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: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is the first eye primer I have ever used, and it works well to keep your eyeshadow on for like ever! XD It feels a little greasy on your eyes, but I like the applicator and you can't find anything better for the price. IMO.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Its a okay product for the price. But i never reach for it cause i have better primers :/ The eyeshadows creases after 5hours for me. its a good "starterprimer" :)

UPDATE: No they dont even crease with this one! Ive started to love this.
I did a test for a week and this performed almost better than UDPP. The shadows show up better with this one. It lasts forever and I use it everyday. Will buy again!!


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have never tried any other type of primer other than ChapStik and Wet n' Wild Color Icon Cream Shadow sticks, so I would have no idea wether this is just as good(or better) than UDPP or TFSI. That being said, I absolutely love this primer. It lasts for about 5 hours on me and I have pretty oily lids.
People who are having problems with this could be using too much or not letting it dry, but I could be wrong.
Also, people who whine about how this primer "sucks...don't waste your money" Seriously, it's ONE DOLLAR. If you don't want to "waste your money", you obviously shouldn't buying make-up.
Just my thoughts.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Love this product. I was using UDPP but lets be honest, it's expensive for what it does. This is a cheaper and in my opinion, better product. My eyeshadow doesn't budge or crease all day. I have to wonder if the people who are having problems with it are letting it dry before applying eyeshadow? I have very oily lids and i've never had any problems with this.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is an okay primer for the price. It does prevent my eyeshadow from creasing for a couple of hours, but I have very oily lids so it doesn't last all day. I would definitely recommend it to someone who doesn't have very oily lids. I'm going to try the mineral primer next and hope it works better than this one.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Amazing, amazing product right here. This literally keeps my eyeshadows on and keeps them from creasing ALL day. And I have very oily eyelids. This is perfect for anyone on a tight budget :)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Let's get a few things out of the way first. Number one: I am an eye primer virgin (or I guess I was). Number two: Until picking up a job in my old hometown where I did not want to be recognized (never wore makeup in high school), I did not wear eyeshadow on a daily basis. Number three: I am poor. Enter E.L.F. eyelid primer. Since eye primer is apparently a must-have when doing makeup, and this stuff was only a dollar, I thought why not? Anxious to use it, I got home and grabbed some shadows to put on. The primer is kind of runny, is this normal? I usually apply some with the (out-of-place) lipgloss wand to my eyelids and smear it all around with my finger. I have noticed a difference as far as the sticking power of my (over the counter) eyeshadow. Sometimes there are strange traces of white, and I've noticed that not all shadows blend too well with this primer. Staying power is a bit weak, but a lot of the looks I wear are more on the subtle side. I don't know how it would fare if I put it to the test some night with wild, bold colors. Ironically, it seemed to not work so well with the E.L.F shadow I bought!
All in all, there's a first time for everything, and while my tryst with E.L.F.'s eyelid primer wasn't anything too magical, I have very little regrets. Except for the fact that there is no "maybe" listed under "Would you buy this product again?"


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I like this so much better than UDPP. It's not as watery, and I think it provides a more stable base for shadows. When I've used UDPP [especially with the Naked Palette, which is what UDPP came with] on intricate, complex eye-shadow looks, all my shadows tend to "melt together" during the day, and by mid-afternoon/evening, my eyes are a mess. All the colors have blended and look ruddy. When I use the ELF primer, this never happens.

If you're debating between the two, I'd get the ELF [I find mine at my local Target] and try that first. I mean....it's only a dollar. C'mon.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

so basically this product is a dupe for udpp.
not the same but close to it.
i recently purchased udpp and expected alot more then what i got.
well the elf eyelid primer was the same , kept my eyeshadows on for up to 5 hours but they did fade more then when i use the udpp, but only slightly.

pros
- cant go wrong with a 1.00 item
- dough foot applicator (i love them)
- consistency blended in my skin better then udpp
- kept eyeshadow from creasing!
- kept eyeshadow on for 4 hours or more

cons
- not as great as udpp but comparable (but then again who expects something 1 dollar to work the same as an 18.00 one?)
- faded slightly after a good while

BOTTOM LINE : it does the job and i would not hesitate to purchase again.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I recently ran out of my Urban Decay primer potion so I was looking for a cheap dupe to get me till I got down to my Sephora. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this product but I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. It works just as good as my Urban Decay primer potion and almost has the same consistency (the e.l.f. primer is a tad bit more watery). We just had one of the hottest days of spring (90 degrees) and I went to work sporting the e.l.f. primer and some eyeshadow. When I got home later that night I noticed that my eyeshadow was still in tact...eight hours later! I've decided to stick to this product instead of returining to my UD primer. :]


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