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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

elf $1 Eyelid Primer

elf Essential Eyelid Primer

For the longest time, I never used an eyeshadow primer. Well, to be fair, I rarely ever wore eyeshadow so I didn't have much of a need, but on the occasions when I did, I never had one that worked. I've tried Benefit Stay Don't Stray, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, NYX Skin tone Eyeshadow Base and samples of various others and none of these have performed well for me.

Not only do I have oily eyelids, but I've also been looking for a product that I could use on a few lines I have on my face that makeup likes to sink into (smile lines, I'm talking about you here!!) and possibly prevent that from happening. I absolutely hate it when my foundation sinks into my smile lines, it makes me look dry and much older than I should look at only 22.

So, with those things in mind I will explain to you why the elf Eyelid Primer is a hot product in my book....


First things first, it has a doe foot applicator and is a light skin tone color. It is very thin in texture and almost feels greasy...that word doesn't have a good connotation, but I can't think of another way to describe it, it's not a bad thing though, don't worry.

This primer keeps my eyeshadow from creasing ALL DAY. I have found that you can't put foundation or concealer on underneath it because it will crease, but that makes sense and that's probably true for any primer. I have very oily eyelids so for me to check in the mirror periodically throughout the day and see no signs of creasing means this is some good stuff.

Before I do any of my makeup and after I've moisturized my skin, I dab this on my eyelids and in the lines on the sides of my mouth. This product has seriously helped with the makeup sinking into my smile lines and for that, I love it. It hasn't fixed the problem, of course, but I notice that on long days it takes a really long time before foundation even begins to sink in and it looks SO much better than if I don't use it. On days where I'm not doing a lot or no wearing my makeup for a long time, it doesn't do it at all.

I was looking for a 2-in-1 product to combat both of these problems and I think I've found it, at least for now. I'll probably need something a little stronger for those smile lines one day, but as an eyeshadow primer alone, this product is fantastic and SO much cheaper than the alternatives that are out there. I mean, how much better can you get for one dollar?

Have you guys tried this? Also, I didn't know until I looked on the website that it comes in other shades, let me know if you've tried any of those! :)

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful review! I haven't tried this eye primer but I do use the too faced eye lid primer, which I love!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. Thank you! That one did pretty well on my eyelids, but not so much in the smile lines. I know it's not technically for anything but your eyelids, but when the elf one does both and for only a dollar, I think I know which one I'll be sticking with, haha :)

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  2. I use this too and it's great!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  3. This sounds perfect, and it's such a good price too! xx

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  4. Great review, the primer sounds amazing!

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It is!

      Thanks for reading! :)

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  5. I've been using elf's primer ever since I bought one a year and a half ago and I love it. It'll never replace brands like Urban Decay but it's one of the best you can get as far as drugstore primers.

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    1. I've never tried the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but I think you're right- you can't get much better for the price. xx

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  6. Thank you for that review because I also have oily eyelids and this is very helpful and I will try this.

    http://fashioniswhatineed.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm so glad you think so. I hope it works out for you! :)

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  7. Oh wow this sound incredible!!! I have often wondered whether this would be worth a purchase! xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  8. I love the $1 ELF primer. It works beautifully and leaves more in your wallet for fun things!! I say splurge on a great lipstick and keep using a $1 eye primer! Great thought to use it on fine lines too! Thanks for sharing. Great review! (◕‿◕✿)

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  9. This is a great review, I have never worn eyelid primer before but I never realized the benefits until I read your post!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  10. I've heard a lot of good things about this! Really need to pick it up soon. Such an incredible deal
    atelier zozo

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  11. I have extremely oily eyelids too and the only that has worked so far for me was the mac paint pot. When I run out of that I will definitely try this out.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. I've never tried one of those, but I have tried the Maybelline Color Tattoos and those don't crease on me either :)

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  12. I love this primer. In fact, I just repurchased it again. Great post.

    Whimsical Allure

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  13. I really want to try this primer! For $1 it sounds like a steal!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  14. Haven't tried this one, but for just $1 I definitely have to. I normally use a little bit of foundation as eye lid primer, works ok as well!

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    1. Unfortunately my eyelids are too oily for that, but if it works for you then that's great! :)

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  15. Thanks for the tip! I can never find an eyelid primer I like, I'll have to give this one a try and the price is right

    Katie
    http://casually-obsessed.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a really great option for the price :)

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