E.L.F. • Essential Eyelid Primer - Golden • Eye Primer

rated 3.3(3 reviews)

Average Rating.3.3
Would buy this product again.66%
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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mooshrimp on 10/14/2012 9:50:00 PM more reviews by mooshrimp

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This is a primer, NOT an eyeshadow. It works great. It has the same consistency as the other essential primers, but obviously with a gold tint. This looks spectacular under gold eyeshadow or any gold-toned eyeshadow. I love to wear it under the Too Faced Natural palette to make it a little more glamorous. It has good anti-crease and staying power. Like the other essential primer it isn't as good as the Too Faced or UD version, however for $1 it's great!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Christinaann5 on 5/17/2012 4:19:00 PM more reviews by Christinaann5

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

~~PRICE/AVAILABILITY~~
The Elf Eyelid Primer is available from the eyeslipsface website. I havent seen this particular shade available in stores like Target yet but maybe soon. The price is super cheap & affordable, $1 yes, $1- my cheap butt can afford it so everyone can! but unfortunately right now, you have to order online so shipping cost will raise the price so hopefully they start carrying this in stores.
~~SHADE/FORMULA/PERFORMANCE~~
The Elf Eyelid primer according to the elf site "Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The ultra sheer nude color works to increase eye color longevity. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear." This primer is now available in four shades. Golden is a great true yellow gold. Its def pigmented but as a previous reviewer stated, this does sheer out once blended. I dont mind since it gives the slightest tint of gold. This def helps bring out the golden tones in browns or bronzes. I have cool undertones so i typically stay away from warm colors but this provides a very pretty layer. It does have a slight golden shimmer but nothing major like the Pearl shades (which i dont like bc its chunky glitter throughout) This is great for anyone. I have a review on the sheer or regular Eyelid primer & i love this primer. It works. I dont have oily lids though. But i have swatched UDPP beside my elf primer & performed a test & a $1 eyelid primer held up against UDPP. This primer helps w/ pigmentation & longevity of each shadows. It provides a barrier between the oils & the shadows to help prevent creasing or fading. I find w/ this primer, my shadows stay true & put for at least 8+ hrs. But those w/ more oilier lids may have different performance. I have all four shades and Golden i dont use alot but thats because i tend to wear more cool shades but this can work for everyone. I think it sheers out enough that it can even be used everyday. It be great for those w/ more neutral or warm skin tones. I am so glad i can find an affordable primer & i cannot thank Elf enough for putting out shades in this primer. I know they have released a new $2 eye primer, i think its more along the lines of a cream liquid shadow base? I just hope & pray they dont ever quit making these primers!!!
~~PACKAGING~~
this comes in a hard plastic see through tube with a screw on top with doe foot applicator connected. its like a lipgloss container. if you have tried their regular sheer eyelid primer- same packaging. its slim, compact sleek yet simple. its not the prettiest but i like it bc i store my primers on a toothbrush hanger so theyre accessible & these slip right into there! i like the doe foot applicator & it dont have a slim top to it unlike UDPP which you have to cut to get alot of the product inside but once i cant get no more out (yeah ive gone through 2 of the reg primers, i then pull out the stopper so that my wand can get the rest out. im frugal so i want all i can get). The doe foot wand twists on/off simply. The bottom part is clear so you can see the product inside. Thats how i know im getting low bc you will start to see through it. The Elf logo & product name is located in black lettering on the bottom portion. The shade name is located on the very bottom on a tiny little sticker. Wish it was located somewhere else but no big deal. The wand is coated with enough primer to coat your eye & then i dip it back in sometimes. With only the sheerest layer needed, the stopper allows enough but not too much or little. A great little primer. Simple & effective packaging. Not the prettiest but it works for me. Sometimes the lettering has rubbed off due to so much use.
Overall, the Elf Eyelid primers are amazing quality for a great price. Its my go to primer. Golden is a very gorgeous gold shade. Those who are looking for an alternative to UDPP may like this.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mirageangelhope on 5/15/2012 9:32:00 PM more reviews by mirageangelhope

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This goes on a really pretty gold color but then you blend it out and then it almost seems like nothing, all that left is gold shimmer on your lid but no base color which is what I bought this for.I find that because it no color just glitter that this doesn't keep your eye shadow anywhere near as well as the other shades in this line.

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