I received this with my NAKED palette and was expecting awesome results due to all the rave reviews. Needless to say, this primer was a miss for me since it creased about 3-4 hours into the day and this was during winter! On the plus side, my eyeshadows did not lose intensity over the course of my 10-12 hour day!
I've since switched to Too Faced Shadow Insurance and that has worked wonders for me although I still notice creasing about 7-8 hours into the day which is a MAJOR improvement compared to UD's primer potion!
I have this primer potion full size in eden, sin and greed and a travel size in the original and I love them, BUT, I love the wear the primer itself, or with a single color eyeshadow, whenever I put more than 2 eyeshadows on top of the primer, it works almost as a glue, it becomes stuck and unable to blend. Other than that, the primer itself works pretty well, I have extremely oily lids and when I wear a single shade of eyeshadow on top, it never creases. The colors of the primer potion are wearable as a form of eyeshadow themselves, mainly sin, greed and eden. I recommend sin and eden because I think they are the most worth it and if you don't like how eyeshadows work with the primer, you can wear them alone as an eyeshadow.
This is a review for putting this underneath the eyes. Idk about using this as an eye shadow primer BUT i can say its good underneath the eyes. I have bad dark circles & a bad creasing problem. No primers work even the ones specifically for under the eyes. This helps keep my corrector, concealer, & setting powder on all day! Now i usually get a sample of this product from Sephora so Ive never actually bought this product. In the little tube i put this in, you lift it to open & i use my finger to dip it in & apply on my face. It could be that the product eventually gets hard & it becomes very UNblendable because i dip my finger in it all the time. When this happens its unblendable & eventually creases/ shows my fine lines & then my concealer sucks! Lol but i think if I by the actually tube where I can squeeze it out, this wouldnt happen. Again this is an under eye primer review. Maybe it'll help some of you, & maybe some wont care for it.
After trying multiple other eye shadow primers, I feel I've found the best one. It not only evens out the color of my lids before I put anything on them, but it makes even the least expensive eye shadows last all day long. It's worth every expensive cent!
Hands this is thee best eyeshadow primer. I have oily lids and this has been the only primer that has kept my eyeshadow in place till the next morning (i know sleeping with makeup on is bad for your skin). My friends are hooked to it too so if you have oily eyelids or want a great eyeshadow primer that will make your shadow pop this is the one!
Eyeshadow primer is a necessity for any girl who wears eyeshadow, period. That said, not all primers are made equal. This is an example of a perfectly mediocre primer, and I won't even get into the packaging (I'm purely reviewing the product, as the packaging is changing/has changed)
What it does: evens out the color of your eyelids. Prevents creasing. Helps eyeshadow stay on your eyelids longer. It makes the eyeshadow stick so well, actually, that it turns into a negative thing- blending anything becomes a nightmare. You can try this with Maybelline eyeshadows, MAC, Urban Decay, or Chanel, and they won't blend. At all.
If you use it, you better use a single color on your eyelids, then expect to spend quite a while blending the corners.
Also, you need more of UDPP than, say, Too Faced Shadow Insurance on each eyelid. I went through a tube of UDPP faster than any other primer I own. And other primers make eyeshadow last (even) longer than UDPP. And primers should enhance the intensity of whatever color you're wearing. UDPP did nothing on this regard...
So, you see, this isn't a BAD primer, but it's not a great one. There are so many options, like MAC paint pots, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, even drugstore brands have primers; UDPP is definitely over-hyped. Maybe most of these women haven't used many primers, and since this works a million times better than using no primer, they feel this is a great option. Well, in the world of primers, this gets 3 lippies.
I'll stick to my favorite Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
I got a small size when I first got my NAKED Palette and I loved the primer when I first bought it, I went to a Concert and I was sweating more than ever and crowd surfing, etc. My makeup did not budge. Not to mention I put it on at 6 AM all the way to 12 at night. BUT the product completely Changed texture after six months. It turned sticky and by the time I was done with the rest of my makeup my eyeshadow would already be creases. There are better alternatives likeToo Faced Shadow Insurance or Milani's eye Shadow primer.
Best eye primer I've ever used...I have really greasy eyelids and my eyeshadow stays put all day!!! Luv this stuff!
This primer is the best!! The primer makes your lids perfect for any eyeshadow. My lids are usually oily so after using this, my eyeshadow shows up better and lasts much longer. This also makes the pigment of the eyeshadow much better. A must have and will repurchase.