All eyelid primers are not created equal. There are some that can turn even the most crease-prone shadows into things of long-wearing beauty. Then there are other primers that seem to crease as much as your shadow. The Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Lid Primer has been a favorite among beauty lovers because it smooths eyelids, help shadow last and doesn’t turn it a weird shade. That’s why we were especially excited to hear that it launched in black and white versions.
The Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer ($21) is also available in three varying neutral shades that are like foundation for your eyes, but the black and white primers are different because they are supposed to change your shadows.
The white version is meant to brighten eyeshadows and given them even more vibrancy. If you have a pastel shadow that you wish had a little more oomph, try it with the white base.
Apply the black (really deep gray), or “Smoke” shade when you want to create a sultry smokey eye.
You could even try wearing the primers blended together. Swipe a bit of “Smoke” on your lid to create a smokey eye then use the white shade under your brow highlight to make it really stand out. You can start playing around now because all of the Photo Finish Lid Primers are available on Smashbox.com.
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