ELF’s New All Day Stay Eyeshadow Primer is Brilliant for Shimmery Shadows

If you like wearing shimmery shadows, this primer is for you. It does an absolutely bang-up job of intensifying, extending the wear and giving shimmery shades that extra pop. 

If you're more into matte shadows and are all about that blend, put this primer down and keep walking. 

ELF's All Day Stay Eyeshadow Primer is excellent for increasing the wear of your shimmers, it also helps intensify their color payoff and will make them look even more vibrant. However, it also works best for shimmery shades that you use your fingers to apply. For some reason this primer just does not like brushes, which is probably why it's not suitable for mattes. Unless you've somehow perfected applying matte shades with your fingers, (in which case, please contact me and share your secrets!) this primer is best left for finger application. 

Now that we've got that caveat out of the way let's get to the good stuff. So if you like shimmery shades that are applied with fingers (yours or someone else's-we don't judge, we just did make that weird though), read on. 

This primer will make your eyeshadow budge-proof. As in, it won't leave your face until you use actual makeup remover. That's right; it's tear-proof. I tested it. Let's just say, the end of a stressful day and that episode of The Office where Michael leaves (especially the scene where Jim says goodbye to him and ESPECIALLY when Pam takes off her shoes and runs through the airport to say bye) turned into my perfect storm of tears to properly test the staying power of the All Day Stay Eyeshadow Primer. And it is indeed, All Day Stay. 

Another note on this primer, a little goes a long way. When you go to squeeze it out from the tube, use less than you think you would need. You can always add more. Also, before the said squeeze, mix it up a little by sort of massaging the tube. And that's all you need to get absolutely killer wear from your favorite shimmery shades. 

Seriously, this is one of the best primers I've found for shimmers. There's no need to go out buying a $20 primer any more thanks to ELF. So the only thing that's left to be said is: "What are you waiting for?" Go make your shimmery shadow dreams come true. 

Hannah Flack
Hannah Flack

I am a USC grad with a passion for beauty, health and science. I reside in beautiful California with my husband and puppy (@sebastian.thecavalierking).

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