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on 10/21/2016 2:57:00 PM
More reviews by dladymuse
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I wanted to try this primer based on the fact that it had a rating of 2 on Think Dirty app. Much cleaner than my beloved Rimmel stay matte primer. Unfortunately, it made my face a little bit too oily. I have pretty oily skin, so I had high hopes that it could perform as well as my Rimmel primer, but it doesn't. May work for you. I have read reviews on here with people who have oily skin and works for them. It's probably a particular ingredient that my skin doesn't like and is reacting by creating more oil. For the next person, they may be totally fine. We are all unique. At such a cheap price, it doesn't hurt to try this primer. It feels like the Bare Minerals prime time primer. Very silky, but Bare Minerals keeps the oil away just a bit better than the Elf. I won't be buying this primer again.
on 10/18/2016 12:23:00 AM
More reviews by Prettybunnywithpearl
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I really like this primer. It is my favorite at its price point. It makes your skin matte looking, yet doesn't dry it out- it makes your scaly dry patches lay flat so makeup can glide smoothly over it. Also, it provides a layer so your foundation will not sink into your skin. It does its job nicely.
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on 9/24/2016 8:12:00 PM
More reviews by GirlinallBlack
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Honestly, I'm cheap when it comes to makeup because I don't wear a lot of it. ELF is a great beginners brand cause it's not super expensive and the quality is pretty good. I will say that their colour primers don't really do anything but I love that I can use a little bit and have it cover my entire face. I normally only use a bit under my eyes for my concealer but if I'm going to a fancier event and want to use a BB cream I can use it everywhere (I do apply BB cream like foundation).
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 9/17/2016 10:47:00 AM
More reviews by misfit30
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I had lost hope of ever finding a primer that would work on my oily skin. Like others, I thought for the price it's no big loss if it doesn't work. I have used bare minerals, smashbox, lancome, benefit, etc. Nothing was a match for my oily skin. Until now. This little $6 powerhouse has me astounded. Now, it may work "in tandem" with my other products but IT WORKED! I cleansed, applied my light moisturizer, then ELF primer, then L'Oréal Infallible foundation for oily skin, and set it with powder. (I was going to a concert indoors in a small, poorly ventilated venue). My makeup stayed all night!!! Normally when I try that regimen above, it doesn't matter. My makeup melts right off. Try incorporating this into your routine. I read another review where someone had an allergic reaction, so be careful as always, but I am telling the world about this! I'm just so happy. Nothing else has ever worked for me! Thanks, E.L.F!!
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on 6/18/2016 8:05:00 AM
More reviews by yunisu
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
On a budget? You can look into this primer. I got the original primer - with no colour. Background info: oily combo, slightly sensitive skin user, acne / blemish prone skin type. prefers wearing full faced makeup. living in sub tropical conditions - hot and humid most of the time, ranging 91.4°F on an average day. Pros:+ comes with a pump+ does mattify the face + lightweight+ easy to smooth out and blend+ reduces appearance of pores+ affordable price range+ does not break me out Cons:- ingredients used: this is silicone based, however there are artificial vs natural kinds of silicone. artificial ones usually break me out. i have thrown away the box packaging so i'm not sure if its real silicone, but i HIGHLY doubt so since its so cheap.- pump doesn't work as good after using it for some time. Overall this primer is ok - it does do what it says. With this primer, dewy foundations that i use can last me about an average 6-8 hours with no touch ups. Doesn't break me out after using it for some time. This is good enough for people who are really new / interested in makeup but on a budget. You pay for the price so don't expect it to be some revolutionary product. However i do want to explore high end primers from other brands who have some kind of skin care added benefits. That doesn't mean i don't love the primer - it just falls into the "meh" range for me. So i wouldn't repurchase.Hope this helps!
on 6/16/2016 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by cfarinaxo
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I bought this when I first started my makeup collection because i only had a sample of the Benefit Porefessional that i was obsessed with, but didnt want to use all of it. So i needed something to use every day, and i found this while waiting in line at a store i dont remember the name of.It was so cheap that if i didnt like it, it wouldnt have mattered. Thats the good thing about E.L.F., that you wont feel like you have to return it because it didnt cost you that much... and half the time, you're not disappointed.Not me, anyway. I can't say that i was disappointed with this product. It is a little too "silicone-y" for my liking, and makes my face feel cakey after a few hours, almost like my skin isn't breathing (I know some makeup doesnt allow your skin to breathe... but I dont want to FEEL it...)Annnnnyway, it's definitely a go-to primer when I'm just playing around with my makeup, but if i know im going to be out for a while and not be able to touch up my foundation, I'll use a little better one. It's easy to use because of the pump which i looooove, and it spreads really nicely. I would probably buy again.
on 6/15/2016 1:03:00 PM
More reviews by paulinaarianna
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
I bought this on a whim, and it didn't work well for me. The first time I used it, I put a Revlon foundation over it. I didn't even got to blend it out when I felt a really intense burning sensation on my skin. I quickly washed it off and my forehead and cheeks were red. That never happened before since I've used the Revlon Age Defying foundation a lot of times without using a primer, so I can pretty much say that this primer and the foundation weren't a good match, or it was just too much for my skin. I really was looking forward to it since I love other elf products and I liked how this was especially cheap.
on 5/5/2016 9:17:00 PM
More reviews by nbbarricklo
This stuff is the best kept secret in cosmetics. The clear version of this (as titled in this review) is exactly the same as the basic Smashbox primer. I've used both and can't discern a difference. This is a silicone based clear primer that creates a nice smooth finish and allows foundation to slide on easily. It keeps my foundation from looking too dry. It doesn't break out my skin nor does it have any odor. I've bought it again and again. Each time I think I'll "treat myself" to the more expensive product, I can't rationalize the higher price. This one is $6 for 1/2 ounce which is a fraction of the Smashbox price (even if you buy the Smashbox through Costco). I'd prefer the packaging to be a tube -- this packaging is deceptive and it is hard to get the last of product out of the container.
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on 5/2/2016 3:17:00 PM
More reviews by truesunn
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Nice primer at an affordable price. Goes on silky, dries matte, blends in easily.
I used this up until about a month ago til I switched to the ELF Poreless Primer, which is a better choice for middle aged skin (hides large pores around the nose, fine lines).
on 4/21/2016 7:15:00 PM
More reviews by Emmemua
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I bought this primer yesterday and I used it today for the first time. I cannot comment on longevity, breakouts, etc, but I will update in a month or so. My first impression is! It's so soft, you can feel the silicone, but I love the way that feels against my face. My foundation has never gone on so smooth or sat on my face so beautifully! Im positive I can attribute this to the Elf primer, but I did just start using Garnier's Micellar Water in the pink bottle, though I'm not sure it could make my Fondation sit better. Lol. Lately I've been having trouble with my brows. I just can't get the application right and the Anastasia BH pomade doesn't attach to my skin, but it did today! I will use this forever and also try the poreless! I have Tarte's Clean Slate 12hr primer coming in, and I just might return it ;) xo
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