What The Company Claims about ELF Studio Eye Primer and Liner Sealer:
• The Prime side sets your eye shadow in so your colour won’t fade, bleed or crease.
• The Liner side transforms your favourite eye shadow into a waterproof, smudge-proof liquid liner with this unique clear liquid and built-in felt tip precision eyeliner brush.
• Now, you can have your eye makeup lasting longer for no fuss, no budge colour.
Price: 3 Dollars (around INR 150).
Directions For Use:
• Use the “prime” side to create a base for your eye shadow.
• Apply to the eyelid and blend in.
• Use the “seal” side and mix your favourite eye shadow colour in with the brush and apply to the lash line as a liner.
• For best results wipe off and clean applicator before closing.
• Remove with eye makeup remover.
I dip the brush included in the liner sealer and lightly swirl it over the dark black eye shadow (Noir) I have in my Sleek Oh so special palette.
Here’ s the swatch of the liner I get from this.
My Take on ELF Studio Eye Primer and Liner Sealer:
ELF primer and liner sealer comes in a decent, handy, compact, easy to use and carry packaging. Even though, it’s a simple, no frills packaging, but it is very functional. On one end, you have the eye primer and liner sealer on the other. The packaging reminds me of my dual-ended mascaras from Revlon and Maybelline (which have lash primer on one side and mascara on the other).
The Liner sealer has a felt-tip like brush with which you can create an eye liner of your desirable colour by just dipping the brush first in the sealer liquid and then tapping/swirling it on the powder eye shadow. You can easily line your eyes with it, just like a normal eye liner. However, it can get a little tricky as I notice that when you create the liner with this, the intensity of colour on both the eyes may look different. So, you would need a little practice beforehand to use it properly. The liner created by this liner sealer stay put on my eyes for about 2-3 hours without smudging. After that, I notice that it starts fading, but won’t wash off completely.
As a word of caution, I would suggest that after using the liner, don’t forget to clean the stained felt tip part with make-up remover before putting it back so that it won’t contaminate the clear liquid later on. I always follow this.
The Eye Primer part is in stick form which makes its application easy. The colour is light/nude/with slight yellowish tone and it suits me well. In fact, there are times I end up using it as a concealer too under my eyes. Its consistency is soft and blends out quickly. The primer creates base, just slightly sticky, which makes the eyes shadows stay on the lids for longer (I think).
The primer does a decent job by making the eye shadows more vibrant and intense as compared to when they are worn as it is. It prevents creasing/smudging for about 3-4 hours. I cannot consider this the best eye primer I have used, but I would still recommend it to beginners or makeup enthusiasts who want to try eye looks.
Overall, I liked this innovative product a lot and I would recommend this budget product to girls who love to try out new things. At the price, I find this product pretty decent.
Quickly summarising its pros and cons below:
:yes: You can create as many shades of eye liners with the liner sealer side.
:yes: The primer works good and makes eyeshadows vibrant and long wearing.
:yes: Easy application of product, both primer and liner sealer.
:yes: Interesting, handy, compact, very functional packaging, which is easy to use and carry.
:yes: Very economical.
:yes: Elf products are not tested on animals
:no:Preparing the eye liner of same intensity could be tricky from the liner sealer part.
:no:Lasting power of both primer and liner is not great, just average.
:no: ELF products are not available in India.
:no:The chemicals in the list of ingredients scare me :tremble:
IMBB Rating: 3.25 ON 5 :-* :-* :-*
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