e.l.f. Hydrating Under Eye Primer – Clear Review

Greetings fellow bloggers!!!

I bought this one of a kind product by e.l.f. because its functionality is very unique and the packaging looked very attractive. Continue reading to know more about it.


Price: $3

Product Description:
Primes the under eye area to help prevent concealer from setting into fine lines and wearing off. Infused with Vitamins C & E, Shea, Green Tea, Aloe, and Ginko Biloba to nourish and condition the skin. The sheer, silky smooth texture reduces the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and wrinkles.
Using a brush or your finger, apply a small amount on clean skin and pat in.


My Take on e.l.f. Hydrating Under Eye Primer – Clear:

Why one needs primer:
• Reduces appearance of fine lines.
• Enhances the color of eye shadow.
• Acts as a smooth base to apply eye shadow.
• Ensures that makeup lasts longer.


But the primer in this post claims to do a little more than above mentioned pointers; it also hydrates and moisturizes the sensitive under eye skin which would eventually lead to younger skin and reduced wrinkles.

Packaging: Product comes in a black cylindrical bottle with a pump on top and a black cap over it. I like the pump mechanism – dispenses pea size product and keeps everything hygienic and nonmessy.


Texture: Since it is a primer, I was expecting it to have the usual primer-like texture (silicon infused) but this particular e.l.f. primer feels like a normal moisturizer and does not leave a smooth canvas behind the way primers usually do. However, it does provide a brief soothing feeling to eyes and area around it but it does also take forever to get absorbed and one needs to wait for a good few minutes before applying makeup.


Efficacy: It might be good at providing hydration and other skin benefits like it claims but I think it would take a while before one can notice any significant reduction in wrinkles and moisture. Was it good to apply makeup? I don’t think so because first it took forever to get absorbed and even when it did, the skin did not feel primed and prepped for makeup application, so I would say it is not a very efficient product.


Wear time: Like I mentioned in the efficacy section, it does not have any benefits of a good primer so obviously I did not feel any enhancement in the wear time of my makeup. After it dries up, I have to apply my usual primer to increase the wear time of my makeup and prevent my foundation from creasing and when in hurry I skip it all together.

Pros of e.l.f. Hydrating Under Eye Primer – Clear:

• Cylindrical tube with a pump mechanism.
• Packaging keeps product bacteria free.
• Product is for all skin types and skin tones.
• Gives a soothing feeling to eyes.
• Has a nice, subtle fragrance.

Cons of e.l.f. Hydrating Under Eye Primer – Clear:

• Does not have benefits of a good primer.
• Takes a long time to get absorbed by skin.
• No sure about how beneficial it is at preventing wrinkles.

IMBB Rating: 2/5

Would I Repurchase/Recommend e.l.f. Hydrating Under Eye Primer – Clear?
No, because cons outweigh pros. I recommend it only to those who like to dabble with new and unique products.

10 Best Eyeshadow Primers
Inglot Eye Makeup Base Review
Jordana Eye Primer Eyeshadow Base Review
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Review
Does Tom Ford Duo Eye Primer live up to its High Price?
Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eye Primer Original Review
Kiko Eye Base Primer Review


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *