Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer


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This lightweight formula preps eyes for eyeshadow application to increase staying power, vibrancy and to avoid creasing.


How To Use

Apply thin coat to the eyelid and blend in. Allow formula to dry before applying eyeshadow. 



Cruelty free and vegan
Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 501.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product I love this. Eyeshadow stays put. Just wish there was more product in the container.
Date published: 2022-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Been using this for YEARS I first purchased this about a hundred years ago at CVS--back then it was two bucks and came in TWO shades--Sheer, which is what elf stocks now, and Pearl, which is a shade that looks exactly how it sounds. Sheer will work with skin tones medium and lighter, but I really do wish they'd either release an eye primer that was TRULY sheer, or expand the shade range to include the one shade they have now plus another deeper shade. This primer dries down soft, but it really does extend the wear of cream, liquid, and powder pigments. Feels lightweight and goes on smooth on aging lids. I've seen a few people say that the unit carton is too small; listen, you don't need much of this, less is more...and also that the size has stayed the same but the cost has gone up; elf made it clear that they were raising their prices. They were very up front about that. What other beauty brand lets us know that they're raising their prices?! We can't expect uber-affordable elf to never raise their prices when EVERY BRAND around us is and cost of living has skyrocketed. I still consider them very affordable and I live in a state where the minimum wage is still $7.25/hour and I'm currently laid off. They're affordable. ANYWAY--even though I really like this eye primer I can only give it three stars, and that's for just one reason: elf's 'Sheer' isn't ACTUALLY sheer, and it's messed up that elf's 'sheer', by default, is light peach.
Date published: 2022-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice It works well and the price is affordable. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2022-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Love this primer for eyeshadow. No crease and helps it to stay on all day
Date published: 2022-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from primed up eye see! bought this quite a while ago and didnt really use it as i seldom used eyueshadows. the past year i have really enjoyed palying with eyeshadow looks and have found the difference i get using this primer is night and day! hold product in place and decreases the look of creases we get from eyeshadows. works well with liquid or powder or cream!
Date published: 2022-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use eyelid primer I bought the eyelid primer a while ago and I have been happy with my purchase. It is super easy to use by simply unscrewing the lid which has an applicator attached to the lid. It slides across the eyelid effortlessly with just enough product. Simply smooth with fingertip to set in place, It stays in place really well and makes a good base for eye shadow to sit on. The shade suits my fair complexion well and is unnoticeable under make up. The staying power is pretty good and eye make up lasts longer. Good product for the pride.
Date published: 2022-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly This is usually my go to for priming my eyes!! I have nothing but good experiences with this primer. It does what it needs to do. Will definitely repurchase!!
Date published: 2022-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it a good eye primer for the price! loved it, great results.
Date published: 2022-06-20
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Is this product for powder shadow or can it be used with liquid/creamy shadows? ex: liquid metallic eye shadows

Asked by: Sassymommy82
This may be used for all eyeshadow products.
Answered by: the elf team
Date published: 2022-07-10

Does this primer hide creepiness in eyes over 60?

Asked by: Beeb
I'm 63 yrs. old & have been using this product in sheer for years. I find that it helps hide crepey skin on lids by evening out the skin tone. Sheer is a flat, matte light beige. It hides discolorations & makes the eye shadow color pop.
Answered by: Zamfir56
Date published: 2022-07-10

Do any of the shads tint your eyelid?

Asked by: helen366
The sheer is a matte, light beige. I find that it lightens & brightens the eyelids by evening out any discoloration. It does not change the color of your eye shadow.
Answered by: Zamfir56
Date published: 2021-11-03

Is this primer goes on matte or shimmery? I read some reviews that says glittery, so I want to ask people who has used it before: does it look glittery after it is dried?

Asked by: cathy45
The sheer is matte -- no shimmer at all.
Answered by: Zamfir56
Date published: 2021-11-03

Is this primer waterproof?

Asked by: alkh
This is not waterproof, however it does increase the staying power of your eye product and avoids creasing.
Answered by: the elf team
Date published: 2022-07-10

Pls could u tell me if this product is suitable for sensitive eyes ?

Asked by: Tiggy
Our products are hypo-allergenic. For extreme sensitivity we recommend a patch test and to discontinue use if irritation develops.
Answered by: the elf team
Date published: 2021-11-03

Is the Pearl shade white or translucent?

Asked by: Juls28
white with a ***sheen***. It's NOT glitter...idk why everyone keeps saying it is lol
Answered by: Jone
Date published: 2022-07-10

what is the purpose of the difference in the colors?

I'm assuming the different shades are meant for different skin tones. Sheer, tan, and cocoa are probably for light, medium, and darker skin tones and meant to be used as a primer base that would match the skin, probably good for lighter more natural eyeshadows and the pearl which is white would help to make other more unnatural colors pop but pearl could also be used for all colors of course. But some people may want to use a primer that matches their skin
Answered by: UnnaturalBeauty
Date published: 2019-10-02
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