Eyeshadow primer is a must when applying eyeshadow — unless you enjoy turning your meticulously blended eye look into something resembling a smoky eye by the end of the day. It’s a quick step that changes everything and not only holds your shadows in place — but ups the vibrancy too. If you’re convinced your eyeshadow sucks, try an eyeshadow primer and then make a decision. Sometimes your eyelid is too oily or the shadows don’t adhere well to naked skin. There’s lots of great options in the world of eye primers, but many can be pricey, which can deter the budget conscious or beginner beauty enthusiast. So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best eyeshadow primers money can buy — all at the drugstore, and under $15.

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