e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review and Swatches

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review and Price India

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The Indian wedding season is upon us and we Delhi girls do love glitter! It can sometimes be construed as tacky but if used sparingly and in quiet bursts, it is sure to elevate your look from the realm of pretty to stunning.

In the past, I would stick to a few pieces of jewellery to bring the bling to my outfits but recently I have turned to glitter eyeshadows. While these look brilliant, they are a huge pain in the rear end to keep on your eyelids and stop them from traveling all over your face. I turned to this primer to ensure that my glittery shadows didn’t crease or travel to unwanted places, read on to see how it fared!

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

Price– $2

 About e.l.f. Glitter Primer

Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting, and crease-proof glitter eyeshadow. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear, increases eye color longevity, and creates a lasting bond for stay-put glitter that holds. Infused with Shea Butter and Jojoba to nourish the delicate eye area. Great with loose or pressed glitter eyeshadows.

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches


Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Petrolatum, Stearic Acid, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, PVP, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkil (Shea) Butter Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Ethylhexylglycerin MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

My Take on the e.l.f. Glitter Primer

Glitter looks wonderful as an accent but if you have a face full of glitter you are sure to look like an extra from a bad 80’s Bollywood movie. Thankfully, this primer has ensured that all my high octant glittery eyeshadows remain on my eyes and don’t travel all over my face.

This has been an absolute god send when it comes to glitter! It makes sure that the eyeshadow stays in place for the duration of the function, doesn’t crease and looks intense. But you must be certain about how to use this primer! If you aren’t, I assure you that will end up with creased and badly blended makeup.

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

Please be clear about the fact that this primer is not akin to a traditional primer. You don’t dab this on, wait for it to dry and go about your business. Instead, you must use a normal eyeshadow primer, do all your base shadow work and blend like a boss! After which you should dab on this primer over the areas you will place your glitter eyeshadow, wait for 2-3 seconds but not enough for the primer to dry completely, and just pat your glitter eyeshadow over this. Don’t brush the eyeshadow, pat! This way you are certain that the glitter adheres perfectly to the primer and any fallout is minimized greatly. If you use this in place of a regular primer, you’ll find that blending is impossible and your shadows will crease in a few minutes.

At this price point, one can afford to have a designated glitter primer to take care of all your glittery needs. So ladies? Go crazy with the glitter this wedding season without looking like a demented disco ball! 😛

 e.l.f. Glitter Primer Swatch

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

Comparison between eyeshadow with and without e.l.f. Glitter Primer:

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

e.l.f. Glitter Primer Review & Swatches

Pros of e.l.f. Glitter Primer:

  • Suitable for all skin tones
  • Easy to apply
  • Lightweight
  • Hygienic dispension of the product
  • e.l.f. products are not tested on animals
  • Inexpensive
  • Only a small quantity is required per application
  • Non Comodogenic
  • Doesn’t seem to contain silicon
  • Prevents creasing for a good 6-8 hours
  • Makes sure that glitter stays put all day
  • No need to wait for the primer to dry, just pat on your eyeshadow when it’s still tacky

Cons of e.l.f. Glitter Primer:

  • Next to impossible to blend eyeshadows placed on top
  • Non availability in India
  • Can’t replace a normal eyeshadow primer
  • Takes a while to dry
  • Contains parabens

Rating– 4.75/5 (Just because it can’t work as a regular primer too)

Would I repurchase? Yes! I have started using glitter accents in my eyeshadow looks and this really makes them pop.

Would I recommend? For anyone who loves using glitter eyeshadows, loose or pressed, e.l.f. Glitter Primer is a boon!

Review by Nivanya

[alert-note]Ooooh! I like the concept of this glitter primer! 😀 haven’t quite used anything like this. One query though! Doesn’t it mess with the shadow when you put it above one? Or you just apply a dot and leave it like that? Nice clicks and review Nivanya! 🙂 [/alert-note]

  1. December 13, 2014
    • December 13, 2014

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