I've never tried UDPP before & was very tempted too until I heard about the NYX HD Primer for half the price. It dries matte & non sticky but still manages to hold on to my eye makeup with out fail through out the day! I'm not sure if I am missing out on anything else extra when it comes too the prestige line of eyelid primer but I believe I will be sticking with NYX's version for as long as it's available. Only con, I'm not too fond with the doe foot applicators since they feel a bit rough & suck up a lot of product so that is the only down fall for this item, other than that it's awesome.
Excellent product---has completely won me over! I have used UDPP religiously for the past 9 years, straying every so often to try new, cheaper alternatives, only to find that they aren't even comparable. This however, has changed my mind and I will no longer buy UDPP as long as NYX continues to produce this.
The forumla is a more liquid version of UDPP, but applies easily, dries quickly and holds my eyeshadow for over 12 hours (I'm sure it would last longer, but I haven't tried). I have oily lids, and cannot wear shadows without a primer. This product even allows me to wear cream shadows, which I couldn't with UDPP (I'd have creasing after 6 hours).
My shadows are virbrant, blend well and look just as good at the end of the day as when first applied.
I could do without a wand applicator, as a squeeze tube would be more sanitary. For the price however, at $6.99 CDN, I don't care. I love this stuff and hope it becomes readily available for all.
I have always had issues with my eyelids. 10 years ago I would get so angry because my eyeshadow would crease, like A LOT! I thought my eyes were watering, then I thought that it happened from heat or cold air hitting them. I just couldn't figure out how to deal with the frustration of running makeup & then how the eye allergies would kick in right after. Let's just say it's been a huge nightmare for me.
I have tried every eyelid primer they have out there. The only thing that seemed to help was using Mac Paint Pots. I've been using the Mac 'Painterly' Paint Pot for the last year & it wasn't until recently that I noticed I couldn't wear 'glittery' eyeshadows because for some reason those made the creasing start even with using the paint pot. I decided to try the Nyx Eyshadow Base that I saw at Ulta & I am SO glad I did!
I put the Nyx Eyeshadow Base in 'ESB03 Skin Tone' on my lids once & then another application on top of it & guess what?? My makeup is not creasing! For the first time in over 10 years! I wasn't able to wear the glitter/shimmer shadows in my Urban Decay palettes until now & I am so excited!
I would definatley recommend trying the Nyx Eyeshadow Bases if you are having trouble with oily eyelids. The bonus with this great find is that the primer only costs around $4.00 at Ulta, compared to the $$ range for high end primers.
LOVE this! i have oily eyelids, but when i use this under eyeshadow there's no creasing, smearing, and it lasts all day! i used revlon's cream eyeshadow over this and it did crease, although cream eyeshadows crease alot. i got this for like $5.99, it's definitley a steal compared to the urban decay primer potion. it works as a primer and a base, i don't understand why people say it doesn't work as a primer so it makes me shadow lasts all day! i'd definitley recommend this! :)
I have compared Nyx ,urban decay and jesse's girl shadow primers ... They are all basically the same consistency and do the same job of intensifying eye shadows and keeping them on for a long time. I did a water and oil test and they all held up but udpp faded the most whereas the drugstore versions held up alot better without fading especially the nyx one. jesse's girl comes in a square black tube,I dont love the tube, but its not horrible 0.16 oz,nyx in a round one (cruelty free a plus for me) 0.28 oz and udpp in a genie bottle of sorts lol.I still have to try the ELF version ,but for me I will be sticking with the less inexpensive versions ;-)
I've tried UDPP and this product works just the same though less drying.Makes blending easier than if you use UDPP. Makes eyeshadow last all day ( don't have oily lids but i live in the tropics, very humid), prevents creasing, make colors pop. will definitely buy again.
I like UD's Primer Potion but the packaging really turns me off. The design makes it difficult to get out a reasonable amount of product and I suspect a lot of the primer gets wasted because of the shape of the bottle. I decided to try this once I ran out of Primer Potion. This stuff works equally as well with a better packaging design and a much more attractive price. In fact, I think I might like this slightly more than Primer Potion because not only does my eye makeup last all day and longer, it doesn't make it more difficult to remove. I felt like Primer Potion was almost too good at what it did, if that makes sense. At any rate, I highly recommend this and will definitely buy more when my current stock runs dry.
Like others have said, this works just as well as Urban Decay.
About me: NW10-15 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
This is a great eye shadow primer. I have used TFSI (too greasy) and UDPP and NARS (makes shadows hard to blend) and this is like the best of both worlds, for a cheaper price. Love! Sometimes, my shadows will still crease after many hours, but I don't like how the other primers feel like they dry out my eye lids, especially the NARS one. Also, this is the economical choice at the moment.
I've tried UDPP, Loreac, and Two-Faced and now this one. Never again. It creases after an hour and I know I have oily skin, but this is ridiculous and I paid $6.99! I put it on, waited, then applied NYX cream eyeshadow pencil and it was a disaster. For the record, Two-Faced is the best, then Loreac. UDPP is ok.