I got a sample of this from a friend, along with several other "flavors" of UD eye primer. It was kind of a toss up between this and the original. It came down to the original being a bit easier to work with and lasting just a little longer. If they ever stopped making the original, I would probably buy this one instead.
As a huge fan of the original UDPP, I was really excited to try Eden, because for the same price it had a little extra tint to it (helpful for those under eye discolourations).
But I am so disappointed! I have to agree with the other reviewers that Eden's consistency is totally different from the original formula- it's thicker, harder to blend, and applies streakier. Additionally, after only a couple of hours out and about, product which hadn't melted off my face had caked into the creases of my eyelids.
Stick to the original formula, people, $24.00 CAN is an awful thing to waste.
Well, l don't know to be honest. After picking up on the hype l went on eBay to get one (Eden), since Sephora packed up and left last spring. ls it supposed to stay 'wet', even after 5 or 10 minutes? Cause when l was stil in the process of putting the rest of my makeup on, this stuff was still creamy and even creased itself on my eyes, l could still move it around (l didn't use a lot) and l thought it would dry after a minute or so. Now l've bought the Tarte CC primer, but it's almost the same story. Think l'm gonna put those reviews aside next time, cause it's 3 buys and 3 (semi) misses..
I have hooded eye lids and it makes eyeshadow staying put complicated. I've tried many primers from high end to drugstore and really like the urban decay ones best. Of them all, Eden is my favourite. It is a rich creamy, consistency which stays perfectly matte and in place all day, even without eyeshadow on top. I like that it is a nude colour as it has coverage in it. I love the primer even more in it's new packaging! The tip to this is less is more, which makes it a great investment, it lasts forever. Holy grail eyelid primer, I have nothing bad to say about it.
And it's not just for eyeshadow. A little tip also with this product, if you're having difficulty with creasing of concealer under the eyes, use a little bit then put a light later of concealer over the top, then powder. It will stay put all day!
If your use to the original formula read this. This color may be really light. but this is good if you want your eyeshadow to show more of its color. Think of this, when you prime your wall white...why do you have to prime your wall before you apply the paint color on? Because that is how the true color is shown. The only thing I don't like about it this primer it tends to get watery sometimes so I always shake the bottle well done then it's good to go. I personally wouldn't buy this again, but I'm just going to stick with the original formula instead.
I only use it if I want to wear bright eyeshadows on my eyes or either I'll just use a different brand primer that is a white. Here is my video tutorial that featuring this product. Be sure to subscribe my channel
My favourite Primer Potion out of the 4!
As a professional make-up artist I use this Primer religiously. Due to its beige colour, it acts a waterproof concealer and brightener for the lids which is something I need myself due to the natural discolouration of my eye lids. Unlike concealer, it's oil free and dries down to a waterproof finish so no creasing, and the discolouration of the skin on my eyelids cannot be seen!
When I use this on myself, I apply it with my fingers. It's important to only use the tiniest blob of this product because it spreads and covers a large proportion of the eyelid very easily although if you use too much, you end up with an unnecessary thick layer. The great thing is, just like the Original Primer Potion, it holds the shadow wonderfully and keeps it neatly in place.
The Eden Primer is also excellent if you use only matte shadows as the matte quality of Eden works in harmony with the matte shadows, ensuring and retaining a matte look throughout the day
TIP 1: Try this! Squeeze a decent sized blob on to a mixing palette (I use a small, clean, white kitchen tile as a mixing palette). Taking a clean sanitized finger, run your finger through your favourite eyeshadow picking up a good amount of pigment before gently blending the two products together. This should create a cream eyeshadow! Apply this to your eyelids but DO NOT open your eyes straight away as the product will crease. Let this dry (either use a hairdryer at arms length on a cool setting, or let it dry naturally before opening your eyes to prevent creasing). This then becomes a waterproof eyeshadow that resists rubbing and does not need to be applied again for almost 30 something hours (I've slept in mine and worn it to the gym also just to test it out!).
TIP 2: Use the Eden Primer Potion as a matte highlighter! I apply a tiny little blob on my finger and transfer it to my brown bone, patting it on gently under the arch of the brow and the inner corner of the eye. It delivers a natural matte highlight that works well with matte shadows. (Not recommended for people with pale complexions as it can look a little yellowy on pale cool toned skins).
This is difficult to get into the corners of your eyes (I use a concealer brush) If you accidently put some where you didn't intend to it's a hassle to try and get it off and/or hide with colour.
On most days it helps my eye shadow last all day. There has been the odd occassion its creased, and when it doesn't last all day it leaves a horrible nicotine-like stain behind.
I liked the idea of a brightening tint to the original primer potion but I'd steer clear and choose clear next time.
I had been using Benefit's "Lemon Aid" for the longest time to take away the discoloration and redness on my eyelids, however it always seemed to crease. I decided to give this product a try and I absolutely love it. I have always liked to highlight around my eye area and this primer leaves my lids flawless without creasing. The only downside to this product is that in extremely hot temperatures where I tend to sweat, a small crease may appear. Overall, this product gets the job done!
I was excited to try Eden after being devoted to the original version of this primer, but I was utterly underwhelmed.
Whilst the original blends out to be colourless, and is easily blended, soft, and gives a fantastic base, Eden is a neutral pale colour, difficult to blend, and can sit obviously on the skin.
I find it incredibly difficult to blend Eden, and after I have and applied my shadow, my eyelids look super crepe-y and the shadow looks caked - an effect I just don't get with the Original, Sin, or Greed. That said, I find that it does hold my shadow all day just as well as the original...
I have Eden in the hard tube with the doe foot applicator, and I haven't had the experience that some reviewers have with the primer separating. As for price, I bought Eden in a kit with all the other UD primers for a very reasonable price on Ebay, so I can't complain...
To sum it up:
- Makes shadow colours pop more
- Holds shadow and liner all day
- Very difficult to blend, it can be patchy and pull when applying
- Shadow appears caked and eyelids crepe-y
After trying the original, Sin, and Greed, I just don't use Eden and I wouldn't repurchase.
I got this full size in squeeze tube. First thing I notice is it looks quite patchy if don't blend well and it looks like I've applied concealer onto ny eyelids. Don't like it! The main reason I rated this item lowly is that it doesn't last! With this as primer, my es runs at mid of the day. It won't happen when I was using the original version or too faced eye primer. And pdt needs frequent shaking in tube else it will separate and you will get the liquid or oil when squeeze from tube. Definitely not going to re-purchase.