as promised, here's my review on the Elianto Primer i got for P299...picture here.
when i started wearing eyeshadows, i wanted to get MAC but because of its price, i wanted to get an alternative that will somehow give me the same color vibrancy and staying power at a lower price. i've been reading a lot of reviews on the elianto eyeshadows so i got myself a 20-e/s palette right away. :)
for months, i've been trying to alternate these eyeshadows with my mineral pigments. i once tried it without any primer on my lids, and it creased. so from then on, i'm using it with my ever-reliable UDPP.
and so last weekend, i went to an Elianto store with my sister and to my surprise, i saw that their new products include an eye primer...yeeeeeyy! i got one, the lighter shade among the two.
"The lightweight cream that provides thin and even surface to prefectionize eyeshadow application. The optimize balance of emollient oil and waxes create superb smooth blending. Apply thin layers of cream onto eyelid and blend evenly."
anyways, here's my EOTN first:
- Elianto eye primer in 01
- Elianto e/s in 2 shades of green and yellow
- MAC Kohl in Phone number on the waterline and on the upper lash lines
- VMV Oh-la-lash mascara in Black
- Modelco brow kit in Dark
- Monistat as primer
- EDM foundation in Fairly Light Intensive
- MAC Dollymix on cheeks
- MAC Sculpt and Shape to contour nose
- Smashbox lipstick in Sweet
- Artdeco lipgloss
It did make the blending easy than the usual...or when i'm using UDPP. Some says UDPP makes the blending of colors harder. with Elianto eye primer, it's easier...makes the lids smooth and with the shade i'm using, it provided me with a yellowish base unlike having a pinkish base with UDPP. I applied it using dabbing motions and then i blend it with my fingers. IMHO, it didn't help in increasing the vibrancy of the colors. but reading again the description in elianto's site, made me realize it isn't for that purpose. hehehe...
so how does my e/s look after my 9-hr shift?
can you see? can you see? it looks ewwwww...i had to wear sunglasses during my visit to the mall since i didnt want anybody to see how bad my e/s is creasing on me :( i just don't understand...i first tested this primer using another local e/s brand (Nichido) and it didn't crease! but i only had my eye makeup for 3hrs i think (that was on a sunday when we went to church for mass) so maybe that's why.
but i am not giving up on this primer. for one, it really helped me to blend the colors easily. so maybe i'll be putting this on top of UDPP and let's see what happens....
so there... i hope this review helps :)
(i just suck in giving reviews, sorry!)