I use this with my high end shadows because those are the only one's this works with. It holds shadow pretty well, but begins to crease after 1-3 hours with cheap shadow. I'd rather buy inexpensive eye shadow and an expensive primer than the other way around, which is why I go with UDPP.
e.l.f. = expensive shadow
UDPP = All shadow
Buying UDPP will save you in the long run.
I have both this and udpp, and for the most part they are very comparable in quality and performance. The mineral primer does it's job at keeping shadows from creasing and intensifying the color of the shadow, but I have found that udpp keeps the shadow and liner applied under my eyes more in place with minimal smudging.
What's better in elf's primer is that it isn't nearly as drying and almost irritating to my eyelids as udpp is, and the primer also gives you much more leeway for blending your shadows, which is difficult to do with udpp.
I find myself reaching for this primer more because of this and the fact that it is 1/6th the price of udpp!!! This is basically a steal at 3 dollars, and knowing elf, they'll have more 50 or 60% off sales and codes than we'll know what to do with. I strongly reccomend this product even if you have a more expensive one like NARS, TSFI, or UDPP because it'll extend the life of that product too. I've had my UDPP for 2 years and it's not even halfway done thanks to me using elf's most of the time!
Great product, my eye shadow has not creased even in this very hot muggy weather. Yes, will buy again!
Great stuff. Keeps eyelids crease-free for about 6 hours in very humid weather. Odorless, cheap, color-correcting, and convenient packaging for travel.
Biggest problems I have with this is that it doesn't last as long as I wish (10+ hours in tropical humid weather), doe-foot wand applicator doesn't reach the sides of the tube, and I still must resort to buying it online since no place around here (even ELF distributors) sells it in their store...
Great product. Definitely worth purchasing again. I'd go as far to say that it would probably work just as good if not better than your high-end primer potion.
I save all kinds of money with this little guy <3.
I love this eye shadow primer! I have oily skin and my eye shadow used to crease and cake up within 2 hours of applying it and I just thought it must be my eye shadow. Well I was searching around on ELFs website and came across this and saw the great reviews then I checked on here and also say good things so I purchased it and I am so glad that I did. I used the primer today around 4pm when I was getting ready and itís now 2am and my eye shadow looks like I just put it on! It also makes my eye shadow color look much more vibrant! Another plus is that I wear gel eye liner and that usually end up leaving a big black smudge on my upper eyelid and that didnít happen tonight while wearing this primer! This product totally changes the way my markup looks and lasts and it is an absolute steal at $3! I totally recommend for everyone to try this!
I had heard this eye primer was great so I decided I had to try it. It comes in a cloudy clear tube with a smooth applicator. I use my finger to apply. The formula goes on with a bit of color, is smooth, nice texture, & dries to a creamy matte finish. It doesnt irritate my eyes & makes my eyeshadows last pretty well.
I got this primer along with the $1 primer from ELF and have really been impressed with these 2 products! The difference I see in the mineral vs the $1 is that the mineral is slightly thicker in consistency but in terms of staying power both are the same for me. 8 hours and no creasing so I will take that! I think this is a great alternative to some of the higher end primers out there. I have used most of them and they either are too drying or too cakey looking. Will continue to purchase this!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE This Primer It Worked Great For Me I've Never Tried UDPP Or Any Other Eye Primer Besides Neutrogena Soothing Tints... That Didn't Work Out! When I first Used It I thought that it wouldn't work because it's so light but after trying it again and blending it out it worked wonders, My Eye Shadow Stayed on and Stayed True! I Got it for A buck! Also Another thing to look out for is coupon codes to use on E.L.F They Have a ton such as FREEFIVE Which takes five dollars off of your order just look them up on retailmenot.com they have awesome coupon codes!
I have this and UDPP and they are identical in quality, IMO. I am not just saying that to justify saving money. They really work exactly the same. ELF MEP improves vibrancy, wear and prevents creasing to the same extent that UDPP does. This is a smart purchase for savvy ladies. More money in your pocket for makeup! Why pay 6 times the price for something that does the same thing, especially when you're talking about primers (a boring makeup item where packaging doesn't make it more fun to use).