Editor’s pick: Pandora’s Makeup Box Eyelid Primer

Pandora's Makeup Box Eyelid Primer

If there’s one thing you do, makeup-wise, before leaving the house, it should be putting a touch of concealer at the inner corners of your eyes. As I’ve said before, just getting rid of the darkness there wakes up your whole face and makes you look prettier—even if you don’t wear a stitch of anything else. (Well, I hope you’re wearing clothes, obviously.)

Lately I’ve been loving this Eyelid Primer from Canadian line Pandora’s Box because it not only primes your lids for shadow application, it also doubles as an eye-area concealer for fair or medium complexions. I’m not really sure if you’re supposed to use it that way, but I’m finding it works great both all over my lids and at the aforementioned inner corners. It has great “slip” (probably due to silicones, which I’m okay with in that area) and then dries down to a nice, matte finish.

Even if you don’t do the concealer thing, I still recommend it for helping your eyeshadow to stay put—especially for summer. For more hot-weather (and/or oily skin) makeup help, check out these tips that Pandora’s Box founder Susan Kirsch shared with me back in November.

Available now at Murale and pandorasmakeupbox.com.


Tuesday, April 6/2010 at 1:41 pm

My eyelids are so oily that I can’t put anything on them! I’ve tried numerous eyelid primers but they all melted and creased on me.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, April 6/2010 at 2:13 pm

Jen, have you tried Smashbox’s Photo Finish primer? (the Light version?) It’s meant for all over your face, but there’s no reason you couldn’t just concentrate it on your lids only. I’m wondering if it could be stronger than a primer just made for the eyelids alone. Maybe Sephora would give you a sample to try.

Also I came across this tidbit in an article I was reading today:

“In a Good Housekeeping Research Institute test, primer helped volunteers’ makeup look better and hold up throughout the day (even after a sweltering stint in our 80-degree, high-humidity chamber); Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light ($36, Sephora) proved to be the very best of the bunch.”


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