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If Your Shadow Keeps Smearing, Try These Eye Primers

Our hot and humid climate isn’t the most conducive for makeup. In fact, more often than not we find our eye shadow smearing or our eyeliner smudging. And because many Singaporeans tend to have combination skin and oily lids, this problem is exacerbated. To prevent looking like a crazy panda-bear, we’ve put together a list of our favourite eye primers that not only help your makeup last longer, but go on more smoothly.

#1: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden, $35
This paraben-free formula promises no creasing, more vibrant colour and smoother makeup application. It has a polymer technology that fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for all -ay shadow. #2: Guerlain Eye Stay Primer, $45
This brightening eye primer helps to smooth and even out the texture and tone of your lids to help facilitate the application of makeup. Applied on its own, it unifies the eyelid with brightening pigments, and its formula even has an active tensor element to smooth skin. #3: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $40
This lightweight eye primer creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder colour looking fresh and just-applied all day long. A polymer and mineral-powder blend establishes a firm grip on colour for longer wear, while an antioxidant rice extract keeps the delicate eyelid smooth. #4: M.A.C Prep+Prime 24-hour Extend Eye Base, $34
Specially formulated to prolong the look of your eye makeup, this extends the wear of your eye shadow for up to 24 hours. Comfortable and lightweight, it is infused with the rich antioxidant vitamin E and is ideal for all skin tones and types. #5: Shu Uemura Eye:Prime Lasting Eye Priming Fluid, $45
This uses a True Color Veil technology that creates a thin film to smooth skin and boost the adherence of eye makeup for truer colour payoff. It also has an oil-absorbing complex so makeup looks brighter and fresher for longer.