Yyyyup, I've tried the upstart newcomer Too Faced Shadow Insurance (and the horrible, brittle Sephora primer). Urban Decay is the reigning eyeshadow primer for a reason... because it's the best. It is a thicker, less watery formula than Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but a small amount covers the whole eye and dries quickly to create a more vibrant long lasting look for eyeshadow. My Dior Kaki eyeshadow still creases with this, but it does it less and this primer works particularly well with Urban Decay shadows, obviously.
I really love this product. It works great for my oily lids and I use it every time I'm looking at wearing my makeup longer than 5 hours.
I absolutely love this product!!!! I would hate that maybe after an hour my eyeshadow would melt into ny crease but then I heard this product worked so I tried it and it worked wonderfully! My eyeshadow lasts all day whig makes me super happy and not having to worry about my oily eyelids! I would definitely keep purchasing it, even my sister is hooked!
I got this sampke in a swap and so far I'm not happy with this product. Perhaps it was almost gone and I didn't get to try the whole thing - I'm not sure if it was used or dried out?! It's creamy texture like smashboxes other face primers. It iritated my eye lids the whole day and made me wipe with a kleenex because my eyes were watery. I'm stil trying to find an eyeshadow primer that doesn't cost so much as my Estee Lauder primer which is awesome. Got any suggestions? Thanks for reading.
I was really into makeup for a very long time. Used UDPP err-day! Then I had to wake up earlier and earlier and slowly my tolerance for makeup stopped. When I wore it, I would just do a wash e/s and some mascara, and by the end of the day my wash would be gone.
I've recently rediscovered my stash in its trunk in the back of my closet and started wearing e/s again...except 4 hours after application, they would all be sucked into my oily creases! I finally picked up a fresh tube of UDPP and it's like having chocolate for the first time. I can't get enough of this stuff now and I remember why I fell in love with it in the first place! NOTHING BUDGES, 12 HOURS LATER!
Cons: Packaging still sucks. I feel like I can't control how much I squeeze out if I hit an air bubble, and I remember having a hard time getting the last dregs of product.
Hard to blend over this if you don't put down some sort of wash over top. It sticks to pigment, so a nude-y wash is a must before you start laying down your color.
Pros: Goes on easy and dries quickly.
Does the job on my super oily lids.
Overall, it's a love story all over again.
Before i gave in and invested in this primer, my eyeshadows used to crease ALL the time. I can thankfully say that PP says what it says on the tube - my eyeshadows do not budge when this is underneath them. It does also make them appear more vibrant - the colour definitely comes through more, even though the primer on my naked pale skin is virtually undetectable.
With the primer underneath, whether i use cream or powder shadows, my eyeshadow does not budge all day. And for that i am eternally grateful!
This product is amazing! Definitely my HG primer. I'm a chef, so working in hot kitchens all day usually ruins any makeup, but after a 12 hour day, it still looks fantastic! I would reccomend this to anyone.
I feel like I'm preaching to the choir, but I LOVE this stuff! I started using it about 4 years ago and I have never been able to wear eyeshadow without it ever since. I have tried the Too Faced Shadow insurance, but I like the UDPP more because it seems to be a little thicker and more suiting to my eyelids. If I don't wear my UDPP, it feels like my shadow just falls right off. I have NEVER experienced creasing when I wear this stuff. It's totally a "must have" for everyone, in my opinion. I have the professional sized tube of it which was about 30 bucks? I'm not sure, I asked for it as a gift lol but it's been doing me lots of good for about a year and a half now, and I'm not even halfway through the tube yet. It may seem expensive, but I PROMISE it is well worth the money if you wear shadows. I will continue to purchase this for years to come :)
Finally caved and bought one from Nordstrom Rack. This older packaging cost less than the new tube version. I have to say-- it is very good! I notice a big different wearing this primer vs not. My eye shadows last longer and not crease as fast!
I purchased the sample size of this when I purchased my Naked 2 palette, and I have to say that it really didn't do anything for me. My biggest issues are creasing, eyeliner transferring, and having my eyeshadow look "wet" by the end of the day because of the amount of oil on my lids and this eyeshadow primer (the first one I have ever tried) didn't help at all.. I will continue to use it until it runs out just so I feel I didn't waste my money completely, and then I will try out a different brand