Makeup Skincare

Throwdown Thursday – @elfcosmetics Jelly POP Dew Primer vs. @CoverFX Gripping Primer + Firming

January 16, 2020

Today, I’m putting two (2) self-proclaimed gripping primers to the test to see which will reign supreme! In the drugstore corner of the ring is the @elfcosmetics Jelly Pop Dew Primer ($8 for 1.01 ounces – In the high end corner of the ring is the @coverfx Gripping Primer + Firming ($38 for 1 ounce –

What @elfcosmetics claims:

🔘 Watermelon-infused

🔘 Has a unique gel texture that works like glue to grip makeup to ensure it stays put

🔘 Packed with skin-loving ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and a powerful blend of antioxidants, your skin will be looking and feeling its very best

What @coverfx claims:

🔘 A jelly texture primer that visibly firms, creates a glass-like finish, and grips makeup for all-day wear

🔘 Ocean derived complex targets fine lines and improves skin clarity

🔘 Vegan, cruelty free, talc free, paraben free, fragrance free, mineral oil free, gluten free, Alkyl sulfate free and phthalate free

My experience:

🔘 The @coverfx doesn’t have much of a scent at all, while the @elfcosmetics does smell like watermelon candy. I know praising added fragrance in makeup and skincare is bad, but my goodness, I thoroughly enjoy it in the @elfcosmetics.

🔘 Both have a very similar thick and sticky texture and apply almost identically as well.

🔘 I have worn one on one side and one on the other side of my face two (2) days in a row. Yesterday, I even wore them both during my workout.

👍🏻 My makeup smoothed over both primers extremely well. Even though they aren’t marketed as pore-filling, they both made it appear as though a lot of my problem areas were filled in.

My verdict?

Since both primers went on easily, made my foundation look flawless and did a really nice job of making my makeup last well all day long, I have to pick a winner based on price alone. So, congratulations to @elfcosmetics! Your primer is just as good as the high end version, but for over 4x less! If you have been wanting to try the gripping primer trend, I highly recommend you start with @elfcosmetics’ Jelly Pop Dew Primer.

FYI, I receive a small commission when you shop via the links listed above.

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