I feel like an eyelid primer is a product that doesn’t make a difference if it’s drug store or high end. It’s suppose to prevent creasing, prolong wear, and make the colors vibrant.
For me, my eyelids never get oily and I don’t have a problem with creasing. So what I look for in an eyelid primer is if it makes the colors brighter and if it helps hold the color.
How I Use It: The ELF Eyelid Primer in Sheer has a skin toned color and is almost a lighter consistency concealer. Sometimes I just use it as a concealer to even out my eyelid skin tone and also underneath the eyes too. It’s less cakey and heavy than my usual concealers and I use it when there’s not really any problems.
How Does It Performs: This primer definitely helps make the colors more vibrant. It also helps bring out a sheen. I think it doesn’t do as a good of a job as the UDPP but at 1/30th of the price, it’s a much better bang for your buck. It helps my shadow adhere better as well.
Although I only notice minimal increase in length of wear. My eyelids usually can’t pack on a lot of color anyways. When I put it on the bottom, it helps my eyeliner stay on, although by the end of the day there is still smudging.
Final Verdict: I feel like priming the eyelids is a step in the makeup routine that everyone uses but for me it doesn’t do anything extra. I will probably still repurchase this because it’s only $1 and it serves my purposes. It’s great for special events when I need my eyeshadows to pop! But on normal days I usually just wear a sheer wash of color and mascara.
Is eyelid primer an important part of your makeup routine?