High-end eyeshadows often give great color payoff and last long without creasing. However, not all of us have the luxury of purchasing high end eyeshadows all the time. Well, there are a few things that you can do without breaking the bank purchasing high-quality eyeshadows.
Primer: A good primer is essential if you want your eyeshadows to stay all day without creasing. Not only will it prevent your eyeshadow from fading, it will also make your eyeshadows more vibrant. The general consensus is that Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Assurance (both $18) are really great eyeshadow primers. Even though they are rather pricy, if you think about it, it is much more worth it in the long run. For one, you can buy cheaper eyeshadows and have them work well. (MAC eyeshadows cost $14.50 each! Wouldn’t you rather spend 3 more dollars to get a primer and save on eyeshadows?).
Base: A base is a substance that you blend onto your eyelids. It is usually creamy, and it will help your eyeshadow stick to your lid better. It will also provide a good base of color under your powder eyeshadow, and help your eyeshadow be more vibrant (more so than a primer, which is usually colorless or skin-colored). Bases can come in many different forms. You can use cream eyeshadows as bases. You can also use eyeshadow sticks, which are similar to cream eyeshadows but apply more easily.
Translucent Face Powder: After applying makeup, a light translucent face powder will help your makeup stick and stay longer. This not only applies to eyeshadow, but also other color, such as blush. Face powder can come in loose or pressed forms. Another similar product is mineral veil, which does pretty much the same thing, except it is better for your skin because it is made of natural products.
In the end, to truly get your eyeshadows to stay all day without creasing, you should probably look to higher end products, but these tips will definitely help you out if you are unable to get higher end eyeshadows.