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

rated 3.9(812 reviews)

Average Rating.3.9
Would buy this product again.78%

rated 5 of 5 emmaloulaaa on 12/19/2012 5:25:00 AM more reviews by emmaloulaaa

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Red, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

This is my new HG eyelid primer! I used to use the good ol' UDPP, but it was so expensive so when I saw reviews on this, I swung my local Target to pick some up and have been so happy with it ever since. I don't wear primer every day becuase lots of days I go with no shadow or a a single neutral tone, but when I do dress my eyes up, this is my new go to primer. In my opinion it works just as well as UDPP and is so much more affordable. Plus I LOVE the doe foot applicator! :) I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for an affordable UDPP dupe or is just looking for a primer in general. It really is an amazing product.

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rated 3 of 5 hiiixox3 on 12/19/2012 12:55:00 AM more reviews by hiiixox3

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Olive   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I heard that many people prefer to use eye primers. I personally do not use eye shadow primer regularly because I just don't use eye shadows often. However, I was on a hunt for one and figured I'd try this one from ELF. I thought this product was okay. If you are starting out a makeup collection and want to use an eyelid primer, this one is pretty good for starting out. If you are an avid makeup user, I would say that this product is not worth looking into, despite it being a dollar. There are other ELF products that are the same price and are amazing. This just happens to not be one of them.

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rated 3 of 5 VIPnolza on 12/16/2012 12:35:00 AM more reviews by VIPnolza

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Warm   Hair: Black, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

This isnt a bad primer. It helps keep shadows on, its not hard to blend like loreal decrease, which i still love. This primer will work well this shadows that are pigmented and already have good quality. It increases the long wear of the shadows, but does nothing it make the colors more vibrant. I apply this in my brows too help my brow powder last better. For some reason, the skin under my brows gets oily

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rated 5 of 5 Enchantedd on 12/15/2012 5:18:00 PM more reviews by Enchantedd

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

I have one in each color, and my favorite is "sheer." The other colors work perfectly fine, but for me, sheer blends better into my skin. Champagne goes on in a light pink with glitter in it to give your eye shadows a bit of glitter once applied. I have two or three in champagne and one of them has the chunkiest glitter in it, while the other two have very subtle glitter, so make sure to see how thick the glitter chunks are before applying. As for golden, it gives a light shimmer to the eye shadows, however, for me it does not blend too well. Since it has more yellow undertones, it gives your eye shadows that are more sheer, such as a light pink or white, that same yellow undertone. Pearl is really good as well. It blends nicely, and gives a subtle shimmer/pearly finish, depending on how much eye shadow you apply over it. I will finish the tubes of each color but I probably won't purchase any other colors other than sheer once I run out. They do not have a gross smell, and any eye shadow I have used stays on and does not crease. It also makes the colors more vibrant. I have not used any other eye shadow primers to compare it to.

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rated 5 of 5 Kiwibunny on 12/11/2012 12:19:00 PM more reviews by Kiwibunny

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Grey    

I have bought 3 so far and I LOVE THEM! I use this every time I wear eyeshadow and it lasts me all day! I reccomend it to all of those people who don't want to spend 28 dollars on eyeshadow primer! THAT'S CRAZY!


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rated 5 of 5 lindster on 12/6/2012 10:04:00 PM more reviews by lindster

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

Let me just say... I'm glad I don't have to go out and spend $26 now on Too Faced shadow insurance. The stuff was my fav... but ELF eye primer for $1? Winner..

It does the job, what else can I say? I would recommended.. if for some reason you don't have the same luck as me.. your only loss is pocket change.

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rated 5 of 5 debramarie on 12/5/2012 11:05:00 PM more reviews by debramarie

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

There's really not much to say. It works well. I wish it came in like, a squeeze tube. I gave the packaging 3/5 because of that. And it's ONE DOLLAR. I started using this when I ran out of my Shadow Insurance. because, hello bargain buy. I didn't like it the first time I used it (don't remember why) and it sat for a couple months in my makeup, then I rediscovered it and I love it. It keeps my eye shadow from creasing and I have VERY oily eyelids. My only complaint is against the packaging. I don't like the doe-footed thing.

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rated 5 of 5 lnb4563 on 12/2/2012 8:06:00 PM more reviews by lnb4563

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Grey    

PRICE/AVAILABILITY: E.L.F products, as far as I know, are exclusively available at Target and online. Walgreens occasionally has their larger palettes, but never individually packaged items such as this primer. I found this for $1 USD at Target. I had always thought an eyelid primer sounded rather pointless, but I figured for a buck it was worth a shot. There are 4 different colors online: sheer, champagne, pearl, and golden. I've seen a set of 3 at Target before, but I've only ever bought the shade "Sheer" by itself.
PACKAGING & USAGE: The packaging is similar to a tube of lip gloss. It's got a screw-off black lid that, when pulled out, forms a tapered end. I apply a streak of primer across each lid before gently patting it in. It does give my lids a hint of color, but that doesn't bother me since it's soon covered with eyeshadow anyway.
PERFORMANCE: I've used this under Wet n Wild's Color Icon, L'Oreal's Infallible shadows, Maybelline's Color Tattoos, and Rimmel's Glam'Eyes trio. Granted, most of those are long-lasting to begin with, but the Rimmel is not. This primer did indeed increase the wear of that eyeshadow. The Rimmel lasted about 12 hours with minimal fading. And for a shadow that lasts maybe 4 hours without primer, if you're lucky, that's awesome! However, it doesn't seem to increase the color quality of any shadow I've tried.
SUMMARY: If you're looking for a primer for shadows that aren't already long-wearing, this is a good bet. If you're wanting an increase in color pay out, look elsewhere. But for a basic, cheap primer, I'd say this is as sweet as it gets. In spite of its small size, it lasts quite awhile.
REBUY?: Already have!

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rated 5 of 5 wanly01 on 11/28/2012 4:06:00 AM more reviews by wanly01

Age: 19-24   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I love this product! I've chosen this over my urban decay primer potion all the time! Like seriously... You cannot go wrong and it's only $1! Try to beat that!!!

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rated 5 of 5 TheJuicyJuJuBean on 11/27/2012 10:20:00 AM more reviews by TheJuicyJuJuBean

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Green    

ive bought this product three times and it never fails me. it keeps my eyeshadow in place for hours and hours and hours! i have very oliy skin/eye lids so at a price like this who can go wrong?!?

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