After seeing Chandni’s review of the NYX Pearl Mania Walnut, I got thinking about how to use loose pigments easily without a ton of fallout. The product I am now going to review is an inexpensive mixing medium that can be used for foiling loose pigments and pressed pigments too!
- Price :$3.You can buy from Amazon U.S here
About the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Lock and Seal
Increase the intensity of your makeup colors and lock it on instantly with Makeup Lock & Seal. Coat your eyeliner, shadow, lipsticks, blush, brow color 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 to use:
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.
Aqua(Water), Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
My take on the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Lock and Seal:
I despise loose pigments because of the mess that is associated with them but I make an exception when it comes to mineral products. The product that I have used to test the claims of the e.l.f. Makeup Lock and Seal is the e.l.f. Mineral Blush in Rose which is absolutely exquisite. But I can harp on about it in its own review.
The Makeup Lock and Seal can be used with pressed pigments, loose powders or even cream/liquid products. It is extremely versatile and lasts all day long.
While using it with pressed pigments/cream products, it’s best to either scrape off a small amount and mix it with the Lock and Seal or one can just layer the Lock and Seal over the applied product. If you try to dip the Lock and Seal directly in the pressed pigment you will find a hardened layer of product in just a few minutes which needs to be scrapped off, leading to unnecessary product wastage.
Make sure that this product doesn’t go into your eye, otherwise you will be left with a very red and irritated eye. The little pot and squeeze dispersal makes this product very hygienic and incredibly easy to use.
This product could be an inexpensive mixing medium dupe for both the MAC Fix Plus and the Inglot Duraline. But seeing as I haven’t used either of these cult favourites, I leave it to the WiseShe readers to judge.
What I like about the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Lock and Seal:-
- Suitable for all skin tones
- Easy to apply
- Not greasy
- Travel safe classy packaging
- Keeps makeup fresh all day long
- Hygienic dispension of the product
- e.l.f. products are not tested on animals
- Water proof
- Only a small quantity is required per application
- Non Comodogenic
- Perfect for using loose pigments
- Smudge Proof
- Dries lightning fast
- Lasts a good 6-7 hours with minimal fading
What I dislike about the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Lock and Seal:-
- If you load your brush and touch your pressed eyeshadows it will leave a hardened layer
- Burns immensely if it goes into the eyes
- May change the colour of your pigments and make them a little darker (that’s not really a flaw, but just wanted to put it out there)
- Blending becomes exceedingly difficult
- Brush and pot need to be cleaned after every use to prevent mixing and hardening of products
- Needs to a cleanser to be removed completely
- My product leaked out during transit because of the improperly screwed lid, but this was my bad luck L
Would I repurchase the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Lock and Seal? Hell to the yes!
Would I recommend the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Lock and Seal? Undoubtedly!
Have you tried the e.l.f. Studio Makeup Lock and Seal?
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