E.L.F. • Mineral Eyeshadow Primer • Eye Primer

rated 4.1(319 reviews)

Average Rating.4.1
Would buy this product again.77%

rated 5 of 5 anapaulavh on 2/21/2011 10:18:00 AM more reviews by anapaulavh

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral   Hair: Black, Straight   Eyes: Black    

well, i don't have the UDPP, but.. i love this primer of E.L.F! the eyeshadow stays all night long.. :) it really works and the price is great! so if you have doubt i guess you should buy and try it.. it's not a high investment..

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rated 2 of 5 BlueRain on 2/19/2011 2:14:00 PM more reviews by BlueRain

Age: 36-43   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I have oily lids. UDPP works great on me. The now discontinued L'oreal HIP "paints" in a tube also do a very good job.
I tried both of the eyeshadow primers ELF has now. I tried the ELF Mineral primer for $3 and also the regular ELF primer for $1. The one for a $1 worked better for me, but that is not saying much.

The shadows show up okay, but they crease after about 4 hours. I tried different techniques (a little dab, a lot, leaving it a bit wet, letting it completely dry, etc.) and none of those techniques worked.

Glad it didn't cost too much, but staying power is not good on my oily eyelids.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* nikkimorrissey on 2/14/2011 4:37:00 PM more reviews by nikkimorrissey

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

This primer rivals Urban Decay Primer Potion. I bought this at Meijer for $1. I put my eyeshadow on at 8am this morning and it's now 430 and no creasing. I'm shocked. I'll most definitely buy this again and again. The cost savings alone is enough for me to re-buy. Even if I only fot 6 hours of wear out of this, it would still be worth it! Try it!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* ladykestryl on 2/14/2011 9:05:00 AM more reviews by ladykestryl

Age: 36-43   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Brown    

I did a test between this and UDPP and this held its own against the UDPP. I didn't see any difference between the two by the end of nine hours of hard work at home and twelve hours at the office. One thing I don't like is the packaging, I can't seem to see how much is left. This has a doefoot applicator like UDPP, and is half the size. However for $3 US compared to UDPP $18 US two packages are less than half of one UDPP. I will buy this again as long as they don't change the formula.

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rated 3 of 5 Savvy9 on 2/7/2011 9:49:00 AM more reviews by Savvy9

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Tan   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

The only primers I had used were UDPP and L'oreal decrease. I gave the L'oreal to my mother when it didn't work for me. I really love UDPP, but when my depotted stash finally dried up (I can't say how long I had it... probably two years) I thought I should try some less expensive alternatives. This ELF primer failed me miserably. It does go on smoothly and the applicator works well. It provides a decent color base. It does not however stand up to a night out... at least my kind of night out.... shopping, dinner, drinking, dancing and a jacuzzi tub... etc. half way through the night my sultry masterpiece looked Courtney Love inspired. I rely on UDPP to keep me looking sophisticated and polished even when I don't behave as such. ELF mineral eyeshadow primer might be good for a day at the office but really why bother? That is all.

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rated 5 of 5 kimmyn on 2/6/2011 3:30:00 AM more reviews by kimmyn

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

Cheap. Effective. Has replaced UDPP for me. My e/s stay on all day for at least 8+ hours. Like UDPP however, it does cause creasing if you apply too much so be conservative in the amount used :)

Very good primer imo, I also use it under my eyes to help with concealer. Works like a charm

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rated 5 of 5 miyuster on 2/3/2011 3:43:00 AM more reviews by miyuster

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Wow - this definitely does its job! After putting this on, my eyeliner and eyeshadow doesn't budge, even after a whole day. :) The price for this makes me happy as well. I haven't tried UDPP yet, so I don't know how this compares to it. But for now, definitely a 5!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* theresadactyl on 1/31/2011 5:32:00 PM more reviews by theresadactyl

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

What a great find. I was using UDPP for a long while and figured I'd give this a shot to save some extra money. It works pretty well! I use it every day, it works great with subtle neutral every day looks. The only thing I've found is that you must slowly build up your shadows, if you pack on a ton and expect to blend it out seamlessly atop this primer, you're out of luck.. it turns out a bit blotchy. UDPP works a TAD bit better with darker/glittery shadows, so I save UDPP for special occasions or if I'm going to be outdoors all day.

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rated 5 of 5 starlesssky386 on 1/27/2011 12:35:00 AM more reviews by starlesssky386

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Other    

LOVE this product! Only the third eye primer I have purchased though. The first was Jesse's Girl Primer, and it was about $6 at the drugstore. I also tried the ELF primer/liner sealer which didn't work for me. But the ELF mineral primer is by far much much better! Everything stays in place.

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rated 3 of 5 ajacks on 1/23/2011 5:41:00 PM more reviews by ajacks

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

EDIT: While I still use this for everyday makeup I did notice that while I still don't have creasing this doesn't prevent fading in my shadow pigment. Still good for the price, but not a replacement for UDPP.

I have been using UDPP for about 2 years now, but I never will again! This primer is the same translucent color as UDPP but the texture is so creamy and blends so much better. It sets beautifully, not streaky. This is amazing. The packaging is simple and effective and much better than UDPP. And $3 at full price! love love love.

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