Monday, August 17, 2009

Review: e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer



This is a review for the e.l.f. mineral eyeshadow primer, not to be confused with their studio line's eye primer and sealer. So far I have tried this three times on different hot summer days. This retails for $3 for .15 fl oz but if you have been taking advantage of their 75% off the mineral line coupon I mentioned in my last post (WWYB75M), they would only be $0.75 each!

Day 1: I used the primer with Sugar e/s, which is a regular powder type. My first impression of the primer was that it was more watery than other ones I have tried. The lasting power was pretty good and the e/s did stand out, but it could've just been that the e/s is shimmery itself haha.

Day 2: I used the primer with Revlon's Illuminance Cream Shadow. It did not work for this type of e/s. It creased like crazy!! I had to wipe it off because it looked so unflattering.

Day 3: I was home today and decided to test it out again. On my left eye, I used Sally Hansen's Line Soothing Mineral Powder (which I think is supposed to be a blush but the pinks are so shimmery I wanted to try it as an e/s). So far so good, the color is vibrant and no signs of creasing. On my right eye, I used the Revlon Cream shadow again, to see if last time was just a fluke. Boy was I wrong, within 15 minutes (no joke!!), it was like crease city. It was so horrible, I'm glad I was home when I did this.

All in all, I think it's best to not use this primer with cream shadows, perhaps because my skin is oily, but with regular e/s it is working pretty well. $3 and well worth it, time to stock up!!

10 comments:

Miss.Fab said...

great review

aestheticcoo said...

THanks for the review! Recently, I ordered this (still waiting for the package)and curious to see how it works for my oily eyelids. Glad to hear it works well with powder e/s.

rayqueenbee said...

Thanks for the review! I have the Revlon Creme Illuminance e/s and they crease like crazy even over UDPP. I am glad it worked other e/s, I was planning on ordering it from ELF.

mszcheysser said...

Thanks for the review! I was always curious about this product, especially when I would see it on other ladies' blogs! And now I know! Thanks!!! ♥

Courtney!;* said...

thanks for doing this review! i need to find a new primer & this helps. :]

ndoodles said...

Hey, I didn't know they had a 75% off their minerals too, I thought only their studio. I wish they'd just have 75% entire purchase! That'd be nice. Anyways, exciting to see a really cheap product working out well w/ powder shadows. I never wear my cream shadows by themselves anyways so it shouldn't be a problem.

Banapple said...

nice review! I have like 1 e.l.f. brush and it's actually not bad. I've been wanting to try more elf products so thanks for this :D


and also thanks for following!

Rai said...

Great review! I was debating giving this a go.

Valz said...

Looks really cool! Thanks a bunch for the review! ~

Janice said...

I'm so tempted to try this now... hopefully it wont disappoint me... finger crossed...

 
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