12 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup
Liners, shadows, and mascaras can end up looking like a hot (smudged) mess at the end of the day if you don't use a good primer. Keep your eye makeup on with these reader faves
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According to the makeup experts we talked to, if you don't prime before applying eye makeup, you're committing a serious makeup crime. If you've been putting the horse before the cart with your morning makeup routine and aren't convinced that you need (or have time for) this crucial step, maybe this will do it: Experts say that the No. 1 way to prevent makeup from melting and smudging is to prime. (Think about it this way -- taking an extra 10 seconds in the morning to apply eye primer is quicker than spending five minutes wiping eyeliner off your lower lids in the afternoon.)
To prevent these kinds of makeup mishaps, we've combed through more than a thousand reviews of eye primers to bring you the 12 that work best. Readers say these primers do exactly what they're supposed to: Keep your eye makeup looking as fresh as it did the moment you applied it -- all day.
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