Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review: ELF Eyelid Primer

''Eyelid Primer preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The ultra sheer nude color works to increase eye color longevity. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear.
USE: Apply a thin coat to the eyelid and blend in. allow formula to dry before applying eyeshadow.''
(ELF)


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).


Price: 1.70 € for 5mL/0.17 fl oz

Where to buy? ELF online store (UK, USA)

***

My eyelids are very oily. A few years back I wouldn't even wear eyeshadow because it creased like crazy. Then I heard of Urban Decay Primer Potion and started using eye shadow daily. Good eye primer is a must for me and since I've read a lot of good reviews about ELF Eyelid Primer, I decided to give it a shot. It's a lot cheaper than UDPP and if it's really that good, it can maybe replace it...

And so I tried it. I applied my make up like I usually do. I used cheap drugstore eyeshadow and Eyelid Primer as a base. I had my make up on for 7 hours. During that time I sweated, cried and did everything I normally do. Well, I don't normally cry, but that was just a ''bonus'' and a great opportunity to test this primer. ;) This is how my make up looked after 7 hours (in hot, hot weather).


Products used:
* ELF Eyelid Primer
* Vollare Quattro Eyeshadow
* ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Ash
* Rimmel Volume Flash Mascara

I have to say I'm impressed. The shadow did crease just a little, but it wasn't visible unless I closed my eyes completely and raised my brows. That happened with UDPP as well sometimes. So that's enough for me. I also gave Eyelid Primer to my sister, because I wanted a second opinion. She loves it and as I could see for myself, the eyeshadow stayed intact for more than 12 hours on her. Well done, ELF!

Pros:
+ Works great.
+ Cheap.
+ Love the packaging (you can see the amount of product in the bottle).
+ Application style.

Cons:
- Only available online (EU prices are much higher than US prices).
- It may crease a little (for those with extra oily lids, like me).

Do I recommend it? Yes, yes, YES! With this price, there's not a lot to loose. Give it a try!


*I bought this item myself, with my own money.

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

  1. I love this too, did a comparison on my blog with Urban Decay Primer Potion and didn't see much difference, so amazing for the price :-) x

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  2. I bought the Mineral Primer from their Studio Line and I have to say I'm impressed as well. Only think I hate - it doesn't make the color so vibrant but since I have the NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk it no problem any more ;) Elf is a miracle - cheap and very high quality for the price! Love it!

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  3. I have this primer as well. For some weird reason, though, I ended up using it under eyes. It works as a color corrector/light concealer for me.

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  4. Waaa super, ravno mi bo zmanjkalo primerja. Oz morem prej se razrezat. Super in hvala ti za tole, bom narocila ob priliki! ^^

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  5. @Melly: What about as a primer? Does it work for you?

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  6. It does work well as a primer, all though I prefer different type of primer as this one I find doesn't hold the glitter of mineral eyeshadows as well.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58872256/pot-sticker-eyeshadow-primer I use this one. I would call it an inbetweener of Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy and regular primer. It's tacky, but dry balm sort of way.

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  7. Hot, hot, hot weather. I read you and I feel envious. Here we are in 'sunny' Spain, not sunny at all right now. And cold, terribly cold.

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  8. Such a shame that the US site doesn't ship internationally :(.

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  9. Thank you for this review. I have been looking for a good, very affordable eye primer for forever. I'll have to give it a whirl.

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  10. I love this primer. It's what I use all the time.

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  11. Wonderful, I'll have to pick this up next time I'm on the site. I resorted to creating my own primer due to costs, fitting this one in my overnight bag would be much more convenient.

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  12. Great review, how does it compare to ELF Mineral primer?

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