Saturday, July 30, 2011

New product: e.l.f. Eyelid Primer Collection

e.l.f. Eyelid Primer Collection $3 at Target
I was wandering around Target, as I tend to do, when I stumbled upon this little package. It's a new e.l.f. Essential Beauty School Eyelid Primer collection. Three primers, with varying finishes, for $3. I couldn't resist! It comes with the original nude formula, and two new ones: pearl and champagne. Check out the swatches below. I did not blend them in so that you could see them more easily.

Champagne, Pearl, Nude
I used them all this week, and I have to say, they were absolutely fantastic. They worked like a dream, just as good as my Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. So here is the skinny:
  • The pearl finish primer is white, but blends away to an light iridescent shimmer. The glitter in it is fine and it does show through under your eyeshadow. I used it with shadows that had a little bit of a shimmer finish because I wanted to enhance it, and I did notice it. Be careful when applying, though, because the first time I used it, I got it under my eye while blending, and then I had glitter on my face. Not really the look I was shooting for to go to work. 
  • The champagne finish is similar to Urban Decay's Sin, however, it's not quite as shimmery or champagne. It's a little darker, which I liked. I'd say about a shade darker than Sin. But definitely not as shimmery. I liked this. I used it, again, under champagne toned shadows to enhance them. They stayed put all day long, and I'm talking I applied at 7 a.m. and did not remove until after 9 p.m. and my eyeshadow was still fresh. 
  • The nude works just like any primer. It's pretty much the same as the original formulas of Urban Decay and Shadow Insurance. 
  • Each tube is 0.08 oz, small, but great for travel, and at only $1 each, I can't really complain about the size. 
If you've been curious about primers, especially the ones with different finishes, check these out. It's a risk-free way to see if you like it. 

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