Eye cream is a tricky product to use, especially if you’re new to the beauty world.
If you’re new to eye creams or are just looking for a primer alternative, then this post will help guide your way!
Can Eye Cream Be Used as Primer
Eye cream is a moisturizer and does not contain the ingredients needed to keep your makeup from creasing.
An eye cream can be used as a primer if you’re in a pinch and don’t have an actual eye primer, but it’s best to skip this method altogether and stick with the products that were designed for this purpose.
How to Apply Eye Cream as a Primer
If you’d like to use your eye cream as a primer, follow the steps below:
- Apply a small amount of product on your finger and tap it onto the skin around your eyes.
- Dab dots of product around your eye area in short strokes, avoiding the lash line and eyelid crease as much as possible (the product could get into your eyes and cause irritation).
- Use gentle blending motions to spread the product evenly over the entire area under your eyes and up to where it meets with your face (without touching any part of the eyelid or lashes). You may need to build up layers if this is not enough coverage for you; however, remember that too much can lead to clumping!
The Benefits of Using Eye Cream as a Primer
Using eye cream as a primer has several benefits.
First, it is moisturizing and hydrating.
This means that it can make your skin feel smoother and better-looking even before you apply makeup. In addition to making your skin look good, eye cream also helps prevent wrinkles from forming, which makes it an excellent primer for anyone looking to delay signs of aging in the delicate eye area.
Of course, we’ve already said that using eye cream alone can be too heavy for some people’s tastes—and this is where using it as a base comes into play!
The right amount of product on top of your eye cream will not only help keep your makeup looking fresh all day but also provide more protection against environmental aggressors like dust or smog (which can lead to premature aging).
The Ingredients in Your Eye Cream That Make It a Good Primer
You can use eye cream as a primer by choosing an eye cream that contains ingredients that prime the skin.
Some of these ingredients include:
- Hydrating ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and glycerin
- Lighter-weight primers such as silicone or petrolatum
- Moisturizing primers like shea butter
The Ingredients in Your Eye Cream That Make It a Bad Primer
While eye cream may not be a good primer, there are some ingredients in eye creams that can make your skin look worse.
These are anti-aging ingredients that stimulate collagen production and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
However, they’re very irritating to the skin if used improperly (i.e., if too much is used or it’s applied under your eyes without being mixed with something oilier first).
Fragrances can cause irritation, contact dermatitis, and other allergic reactions in some individuals.
Additionally, fragrances aren’t good for the environment because they pollute water when washed down drains during showering or bathing—and many people have allergies to perfumes/colognes anyway!
How to Apply Concealer After Using Eye Cream as a Primer
After you have applied the eye cream as a primer, you can apply your concealer.
- Apply the concealer to your undereye area
Apply the concealer to your undereye area, starting at the outer corner of your eye and working inward toward your nose.
You want to use a small amount here—just enough to cover any dark circles or fine lines under your eye area.
Apply this first so that if anything spills over onto your eyelid or brow bone (which it probably will), it won’t ruin everything else you’ve done so far!
- Use a small brush
Use a small brush like one from Sephora Collection’s Pro Brush Series #14 Eyeshadow Retractable Brush ($18).
This brush is made with synthetic bristles that are soft but firm enough not to bend out of shape when pressed into creams and liquids with heavy pigment.
It’s also great for applying glittery eyeshadow shades in ways that won’t look messy during the application or afterward!
The best part about using this type of technique is that even if something does spill over onto other areas, it doesn’t wreck everything else because those areas were already primed beforehand by applying them directly before concealer!
When to Apply Eye Cream as a Primer
To use eye cream as a primer, you must first decide when to apply it. The best time to apply your eye cream is:
- Before applying any other makeup products. This will ensure your skin is hydrated and primed for the rest of your makeup application.
- In the morning, before applying any other cosmetic products (foundation, concealer, etc.) or at night before going to sleep if you do not wear much makeup during the day.
You should also keep in mind that some people do not put on foundation before using their eye cream – this may make more sense if you prefer lighter coverage in general or want a more natural look throughout the day (rather than wearing heavy foundation).
If this sounds more like something you would prefer doing with your beauty routine then go ahead and follow these steps:
When Not to Apply Eye Cream as a Primer
- If you have an allergy to the ingredients in eye cream, it’s better to avoid using eye cream as a primer.
- If you have a skin condition that requires you to avoid certain ingredients, it’s better not to use your eye cream as a primer.
- If you have sensitive skin, it may be best not to apply your eye cream as a primer because some products can cause irritation.
Does Using an Under-Eye Concealer Underneath Your Skin Tone Help or Hurt Its Effectiveness?
You can use an under-eye concealer underneath your skin tone, but it’s not necessarily a good idea.
The ingredients in most under-eye concealers are more pigmented than those in a skin tone concealer and are therefore more likely to leave a slight cast on the skin.
Additionally, these types of products generally have less moisturizing ingredients than most true foundations; if you have dry or dehydrated under-eyes (not uncommon for people with fine lines), this may exacerbate the issue.
That said, if you have oily or acne-prone under-eyes (again, common problems with aging) then using an oil-based product might help hydrate them better than a regular foundation would.
If your goal is simply to cover dark circles without making them look like they’re covered up then yes: using an under-eye concealer can help achieve that effect!
So, there you have it. Eye cream used as a primer is not only possible but also can be beneficial to your makeup routine.
The best approach is to find a product that contains the right ingredients for this purpose and then apply it in layers, starting with the lightest shade first and working your way up to where it’s needed most on your face.
We hope this post has helped answer any questions you may have had about using eye creams as a base for concealer or foundation!