Monday, November 28, 2011

Comparison: Eye Primer (Nars, E.L.F. && Etude House)

Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (0.26 oz)

What I like: 
-> Product looks white but applies clear
-> Applies velvety smooth
-> color looks vibrant
-> eyeshadow lasted and looked the same all day.

What I don't like:
-> 24$
-> hard to tell if product is almost out
-> the rubbery packaging attracts mess && is hard to clean. 

The thinnest formula among the 3, it is easy to spread and can withstand light water 

E.L.F. Mineral Eye Primer (0.15 oz) 

What I like:
-> Only cost $3 (The essential one cost $1 for 0.17oz)
-> Works good enough
-> Easy to see how much product left.

What I don't like:
-> does not dry clear
-> color not as vibrant
-> Does not last all day, probably a couple of hours depending on the weather
-> The sponge on the applicator seems thin, and it gets a little pokey

This does not give the same vibrant color impact of Nars, and does not last all day (3-5 hours?), but for the price it is good enough for an everyday primer.

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer (0.35 oz)

What I like:
-> Works like Nars (Wear/Vibrancy/Application)
-> color looks more shiny
-> Packaging looks cute
-> Softest applicator compared to the others
-> Easy to see how much product left

-> Availability
-> Price (depends on where you buy it, sells for 17$ in
-> hard to get out the product after a while.

Compared to Nars, it does not last as long... but it does make my eyeshadows look more shiny. The price really depends on where you buy it, I got a relative to buy this for me in the Philippines for around $7 which is way cheaper than buying in amazon or yesstyle, I've seen it sell for $7 in ebay straight from korea. 


L-R: Nars, ELF, Etude House

I used LA colors eyeshadow on the swatches above, they apply very light.. almost no color at all (see in between), Obviously Nars made the colors vibrant, ELF did a poor job here (but it works good for my darker eyeshadows), Etude looks washed out because of the lighting but it looks as good as the Nars in person.

Note: E.L.F and Etude House are both cruelty-free


Rinny said...

Thanks for the great comparison review! The NARS one does look like it performs the best. I wonder how it compares to UDPP, since they're both about the same price.

Soo said...

ooh, cool comparisons! I only have the NARS one and love it. but mine hasn't gotten dirty yet XD

Soo said...


Paige said...

hmm I havent tried the UDPP... I shall compare next time im in sephora. :D

Paige said...

mine kind of went swimming with a broken shadow quad. =. = 

Bbiyl said...

The difference between the nars and the others is huge!!!

Pauline Reyes said...

Do you always use eye primers? Why do you like it?

~Pauline @