I always wanted to try out an eyelid primer so I thought why not go with this. I put it on and the eyeshadow looked waaaay smoother. Also it did helped my eyeshadow stay all day which I LOVE!! People who are thinking of trying this, GO FOR IT! The only bad thing is that the packaging kind of sucks. My cap broke off but I can still use it. :)
Why have I waited so long to try an eyelid primer?? I really didn't buy into the need for them so I've never tried any. I figured I would start with a super cheap one since I didn't expect much anyway. Imagine my suprise when I dabbed this stuff on, smoothed it out, let it dry and had a brand new experience applying all of my same old eye shadows. Colors go on truer, and a little richer, they blend more easily, crease less and stay in place all day! It doesn't matter if I use one of my cheapo shadows or expensive brands, they all look better and last great! So, maybe some day I'll try one of the pricier brands but for now, I don't see why I would as there doesn't seem to be any improvement needed over this $1.00 product. Sweet.
I got a mini size E.L.F. eyelid primer included in the smokey bronze eye palette and it's pretty good.
I've tried Trish McEvoy and LORAC eye shadow primers and in all honesty, I don't think they're worth the money.
Most days, I use a concealer pen and powder to prime my lids.
The E.L.F. primer is decent although my shadow will crease by the end of a very long day. (this happens regardless of what primer I use)
The texture is relatively smooth and blends fairly easily.
I'd recommend it because it's so inexpensive.
Don't knock it until you try it! And I'm so glad I did, elf eyelid primer is amazing. I formerly used UDPP until it started drying out my eyelids in the winter...there must be an ingredient in there that my skin is sensitive to. I went looking for a cheap replacement and found this product in the sheer shade for only $1! It really does work and this comes from someone who's tried a wide variety of Eye primers and has oily eyelids that resist makeup. I love using this primer by itself with winged liner and mascara on days where I want a natural look with minimal effort. The formula really evens out ruddy eyelids and makes mine look fresh and awake! It truly resists creasing just as long as my beloved UDPP, my only complaint is that it does not improve the intensity of your eyeshadows like more expensive brands. This is my new HG for the winter due to its thin texture and moisturizing feel, although I plan on switching back to UDPP for the summer.
Even though I said I wouldn't buy this primer again, I still think it works just fine - espcly for the money since its really cheap. It keeps the shadow on decently but doesn't do a great job at preventing creasing.
Surprisingly works really, really well. The price is great, too! It's a dollar, for chrissake. My eye-shadow doesn't need to be re-applied throughout the day, but there is a slight fade, so I took a star away. Maybe I'm not using enough of it. Regardless, I would definitely repurchase.
This primer is probably not quite as good as the Urban Decay eyelid primer, but the difference is negligible. It keeps my eyeshadow & eyeliner on all day and there's no creasing from the shadow. And you cannot beat paying $1 for this compared to $30 for the Urban Decay primer. I will definitely repurchase this product. continued >>
I think that this is a great and totally affordable product. Its only around one or two dollars and it works amazing! It isnt as good as the urban decay primer potion but comes close. I mean you could buy around twenty of these for the price of one urban decay one
This is the best primer I've ever bought... and though I've been using it for a couple of years already, it still shocks me to say this because it's only $1, but it is seriously the best. I use this daily, and I don't wear eye shadow daily. It keeps my creases from getting super oily, and even keeps my eyeliner in place on days where that is all I am wearing. I love it and buy it 5 at a time, just in case .. plus, hello.. it's only $1!
It's a buck. Like most of their stuff. Might as well try it because it's, you know, a BUCK and you might love it like I do.
It evens out the skin tone juuuust a bit...but provides a nice tacky surface for my WnW Brulee to cling to. And I use Brulee to even out all those poopy purple, veiny, reddish blah colors on my perpetually tired eyelids.
Applying it with the doe foot applicator is a bit of a pain, if not only just to get an even amount on each eyelid. I then smooth it out with my fingertips. Give it about 30 seconds to set, then apply shadow. Shadow lasts for about 8 hours without creasing or fading. It doesn't add POP to colors, as noted below, but it certainly keeps them from disappearing in a puff of smoke like they would if you didn't use any primer.
I love it, will never be without it, and better buy some backups because they'll probably frigging discontinue this too. Great value, HG.