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7 Ways to Make Sure Your Eyeshadow Stays Flawless All Day Long

Because messy eyeshadow isn't cute. Ever. 

By Chantel Morel

When it comes to making our makeup last all day, we can always use a little backup. Enter eyeshadow primer. Similar to facial primers, this underrated gem helps to create a smooth base on your lids for a crease-proof application that won’t budge. Sounds amazing, right?

However, applying eyeshadow primer does add an extra step into your daily routine — and these primers can often be costly. That's why we decided to investigate the viral white eyeliner hack on this week's episode of Trend Testers, to see if it could really provide all the benefits of a primer for a fraction of the cost. The results were... well, we'll just let you see for yourself in the video above.

While the white eyeliner hack may work for some, if you're an eyeshadow primer loyalist you're definitely going to want to stick to the real deal. And luckily for you, we've rounded up some the very best eye primers on the market that won't hurt your pockets. Here are seven budge-proof, crease-proof, and ultra long-lasting eyeshadow primers — all under ten bucks!

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer

This creamy primer dries down to a smooth finish ensuring that your eye makeup won’t smudge or crease. It's great for all skin types, including oily skin.

Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Lid and Liner Primer

If you have oily lids, this powder primer is a makeup bag must-have. The air-light formula instantly absorbs all traces of oil on your lids, and allows shadows to blend in with ease.

NYX Proof It! Eyeshadow Primer

This waterproof primer will make sure your makeup stays in tact even on the hottest of days.

L.A. Girl HD Pro Primer Eyeshadow Stick

Perfect for women on the go, this lightweight primer stick easily neutralizes any unwanted discoloration on the lid, leaving a smooth, neutral base.

No7 Stay Perfect Eye Primer

Long day ahead? No7's latest eye priming formula will ensure that your eye makeup stays on point all day long without fading.

BH Cosmetics Smooth Canvas Long-Wear Shadow Primer

Available in four matte shades, BH Cosmetics's blendable formula creates a seamless finish while masking any unwanted discoloration or redness.

E.L.F. Cosmetics Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

Just a thin coat of this quick-drying formula will enhance any shadow color.

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