Monday, August 10, 2009

Review: ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer


Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Size: .15 oz
Price: $3.00
Where To Buy: eyeslipsface.com
Would I Buy Again: Yes

God bless the people at ELF who made this product! It is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing, especially for just $3.00!

This gentle and completely sheer Eyeshadow Primer has key vitamins A, C and E to help prevent aging and moisturizes the skin. The formula glides on easily and disappears instantly to create longer-lasting, crease-proof eyeshadow. The Mineral Eyeshadow Primer is designed to be used with your favorite mineral eyeshadow to provide ultimate staying power for beautiful and vibrant color that lasts. 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.

I think we all know about Urban Decays Primer Potion. We all know that its a bit expensive, and we know that the packaging sucks so you have to cut the sucker open just to get your money's worth. ELF has made a affordable alternative that, in my experience, works just as well as Urban Decays more expensive primer.

I'll start by saying that I have very oily eyelids. Without a primer my eyeshadow creases within 2-3 hours. With ELF's Mineral Primer my eyeshadow lasts about 8-9 hours (as long as I'm not out in super hot weather) with only a bit of fading. It stays vibrant most of the day.

The primer is totally sheer. The tube I got is kind of watery but I don't know if this is the norm. The tube is clear with a doe foot applicator so you can see how much you have left inside. It easy to blend and you don't need to use a whole lot.

PROS:
-very affordable, $3.00
-makes e/s vibrant
-last a very long time (8-9 hours)
-no parabens or dyes

CONS:
-none???

INGREDIENTS: Isododecane, Cylopentasiloxane, Octyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Triacontanyl PVP, Propylene Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

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Coming Soon: LOOK OUT FOR MY UDPP vs ELF-MP COMPARISON POST.

Don't forget to use the code CAROLINA at the ELF website for 50% off orders up to $15. Also use Ebates for 4% cash back.

13 comments:

Askmewhats said...

oh my! i am excited! i didn't expect a positive review on this! :) thanks!

Aquaheart said...

wow! I'm going to have a really look into this product! thanks! :D

Linda said...

I've been wanting to buy this. I'm glad it's so good! =)

plue said...

oh my! i am interested in this now! :D

thanks for the heads up!

ndoodles said...

OOh, that's exciting to hear! $3 - can't hurt but try it :)

Kim said...

Do want. <3

Connie De Alwis said...

wow! just as good as UDPP huh? I could probably try this since my UDPP is "finishing". It's almost to cut it open >.< can't wait for the comparison post!

Ricah said...

ooh, i think ill pick one of these up :)

Scarlett said...

Thanks for the review--I am def going to try this!!!

Marie said...

hi where do you usually buy your ELF products? I have a hard time finding them ^-^'

thnx,

xoxo

ribbinz

Katrina said...

Marie - I buy ELF from eyeslipsface.com as ELF is not typically sold in stores. Use the code CAROLINA for 50% off orders up to $15.

Denny said...

Oh cool! I didn't know that ELF has shadown primer. In this economy every little bit saved is a +. I was thinking of placing an order but I think I'm going to do it for sure now. Their liquid liner is a good product as well (if you've never tried it). I was able to pick that up from a local grocery store in my neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.

Janice said...

this is cool! I've never thought it will be this great. Regretted on not buying it during the 75% spree... :( nevermind... will buy this too even for normal price, it's $3 duh! Thanks for the review!!!!!