After a Lifetime of Oily Lids, I've Finally Found an Eye Shadow Primer That WORKS
I'm more of a lipstick person than an eye shadow gal, but not by choice. All my makeup-wearing days, I've been plagued by oily eyelids. I gave up on elaborate eye looks long ago when I realized it didn't matter how expensive my eye shadow was — it would inevitably clump together in one solid line at the crease after an hour. If you've ever stood in a mirror gently using your finger to fan out pooled pigments, you know the struggle.
Years ago, a makeup artist introduced me to MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($22), which I've been using for years as both eye shadow and concealer (I know, I know). It wasn't until recently that I decided to give MAC's actual primer a try. I'd been discouraged after years of primers that didn't make a smidge of difference on my lids, but hey, MAC knows what they're doing, right?
No really, RIGHT.
I tried an eye shadow look that was way outside my traditional nothing-but-nudes situation, and it didn't budge for 12 hours. Allow me to take you on my journey.