This keeps my eyeshadow on quite a bit longer, without it my eyeshadow literally lasts about an hour since I have really oily eyelids, and it creases really bad. When I use this my eyeshadow stays on more like 5 hours, and it doesn't crease the slightest bit. Until i find something even better, I'll continue to spend a dollar for a working product!
Hello MUA reviewers!!
I've used several different eye primers as well as trying to use concealers or foundatons to take the place of an eye primer. I truely think this primer gives me some of the best results and it's SUPER cheap. If you want to make your eye shadow last longer and not crease I would highly recommend this. For $1 what do you have to lose? Good luck!
I find this product to be kind of awkward. When you apply it, it leaves this odd residue but I got over that quickly because it really does keep your shadows in place. Its a skintoned primer. I like the clear primers but this one works well so I put that aside. I won't be repurchasing but will use the tube all up.
I use this primer everyday. It does a great job of keeping my shadows from creasing or fading. Super cheap. Creamy consistency, sheers out easily. Doefoot applicator. I did have a problem where the stopper came out of the bottle.. but it did not affect the use of the product, and went back in when I screwed the bottle back together. I have had zero problems with shadow creasing, and have used bases on top of it with no problems there either.
I love this. I've worn my eyeshadow for more than 8 hours with this primer and it was only slightly creased by the time i washed it off. For 1 dollar it does a fantastic job. I think it's really pointless to dish out 30 bucks for a eyelid primer that works about the same as this. The tube is not that big but since it's only 1 dollar im not complaining.
I hate, hate, HATE this eyelid primer. I expected to get great results from reading all the great reviews on it. But the bottle barely has any product in it and what product is there doesn't work. At first I thought it was the new eyeshadow's fault but after trying my eyeshadow wet (which normally works no matter what) and watching it repeatedly flake off I realized it was the primer that was bogus, not the eyeshadow. Since then I've went back to using the all over cover stick as a primer. It does a much better job!
Love, love, love this primer. I've used the Urban Decay Primer Potion before (it was my first primer and I had fallen in love with it!!), but it's equal in quality to ELF.
The ELF goes on smooth, sheer, and my eyeshadow lasts all day, with no creasing. This is a HG product and it only costs a dollar!!!
I'm kind of an eyelid primer junkie. I've tried countless brands trying to find the best one because nothing can ruin a face of otherwise flawless makeup like smudged, faded, or creased eye makeup. I use a primer every day, no matter what I'm putting on my eyes. My HG right now is the Lorac Behind the Scenes primer, but I picked this one up to see how well a $1 primer could really work, since in my experience, the cheap ones kinda suck.
I have to say that for the price, this is actually a solid primer. If this cost $20, my rating would be lower, but I think that for girls on a budget, girls that are new to makeup, or people that don't need their shadow to last over maybe 6-8 hours, this is great.
I was worried the first time I used this. The consistency is very thin, almost a little greasy feeling, and I thought it wouldn't set well. It doesn't set to a tacky, slightly sticky finish like my favorite primers do (this helps really grab the shadows and liners), but once it dries the eye makeup will sit and stay put. I was very happy that this wasn't a dry formula that applies patchy and causes flakes on the lid. However, it wasn't as smooth as my favorite primers either. Blending was a little more difficult when using this, but definitely not impossible. One big difference I noticed with this is that unlike most high-end primers, this doesn't increase the vibrancy of your shadows. I use mostly higher-end shadows and liners which are pretty well pigmented on their own, but with some drugstore products and more sheer shadows, I do miss having that factor in my primer.
The only real downside to this primer is that it doesn't keep my eye makeup looking perfect for as long as I need it to. I'm a full-time student and I work after school, and sometimes I'll go out after work, so I typically need my makeup to last anywhere from 10-16 hours. I know that's much longer than the average person, so if you only wear makeup maybe 8 hours a day or less, I think this would work for you. But after 6-8 hours, I notice some fading and sometimes a tiny bit of creasing, especially on warmer days or with lower-quality shadows. It's never so awful that I feel the need to completely take off and redo my makeup, but I definitely notice it.
Overall, this really is a good primer. It does what it should (aside from making shadows appear more vibrant), and for $1, I can't complain too much about it not lasting through super long days. If you're looking for a cheap primer, I'd recommend checking this one out (especially before trying the L'oreal De-Crease -- only other drugstore primer I've tried and it was horrible). For less than a pack of gum, it's worth a try.
This is some cheap stuff, so it's really hard to complain over a dollar, but it won't really do much if you're planning to use a powder over this. You seem to have to apply eyeshadow before this is dry in order to get it to stick, but it also dries obnoxiously fast. Too fast to make a decent eye look. It's about as helpful as if you didn't moisturize your skin and put your powder shadow right on a set of very dry lids.
Some of my friends found that if you plan on only wearing liquid/creme eyeliner, this is a good bet. I guess with how cheap it is, anyone can afford to try it and see if it works for them. That's the good part. XD
For $1, this stuff is pretty good! I have it in Sheer & dab just a few dots on my lid before applying my shadow. It keeps in place & without creasing for the most part, my color creased toward the very end of the day & only slightly. I prefer powder shadows so I've yet to try this with creams but both my eyeliner & e/s stayed put & remained vibrant so I can't complain about this one & will def buy again. Plus it lasts a long time.