Rated 4.76 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally a Primer That Really Works!
When I contacted e.l.f. and found out this primer was limited edition, I was not happy at all! Luckily, Ulta did get it back in stock so I made sure to get several. I have normal/dry skin, and I disagree with the person who says not to use this if you have dry skin. On the contrary, this is the first primer that really works at keeping my makeup in place and looking good all day long! I had fewer problems with makeup staying in place when my skin was oily, believe it or not! Since my skin has gotten dryer, I have a heck of a time finding a primer that keeps my foundation from slipping into my pores, creating little foundation dots all over my face! I've tried silicone primers like the ones from Smashbox and Tarte; I've tried the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, and a few others. None of them make my makeup last. But e.l.f.'s Jelly Pop Dew Primer is not only inexpensive, it actually works! It has a very different texture than primers I have used before. It has a gel texture that has moisture to it, but is also tacky. That may sound gross, but the tackiness is what works to keep my makeup in place. Once you apply your foundation, that tackiness goes away. But my makeup lasts all day and looks beautiful.I highly recommend this to anyone with dry to normal skin. It's inexpensive, too!
Most Helpful Critical Review I would not buy this product again.
I have tried this for at least a couple days, and its safe for me to say I will not be buying or using this product again. The smell is very pleasant and that's all I can say about it. It made my eye shadow crack as well as the rest my face make up. It began flaking off just a couple hours into my work day which is frustrating. I do not work a demanding job, its an office job. I believe this is a primer for someone with a more oily skin type possibly.
Reviewed by 219 customers I love it
Jes from Arkansas
I love this product
I would definitely buy this product again!
Reedy Mom from Lodi, CA
I live how this primer made my skin tacky so my foundation can stay all day
The best primer I've ever used!!
Sara from Stevensville, MI
This is hands down the best primer I've ever used. And that's saying something because I've used quite a few! I saw someone on TikTok compare it to the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip primer (which I've only heard good things about) so I had to try it. Not only does it smell great, it makes your skin look dewy and fresh! Plus, it helps keep your makeup looking freshly applied all day! I work at a hardware store which can get kinda grimy and sweaty, and my makeup looks just as good 8 hours later as it did when I put it on this morning! My makeup didn't settle into my smile lines or crease under my eyes! I'm in love with this primer!!
LisaB from Houston
Wow! Elf has really stepped up their game lately! I have been a loyal Lancome La Base Pro person but decided to try this because of you tube reviews. I like to wear It Cosmetics CC cream but hate that it tends to slide so I hoped this primer would help it stay put. It does! I used it with a little of the Elf Poreless Putty (a must for my nose) and waited a minute or two and applied my CC cream. It really does make your skin look so smooth! Applied the rest of my makeup and finished off with the Elf Stay All Night Setting spray (and yes it is a true dupe for UD) and my makeup didn't move all day! Worked well with my 49 year old dry combo skin. Just ordered more while it's in stock.
It was okay..
maria from Brooklyn
When I saw the reviews I was very excited to try this out. When I applied it, it left my skin looking absolutely amazing, it was almost glossy and definitely gave the glass skin look. I tried wearing my go-to tinted moisturizer on top of it, and it sort of became a mess. It got all splotchy and uneven across my face, but I assume this was because of the specific tinted moisturizer i used. I will still use it and try it out with other products, but so far it's just a meh product. Still stunning on its own, however.
Brianap from Waco
I love this primer! It is beautiful under makeup and really holds my makeup on my face. I have combo skin and love this!! Super sticky though
tn! from Ca
I love the sticky texture it makes my foundation last 10x longer and the smell is just immaculate, reminds me of my childhood :) So glad they brought this back in stock
Dani from CA
My skin is on the oilier side but this still worked really well for me. Smells good, definitely recommend.
JUST GET IT
Gigi from Seattle
I never leave reviews for items but for this I had to, best primer every especially if you're normal to dry skin. Makes your foundation blend like a dream and look airbrushed. Smells super great. If you have really oily skin idk how great this would be for you though. This made my skin look like glass, no need to spray a dewy setting spray over either you may almost look oily.
This actually works amazing
Ruby from Alvarado Tx
This primer is amazing it makes your makeup last a long time and flawless
Definitely lives up to the hype
Skye from League City
I waited so long for this to finally be back in stock after I heard so many people raving over it and since it's been back I've loved it so much I already bought a backup and plan on buying more if it stays available long enough. With this on my makeup ALWAYS lasts all day!! And I live in an extremely hot and humid part of Texas so that's hard to do. It smells sooo good too. I'm in love. I seriously get nervous thinking of it going out of stock again, haha.
vsco girl from CA
Although it was sticky, this product did a good job on keeping my makeup on. I recommend NOT applying a liquid foundation with a dewy finish after because it will result in you looking like your face was dipped in oil 😹😹. I rated it 4 stars because it attracted fruit flies.
