There is a small wand with which you place the cream on your eyelids. Blend it with either your finger or a brush. I recommend waiting about 10 seconds for the primer to dry slightly before applying your eyeshadow.
Urban Decay just came out with a new eyeshadow primer that promises to keep your eyeshadow looking fresh with all the good benefits of anti-aging properties to help minimize fine lines and imperfections. And boy, am I glad they replaced the old genie bottles with the ever convenient squeeze, needle-nose tubes.
This is a good primer, but I don't really understand the hype when the ELF primer is just as good. I've heard the primer potion in the shade Eden is better because it cancels out veins on the eyelid, but I purchased the classic transparent one and wasn't super wowed.
How can I have neglected to review the single most life changing cosmetic product out there I'm much older than most here and can well remember the time before there was any such thing as an eye shadow primer. About the only thing out there that lasted the way UDPP does was an \"automatic eyeshadow\" from Estee Lauder but all of those were tinted. They came in a tube with a doe foot type applicator, much like Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer or Nars Eyeshadow Base but they were coloured and frosty. I recall having a lovely purple one, a peachy one and a taupey brown one. Other than that, any powder eyeshadow I wore creased. It didn't matter what I used or what I did - after a few hours, it would all end up as a gross line in my crease. So for years, I rarely wore eyeshadow. Then, in the 90's some time (or perhaps a bit later), UDPP (the original) found its way into my life and it's been full speed ahead since then. I apply the tiniest amount of this onto my lids in the early morning and my eyeshadows are still fresh and uncreased when I remove my makeup at night. Many similar products are available to us all in the marketplace now, in all different price ranges and formulas and how lucky we are because UDPP and products like it have made wearing eyeshadow a pleasure. I also have this in Eden (great to use on its own or to mask red or bluish lids) and in Sin (ditto on wearing on its own and also to give MAC's Tempting and other Lustre shadows a bit of the boost they need.
As a quick note, I'd like to say this is for the original (sheer/non-colorful) primer. I've yet to try the other three. However, Original is truly a product that does what it says it's going to do: make eyeshadow last longer. It's lightweight and blends in easily, although it is not clear -- it does have a faint, extremely light brown color, but that blends out to sheer. The fact is, this isn't an extraordinary product. It's not a miracle worker. But it does what it says it's going to do, and it does so well.
I love this primer, it is a little expensive but one tube of it has lasted me for a bit over a year now and I use it at least 5 times a week so it is not very expensive \"per use\". If you are an urban decay frequent customer they throw in a primer with almost every eye shadow palette anyway. The thing I don't like so much is the packaging. The genie bottle cap is cracking on me but granted i have had it for over a year and the plastic tube ripped open a bit and the air made the primer a little bit more dry. I wish the packaging were more sturdy but then again I should probably purchase a new one soon.
This will forever be my go-to primer. I couldn't imagine going to anything else. the texture is thin and light which makes it easy to blend into the skin. It absorbs easily, so it isn't a mess when it comes to actually applying eyeshadow. It definitely makes your eyeshadows stay in place for hours. I am also of fan of finding multiple uses in one product, and with that, I've made this product a huge life saver of mine. If I'm ever in such a hurry that I get mascara on my face or mess up on my brows, just a little dot of primer is perfect to just rub over it. It will clear up whatever mess I made in just a few seconds, and then I will add a matte powder over it. It definitely saves me from those rushed morning time mistakes. I will continue to repurchase this product, as it is a lifesaver for me!
Unpopular opinion time, but I'm just not a big fan of this primer. I find that it's a bit sticky and doesn't help intensify my eyeshadow or prevent creasing. The best eyelid primer that works for me is MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, which goes on creamy but sets dry.
As fore the appearing-more-vibrant-part, it does a great, GREAT job. I mean, look at the picture above! The two swatches are from the same eyeshadow by Catrice (click here for a review), but the right one (with the primer underneath) shows up so much better!
