“ Brand: ELF / Type: Face Varnish „
If you have ever bought from elf or read one of the hundreds of reviews of them online, you will know how low priced they are. They also have a couple of 50% off sakes a year making them even better. After using hairspray to seal my makeup for most of my adult life I decided to try this.
First of all the packaging is very classic making it look more expensive than it is the quality of the brush is amazing but does it really lock my makeup so it doesn't budge? I honestly don't know, it does nt make it more vivid as it states on the website. I have recently changed to eyeshadow I am wearing and i use a high quality eyelid primer either of which could be causing the effect. I still feel that I need to top up my makeup nearing the end of the day. I have used this product a number of times and I am just not sure if I see the difference, if I run along my eyelid the eyeshadow does not smudge or come off on my finger after a really good rub. The is still the standard colour loss though and it does not last forever.
This does work quiet well on coloured eyeliner though that would normally smudge. This also mentions that it can be used to seal mascara but I have no idea how I would apply this.
I accidentally got some in my eye on my last use and I did not hurt meaning it is also good for sensitive eyes.
So in summary:
Yes I will now leave the hairspray behind but I may need to try some other products before I find my holy grail fixing mix.
~*~WHAT IS IT ~*~
Increase the intensity of your makeup colours and lock it on instantly with Makeup Lock & Seal. Coat your eyeliner, shadow, lipsticks, blush, brow colour and more for a sealed smudge-proof wear. The quick dry and easy to use formula keeps your makeup in place for hours. Say goodbye to makeup smudges and hello to makeup that stays put!
~*~HOW MUCH IS IT / WHERE DO I GET IT?~*~
You can get it online at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk
I purchased mine in America, and I think it was around $5
*~*~HOW DO I USE IT~*~
Put a few drops of the Lock & Seal into the small pot provided.
Dampen the brush thoroughly with the liquid and mix it with any powder or cream makeup, apply to the face and let dry thoroughly.
Remove with cleanser and warm water.
For best results clean the brush after each use.
Contains propylene glycol and a few others that cause allergic reactions.
~*~ STACY'S OPINION~*~
This product is genius.
You can use it all over your face, however when I tried it first I used it over a gold eye mineral eye shadow. It made the colour more vibrant and intense, and last so much longer.
You do need to be careful when applying it over eyshadow, as it dries in quickly and cant me removed easily. You'd need to do all your eye makeup again if you messed it up.
I now love putting it over my eyebrow pencil, as it just defines it that little bit more and totally frames your face. My favourite way to use this product is to mix what eye shadow I am wearing and apply it to my lower lash line, as I previously found this area was where my makeup smudged the most.
I have tried it on my lipstick, but I didn't really like the taste, but I am a bit funny with flavoured lip gloss and things anyway. However i can say when i tried to wipe it off it certainly didnt COME off as easily! You need to keep your lips parted until it dries, but it definitely locks the lipstick in place.
Good small size, easy to carry around with you. Also means u don't need to carry makeup around. My only gripe is the little pot it comes with. I wish that it screwed on top of the bottle, as a lid or something so it wouldn't be easy to lose
Really reasonable price, as means you use less makeup as less touch-ups!