THE best primer to ever exist !!!
Gigi A. from California
I used to think primers didn't really do anything until I came across this one. I was on a search for something to help keep the makeup on my nose where my glasses touch from coming off & I finally sound that something 😭 I swear it will turn any foundation into a long lasting one & make it lay down so smooth !! You will not be disappointed !
This stuff is actually amazing
Hailee from Lexington, KY
I've never been much into primers, before buying this I had like 2 primers that I just somewhat kept. I really wanted to try this considering this has almost 5 stars from over 200 people. Anyways, this isn't as sticky as I thought it was going to be. It smelled really nice too and it felt moisturizing. Videos of people reviewing on youtube said it was like gorilla glue but I personally don't think that. This primer however oh my GOD it feels really nice when you apply it and it really grips your foundation on. I loved how my skin looked after trying this and the best part is it didn't break me out. I used the all nighter spray along with this and my foundation did not budge, break, move or separate. I'm planning on buying another backup because I'm so sad that this is not permanent. PLEASE make this a permanent addition!!! A lot of people love this product!!
Already bought two more!
Jen from Carmel, IN
I bought it for myself as well as to use for bridesmaids for a FL beach wedding. I specially purchased it because it was a sticky primer and that's what I was looking for. Best usage seems to be by applying a serum, then the jelly primer. Apply with your fingers and in small doses. The blend with your fingers, not a sponge. You need to wait 2 mins to let it set before you apply foundation or spread concealer. If you don't wait it will not work. I applied the foundation with a blending brush from Tarte. Worked like magic.
One of the only makeup primers I've ever repurchased
SomePerson from Sacramento, CA
I've used several primers and tried this one since I was told it was a dupe of a high end brand's primer - it was. This primer is almost exactly like the high end primer in that it doesn't blur pores, hydrate, control oil, etc., BUT it grips your foundation so you have a base that won't move until you remove it. The only differences between the two is the color of the product, scent and the ELF one is slightly smoother/a tiny bit less tacky than the high end primer.
A few other positives:
- It also acts as a good barrier between my skin and makeup.
- I've been able to layer it with a pore filling primer (Elf primer putty and Pretty in Sol's No Poreblem primer) if I need extra smoothing under silicone based foundations.
- It smells nice, mildly fruity sweet (not super overwhelming imho)
- The product is priced well for 1 oz of product (compared to other high end primers with similar amounts) and one pump works for my whole face
My makeup lasts all day w/ minimal fading through lectures, errands, etc. Overall, I'm super happy to find something 1/3 of the price that helps w/ the longevity of makeup - ELF please keep making this product!
MrsPineapples from Ca
This is the first sticky primer I've tried and I'm hooked. I like the way my foundations apply more, my makeup lasts longer, and it doesn't make me oily. I have combo skin, normal/dry cheeks, oily tzone. For the price, try it. I hope this is a permanent product
Stock up when you can!
Liz from United states
I've tried so many different primers and none of them liked my skin, except for the Milk Hydrogrip. This stuff is basically the same thing, BUT CHEAPER! It sticks the makeup to your face, so if you have a problem with your makeup moving around or looking cakey, try this!! I've noticed it sells out and takes forever to be restocked so definitely stock up when you can!
Summer time glow primer
Sam from Tulsa, OK
Super pretty product, plenty of stickiness to hold onto your concealer/foundation/powders and leave your skin looking hydrated and amazing. I'm not especially averse to fragrance in my products, but the fruit smell was pretty strong (it does fade though). Overall I like to use this with matte products so I don't wind up TOO oily and I can get that perfect balance between the longevity of matte products but the healthy glow this provides
didn't expect much but literally a holy grail
flowers39933848 from nj
I got this primer at the store because of the packaging but didn't expect it to do anything. This isn't the kind of primer that hides your pores, it's the kind of primer that makes makeup stick to your face like glue. Plus it's super moisturizing for people with dry skin, like a protective layer trapping the moisture from your face cream in? definitely gonna use this primer during the fall and winter when my skin is dry.
BEST PRIMER EVER
Aimee from Alabama
This primer is the best I have ever used! My makeup is basically budge proof with it!
It's Just soooo good
Stefoh9 from Orange ca
This primer is hands down one of the best primers i have ever used! When i ordered it i wasn't expecting it to be this good i have combination skin so it's kinda hard for me to find something i really love but this is just it!
Marissa from Albuquerque, NM
it's pretty good, maybe even a dupe for milk hydro grip? plus smells rlly good.
BiancaG from A,TX
When I bought this, there was not one bad review so I had super high expectations! I except a lot from my primers and this was sticky to me. I am always looking for a better primer than my holy grail Hourglass mineral veil primer and this wasn't it but overall a good primer! I love Elf!
It was just ok
Lis from Beckley, Wv
Makeup did not stay smooth