EYESHADOW PRIMERS: ARE YOU LOYAL TO ONE?

In these days of beauty promiscuity, is eyelid primer something you can commit to?
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In these days of beauty promiscuity, is eyelid primer something you can commit to?
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Eyeshadow primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potions in Eden, Minor Sin, Original and Anti-Aging; and Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

The Lipstick League is questioning your loyalties this week... and completely without judgement given that we're really all in the same beauty boat. We want to know: Are you loyal to one eyeshadow primer or do you like to hop around and try new things? What’s your holy grail eyeshadow primer (or your favourite of the moment)?

Short answer: I don't use eyeshadow primer, mostly because I rarely wear eyeshadow; a good layer of pressed powder is all I need to discourage eyeliner transfer in my crease.

Longer answer: If I were to reach for an eyeshadow primer, I'd go for Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion because I remember I rather liked it the few times I bothered with it, and I'm mildly curious about the Eden, Minor Sin and Anti-Aging versions. Or I'd reach for Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer because I have a sample of it around here somewhere.

Then I'd settle into an exclusive relationship with the eyeshadow primer I like best of all those... until on a whim I'd try something new. I'm a player that way.

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Your turn: is there an eyeshadow primer that rates at least a long-term affair with you?

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