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e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

BY E.L.F. COSMETICS #6 in Eye Primer

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.25 / 5 based on 14,819 Reviews

Product Description

This lightweight formula quickly absorbs into skin and preps eyeshadow keeping it from creasing. Use it for a more vibrant and long lasting eye look with every use.

HOW TO USE

Squeeze a small amount of the eyelid primer onto your finger.

Gently pat it over the eyelid.

Wait for the formula to dry before applying eyeshadow. 

Ingredients:
 Isododecane, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Triacontanyl Pvp, Propylene Carbonate, Retinyl Palmitate (Va), Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Quartz, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035)

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e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer
e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I love it but there is a one dollar option too and that works well too! But this is three dollars and isn't greasy! Love it i wish they had more colors! They have sheer and Blush! However the one dollar comes in sheer, golden, pearl and champagne." in 1084 reviews
  • "I use urban decay and elf and honestly there doesn't seem to be too much of a distinct difference.. the price is wonderful " in 1050 reviews
  • "& works great my eyeshadow lasts when I use this product and I always buy it because it's so very affordable and i use it almost every day." in 254 reviews
  • "I have extremely oily eyelids and this primer didn't quite do the job for me, however I use this primer on my clients and it works like a charm." in 198 reviews
  • "I think it's a great primer, its not as smooth and soft like other primers I've tried but for the price, you can't go wrong with buying it" in 171 reviews
Ginjer R.
Westminster, CO
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have always been a huge fan of e.l.f. because they make quality products at insanely affordable prices, and this one is no exception. This is the first eyeshadow primer I ever tried because it was the cheapest I could find, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. The primer is unscented and it’s tinted but it applies sheer and dries transparent, which is important to me because I have very fair skin and tinted products are usually too dark/warm. I found that the formula is a lot thinner than most primers and has a slippery feel to it until it dries — which takes longer than my other primers — so I had to subtract a star, but it definitely does what it’s supposed to. I have hooded eyes which are prone to creasing and this product eliminates that problem while locking my shadow and liner in place all day — or until I want to take it off. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is new to eyeshadow primers and wants to try it out without breaking the bank, or those looking for a cheaper alternative to their current primer.
Shasha S.
811 reviews
I loveeee this product. Its long lasting and finshing is amazing.I love this top most brand.This  is one of my favorites brands and with reasonable price.I bought this from macys,jcpenney,walmart stores and it is also available in other stores like Fred Meyer,target,walgreens many.......It gives soft texture on skin. I would definitely recommend this product and brand too.Its better to search for offers before buying.Have different shades of color for different skin tones.I like to visit above stores only to buy this and find offers.It gives fantastic look for party and for simple makeup also.I am kinda shopholic ;) so love to buy and try different products ,brands and shades.It would be too nice if there are some small samples to try before we buy.Shade is just awesome on my skin and hope for others too.It has smooth  texture.I would definitely buy More n more n more...I love trying new products and samples tooooooo.Its bestiest best product I have ever used...
Briana n.
Honolulu, HI
15 reviews
Ok, so I have watched countless videos comparing this eyeshadow primer to the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and I decided to try it out for myself. For $2 this primer is the bomb.com I tried it for the first time yesterday for Easter festivities and it did not let me down. I applied my makeup around 10:30 in the morning and I didn't come home until 9-10pm so a total of 12 hours I had a full face of makeup on and none of my makeup went anywhere. my eyeshadow looked just as I first applied it and there was no creases in the color either. 10/10 would reccommend if you are looking for a cheap and worth it eye primer. THan kyou E.L.F.!!!! <333
Marie P.
Maryville, TN
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I like this primer a whole lot for the value alone. It’s only around $3 in my local store, which really makes it worth any purchase! It doesn’t last as long as some other drugstore brands, but it’s well pigmented to provide a good base on your lids and worked well in tandem with different shadows I used. I liked the applicator at first, but I was a little frustrated with how as you got the end of the tube, you really couldn’t get a consistent coating of primer on the brush. All in all, I always recommend this product to friends and family who are looking to branch out into different, more involved makeup routines!
Gillian V.
Ashburn
279 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a great budget eyeshadow primer. I believe they reformulated this and renamed it "Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer", which is the one I have and it looks identical to the "Essential Eyelid Primer". This doesn't offer any coverage but it provides a smooth base for shadow application and prevents any creasing for 12 hours. I have trouble with my liquid liner getting on my upper eyelid and when I use this primer it completely prevents smudging or transfer of my liquid liner.
Kookie A.
8 reviews
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Im not sure if its the bottle that I got! But i felt that
this e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer didn’t really do it for me. It was my first time buying it. I bought it at Target & it was on sale for $2.99 so I figured why not give it a try!

When I applied the my eyeshadow after the primer the color didn’t grab onto my eyelid like usually when I use my other eyelid primers. I also feel like the product dried somewhat fast after applying.

I won’t say I don’t recommend because it might work different for other skin types. But I probably wouldn’t purchase this specific one. However, ELF is pretty bomb. They have a lot of great products!
Cheyenne C.
57 reviews
This was my first eye primer and I got it because it is soo so so cheap and honestly I was pretty impressed.. I set it with a skin toned shadow and it worked wonderfully. Of course the shadow matters as for keeping it on the eye as well but I feel it definitely helped with longevity of the wear of my eye look over all. If your a beginner or even just on a budget I would highly suggest this eye primer and even the brand in general. They have definitely been stepping up their game and who says says inexpensive makeup can’t be wonderful! Love.🖤
Lizelh Q.
los angeles
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It’s very inexpensive and works just as well as any other primer that would cost way more. You don’t need to apply to much to the eyelid since the product spreads smoothly. I’ve tried the primer on by itself and then put eyeshadow, and at the end of the day there was a bit of creasing, but that might have just been because I have very oily lids, which sound like a personal problem. Then I tried this primer with a bit of setting powder on top of it. At the end of the day the eyeshadow looked amazing, no creasing, as if I had just applied it.
Abbey L.
Painesville, OH
126 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
e.l.f. has some hit products, but unfortunately, I did not find that this was one of them.

The price point is fantastic, I believe when I purchased it, it cost a single dollar. That's about the only good thing I have to say about this stuff. I have oily lids, and this stuff seemed to make them even oilier. It certainly didn't increase the longevity of my eyeshadow, in fact, I noticed creasing/smudging after about 2 hours.

If you have dry lids, this might work for you in a pinch...but for oily lids, you get what you pay for with this one.

Christine (Nina) G.
Denver, CO
9 reviews
I absolutely love Elf cosmetics overall, however I was pretty disappointed in this primer. The consistency of the primer was a little too fluid, which made it go on a little unevenly, but once I got it on, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my standards and really didn’t seem to help with prolonging the life of my eyeshadow at all. Most of the time I’m super happy with elf’s products but I think this is one time you should spend a bit more money and get a better brand instead. 
Caitlin H.
Rumford, RI
17 reviews
How many hours (on average) does your eye makeup stay on with this?
Elinor M.
Warren, MI
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Am I the only one who thinks this is better than Urban Decays Primer Potion?
Elizabeth B.
Brooklyn, NY
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
For only $1.00, you can't beat the price. Do you feel the same way about most of the Elf line?
Taylor S.
Bridgeport, CT
19 reviews
Does the primer work well on your eyes?
Chelsea K.
Hattiesburg, MS
11 reviews
How do you apply this product and avoid creasing?

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