another benefit to priming before eye makeup is that your eye shadow colour stays more vibrant for longer. This means you can really make the most of this season's brightest and boldest trends on the eyes such as metallics and glitter!

Here are some of the best primer products to keep your eye makeup looking fresh all day:

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ARTDECO Eyeshadow Base
This mini magic pot contains a flesh coloured creamy primer that you apply with fingers. It smoothes onto the eyes effortlessly and has a super soft consistency. Once you've applied it, the nifty primer prevents eyeshadows creasing all day and makes the whole application of your eye shadow more even and longer lasting. The primer is also good for contact lens wearers as it stops the little particles in eye makeup becoming loose and causing irritation. The base calms reddened eyelids with Bisabolol and neutralises the colour of the eyelid while added Vitamin E nourishes and protects the sensitive skin of the eyes.

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Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer by Smash Box
The primer experts at Smash Box have taken the signature silky texture of their face primer and infused it with ten breakthrough benefits to address eye problems. These target puffiness, dark circles, hydration, radiance, fine lines and wrinkles, texture, skin tone, age spots, clarity and smoothing. This can be worn alone without any make-up for an on trend bare faced complexion that glows, or under your concealer for extra coverage and staying power.

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Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
This nifty primer pen smoothes and perfects the under eye skin ready for makeup application. It also brightens the eye area by reducing the appearance of fine lines and creases. You can reapply this product throughout the day for an instant 'pick me up' brightener or use it traditionally as an eye primer, layering under the rest of your makeup.

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Two Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
This is a silicone based primer that even outs the colours on the eye lid. It works well as it creates a barrier between the oils of your skin and your makeup, preventing slipping and smudging. The primer is very concentrated, so you only need a tiny amount to cover your eyelids. A top tip is to let it sit on eyelids for about 30 seconds or more before putting on any colour to the lid for added colour pop impact. © Cover Media

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