I had a falling out with this primer for almost two months now; maybe it was the fact that I got it for free, maybe I was under the illusion that I didn't need an eyeshadow primer. Either way, I made a horrible mistake in removing this from my life.
Sound extreme? I'm a bit dramatic by disposition, so yes, however I think e.l.f. deserves a bit of an ovation on this one. Take the jump below to see why!!
I had never tried an eyelid primer before this one. I never used to have much of a problem with oily lids so I guess it just never occurred to me to use one. Within the last year or so though my skin, in general, has become a bit more oily and thus my eyeshadows were looking a little worse for wear at the end of the day.
Thankfully I got this primer from e.l.f. with an online order I made about half a year ago. I received it in the shade "champagne" which is a nude mauve laced with a slight amount of glitter.
It also smells like delicious vanilla cream frosting so BONUS (though I wouldn't recommend eating it... but you can do what you want, just don't blame me for any repercussions).
Even though I can't compare the quality of this primer to others, at only a dollar (yes, you read that right: $1) I really don't care to. I hear so many mixed reviews on primers, including this one, so it's been hard for me to want to shell out $20+ on something that may or may not work for me, especially when this one provides 90% satisfaction on a daily basis.
Why the docking of 10%, you may ask? While this goes on incredibly creamy, is easy to blend and sheer out, and prevents creasing, it doesn't provide any sort of lasting power to my eyeshadows. They stay mostly pigmented throughout the day, however there is a bit of fading (though this may just be because I have to rub my eyes a fair amount throughout the day due to an overproduction of tears/insufficient tear duct size) after a day's worth of wear.
I had to change these photos to B&W because of the horrific lighting. I wanted to show you all what my eyeshadow looks like at the end of a long day (12+ hours and some sweat from walking up a
mountain steep hill to get to my studio) when the e.l.f. Eyelid Primer is used, thus I only had artificial lighting at my disposal.
Even though it's B&W, you can still see that there is no creasing but there is a patch where my eyeshadow faded in the middle of my lids.
Bravo, e.l.f. Your products are hit and miss but this one is somewhere in between in my eyes (#punny4life). It's also available in four different colors to suit different people's wants and needs; I think I'm going to try the shade "sheer" next time since it's more nude looking and lacks glitter.
Have you tried e.l.f.'s Eyelid Primer before?
Love it? Hate it?
Have something else you swear by?
xoxo - Cassie