How to Use Eyeshadow Base Primers

  • A closeup of a woman’s eye with Sigma’s Iconic Eyeshadow applied

    Eyeshadow Only

  • A closeup of a woman’s eye with Sigma’s Earthen Eyeshadow Base Primer with Iconic Eyeshadow

    Eyeshadow + Eyeshadow Base Primer

It’s prime time, beauties! One of the most underutilized makeup products in the market today, Eyeshadow Base Primers are something every beauty lover should have on hand. Sigma has an extensive collection of the industry’s best Eyeshadow Base Primers in matte, satin and shimmer finishes that complement any skin tone, and are safe to use on the face and eyes.

Commonly used for priming the eyelids before makeup application, Eyeshadow Base Primers can be used to enhance your look in a number of ways. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use Sigma’s Eyeshadow Base Primers!

Amp Up Your Eye Look

The most popular way to use an Eyeshadow Base Primer is underneath eyeshadow pigments. Eyeshadow Base Primers not only enhance the color and hold of eyeshadow shades, they also even out your skin tone, neutralize imperfections, prevent creasing, minimize fallout and much more.

Now, let’s talk about how to use Eyeshadow Base Primer. With the twist-up applicator, apply our Eyeshadow Base Primer in your favorite shade directly onto your eyelids. We recommend the shade Earthen for a smokey eye, but we love Persuade for any look and skin tone! Then, smooth the Eyeshadow Base Primer over your entire eyelid using a dense blending or precision brush — we love the P82 Precision Round™ or E58 Cream Color! Finally, pack on the eyeshadow shade of your choice using a shader brush to witness the surprising effect and intense color payoff — we recommend the E55 Eye Shading!

Amp Up Your Eye Look

The most popular way to use an Eyeshadow Base Primer is underneath eyeshadow pigments. Eyeshadow Base Primers not only enhance the color and hold of eyeshadow shades, they also even out your skin tone, neutralize imperfections, prevent creasing, minimize fallout and much more.

Now, let’s talk about how to use Eyeshadow Base Primer. With the twist-up applicator, apply our Eyeshadow Base Primer in your favorite shade directly onto your eyelids. We recommend the shade Earthen for a smokey eye, but we love Persuade for any look and skin tone! Then, smooth the Eyeshadow Base Primer over your entire eyelid using a dense blending or precision brush — we love the P82 Precision Round™ or E58 Cream Color! Finally, pack on the eyeshadow shade of your choice using a shader brush to witness the surprising effect and intense color payoff — we recommend the E55 Eye Shading!

Wear Them Alone

The easiest way to wear Eyeshadow Base Primer is on its own. Doubling as a cream eyeshadow, our Eyeshadow Base Primers give you a subtle, long-lasting wash of color in seconds.

Simply glide your favorite shade directly onto your lid using the twist-up applicator, then blend it out with a dense blending or precision brush — we love the P87 Edge Precision™ for a quick, full-coverage blend. Ta-da! You’re ready to go.

Get Your Glow On

Safe to use on your face and eyes, reach for our Eyeshadow Base Primers for more than just eye color…

Glide on shimmery shades like Bubbly or Radiance, using them as a cream highlight to add a pop of light to your brow bones, cheekbones, inner corners and more! Use our matte or satin Eyeshadow Base Primers as a base for powder highlights and blushes to enhance color and staying power. Intensely pigmented and water-resistant, our Eyeshadow Base Primers will make sure your glow lasts all day!

Get Your Glow On

Safe to use on your face and eyes, reach for our Eyeshadow Base Primers for more than just eye color…

Glide on shimmery shades like Bubbly or Radiance, using them as a cream highlight to add a pop of light to your brow bones, cheekbones, inner corners and more! Use our matte or satin Eyeshadow Base Primers as a base for powder highlights to enhance the color and staying power. Intensely pigmented and water-resistant, our Eyeshadow Base Primers will make sure your glow lasts all day!