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e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

BY E.L.F. COSMETICS #5 in Eye Primer

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star4%
4.22 / 5 based on 15,555 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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REVIEWS
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
Kassie :.
Haslet
14 reviews
The e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer is an amazing eyeshadow primer. It makes my eyeshadow last ALL DAY. I have purchased this product Multiple times, and it works amazingly and has a great price. I would recommend this for people with all types of skin; colors, types etc.
Tara L.
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Easy application, small, transportable bottle and wonderful formula. My eyeshadow always stays out when I use this product. It’s easy to use, and long lasting. ELF is always a great value, and I highly recommend this product for anyone looking for an easy to use eyeshadow primer
Katrina L.
Kingsville
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
i think this is a really great primer if your looking to stay on a budget, it really pops out your eyemakeup, but i do think they could make it a little better as far as getting to blend easier. but i do highly recommend this for anyone who is on a budget its just $3 at walmart
Lela P.
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This doesnt really do much, like at all. I dont really understand why eyeshadow primers exist when your concealer will do the same thing 10x better. This feels really cheap too, the cap broke when i was trying to screw it back on. Dont waste your money on these, just use your concealer.
Gillian V.
Ashburn
298 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.
Catarina C.
Fairfax, VA
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
For the price it’s the best eye primer I could find. It feels very light, easy to blend and conceals a little bit my discoloration. I find it’s easy to apply eyeshadows on top of it, as long as I don’t use too much primer, otherwise my eyeshadow will crease in a couple of hours. Because you don’t need much product, it will last you a long time.

It’s also really easy to find in stores like Walmart, Target or CVS.
Jessica E.
7 reviews
I liked this but I might have chosen the wrong tone it is a really great product I love to use it as the base of my eyes it was my first time using it and I would probably continue to use it not only because it's good but for the price that is sold it's only 3 dollars 
Gaby M.
El Paso
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use concealer as a primer and one day I decided to give e.l.f eyelid primer in tone sheer a try and I gotta say I'm so happy I did, not only do my eyeshadows last longer the formula gives the color life. I simply love it [product:e.l.f.-cosmetics-shadow-lock-eyelid-primer]
Karrey W.
Baton Rouge, LA
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I liked this primer ok but it certainly wasn’t my favorite and it did irritate my eyes a bit. I have such a hard time with anything on my eye lids due to irritation. It didn’t cause any rash or anything but it did leave them a bit red. I’ll try something different next time.
Ashley D.
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I believe I paid $3 for this primer at Walmart. I do like that this goes on sheer for days when I just do a light natural look. I can even wear it alone on my lids to balance out the skintone on my eyes. It instantly brightens me up and shadows stick and blend easily. The applicator doesn’t hold a lot of product so I am constantly dipping and applying to get my desired coverage.
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 G.
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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