E.L.F. Essential Eyelid Primer - Sheer


829 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $


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).

on 6/14/2011 1:58:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have used my eyeshadow primers. Most of them expensive. I've been using UD primer potion for over a year and I loved it because it worked. I've also used MAC paint in Untitled. Both are very good primers. I have to use e/s primer or else my e/s will crease. With that said, I bought the ELF primer for my niece because I didn't want to use the good stuff on her. I tested it out first and was suprised that it had almost the same exact texture as UD primer potion. I figured there was no way it would work being $1. To my surprise, it did work. My e/s lasted 9+hours without creasing or fading. I went back and bought another primer for myself. I've been using it for about 2 months and I don't have any problems. I can't believe i found a primer that works for $1! I love the packaging as well. It has a doe foot applicator and you can get the product out a lot easier than the UD primer potion. If you're on the fence, I would suggest trying it. It's only $1 but it works. I will definitely be stocking up.

on 6/13/2011 6:08:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

It took me a minute to get warmed up to this product as I've used UDPP. It does a decent job (hey it's a $1 people!) keeping my shadows from creasing. I get about 6 hours of wear before the creases set in. While UDPP makes it hard to blend your shadows, this primer doesn't have that issue. However, UDPP definitely makes your shadows pop. This one doesn't. Overall, though, I like it and will purchase again. I'd like to try the Mineral primer to see what, if any, difference exists.

on 6/13/2011 9:56:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

It works great. It's only one dollar. BUT, the package tube shape is terrible. Tube is tapered and is widest at the top so you can't get the remaining product out. Product gets stuck in this area. ELF, are you listening ? Redesign the tube shape.

on 6/10/2011 2:34:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have re purchased this many times! I love it!!!
Works very well for me!

on 6/10/2011 2:27:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I cannot believe how cheap this eyelid primer was. I really thought it had to have been too good to be true but once I started using it I learned that it was actually really great. My color stays on all day as long as I properly apply the primer. I have dry skin, but during the day I get oily so this keeps my eyeshadow from breaking down. Best part about it is that it's only a dollar!
I will definitely buy this product again =]

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

About Me: Oily Lids. However, I've found a liquid eyeliner that doesn't smear on me... EXCEPT WHEN I WEAR THIS PRIMER! What a disappointment. The only other primer I can compare it to is BeneFit's Stay Don't Stray, and this primer is super oily compared to it. I also found that this took a bit of time to dry because of how oily it is... Man, I really wanted this to work because $1 for primer would've been awesome! Oh well.

on 6/7/2011 10:15:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this it's the first eye primer I have owned but it does everything I wanted from a primer so I'll definitely be repurchasing. The packaging is kind of cheap looking but I can't really complain about that as the product is cheap and brilliant. My eyeshadow lasts all day now and I don't get the awful build up of eyeshadow on the crease of my eyelid I used to get.

on 6/5/2011 2:50:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This worked well for me as the E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer. I think the problem here is that E.L.F. has quality control issues where other people receive the crappy bunch and some people receive the good bunch thus, it's a hit or miss for people. Or maybe it's just that some people have very oily lids. My lids do get oily without the primer and eyeshadow creases in like 2 hours or less. But with this, it lasts all day until I take off my makeup at night. For $1, it's worth trying or buying a bunch to see which ones are good enough to keep.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/5/2011 2:27:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I had high hopes for this primer, but it did not work for me. It ended up creasing at the end of the day. I spread the product on evenly and 5 or 6 hours later the creases of my eyelids were filled with this primer. I'm not sure if I am explaining it clearly enough.... My eyelids have many folds ( I don't know why, maybe because I'm Asian? ) and the primer just ended up in these folds. The eyeshadow in the less oily areas of my eye did not budge that much, but everywhere else was a mess. Perhaps I am not using it correctly, but I did not like this eye primer. Also, the packaging seems unsanitary for an eye product. I wish there was not a doe foot wand. The price is very fair however, and I suppose this might work better for people with not so oily eye lids.

on 5/30/2011 11:15:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Although this is my first ES primer, I must admit I think it's pretty awesome stuff (all for the low, low price of $1!). I first put concealer on my eye lids, then powder, then put this on top, finishing with my eye shadow/liner. I live in a very humid city and have a two hour commute everyday; this stuff keeps my eye shadow looking fresh with absolutely no creasing! Prior to this, I thought I just couldn't apply ES well, however after using this and seeing how vibrant everything goes on and how well it all blends, I'm thinking maybe I'm not so inept after all! :)

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