Hi Makeup Geeks!

You all know I love to try new makeup products, so I’ve compiled my “Best Of” series stating my favorite makeup products of all time!  My top picks are completely unbiased- I simply want to help you spend your money on only the products I know are amazing.  Trust me, I have tested, swatched, and worn just about every makeup product out there ;)

Enough blabbing…. On to the best eye primers!


Stila Prime Pot

These come in two shades, a lighter and darker depending on your skintone. Since they are nude in color, they can double as a concealer and eyeshadow base.  These are super creamy and blend easily into the skin, and are great for hiding any imperfections on your lids.

Price:  $20

Where to Buy:   Amazon  .   eBay   .   Sephora

Urban Decay Primer Potion

The holy grail of primer potions, this has definitley lived up to the hype. This remarkable formula comes in 4 different shades:  Original,  Eden (a matte tawny color), Sin (a shimmery champagne), and Greed (gold). These melt into the skin and leave a flawless finish that extends the wear of your eyeshadows for hours.

Price:  $20

Where to Buy:  Amazon. Ebay. Sephora

MAC Paint Pot

These little pots of magnificent colors come in 16 different shades. What makes these so great is they can be worn alone for a soft wash of color onto the lids as well as a primer underneath your eyeshadows. Used as a base these allow the shadow and pigments to adhere to the eye with little fallout. They blend smoothly into the skin and leave a flawless finish.

Price:  $18.50

Where to Buy:  Amazon. Ebay

Palladio Eye Primer

This remarkable product has the same texture and quality as the Urban Decay Primer Potion and is rumored to made by the same company. This  blends easily and goes on evenly and smoothly to prevent creasing. The best part of this primer is the price! It is definitely budget friendly without sacrificing quality.

Price:  $7.89

Where to Buy:  Makeup Geek Store

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

This primer prevents fading, creasing,  fallout and fading. Since this is a silicone based primer, it creates a barrier between the oil in your skin and your makeup, making this ideal for oily eyelids. This allows the color to blend smoothly and evenly and gives your eyeshadow better color payoff.

Price:  $18

Where to Buy: Amazon. Ebay. Sephora


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I cant agree on Stila, this is the worst eye primer ever, after trying few others Stila really dissapointed me and was useless, very dry and creasing, awful, the best one is Urban Decay one, juzt when i llost hope in eye primers i tried it and its the only primer that keeps eye shadows in place on oily lids

I love you and your reviews however I must also disagree with Stila. While it does what you say, it gets stiff and impossible to use after just a few months. Long before the average person can use it up. I have tried it twice and it happened both times. I was very disappointed because it does give a nice base.

I need some advice MUG’s…. I have lots of Mac Paint Pots but a few of them have recently dried up. I wondered if this has happened to anyone else and if they can be saved. Thank you in advance for your suggestions. My fav eye primer is Mally Roncal’s eye primer because I have oily eye lids… I always use her primer with a paint pot over it then eye shadow. Sounds like a lot of work but it just takes a few minutes! My eye shadow NEVER creases and stays on for my 12 hr work days!

You can youtube how to revive gel liners. I tried the techniques I saw and worked for gel liners, so im assuming it will work for paint pots. Check out koren’s video.

I found that ELF’s $1 eye primer works just as well as the ones listed above. No more wasting my money on these products when the ELF one works just as well!! :)

To avoid drying out of potted primers or gel eyeliners, use two containers. I use Loreal Hip gel eyeliner (do they still sell it?), but it would dry out before I used it all. But no longer a problem because I now scoop out a small bit and put it in a cleaned out old gel jar. That little bit will last two weeks. By limiting how often the new jar is exposed to air, it will last soooo long!