8 months ago
For years I wondered why my eyeshadow would rub off so quickly and chalked it up to crummy products. Later, I learned that I needed to use eyelid primer for eye makeup staying powder (setting spray too). We learn by our mistakes! Anyway, I learned this little nugget of wisdom not long after I discovered e.l.f. Cosmetics and I immediately bought their eyelid primer along with a significant number of other items, some of which continue to be staples in my makeup bag. This is the first and only eyelid primer I've used, so I can't compare it to any other ones. This one says "sheer," but it's actually an opaque nude shade much like concealer or foundation. You only need a little bit of this stuff - I'll usually give my eyelid a swipe or two with the applicator and then spread it with my fingertip. It's a very light and smooth product and it dries quickly, but not so quickly that you don't have time to apply it properly. No fragrance or oily residue - it dries matte, but it's not drying. As someone who had never used primer before, WOW! What a difference in my makeup! Eyeshadow and eyeliner that wore off within an hour were still there after 5 hours! Obviously this stuff isn't magic and your makeup won't stay perfect for 10 or 12 hours, but it's still pretty darn good, especially for the price. I have no reason to use another primer - this stuff works and you can pick it up at any drugstore that carries e.l.f., and for the cost, it's an absolute steal.
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