E.L.F. • Studio Lock & Seal • Misc Beauty Tools

rated 4.3(23 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.82%

rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Jennifckerrr on 8/15/2013 10:47:00 AM more reviews by Jennifckerrr

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

Definitely a great product to help keep makeup in place. I am visiting Asia for the summer and I've used this product every day to beat the extreme heat and humidity. The solution is clear and has no added fragrances, which I like because I use this product around sensitive eye areas.
The box instructed to add your powder makeup to the given container and mix a few drops of the Lock and Seal, but I try to be fast and efficient while on vacation so I would add about 3-4 drops into the small given container, use the brush(included in box) and swipe/dab with eyeshadow, and apply. This way I don't have to rinse the container and fill the solution every time i change a shadow. I use neutrals/bronze/brown colors so it's ok when a little bit get mixed up with other shadow during application. If you are using a vibrant color, definitely rinse the container before changing eyeshadow.
The only thing I'm a little disappointed in is that the lower-outer edge of my eyes would still have runny eyeliner/shadow after in a few hours. But to be fair, I was under very humid and hot climate.
This product keeps my eyeshadow in place(mostly) but didn't exactly seal my eyeliner(not waterproof) on my lower lids.
I would still recommend using this, it still keeps my makeup in place nicely and I don't have to worry about my eyeshadow melting off my face. I am definitely purchasing this for my friends and family in Asia to use.
I only use this product around my eye area but I think it would work pretty well with powder blushes as well.

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rated 5 of 5 jspnx on 6/19/2013 2:25:00 PM more reviews by jspnx

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

Years ago, I had Ben Nye Liquiset. This product seems just like it: turns powder eyeshadow into eyeliner and costs only $3. Plus I can find it at Target instead of detouring to a costume-supply shop. I use it with a synthetic angled eyeshadow brush. (Lock & Seal comes with a brush that is useless for eyeshadow, but is decent for applying cream concealer under the eyes.) There's a handy little pot for dispensing the Lock & Seal. You put two drops into the pot, dip your angled brush into it, and then run the brush across your eyeshadow. Voila, no-smudge eyeliner in any color. It lasts all day, even on my rather oily hooded eyelids.

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rated 4 of 5 Layni1006 on 5/28/2013 8:17:00 PM more reviews by Layni1006

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I am using this as a mixing medium with my Fyrrinae and other brands of loose shadows. I can foil them with this and apply them over my whole eyelid with the included brush, or make eyeliner and apply with a smaller brush. Once it dries, this stuff doesn't budge! On some of the more glittery shadows, the large particles will rub loose if I rub at it, but otherwise, the shadow stays put. I have only ever used saline solution and the Lorac lustre drops as mixing mediums, and this stuff works better than both of those products. I would say the only negatives would be it has kind of a chemical smell, and it will burn if it gets in your eyes. But I am careful with it, and it is great. I will definitely buy again.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* judy46970 on 4/19/2013 8:37:00 AM more reviews by judy46970

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Green    

I use this with my loose powder eyeshadows and it really works! It takes me some rubbing to remove it. The little mixing pot and brush are very useful. I was in doubt about the brush but it works wonderfully for what I use it for. Will buy again!

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* dddoxie on 2/28/2013 12:38:00 PM more reviews by dddoxie

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

So...I've been using this for a few weeks now and it works OK to 'set' loose/mineral eyeshadows. It's not as great as it could be, but it works in a pinch.

I purchased this a while ago and just got around to using it, but I should've rechecked the ingredients before doing so because this has propylene glycol and a few others that cause allergic reactions. I'm really trying to weed out nasty ingredients in my cosmetics and this product will be heading in the trash as soon as I get home.

My eyes have been very itchy, red and water for the last couple weeks and I'm just now putting 2 and 2 together...I think this bad boy has something to do with it.

As a cleaner alternative, I will go back to using my Pumpkin & Poppy Foiled Again mixing medium.


Aqua(Water), Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* annachristina on 1/17/2013 8:58:00 PM more reviews by annachristina

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm   Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I don't use this on my eye shadow. I use it on my LIPS.

1. Exfoliate and moisturize lips.
2. Line lips, apply a layer of lipstick and blot. Apply second layer of lipstick.
3. Apply thin layer of Lock & Seal. I use an old lipstick brush. Wait for it to dry.

Yes, I have to keep my lips apart for a bit. That doesn't bother me because my lipstick stays on. Red lipstick. Pink lipstick. Orange lipstick. Brown lipstick. All the lipsticks stay on my lips and I just have to take my lip gloss with me and reapply that as needed.

This works way better than the Lancome stuff that I bought (which doesn't work, by the way) and is far cheaper (only $3).

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rated 5 of 5 saluthia on 11/27/2012 2:26:00 AM more reviews by saluthia

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

Let me start by saying I have already purchased another container even though I haven't used my first one up. I used this first for Halloween. I used it as a mixing medium for loose pigment for a fully painted face with tons of different colors and have been using it to create eyeliner in many different shades.

Loose pigment (even scraping out from a pressed shadow works well) + Lock and Seal = budge/smudge and water proof color. This stuff isn't kidding. I don't use it to cover my normal daily eye shadow looks because I don't experience much fading throughout the day so I can't attest to that aspect. I have used it to set my lipstick a few times and it does help it from transferring but I don't use it that way very often.

So instead of using water to use shadows 'wet' I use this! Works great with some of the chalky or sheer eye shadows I have from e.l.f. and other high end brands. I recommend trying it out!

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rated 2 of 5 Hayxoh on 6/22/2012 5:33:00 PM more reviews by Hayxoh

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Green    

Hate to ruin the perfect 5 lippies for this product, but I wasn't impressed with this. I don't really think it helps, elf eyelid primer does all the work.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* DecoDolly on 6/3/2012 7:40:00 PM more reviews by DecoDolly

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

I'm reviewing this as a lipstick sealer. I haven't used it for anything else, but i will try to remember to update after I do. :)
I'm a bright red lipstick kind of girl, but I also quite enjoy kissin' my man. I usually use long-lasting lipsticks when I'm around him, but I find that the two-steps have glosses that are way too slimy, and the one-steps (like Revlon's, which I do like a lot) tend to flake/wear off in the middle of my mouth, and the colors are somewhat limited. I used to a buy a lipstick sealer from Sephora. I can't remember who made it, but it was awesome! Of course they stopped making it. Thought I'd see how this compared.
I have to say, it's pretty good! I line my lips, fill them in with liner, apply lipstick and blot twice. Then I brush this on over top. My lipstick does fade throughout the day, but it fades evenly! More importantly, there's no transfer! So I can kiss and drink with no problems!
Overall, it's not perfect, but it's cheap and it keeps my lipstick from smearing and tranferring all over everything, so I really can't ask for much more!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Reservechic on 5/26/2012 6:27:00 PM more reviews by Reservechic

Age: 36-43   Skin: Sensitive, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

It works great for foiling one's eyeshadows with! I like using it with my mineral eyeshadows especially. It really makes the colors pop and it keeps the eyeshadows from creasing or fading at all.

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