This is pretty much the only eyeshadow primer that I use now because its so cheap and it works so well. It never creases with my powder eyeshadows, although I haven't tried it with cream eyeshadow. It keeps my eyes looking grease-free and freshly applied all day. Addressing the cons: everyone who says this product makes their lids oily and doesn't keep it on, may not be using enough to cover EVERYWHERE (browbone too) that the eyeshadow is applied. One section of your eye gets oily=rest of your eye getting oily. Make sure you apply thoroughly and I'm sure this product will work for you. The reason I gave the packaging a 4 is that it gets stuck around the rim of the screw off top sometimes if you don't close it SUPER TIGHT.
This primer does what it is supposed to. I have had no problems with it creasing and holds my eye shadow all day. I will for sure be buying this again.
I was a big fan of Bare Minerals Prime Time eyelid primer, but I stumbled across E.L.F's primer, and decided to try it out for a buck rather than go spend $20 on the Bare Minerals. After the first day of wearing E.L.F, I was sold. No creases, and my eyes crease big time, especially in the summer since I work in an office with NO A/C. I immediately ran to the store and stocked up on it. It has totally exceeded my expectations.
This primer is good but not the best i do prefer my urban decay one over this one, but this one is only 1$!! It does keep everything in place for a couple hours, but then it does crease after a while, but not horribly (like if you dont use primer) so if you are on a budget, then this is your primer! i do use this when i don't feel like using up my urban decay!
In one word, AWFUL! I bought this a few weeks ago when I ran out of UDPP and didn't see an Ulta trip in my near future. I have been using UDPP for years and never even check my eye makeup during the day because I know it will still look amazing. The first (and only) time I used the E.L.F. primer I didn't think to check out my makeup til lunch time, huge mistake. My liner was smeared, my shadow had creased terribly and the whole look was totally faded. I went right out and bought the giant professional size squeeze tube of UDPP. I threw the E.L.F. right into the trash.
I have got this primer and Urban Decay's eyeshadow primer. The e.l.f. one is not as good as the UD, but is definitely good as my eyeshadow keeps in place and only starts creasing a little bit after six hours or so. I would call this my cheap alternative to UD. However, I've heard that this primer is not the best to use if you have oily skin (as the product comes out a bit oily). I cannot comment on that though as I've got dry skin.
I really liked this until one day it began to freak me out that I was using a $1 product with a chemical smell on my eyes.
Anyway, it doesn't dry smoothly so your shadow creases a little. I'm just using my concealer now, which is working much better.
Does this keep my shadow on longer? No.
Does this make my naked eyelid look smoother? Umm .In the nude color; Yes. In the thick Glittery Champagne color? Heck No!
Does this cost a buck? Yes it does.
Do I recommend it? Not if you want eye shadow to cling on your eye and last longer than usual. I believe that it what a primer is for right?
I think this is an awesome product, whether you are on a budget or not. I helps inhance the pigment in my Wet N Wild Shadows (which are already amazingly pigmented) and in My Maybelline Color Tatoos. There have bben some elf products that I've bought in the past that were a dollar and I was like AHHHHH! it was horrible! But this product isn't one of them... TRY It !!!
It's the only eyelid primer I've used so I can't compare it to others,but I like it well enough. It does its job and doesn't have a strong smell. I'll pick some up the next time I'm at Target