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Monday, August 12, 2013

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Review

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

I realise that I almost never write about eyeshadow primers and that is purely because I only have one firm favourite. Yes NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base comes a close second but for me it always has and always will be the original Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

I have been loyal to such primer since the days of it being encased within a tube that wasted more product than it supplied and for one reason only it works.I have really oily eye lids which are also hooded (some gals have all the luck eh), basically such combination can make the wear of eye products a nightmare and most formula's if not primed crease within two hours which is never a great look. For day wear I am typically a neutral kinda gal so should I forget or skimp primer it isn't all that noticeable but for nights out when rocking an all out vampy smoky eye the last thing you want is creasing or fading for that matter.

The new style of packaging that has been rolled out through out the entire Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion line is wonderful - a large squeeze style tube with a needle point applicator that allows for both precision and controlled dispensing. Not to mention being a squeeze tube results in you overall loosing less product overall but I do still recommend snipping open the tube and scraping out the insides once you think all the contents have gone - you will be surprised at just how much clings to the side.

Basically the light, silken but creamy Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is used before eyeshadow, you take a tiny amount and lightly blend over the entire lid and brow bone should you wish. By doing so you not only ensure that any product placed on top of this liquid is prolonged in terms of wear but also that the colour is intensified too! Although not technically tinted the Original Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion does neutralise the skin to a certain degree, reducing signs of redness and veins. Typically speaking as not all eyeshadows are equal without a primer my eyeshadow will begin to show signs of creasing as early as two hours into the day but with this primer it will stay locked in place until I decide to remove it. I have also heard that the tinted versions can be worn on their own as a cream eyeshadow which may be worth investigating in if you have ever struggled finding a great long wearing formula of that kind. They are next on my hit list so do check back as I will purchase them sooner or later.

For £15 it truly is unbeatable and the best of its kind out there but if you feel differently do let me know!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion £15/11ml or £8/6ml for the travel sized version 
via Debenhams - link

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27 comments:

  1. I absolutely HAVE to make the jump and invest! I liked the look of the old tubes but these seem much better product wise! :) x

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  2. I really need to try this, I have been saying it for ages but never have because of the price! It sounds so good and perfect for my eyes:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Truly fab <3

    www.beautyfrontline.com

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  4. I love this primer, has the right consistency for my lids. I have this new tube and prefer it, easier and more hygienic xo

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  5. I love this primer - although appears to be expensive but it lasts ages!

    £1 Mint Nail Polish!

    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

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  6. Even though I have hooded lids as well I never really though about getting this. Your review has really opened my eyes to it! I'll check it out for sure, thanks for sharing this! xx

    www.ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  7. I have this primer and LOVE it! Best eyeshadow primer by far!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  8. God, is everything going up in price? I swear half of space NK has went up £1 and this has too? Did I miss a tax hike when I moved?

    That said, I love Eden. The concealer-y one, my eyelids are really dark and it works excellently. Once my s&g runs out I might repurchase it when I'm in the uk

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  9. I've really wanted to try this for so long, I should really just buy it already :P

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  10. I love this primer, I also have oily lids and before I used this my eye shadow always smudged and creased! However now my eye shadow stays put all day/night :) I will be repurchasing this again when it runs out :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  11. I have oily lids and I didn't get on with this eye primer at all unfortunately!:(

    I would my eye makeup would still crease, smudge ect. Despite the fact that I was using this primer. I guess it's just not the right one for me. I've tried the MUA one, Too Faced, Urban Decay and MAC x

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  12. This is my all-time favourite eye primer. Have not tried to find anything else because it's been so great! Glad you're loving it too :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  13. I've heard soooo many good things about this! Probably will try and purchase one of the naked palettes which comes with a mini version first though, as I'm a student with a budget that's getting smaller by the week!

    I love to use NYX jumbo eye pencil as a base currently :)
    The Blushing Giraffe | A New UK beauty blog
    xxx

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  14. I got this primer with my Naked palette and ... I was really disappointed with it. My shadows creased every time I used it ;/

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  15. I love this primer! i think its absolutely wonderful!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this! It's the only eyeshadow primer I trust :) xx

    D Is For...

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  17. SO glad I've found this review. I've been umming and arring about it for ages, but you've helped me make my mind up, thank you!

    from Emily at Sour Strawberry | UK based beauty blog x

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  18. I absolutely adore this, I have oily lids too and find that my liquid/gel eye liner transfers if I don't us a primer, nothing gets the job done like good old UD! xx

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  19. I love this product! It's the only eye primer I'll use and it lasts for ages

    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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  20. Always my favourite primer :)

    www.beautibop.com

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  21. I swear by this eye primer. Always have and always will. It's love. :)

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  22. I love this primer so much! Without it honestly everything creases and smudges on me even the maybelline 24 hour colour tattoos! X

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  23. I understand why this is such a cult favourite but I honestly stand by Nars, *I'm such a strange person* I think it's just my eyelids they like to be different ;) ;)
    xox
    wondorla.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I love this! Defiantly my favorite eye primer ♥

    LullabyBeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  25. I tried this for the first time last week and Im so in love!!!!

    http://thebeautyofmylife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. i agree its godo but it gets sort of weird and patchy near the end. granted i had that one tube for 2 years so that could be why. that stuff takes forever to use up!
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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