I read a blog where a pro makeup artist posted photos of everything she took to a shoot and this was the only eye primer in it! This stuff made my eyeshadow look so vibrant today I couldn't believe it. This does a better job improving vibrancy, wear and preventing creasing than my MAC paint in base light did. I wish I had never bought that MAC paint. ELF mineral eyeshadow primer makes my shadows pop more than mac. This is essentially a $20 product for a $3 price. This stuff is like a magnet for eyeshadow.
I've not tried other eyeshadow primers properly previously so can't make a comparison, but I don't feel I need to search any further! Makes eyeshadow last longer keeps make up looking fresh. However, it highlights any flakes and dry areas and is several shades lighter than my natural lid colour (I'm NC35). Not sure if there's too much product in the tube, but I have difficulty replacing the wand some times... Will buy again.
LOVE this primer! I have used both the UDPP and TFEI and this one does the same thing for $3. I always buy this product in bulk along with their HD face powder. I am an ELF convert thanks to beautybroadcast.net and emilynoel83's reviews on youtube. This lasted for more than 6 hours at my outdoor garden wedding in TX-- is there a better testament than that?
I have compared this to my Urban Decay PP, used one in each eye and my eyes remained identical for the entire day. No creasing, brilliant colors. I wont be re-purchasing the UDPP now that I have discovered this one. It's amazing plus the packaging it much more user friendly.
Does exactly what it advertises. My eyeshadow/eyeliner would always smudge and crease on only ONE of my eyelids so I dabbed this on and it worked great. Eyeliner went on smoothly too. Put some on my lower lashline (where my eyeshadow usually like to migrate to as well) and didn't smudge. It's perfect. Will use it forever.
Recently my UDPP hasn't been working for me it's been creasimg off and melting off my eye in the warmer weather so I have been looking for something else. I recently bought this in my ELF order when I was testing out there products. When I first opened it, it looked really oily to me so I immedietly assumed I was going to hate it and put it away. Until a week later I needed to go out to somewhere important and I didn't want to take the chance of my UDPP creasing on me. When I first took it out of the tube and applied it to my lids it felt really oily and slick as I spread it out, but when I let it dry it dried to a nice powdery finish. I also applied a silica powder over top and then applied my eyeshadow. Surprisingly in the hot heat, and even with ne sweating it didn't budge for 5 hours. I am very impressed and will be buying backups. It's only 3 dollars and the packaging is practical unlike UDPP if not as cute as theres.
I like this a lot better than the ELF Eyelid Primer, which is from the original line, costing only a dollar. This one's three dollars and worth the extra two bucks. First off, no creasing, that's very important, Second, no fading. Thirdly, this helps the colors appear more vibrant. Even though this one's more expensive than the other, still very, very cheap considering I am used to purchasing UDPP or TFSI.
This stuff is nothing compared to Urban Decay's primer potion. When I read reviews saying that it was just as good, I had to have it. It's not bad, but it's not the best either. I see moderate creasing after only 3 hours and it just goes downhill from there. I'll use it on days I'm just doing a wash of color, but never again when I'm doing something elaborate.
This is my first eyeshadow primer so I don't have anything to compare it to. That being said, it works fantastic for me compared to not using any primer. I'm 35 and never thought about using an eyeshadow primer until I joined this site. And it took me awhile to get to it. I don't have oily lids but even my Colorstay shadows would crease after awhile. Not now! I put this on and can go all day and all night without a crease. My other shadows even last with this stuff. In fact, like one reviewer said, my shadow is almost impossible to take off lol. But hey that's what we're going for here! I find that if I put a thin layer on before foundation and a thin layer after, it works even better. AND for me, it works great as a concealer. Sounds strange, but it does. I don't know what possessed me to try it as a concealer, but I'm glad I did. I have a couple of pitted acne scars that I am constantly trying to cover...if foundation settles into them, it looks awful. I put this on top and then my foundation and they seem more softened. Loving this stuff, I think this will be an HG for me!
Dissapointing.. this got such good reviews I was sure it was amazing. It's not. It works pretty well as a primer in that it makes eye shadow application (not necessarily mineral btw) smoother. It also does prolong the wear of eyeshadow.. but it does crease. Eventually. Definitely better than not using primer at all, but probably not as good as a high end primer, like Urban Decay's.