I picked up the e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer when Smoochiezz was running a roadshow, which they usually do - I've even seen Smoochiezz at Watsons and Robinsons fairs. Smoochiezz brings in brands which you can hardly find off the shelves locally such as NYX, e.l.f., Coastal Scents etc, and you can probably purchase from them on Qoo10. Retailing at US$3 on the e.l.f. website, I got it for about S$6.50 or S$8 at the fair, which is still really cheap for such a quality item.
Off the website:
This is in the colour Sheer, and is a relatively large tube. The cap opens up to a doe-foot applicator which is just so easy to apply - dab some on each eyelid and blend!
The texture is not as tacky as UDPP and blends easily, but it also isn't as slippery as NYX HD Eye Shadow Base. It dries quick, and as sheer as it's supposed to be, it sometimes still leaves sort of a beige layer on my eyelids. However, I use eyeshadow so that is easily masked. It does accentuate any dryness around my eyes though, so I suggest you prep your eyes with your eye cream/gel before putting this on.
|Top: e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer, Bottom: Blended in.|
|Left: Without primer, Right: With primer.|
Face Primer: POPBeauty Face Magnet
Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Eyeshadow Primer: e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Base: Virgin (from Urban Decay Naked Palette)
Lid: Buck (from UD Naked Palette)
Contour: Smog (from UD Naked Palette)
Outer V: Hustle (from UD Naked Palette)
Eyeliner: Barry M Wink Marker Pen
Mascara: Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Neo (discontinued)
Blusher: Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy
After a full 12 hours...
I think it held up pretty well - eyeshadow stayed on (I could still see the shimmer of Virgin on the lids) and eyeliner didn't budge as well!
If you don't fancy spending loads of money on UDPP or TFSI, I think one of the best and cheapest alternative would be the e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer. Honestly, some people call this the dupe for UDPP! It isn't exactly since the texture isn't as similar and I believe that UDPP would outlast e.l.f. but $6.50 vs $32 - would you pay so much more for that little bit of extra mileage?
Rating: 8.5 / 10