By Sheila Arkee
e.l.f.’s Mineral Eyeshadow Primer is one of those products I’ve intended to try for a long time, but could just never find at .my local Target stores that carry the e.l.f. brand. After having it on my mind, I gave in and placed an order for this $3 product, which is one of the lowest priced primers on the market. So, how does it stack up to my current must-have, Prestige Primed & Ready?
To find out which primer lasted longest, I put it to the test, wearing both primers on an extremely busy day that involved a lot of outdoors time and walking around. e.l.f.’s Mineral Eyeshadow Primer comes in a tube with a doe foot applicator that you can use directly on your lids, or swipe on the back of your hand and pat on to your lids with a brush or your fingers.
The texture of e.l.f.’s Primer is very lightweight and moist. In comparison, I find Urban Decay’s Primer Potion to be very drying. Prestige Primed & Ready feels about the same, but I’d say e.l.f.’s has a lighter texture.
Now, on to the test! Here’s what my eyes looked like when the day started.
And after, about 9 hours later. My eyeshadow took a beating! Prestige is clearly the winner, with no creasing in comparison to e.l.f.’s version.
My Final Thoughts: e.l.f.’s Mineral Eyeshadow Primer is a lightweight, easy to apply primer that makes my shadow look bright, but fails to keep my makeup uncreased through a long day. I’ll keep using it for days I won’t be wearing makeup for long, but will rely on Prestige Primed & Ready for those occasions when my makeup needs to go the distance.
Availability: You can find this at Target stores that carry e.l.f. and online.