I used to use this much more than I do now. Back in middle and early high school I thought UD was the end all be all for everything so I wore this all the time. It does make your eyeshadow much more pigmented and last longer. I just don't love the staying power over other brands of primer. I honestly like straight up concealer set with a translucent powder more than this for staying power. I don't think I've used this at all in maybe a year and a half
Let me preface this by first saying how much I LOVE urban decay as a whole. This product in particular is not for me. It really made no difference to me one way or another. If you're interested in a primer of this type, I would recommend the too faced shadow insurance instead.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this primer for eyes. I combine it with my Naked palettes and my eyeshadow will last all day. It's not the cheapest, but compared to some other brands, it's a great price and a great product. I love it!
eyeshadow base/primers are a must have. I love urban decay because it fills in all lines and wrinkles on your eyelid so you have a smooth slate to play with while applying your eyeshadow. Your eyeshadows will also appear more vibrant and less dull.
The Eyeshadow Primer Potion from Urban Decay has been a big favorite of several beauty influencers such as make-up artists/gurus on YouTube for years. I still remember how it used to come in a bottle. The old packaging really gave me a luxurious Arabian feeling. Probably because of the cap, but I had never tried this primer potion before, because I felt I didn't need it as a teenage girl at the time. Also, I never had an oily skin type of my own. So an oily eyelid was never a problem for me in the past. Now that I'm getting older, I notice that eyeshadow doesn't stay as well as it did before. So I decide to use eye primers from now on.
The packaging of all primer potions has changed a lot over the years! As indicated earlier, the product previously came in a bottle with a wand. Everyone loved the packaging because it looked so luxurious and unique at the time. However, there was also a lot of criticism from both professionals and women who used it. The packaging left a lot of product in the bottle. On YouTube you will probably come across old videos where women show how to cut the bottle and remove the product. Urban Decay decided to change the packaging after criticism.
Then the squeeze tubes (middle photo) came into view. There was generally little criticism of this. Everyone could find their favorite primer potion and the colors had not changed, but there were still women who reported missing an applicator.
Product description / promises Urban Decay: Once you've tried our legendary Eyeshadow Primer Potion, you'll never want to be without it. The paraben-free formula applies smoothly to the skin, brightens the color of the eyeshadow and fills in fine lines. Last day. Choose your favorite primer or put them all in your makeup bag so that you always have enough choice. Our Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original is suitable for all skin tones and dries invisibly. Eden has a nude-matte finish, gives full coverage and hides redness \".
Original: I recommend the Original (purple tube) for people who don't really know which one they want to go for or for beginners. I was also very doubtful between both this and Eden. That's why I bought both. The Original spreads very nicely and gives a soft finish. The only disadvantage is that it can appear a bit greasy. Eyeshadow and/or eyeliner is easy to spread on this primer potion and if I have to compare it with Eden, this is really the easiest of the two. It dries invisibly, allowing it to be applied to any skin tone. This is also the primer potion that started it all.
Eden: I recommend Eden (beige tube) for people who, just like me, have redness on their face. Especially on the eyelids. Also very ideal for people who suffer from visible veins on the eyelids. This primer potion will cover it completely. You no longer see any redness or veins. Compared to the Original, it's more difficult to spread. This is mainly due to the thick texture. The thick texture is necessary to give the promising finish which it does. It also makes it slightly more difficult to apply eyeshadow and/or eyeliner. Despite these disadvantages, it also lasts all day. Eden's finish is not soft, but matt. Cannot be applied to all skin tones unfortunately.
My personal scores aren't based on comparisons between both primer potions, but on the primer potions individually. It's based on both the promises and disadvantages. The Original scores a 9.5/10 with me! Eden scores a 9/10 with me!
This is an eyeshadow primer is formulated to provide an even base for your eyeshadow application. It creates a smooth canvas on your lids for your eyeshadow, helps to keep your eyeshadow shades vibrant, and make you stay crease free all day. It has a nude tint to it, but dries to an invisible finish.
If you have oily lids or notice your eyeshadow creasing or fading throughout the day, I really think you would enjoy this primer! Keeps everything in place all day and smooths out your lids for even shadow application! 59ce067264