e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer – Review & Pictures

Product Description
“Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity.”

This primer is available in four shades, Pearl, Golden, Sheer and Champagne. Sheer is a nude color which looks very close to the original Urban Decay Primer Potion. It blends into my skin easily. If you have redness on your lids this shade will not cover it up since the color disappears once you blend it out. The elf eyelid primer does have a thinner consistency then the Urban Decay Primer Potion and it dries fairly quickly.

Now the big question is does this primer really prevent eyeshadow creasing? This primer has never made my eyeshadows crease or fade on me but I do have very dry lids so there aren’t a lot of products that crease on my lids.

The primer might crease if you have oily lids, but I also know a lot of people who do have oily lids and this primer has always worked out great for them.

 

Packaging
I love the simplicity of the packaging. Sheer comes in a clear tube so you are able to see how much product is left. The wand comes with a doe foot applicator. I personally don’t mind it but if your not a fan of that type of applicator you might not like this product. The label of the shades are at the bottom of the tube.

 

 

e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer - Review & Pictures

e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer

 

  e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer

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What I Like

  • Affordable
  • Slim packaging
  • Prevents eyeshadows from creasing
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Blends easily

What I Don’t Like

  • Can be hard to find in Canada

 

 

 

WHERE TO BUY
Target, elf Website
$1.00

Product Description "Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity." This primer is available in four shades, Pearl, Golden, Sheer and Champagne. Sheer is a nude color which looks very close to the original Urban Decay Primer Potion. It blends into my skin easily. If you have redness on your lids this shade will not cover it up since the color disappears once you blend it out. The elf eyelid primer does have a thinner consistency then the Urban Decay Primer Potion…

Review Overview

Packaging - 9.5
Staying Power - 10
Texture - 9
Price - 10
Availability - 8
Value - 10

9.4

If you are looking to buy an affordable eye primer then you should give the e.l.f essential primer a try. There isn't much to lose. I did take off a point for this product in my Final Verdict only because it isn't easily available in Toronto and when you do mange to find it it's costs a lot more then it's worth. I would definitely repurchase this primer because it does what it claims, and if I can save money then even better.

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  • Gladys Jane

    just bought mine when i went back home to the Philippines for a holiday.. haven’t open the packaging yet.. i’m excited to try it too!!

    • Please let me know how you like it.

      • Gladys Jane

        sure will do

  • Rashmi

    Looks like an amazing one…:-) nice review darling…:-)
    http://www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com

  • I’ve tried this one, and you are right, it’s a lovely budget-proof primer.

  • Mingaile Tarpy

    Looks like a great product. I have never tried any primers that are specifically designated to be used on eyelids. Great information.
    Happy New Year!
    http://www.minsbeautyequipment.com

    • I think you would like it. Thanks for visiting hun.

  • Serena Reale
  • I also have an ELF Eyelid Primer. I think it’s an old version because the packaginig is not the same. Anyway, It does its job quite well 🙂

    • I agree it’s primes the lids nicely Lucie.

  • Finding the products is such a pain…but a great review gal 🙂

    • I know it’s hard to find this primer in Canada too.

  • Jackie Harrison

    I like elf products and going to give the primer a try thanks to your review great job.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

  • Natasha Bhatt

    i soooo want this bt then unavailable here 🙁 nicely reviewed

    • I know what you mean I usually have to buy it online it’s also hard to find this primer in Canada.

  • tia_cherie

    Sounds amazing, so many benefits

    http://tia-cherie.blogspot.com

  • Qtplace

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about the primer. Basically because it’s very cheap! I like using a primer from a brand called essence

    • I have never tried any products from essence. Thanks for visiting my blog hun.

  • Lisha B.

    I have mineral primer from ELF and its AMAZING. The best budget primer I’ve ever tried. I’m really tempted to try this too!

    • I want to try out the Mineral Primer from elf. I have heard great things about it.

  • Id love to give it a try, sounds so good!:) Kisses dear, hope the new year is started well! xo

  • Awesome review dear !
    xoxo
    http://beautyndbest.com/

  • Cosmochics

    Nice! This sounds a perfect budget buy! 🙂

  • Paola

    Great review…. I would like to try this primer!!!!!
    Kisssssssssssssss

  • Adriana Leandro

    Great review.

    Happy new Year. xoxo

    galerafashion.com

  • Colleen

    I got this primer in my ELF Disney Villains kits and have been too leery to try this. I think I will give it a go!

    • Please let me know how you like it Colleen.

  • rachna sharma

    I have used this too…amazing product for the price!

    • I have been using it a lot lately. It’s great.

  • Vipra S

    Its sounds an amazing product .. Beautifully reviewed Dear :*

  • heena

    Oh Mi Gosh! Only 1$?
    Wonder Who Will be The ELF of India n Save Us 😛

    And, A Very Happy New Year To You, Simera 🙂

    • Yes it’s so affordable. Happy New Year to you too Heena!

  • Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters

    $1 did i read it right.. thats awesum.. I am liking the NYX primer..will try this ELF next!! 🙂

    • Yup it’s only $1. I haven’t tried the NYX primer that’s on my list now.

  • Farah

    So affordable! I need to try this.

  • Tanya

    Love this primer.

  • Letia

    Can’t beat this awesome price.

    • You really can’t It’s amazing considering how much it costs.

  • Tammy

    Looks great.

  • Zaine

    Great review.

  • This sounds like a winner- love that it comes in different shades, too!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • I know right! I really love the original one though.

  • Long used a primer eyelids, but dry very fast since there have not reused thanks to God the shadows that use is not run for the moment I do not see it necessary on my dresser, anyway your review was interesting!

    http://www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

  • My first ever eyelid primer! I just love it, affordable and works great!

    • So glad to hear you like this primer.

  • This stuff sounds like a winner- and the price is right!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • This is definitely one of my favorite eye primers for sure. Can´t beat the price!

  • This sounds like a great product to add to my beauty arsenal!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • alessandra

    Beautiful primer, I want to try it
    http://www.alessandrastyle.com

  • I like this primer and it’s a great bargain buy for sure! I don’t reach for it too often but I should give it a try again.

    Jennylovesbeauty.com

    • It’s definitely a great primer if you are on a budget. I don’t have oily lids so I have never experienced any creasing. I usually buy back ups, for me it’s an overall great primer.

    • It’s definitely a great deal.

  • Isabelle

    Thanks for the advice i have tried some elf products and they can be a good success or a miss. Enjoyed this post though
    Isabelle
    isabelleelli.blogspot.com