E.L.F. • Essential Eyelid Primer - Sheer • Eye Primer
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I'm truly surprised how awesome this inexpensive eye shadow primer preforms! It's absolutely amazing!!! The only reason I purchased this was due to the good reviews on MUA and wanted to give something different a try as I was close to running out of my beloved TFSI. I purchased this on eBay for less than $4 (including shipping) and it really works. Provides a great base for shadows to adhere to, creates a little extra vibrancy and depth to the colours, and best of all no creasing! I have been using this daily for the last few weeks and experimenting with different MAC shadows in terms of colours and finishes (ie. lustre, satin, matte, etc..), all worked well with this primer and my oily lids! I don't think I will ever go back to either TFSI or UDPP!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Not bad, at all. Unfortunately I ran out, and hate e.l.f shipping. Anyway, I love/loved this. It was great, not amazing, but great. Kept my eyeshadow on well. It would max out, after 8 or 9 hours, though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This primer is just as good as my UDPP and it's just one dollar! I put this on under all my eyeshadows, and it stays put all day. I am definitely a forever fan of this primer!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this primer! I read reviews and decided that everyone has different skin/likes and with the price of $1 and loving all elf products i figured to try it. Now i love it. I alternate between the elf mineral primer thats $3 bc both to me work well. I have tried decrease and liked it but find this primer works so much better and for $1, wow! It applies evenly, spreads nicely and my shadow doesnt crease even thru work (steamy/dishwashing) i like the applicator but i duno if ill b able 2 get 2 all the product or if i can even cut thru it since its hard plastic? Hope so. If not i already ordered 2 backups so no biggie. I wish they put it out in stores (with all their primers bc they rock) but ill continue ordering. I love elf and hope they keep putin out great products. I have normal lids and typically use a cream base daily but sometimes i dont and still it doesnt smudge or crease. I think it helps brighten my pale/veiny eyes even on its own. Its absolutely worth a try and at $1 i cant believe it sometimes. Incredible! If it dont work, try the mineral primer $3. Its slightly better and def worth so much more. I dont know why people spend so much but maybe im lucky i dont have oily lids. I do get watery eyes with allergies and it helps keep me from lookin crazy. Love this stuff. Def a winner and must have in my book!
*update- i have tried numerous primers & contunue to go back to this since its so super cheap but yet so effective!!! it works on me & i know some say its not that great..maybe its that i have normal to maybe dry lids so..i love it personally & have gone thru 2 now.. it last for months so dont worry about running out quick..but i wanted 2 get on her to let you all know, i recently ordered all the new shades they have..Gold, Champagne, Pearl!!!!!
ive only tried Pearl so far & im not sure i like it since for some reason they put shimmer in it, it wouldnt be bad it the formula had some pearl glow but its mainly shimmer so i dont see how it works so far i gota test it out for sure to see how i like it...cant wait to try the other two!!! so check out their new shades but def for sure pick up the reg sheer/nude shade!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Similar to UDPP. Works great for a fraction of the price. Definitely buy this ladies. You won't be sorry. Love ELF products!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a fantastic primer for $1. However, I wouldn't go as far as to say it's just as good as, or the same thing as Urban Decay's Primer Potion. The big difference lies in the texture and consistency of the product. It's a little thicker than UDPP and as such feels a little different on your eyes. If that doesn't bother you, you probably won't even notice a difference between the two products.
It does an excellent job, especially for being a $1 primer, so definitely give it a chance.
ETA: It does NOT control oil as well as UDPP, so it doesn't keep colors as bright, mattified or consistent as the UDPP does.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I bought this on a whim from E.L.F.com hoping that it would work. I hate dishing out 20 bucks for a primer(UDPP) This stuff works! I does everything that UDPP does and for a fraction of the price. I don't think I'll ever buy UDPP again because this works just as good. My eyeshadow didn't crease, it brought out the pigmentation/and held it on my eyelids all day/night! Will repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I bought a tube of this, because I was broke and out of my UDPP. I love it! It applies a sheer pretty peach color (very nice with my extremely fair skin) and my eyeshadows smooth over it smoothly, appear brighter than they would alone, and stay all day or all night.
I feel asleep one time without taking off my makeup (a no-no, but it happens) and when I woke up, my eyeliner and mascara were smudged, but my eyeshadow was almost perfect. After that I bought 3 more tubes from elf.
I will say that UDPP is better...but only a LITTLE. And the $30 dollar price tag isn't worth the SLIGHT bit of superiority it has.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'll preface my review by mentioning that the e.l.f. eyeshadows primers are the first I've tried. I have not used any UDPP or other department store primer before. In the past I preferred to use mineral foundation powder on my eyelids before applying eyeshadow. I have purchased both the e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer and the e.l.f. Eyelid Primer and have come to prefer the latter. The differences between the two are few, so one might as well stick with the less expensive option since they work about the same. The texture of the Eyelid Primer is kind of squishy and more watery than the mineral version, but applies smooth and sheer to the skin. I find the primer to be great for all eyeshadows, but a necessity for loose mineral shadows and products with lots of glitter fallout. Periodically, I do notice some creasing after a few hours, although it appears dependent on the type of shadow used.
Even with being so inexpenisve, the little tube has lasted me months. The shape of the packaging is kind of cute, and I like the rubberized finish of the tube. On the other hand, one of my few complaints concerns the shape of the tube. After the primer has been used for awhile, the contents accumulate in the top portion of the tube and become more difficult to extract with the applicator.
Overall, I have been very pleased with the performance of this product and have become an eyeshadow primer convert. I have purchased a few backups to ensure I always have primer on hand. I give this product a five, because even with a few shortcomings, the price makes it a solid purchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am normally not a huge fan of ELF products, but I found that this primer(which has been sitting unused in my makeup bag for months) worked great when I used it under matte eyeshadows! I have been wearing a stila matte brown for the past couple of weeks and I had been having a really hard time getting it to apply evenly. I tried all my primers..NARS, UDPP and even the L'Oreal decrease and none of them worked well for me with this current eyeshadow phase I'm going through. Finally, I gave the ELF primer a try. Wonderful! The cocoa brown that I've been using on my lids applied evenly, lasted all day without creasing and even intensified the color. I'm glad I dug it out of the bottom of my makeup bag!