Even the most seasoned beauty experts are constantly on the hunt for beauty hacks that will help make our routines easier and our makeup look better. The latest one sounds simple but could also be a game-changer: It turns out you can use eyeshadow primer as a face primer, and it’ll work better.
How has this never occurred to us before? It’s so funny how often using a product for a different reason than its intended purpose often yields more successful results. It’s like using eyeshadow as blush or putting hairspray on your eyebrows for a super strong hold (use a spoolie — please don’t spray your eyeballs).
This brilliant idea came from Redditor goteamsquanch, over at the Makeup Addiction subreddit.
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The Reddit user admitted to using her Urban Decay Primer Potion all over her face and loving the results. It helped to combat her oily skin, and she explained that the eyeshadow primer worked better than her face primer.
If you’ve ever used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion on your eyelids before, then you probably understand how goteamsquanch came to this conclusion. This cult-fave product works like a charm and gives you the perfect base for makeup that won’t budge or crease.
It’s creamy, helps your makeup stay vibrant, and lasts all day and night long.
If you haven’t tried it out yet, it’s definitely worth a shot — whether you want to use it on just your lids or go for the entire face.
And now that Urban Decay has expanded Primer Potion with a wider spectrum of shades, it can now serve a wider variety of needs than ever. Let us know what you think if you try it out for yourself!
This article originally appeared on Hello Giggles.