Thursday, September 15, 2011

e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer: Inexpensive Perfection!

I am a total idiot when it comes to makeup. I can put on makeup, but I'm not good with things like "accentuating my best features" or "not looking like a honey badger applied my foundation". I have problem areas that need attention and no idea what to do about that. So when my best friend that I've known since FOREVER announced he was engaged, I began to panic.

I knew I would need to look good so that people weren't wondering why his oldest friend was a drunken hobo with a pill addiction and no motor skills, because how else would you explain that makeup?? Luckily, I have my friends. Specifically, my Pajiban lady friends. The adorable and spunky Seakat set me up with a fancy-schmancy dress. Lainey and Katie helped me choose shoes. And Vee? She made makeup application easy and gorgeous for me. 

You're probably thinking to yourself, "Big effin' whoop for you, Pinky. TELL ME ABOUT THE EYELID PRIMER." Ugh, calm down, you! I'm getting there. Vee taught several of us 'Jibettes how to get a very Adele-type look during an eventful Google+ Hangout (those things are amazing, when they work...). One thing that Vee wanted me to purchase was an eyelid primer. A very specific brand that is supposed to be amazing but costs around $18 for a trial size. Instead of that, I purchased the e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer for $1 and hoped for the best. I was not disappointed.

I was going crazy at the hotel, trying to remember how to do the makeup the way Vee had shown me, so I didn't need any extra hassle. The primer application was smooth, pleasingly soft and cool, and blending it into my lid with my finger was a snap. There was no mess and no fuss, thankfully, because my hair and the ungodly heat we would be stewing in for the wedding were making me fussy enough. The primer covered all the tiny, veiny, grossery that I like to think all ladies have, leaving only the pale canvas of my eyelid to take the color.

It was hotter than Satan's <insert gross body part here> at the wedding. And my eye makeup, that usually has a crease in it before I leave the house? IT DID NOT MOVE. The sweat was not a factor at all. No creasing, no smudging, no fading. Just perfection. The eye makeup did not move until I removed it at 2:30 the next morning.

You must try the e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer. It is amazing, inexpensive, and it will save your eye makeup so that you can avoid embarrassing your friend on his Big Day with swampy, runny, raccoon eyes. 

Rating: 8/8 tentacles


  1. I'm filing this helpful review in the old memory for future reference. THANKS.

  2. Filing away as well!
    Also, Vee had better hangout with me when I get real internets again. I want makeup tips, damnit.

  3. I was just looking for some of this today. Hell, I might have some in my giant box of ELF products in my bathroom closet. WOOT!
    It will say I'm anonymous, but it's really Amy Adair. I guess I don't have one of them fancy profiles to pick from.

  4. How did I miss this review? I'm all about the drugstore swaps. Glad to hear the E.L.F. primer worked for you.