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Product Review: E.L.F. Eyelid Primer Collection

When it comes to a really good eyeshadow primer, I rely heavily on the Urban Decay Primer Potion, as I am sure many of you do as well. I admit, often times it is really hard to find a more affordable eyeshadow primer option. But thanks to E.L.F., I think the search is over. I have never really strayed from my beloved Urban Decay Primer Potion...until now. I am SUPER impressed by ALL three of the primers in the E.L.F. Eyelid Primer Collection ($3.00). Take a look! Note: I purchased this set last month, but on the E.L.F.website right now, the set is 25% off, and priced at just $2.25! Talk about a great bargain!

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E.L.F. Eyelid Primer Collection

Left To Right: Sheer, Pearl, and Champagne


E.L.F. Eyelid Primer-Sheer


Sheer is a neutral peach toned primer. It goes on smoothly, is easily blendable, and it dries to a matte finish. This is a really great primer to have on hand. It reminds me most of the original Urban Decay Primer Potion. Both primers have a fast drying time, and the same neutral tone. The most noticeable difference I noticed between the two was that, this primer from E.L.F. blended a bit easier than the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I am thinking about doing a comparison post between this E.L.F. eyeshadow primer and the Urban Decay Primer Potion. So, be on the lookout for that!

E.L.F. Eyelid Primer-Pearl


Pearl is probably my most favorite of the three primers. The semi-sheer white base, contains very fine silver shimmers. This primer easily blends onto my eyelids and dries to a soft matte, shimmered finish. The brightening effect Pearl gives off is just lovely. Honestly, if I wanted to, I could get away with using this eye primer as an eyeshadow because it gives the appearance of a frosty/shimmered shadow look. I use this primer the most out of the three because its a life-saver on those mornings when I am getting ready for school. This primer along with a brightening eyeshadow, do wonders when it comes to awakening my eyes and making them appear brighter. Not to mention it helps hide the fact that I only had 2-3 hours of sleep the night before. Ahhh, the life of a college student, LOL!

E.L.F. Eyelid Primer-Champagne


Champagne is a lovely neutral, rosy light brown that contains small, fine shimmers. This primer goes on smooth, and its great to use when you are going for a neutral look, and are going to layer a neutral colored eyeshadow on top. It makes the shadow color appear more vibrant, and adds a really fun kick to a neutral eye look. I found this eye primer could be worn alone, used as just a shadow. The end result is a very pretty no fuss, soft matte shimmered neutral eye.

Left To Right: Sheer, Pearl, Champagne

All of the primers have a thin smooth consistency, are easily blendable, and drying time is relatively quick. I am a huge fan of shimmered/frosty eyeshadows, and I think pearl and champagne are awesome bases for those kinds of eyeshadow finishes. It is basically a match made in heaven! The shimmers really pop. And Sheer is great for use with both matte eyeshadows and/or shimmered ones. These primers give you options, which is always a plus.

As for lasting power, I found that all three did a superb job at keeping my eyeshadows in place all day. I apply this product along with my eyeshadow at 8:30 AM, and I find the eyeshadow is pretty much still in tact-with minimal creasing and fading, when I arrive home 9-10 hours later.

Although I love these eyeshadow primers, my only issue would have to be with the packaging. I wish these were in a squeeze-tube form, to ensure that every last bit of product is used up. I am worried that I will not be able to get all the product out when the tube is nearing the end.

Overall, these eyeshadow primers rock! And just to be in the know, these primers are also available separately as well, and they are only $1.00 each! It can't get much better than that. If any of you end up trying these eyeshadow primers, I hope you are all impressed by them as I am.

What do you all think of the E.L.F. Eyelid Primers?



Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.

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