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Go on etsy and buy sobe botanicals primed and proper. It isn't that expensive and does a good job keeping my eyeshadow looking good as new all day. But the shadow you described seems very poor quality because it should show up decently without primer. The drugstore shadows are all hit or miss and you'll save yourself tons of money and frustration by buying good quality makeup to start out with. It helps beginners do their makeup much better and is so smooth it's nearly impossible to get wrong. I buy urban decay's palettes because they are a better deal and I also like buying e/s off of etsy if I don't have a lot of money to spend at the time. The best brand I have found there so far is shiro cosmetics. also buy a book of eyeshadow looks to guide you and get you started with a variety of looks. My favorite is "eye candy" by Linda mason. Also search on youtube to find a beauty blogger whose style you like and you can steal her looks. Hope this helps and welcome to the wonderful and addictive world of makeup!