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Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer by e.l.f.

Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

staying power(145)
finish: matte
Variation: Pearl
e.l.f.Buy ($3)

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i recommend you buy this it's beautiful and applies amazingly to the skin and maid my makeup last all day

- Ulta User

my eye shadow lasts all day now, even with 3 dog walks, an expo show and an all day outside event

- Elfcosmetics User



it goes on great, dries fast and definitely keeps my eyes looking great all day

- Elfcosmetics User

reduces shine while hiding dry patches, the best

- Elfcosmetics User



this is a good, basic, black eyeliner that dries to a semi-matte finish, even though it is only really good for the eyelid; the small brush makes it very easy to get right up in there

- Elfcosmetics User

this product gives a matte look and my eyeshadow does stay on and my eyelids look less creased than if i didn

- Superdrug User
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elfcosmetics.com userDecember 20, 2019

Use Alone Without Shadow For A Natural Bright Eye

I have slightly hooded eyes and am always on the look out for a product that will open them up and brighten them. I originally used the Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer in color Sheer underneath my eyeshadows. The primer is easy to apply with the wand and I dot my lids and blend with my pinky to get a natural background before I put on eyeshadow. The color stays true for about 6 hours with minimal creasing. I usually start creasing within 3 hours so I was happy with this result. One day, I was in a rush to get ready and just dabbed some of the primer without putting on any eyeshadow and someone complimented me and said my eyes looked so bright. Now I frequently just wear the primer alone for a natural bright eye look. 

- elfcosmetics.com
elfcosmetics.com userMay 9, 2018

Quality + Price = Perfect

I purchased this product on a whim as eye primer has not been a part of my makeup routine. I love it. The sheer color is perfect for me and my skin tone (generally medium beige). I suggest applying one eye at a time b/c this product sets fairly quickly. You get less than a minute to rub it in but then it is set. Another thing - though I often have sensitive skin, this product has not affected my eyes whatsoever. No redness, drying or flaking on my lid. And finally, my eye makeup stays put. It even keeps my eye pencil liner in place. I've made it a point to look in the mirror and check out my eye makeup at the end of each day since using. It's all in place. I'm pleased! 

- elfcosmetics.com
elfcosmetics.com userDecember 7, 2015

Poorly Pigmented, Water Application

I received this eyeliner as part of a sale kit online. I usually use a gel eyeliner for my basic winged liner, but I had previously used a liquid liner from Revlon that I adored. I figured this would be comparable because hey, it's a black liquid liner you can buy from a drug store. Oh, was I wrong!This eyeliner is horribly pigmented and VERY watery. The first time I attempted to use it, I was in a rush before work. It went on so streaky that I just gave up and wore no makeup. The second time I tried it, I had more time to prep but it still came out watery and only partially pigmented. There were only flecks and streaks of black instead of a solid liquid line. It took 3 or 4 coats (while waiting for it to dry a little in between) to finally get a decent line. It's so watery when it first goes on that if you blink or touch it at all, it's gone. It ended up lasting for a few hours, but I definitely would not trust it to last a full 10 hour day. I'm going to give it one more chance with a primer and maybe some eye shadow, but if that doesn't help I'm just tossing it. Definitely not worth the grief. But hey, at least it was free! Less

- elfcosmetics.com
ulta.com userJuly 23, 2016

The best!

I have been using this product for years and it is the best primer I have found! I have very oily skin so my eye shadow never lasts more than a few hours on its own. Using this (in sheer), my shadow lasts up to 16hrs on dry days with long-lasting shadows but never less than 8hrs even on humid days with mediocre eye shadow. I have pale skin so the sheer color matches my lids but creates a great canvas to make the colors pop more. It's not oily and dries to a nice matte finish. It lasts longer than prestige brands and at a fraction of the price, it's the best! So happy to see Ulta sells this now!

- ulta.com
ulta.com userApril 16, 2018

LOVEE this stuff!

I really LOVEE this primer! It was less than $10 and it comes with a good amount of product in it. I bought this back in November & i still have a little left now that its mid April. A little really does go a long way. The pump applicator is very easy to get product out of. One pump is usually enough for me. The packaging is really pretty, too. This product makes your face INSTANTLY super smooth, and your pores look way smaller and less defined as soon as you put it on. It gives your face a dewy, smooth look that makes your make up go on seamlessly and smooth too. When you do put your make up on, you HAVE to make sure you really massage it in and let it dry. It helps your makeup last all day, and it just instantly gives your skin a refreshed look. I have a slight combo skin type, a little dry in a few areas but pretty normal so that's why i say a little goes a long way because you definitely don't want to leave it too oily. Super affordable, smooths your face, good to use under face makeup, reduces the size of pores, easy to use, easy to find, and I am buying it again and I do recommend it to anyone looking for a poreless primer. Its my go to every single day! « less

- ulta.com


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