E.L.F. Essential Eyelid Primer - Sheer

3.9

859 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Triacontanyl PVP, Propylene Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019).


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

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.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

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.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

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

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

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!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

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.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

One of my favorite makeup products! I have oily eyelids that need an amazing primer and this one is great! I have the sheer one that is $1 and am so happy that I found out about it. It not only helps my eyeshadow stay on, but I also apply it when I am just putting on eyeliner for that day and my eyeliner stays put for the whole day without a single smudge! Without the primer, my eyeliner and eyeshadow would slide right off.

The hype is worth it! Plus, it is only $1 so it would be a shame not to just try it out.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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