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Sephora Glitterguard primer

You might remember I reviewed Elf Glitter primer last month. Well, Sephora makes Glitterguard 24hr eyeshadow primer, a very similar product and I just have to buy it to compare the two. I thought another Sephora – Elf comparison post is appropriate to end this Sephora week :)

Not claiming to have any skin nourishing ingredients like Elf (however, note that Glycerin is higher up on the ingredient list below compared to Elf’s), but smoothing peptides instead, Glitterguard is mainly to provide a grip for glitters, shimmer and loose pigments and extended wear (up to 24 hours, hmm…).

Packaging wise, Sephora’s tube looks more classy and high end, with a fine tipped nozzle instead of a slanted tip with an opening in the Elf’s tube.

I find the nozzle easier to use with the creamy finish of Glitterguard, great control on the very small amount of product you will need to come out of the tube with each use. I like it better than the runny finish of Elf Glitter primer.

Both primers blend out easily and turn clear on the lids. Glitterguard is slightly more tacky and grips the eyeshadows a bit better (not much fallout with glittery ones). Their lasting power, however, only gets me into mid afternoon, then creasing gradually happens, even with good quality eyeshadows. 

A closeup on the texture of Glitterguard (left) and Elf Glitter primer (right).

Ingredients: Water, Polybutene, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PVP, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Phenoxyethanol, PVM/ MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ethylhexylglycerin, Talc, Aminomethyl Propanol, etc.

The tube has 0.33oz/ 10ml (slightly less product than Elf), retails $18 (a lot more than Elf’s $2 price tag).

I can’t say that I would recommend Glitterguard for those with oily lids like mine, but you might have better luck. I can’t find it on Sephora website anymore but the stores might still carry it.

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I love makeup with passion. No, I was not growing up holding eyeshadow in my hand, and I went through many years not having much makup on my face until one day it hit me. It was probably just the right time for me to open up my heart and let it in, and I could never stop.


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