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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Eyelid Primer Reviews
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e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The ultra sheer nude color works to increase eye color longevity. Absorbs quickly into the skin for comfortable wear. Comes in 4 shades - nude, champagne, pearl and golden. 

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    91% OF CHICKS DIG IT

    5.0/5
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    April 01, 2014

    I think that this is a really good eye primer, it covers slightly, mattifies, and adheres to shadows. It does what an eyelid primer is supposed to, and its amazingly cheap too!

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    3.5/5
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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    February 23, 2014

    I do feel as though this product is a dupe for the smashbox eyeshadow primer, but not as good as a quality. It goes on with good consistency but after applying my eyeshadow it felt as though i could run my nail across it an it would wipe off, and i was correct. It easily came off, but it could have been because i had used too much or i didnt give it enough time to set, but either way this product is going into the trash for me. I would stick to my urban decay eyeshadow primer potion.

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    5.0/5
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    September 12, 2013

    Expensive primers, step aside! This $1 e.l.f. find is a winner in my books. This primer makes a dramatic difference in the lasting power of your eyeshadow. I prefer the nude coloured one, although the shimmer-y shades aren't bad. The glitter pieces in champagne are a bit large and don't look very nice, so I'd just stick to the transparent one. The doe foot applicator is not the most sanitary and the product will not last as long as too face shadow insurance for example, but it is still very cheap and definitely worth the money. My only complaint is that they don't have any stores to buy from in Canada! Ordering online is not a problem for me (Especially during 50% off sales) but i know that it is for some people. Ohh.. maybe one day they will open a store here.
    Hope this helped!
    Madeline,
    xx

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    1.7/5
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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    June 21, 2013

    I will never use elf make up products again my eyes looked like i had pink eye they were really irradiated..So i went back to my old pruduct and will never go back

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    4.8/5
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    February 02, 2013

    The product does hold my eyeshadow lasting to my eyelids for a period of time. It's affordable and hey,it's a $1. I have 2of these and I have not finish of them! The product is amazing and it's good for starters who are me to makeup.

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    4.7/5
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    January 19, 2013

    i have this eyelid primer it works good .

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    4.3/5
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    November 27, 2012

    I must say, I was shocked by this primer. For the $1 price tag, I had really low expectations. In fact, I wouldn't have bought it at all except that it was part of a kit on clearance at Target which I impulse-bought.

    This primer works far better than a certain higher-priced brand I usually use. It doesn't crease at all, makeup doesn't bleed, and the neutral colour on the lid perfectly evens the canvas and looks completely natural.

    The only downside is that if you put on too much, it can look a little "crepey" if your eyelid is showing early signs of aging. This is easily managed by patting the area lightly with your bare ring finger to remove any excess while the product is still wet. Make sure to allow the product to dry thoroughly before you apply makeup too (about 30-45 seconds).

    For $1, I'm 100% sold on this product.

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    3.3/5
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    November 08, 2012

    For the excellent cheap price, this stuff works. It is easy to apply and holds eyeshadow on the lids longer than nothing. Its not the best stuff, but definitely good to have on hand or if you are on a budget.

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    5.0/5
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    November 07, 2012

    I love this stuff! Its cheap and effective. I have a single lid so there's often a crease in my eyeshadow at the end of the day but when I use this my eyeshadow doesn't budge!

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    3.5/5
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    November 07, 2012

    I discovered elf last year and I ordered home lots of different products from them, I was completely crazy when I saw the prices and took the opportunity to replenish my stock. The quality of this primer is perhaps not the best but for the price, you should not complain. It does its job, your eye shadow lasts much longer and the pigment becomes stronger. Much prettier with this under your eyeshadow so it is recommended! For one dollar, you should not complain, it does its job and you get a nice eye make-up :)

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