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top eye primers

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for top eye primers.

The best eye primer is one that helps you achieve your eyeshadow application goals, whether that means keeping your shadows from creasing or fading or making them last longer.

Urban DecayEyeshadow Primer Potion

Size: 0.33 oz / 10 mL·ITEM: 1941277

Color: Sin - subtle pale nude shimmer

11.4K Reviews


I've used other eye primers from other good brands, but Urban Decay is at the top of my list!...I love UD primers . I also love nars eye primer. This was a repurchase. ...One of my go to eye primers!...Best Eye Primer

What it is: An award-winning nude eyeshadow primer that ensures vibrant, crease-free wear for up to 24 hours.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This long-lasting eye makeup base keeps eyeshadow crease-free, eye color vibrant, and application smooth. Formulated with polymer technology, this vegan beauty eyelid primer serves as the perfect eyeliner or eyeshadow base, filling in any surface imperfections and prepping lids for all-day wear.


What it is: A silky eyeshadow primer that creates a smooth base for a soft-focus finish, locking down your shadow and enhancing its vibrancy.

Radiant Natural Matte

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination

Ingredient Callouts:
This product is free of parabens. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: Lock down your look with this vegan, non-sticky, non-greasy eyeshadow primer. Its smooth, gripping formula intensifies color, extends wear, and protects against creasing and fading.

NARSPro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Size: 0.26 oz/ 7 mL·ITEM: 1236843

Color: Original

2.6K Reviews


Needed a new eye shadow primer and I prefer translucent primers. ...The BEST eye primer!!...Finally, an eye primer that works on my oily, hooded eyes. I've tried other eye primers (Urban Decay, Kat Von D) but this one really grabs eyeshadow & liner and doesn't let go.

What it is:
A lightweight primer that creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder eye color looking brilliant, fresh, and just-applied all day.

What it does:
This smudge-proof eyeshadow base uses a unique polymer and mineral powder blend to get a firm grip on color for long-lasting, gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, it dries on contact and keeps the delicate eye lid smooth and ready for eyeshadow application.

What else you need to know:
This fragrance-free product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.


My favorite eye primer...This has become my favorite eye primer, not only does it help my eyeshadow to last all day but it is extremely Tacky in a good way. ...It's nice. It's a sticky primer, so I always have to put powder on top, but it makes my eyes red and irritates my skin like half the time I use it :/ I do have sensitive skin but I've never had this reaction to other eye primers

What it is:
A weightless, color-boosting eyeshadow primer that smooths lids for better blending and longer, crease-proof wear.

What it does:
Keep your eye makeup on top of its game. Pro Filt’r Amplifying Eye Primer smooths the way for next-level eyeshadow performance—better application, enhanced color, and extended wear. It’s your eyeshadow’s personal best, every time.

Pro Filt’r’s weightless, invisipink formula melts into all skin tones, creating a super-smooth surface for effortless blending while enhancing color vibrancy. Plus, it’s designed to help grip eyeshadow color for serious crease-proof, fade-proof stamina like you’ve never seen.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates


Next is the milk eye primer and dlx primer. I honestly really loved both of these primers, especially since I was able to compare them to the Armani primer. ...As an under eye primer, this is top-notch. My concealer goes on smoothly and doesn’t crease throughout the day.

What it is: An invisible, hydrating primer for eyeshadow and under-eye concealer that smooths skin and locks down color to prevent creasing, fading, and smudging.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Agave Extract: Helps form an invisible layer to lock in makeup.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Hemp-Derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Boost hydration for delicate eyelid and under-eye area.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Aloe Water: Provide additional moisture and antioxidant benefits.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.


Best Eyelid Primer Ever!...This is the best eye primer I love it. Eyeshadows glide over my eyelids with this primer & powder unlike all the other liquid primers that feel gooey & smudgy! ...I had considered giving up eye primers, I own every high and low end product and every eye primer either hurts my eyes, or makes my eyelids look creepy and ashy.

What it is: A palette to prime, prep, conceal, and set for a flawless and long-wearing look.

Ingredient callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Each set features two shades of primer for custom blending in hues for different skin tones and a translucent powder to set the lids and diffuse shadow. The convenient kit corrects shadow mistakes, provides a shadow base, and is perfect for touch-ups on the go.

This set contains:
- 2 x 0.06 oz/ 1.7g Primer
- 1 x 0.12 oz/ 3.4g Powder

Urban DecayMini Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion

ITEM: 1704444

Size: 0.16 oz / 5 mL - sheer nude

596 Reviews


The only eye primer that is comfortable for me! I was skeptical at first because the handful of low-price primers I'd tried in the past made my eyes itch and water like crazy, and I was afraid to try any primers after those experiences. ...An eyeshadow primer that works!...I've tried so many eye shadow primers and this is the only one that actually works.

What it is: A travel-size of the award-winning nude eyeshadow primer that ensures vibrant, crease-free wear for up to 24 hours.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is free of parabens. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This travel-friendly eye primer keeps eyeshadow crease-free, color vibrant, and application smooth. Formulated with polymer technology, this beauty essential serves as the perfect eyeshadow base for your eye makeup, filling in the look of any imperfections and prepping lids for all-day wear.

Anastasia Beverly HillsPro Pencil

Size: 0.087 oz/ 2.4 g·ITEM: 1622067

Color: Base 2

369 Reviews


This works as a brilliant brow highlight but I've used it as eye primer, under-eye concealer & even to hide the occasional blemish. ...It's also a good under eye concealer if you put just a few lines on top of your bags and blend.

What it is:
A multitasking pencil that works as a brow and facial highlighter, a concealer, or an ideal priming base for eyeshadow.

What it does:
This portable pencil does the work of five makeup bag must-haves in one convenient tool. Use it to conceal blemishes, dark circles, and flaws, or to highlight the brow, face, and eyes. Cover brow hairs as they grow back in, line your lips, or use as an eyeshadow primer for lids. The Pro Pencil does it all.

HourglassVeil™ Eye Primer

ITEM: 2337418

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9.6 mL

73 Reviews


Great for aging eyes...I am loving this one! Many primers make my kids look dry, not this one. Great for aging eyes!...NOT JUST AN EYE PRIMER...Great as both eye and lip primers when you don't want your product to move!

What it is: An eye primer that creates a smooth, even canvas and increases eyeshadow wear for up to 24 hours while nourishing with vitamins C and E.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Viamerine: Provides hydration and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Vitamin E: Helps keep skin nourished and moisturized.
- Vitamin C: Supports natural collagen and reduces the appearance of age spots and sun damage.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

tarteMini Opening Act Lash Primer

ITEM: 2273985

Size: 0.16 oz/ 5 mL

54 Reviews


Only lash primer I’ll use...I’ve never been one to love lash primers, but this one works so well that I’ve had to add it to my daily routine. ...great primer!...Really love this primer! It helped to separate my lashes and added nice volume.

What it is: An ultra-conditioning lash primer that gives more volume to your lashes before you even apply mascara, now in take-me-with-you travel size.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cellulose: Plant-derived thickening agent.
- Caranuba Wax: Emollient from the leaves of the carnauba palm to ensure a smooth application.
- Olive Esters: Help condition and protect lashes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.

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