Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer

Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer, R230 

Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer

What they say: A lid primer that instantly makes your shadow look more vibrant and locks on colour for a full 24 hours—no fading, creasing or smudging!

Plus, it’s sweat and humidity resistant, so your shadow can literally survive any situation; from morning yoga to an after-hours show.

What I say: I have to admit that I hardly ever wear eye shadow –  for two reasons. Firstly, I’m far too lazy to do any more than liner, and two, I hate how shadow looks by the end of the day or night. But knowing that Smashbox never releases a product that does’t live up to its promises, I thought I’d give this one a go.

Smashbox primer on skin

The primer is a pale cream colour (see on my hand above), but blends away to become invisible. It’s easy to apply straight from the tube with your finger. You leave it for 30 seconds to set before you apply your shadow.

My word does this stuff make shadow stick?! It was beyond amazing with both light, natural shadow and heavy dark, smokey eyes. It didn’t budge, crease or dissipate all day/night long. I was truly blown away when I checked my make-up after a night of dancing – it looked like I’d just applied it. Really.

Those of you how wear shadow daily, this little tube will change your life! Even if you don’t wear shadow very often, I would suggest you have a tube of this in your make-up bag for when you do so.