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:
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.

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


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).



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.


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 ^-^'




Katrina said...

Marie - I buy ELF from 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!!!!!