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).


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The color is a bit light and hard to blend, but it works well and the shadows stay on well. I didnt have a reaction to it, which was really nice. I will probably buy again.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I don't like the packaging's odd shape and wand but the product is amazing! Not for oily lids though. This is very smooth and nice. Plus, moisturizing. Very good but not great!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Very bad for my oily eyelids. It is very watery and does not blend well. It creases my eyeshadows after just a couple hours.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

I rarely wear eyeshadows on my lids because the climate im living in is just too hot and I don't really wanna look like a mess by the end of the day. However, I must say that this product is amazing for my powder liners! the eyeliner stayed throughout a hot sunny afternoon, lasting up to a whooping 8 hours (and probably more!) I could see like, at least 95% of my eyeliner and there weren't much transfers to the folds of the lid. Really amazing!

It comes off a lil oily initially, but blends to nothing in abit. However, it does leave a slight white cast (pigmentation?) after it dries. Not a big deal. I tried applying NYX jumbo eye pencil together and the colors appeared more pigmented!

Would definitely repurchase. for a buck? always! (:


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This was actually my first primer, so I can't compare it to another product of this type, but I can still compare it to what I know about what a primer should do. So here it is: it does even out my skin a little bit (I have very transparent skin, so it doesn't do enough to offer me a uniform canvas), it has quite a good grab, so it does intensify the eyeshadow quite a bit. But the fact is that I have incredibly oily lids - without any base, any eyeshadow creases after 5 minutes, especially in summer; with this product, it creases after 1 hour. Yeah, I can see an improvement, but it is not enough for me. I could say it's a product that does everything a primer should do... but only a to a certain, not completely satisfactory, level. I guess it would be ok for people with less oily lids (or even for me, unless it's so hot outside).


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

The only other primer I own is a LE Twilight "Foreshadow" that I got at London Drugs. That was way too oily and it did not dry to a nice, workable texture like this primer does. I'd been wanting to get UDPP, but I'm currently on a low makeup budget so I ordered some stuff from ELF, this being one of the items. I ended up getting 9 items for around $20 instead of spending that on the single UDPP.
Anyways, I did not expect much from this because I've been hearing mixed reviews for both ELF primers. But what did I have to lose?
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This primer is actually really awesome. It starts out with a bit of an oily/runny/slippery feel, which I find helps you blend it into your eyelid. I give it a minute or two to dry and then go ahead and apply my eyeshadow. The primer dries very matte, and surprising picks up color very well! I did a test with a cheapy drug store eyeshadow that gives me no pigment without a primer. On the side that I swatched without primer, you can hardly tell I put anything on my hand. On the side with the ELF primer, the shadow had adhered to my skin and it was vibrant and appeared pigmented.
After 9 hours of wear with my MAC eyeshadows, there's no creasing and no fading! I'm pleasantly surprised.
I'm not sure why this primer makes some people's eyeshadow crease, but it didn't make mine crease at all. In fact, it made my eyelids feel silky smooth and they just look gorgeous and the shadow is easily blended.
if you have super oily lids, this might not work for you...but for $1 it's worth a shot.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

The only other primer I own is a LE Twilight "Foreshadow" that I got at London Drugs. That was way too oily and it did not dry to a nice, workable texture like this primer does. I'd been wanting to get UDPP, but I'm currently on a low makeup budget so I ordered some stuff from ELF, this being one of the items. I ended up getting 9 items for around $20 instead of spending that on the single UDPP.
Anyways, I did not expect much from this because I've been hearing mixed reviews for both ELF primers. But what did I have to lose?
.
This primer is actually really awesome. It starts out with a bit of an oily/runny/slippery feel, which I find helps you blend it into your eyelid. I give it a minute or two to dry and then go ahead and apply my eyeshadow. The primer dries very matte, and surprising picks up color very well! I did a test with a cheapy drug store eyeshadow that gives me no pigment without a primer. On the side that I swatched without primer, you can hardly tell I put anything on my hand. On the side with the ELF primer, the shadow had adhered to my skin and it was vibrant and appeared pigmented.
After 9 hours of wear with my MAC eyeshadows, there's no creasing and no fading! I'm pleasantly surprised.
I'm not sure why this primer makes some people's eyeshadow crease, but it didn't make mine crease at all. In fact, it made my eyelids feel silky smooth and they just look gorgeous and the shadow is easily blended.
if you have super oily lids, this might not work for you...but for $1 it's worth a shot.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I was pleasantly surprised with this product. My favorite shadow primer is Too Faced Shadow Insurance but it was too pricey to continue buying. So I tried the Nyx one in a jar. That was basically using concealer and was too cakey on my dry lids. This e.l.f. one immediately felt amazing on the first application because it is moisturizing and allows the shadow to actually "stick" on unlike the Nyx ones. I feel it creating a barrier that once it dries, allows the shadow to glide on and not crease or drag. I found that this eliminated harsh lines and allowed for easier blending as well. It just feels so comfortable on my skin and so far is my favorite primer I am using. The price is unbeatable.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

OMG this is very liquidy stuff, like lipgloss. It comes off even after it dries.
I use NYX eyeshadow base in skintone.
In comparison, I don't even know how E.L.F. ever came up with this primer. I will forever more use the NYX one.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

Okay so, I have EXTREMELY oily lids. For me, in order for a shadow to not crease during the daytime when my skin is more oily, it takes a miracle of a product.
Normally, for an eyelid primer, in use Mark's Primed for Perfection for my eye shadow. At night it holds up great. During the day, it holds up until a certain point because my lids are much more oily during the day. However, that primer is AMAZING when it comes to making colors pop. I have a darker complexion and normally a lot of colors don't even show up on me, but with this primer, it does and normally stays on. It's about $10.
I decided to try the eyelid primer from elf for $1. I did a comparison, between my normal primer and the elf one. I used an elf mineral eye shadow. I could tell immediately that this primer does not make colors pop very well. It does more so than if you didn't, but on its own, its not that great for grabbing on to color. I decided to test it out for the whole day to see how long it would last without creasing. It lasted a good amount of time. It did crease by the end of the day but thats with me and any primer. I'd say I'd use this more often for an everday primer and save my mark primer for special occasions.


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