This post will be a review on e.l.f’s Studio Makeup Lock & Seal.
I’ll also provide a quick guide on how to foil your pressed and loose shadows using this product.
I hope you find this review useful.
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!
This product is simply amazing. It is a very lightweight, easy to use product that transforms almost any makeup product of mine into a “super stay” formula.
HOW I USE THIS PRODUCT:
I have used this product in several ways. I have tried:
- 1. Foiling my shadows to create vibrant, long lasting color.
- 2. To create eyeliner out of eye shadows.
- 3. To seal in eyeliner (liquid and kohl) to prevent it from smudging, running, or melting.
- 4. To set my brows (yes, this product works with matte shades).
- 5. To set a liquid lip color and to add a shimmery shadow to the lips for the “full pout” effect.
- 6. To set concealer in areas that I truly need all day coverage (for me it’s the corners of my mouth).
- 7. To boost my makeup setting spray.
I think that this will be the best $3.00 you will ever spend. I’m honestly surprised that e.l.f doesn’t have this product listed as a $6.00 item. For such a small amount of money, your entire makeup collection can transform into products that will compare to Urban Decay’s 24/7 line.
Regardless of how I use this product, it will make my makeup last and last. My makeup will not come off even if I scrub at it. I will have to use an oil based makeup remover in order to properly get this product off. When used with liquid or cream products, I found that I have to mix the Lock & Seal with my concealer or lip product before applying in order to get longer lasting makeup. I can’t apply the Lock & Seal over a cream product otherwise it won’t make a noticeable difference.
This product lasts all day regardless of the heat, humidity, if I’m at the gym, if I’m going swimming, etc.
Overall, this product is a 10/10 and I think everybody should own this product. One little bottle will last a very long time because you only need a few drops of product each time you do your makeup.
Now I will give a quick guide (if you can even call it that) on how to foil pressed shadows and loose pigments. For the pressed shadows, I used my 168 Shadow Palette by Sedona Lace. I used a green shade, a blue shade, and a purple shade to demonstrate this product. All of the shadows have a shimmer finish to boost that “foil” effect.
To use the Lock & Seal to foil your eye shadows, all you need to do is wet your brush with 2-3 drops of the product and then pick up some of the shadow. The shadow and Lock & Seal will mix together when applied to the lid and it will create a beautiful, high intensity color that will not budge.
The difference between a dry shadow and a foiled shadow is enormous.
You’ll also see in the rub test that the dry shadows completely wiped away and the foiled shadows using the Lock & Seal barely budged.