A eyelid primer is used under the eyeshadow to maximize the appearance of color and prolong the life span of the eyeshadow.
Now is it REALLY worth the extra step??
Well let's see shall we...
( I will be using my ALL TIME favorite lid primer, by Smashbox "Photo Finish lid primer". )
NOW let's put this Primer to the ULTIMATE TEST!!!
NOW, what do you think??? Is a eyelid primer REALLY worth the extra mile???
I sure think so.
SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH LID PRIMER
This primer is awesome, it can be worn alone and camouflages any eyelid discolorations. I used this product mostly for the "party scene", it keeps my eyeshadow intact through a whole lot of dancing :)
This is what it looks like alone. ( note that I did not blend it in, it's less pronounced when blended. )
This is what the applicator looks like. I don't use the applicator really, I usually use my fingers for more precision.
Bottom line, I personally think a eyelid primer is a MUST have for a long wear makeover.
I suggest the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer because it doesn't come at a high price unlike other Smashbox products and lasts a very long time.
Would you like to be a Proud owner of Smashbox lid primer???
You can purchase this lid primer here: http://www.smashbox.com/PHOTO-FINISH-LID-PRIMER
As well as other websites such as: Amazon.com - ebay.ca - Sephora.com
Retails for $20 USD per 2.5ml
If I am not mistaking, Shopper Drug mart has it in store.