After using Lorac eye primer for over a year, I was very pleased with the texture and the results of the product then I tried UD when Sephora Canada stopped carrying my beloved Lorac eye primer and I was immediately disappointed with Urban Decay's eye primer.
My lids are not extremely oily--just normal, but the greasy texture of the UD compared to the Lorac primer was a big turn off. It is more liquid/gel-like and less cream based so it took more time to absorb. Lorac seemed to help mattify a great deal more for me. I tried the UD on one lid and the Lorac primer on the other. It did not out-performance Lorac in my humble opinion. My shadow and liner remained in tact at the end of the day on both lids. UD primer took longer to absorb and the list of parabens in the ingredient list was a huge turn off also.
The UD primer was returned after one usage. It all comes down to preference perhaps but this product feels oilier and heavier in texture initially and though it proved to work throughout the day, I do not want added chemicals in my cosmetics to cause health problems in the future so I exchanged UD primer for Tarte "clean slate 360 creaseless" eye primer. So far, Tarte primer has a dewy and light texture and is paraban-free. Let's see how it stacks up to the Lorac eye primer in the next month. I may have to replenish my Lorac eye primer fix in my next trip to the US.
Yep. My HG eye primer!! I exchanged the shade EDEN to this. I personally like this one better. The Eden was too yellow toned for my skin but this dries almost clear. Love it! Lasts forever too!
I think I'm on my third tube of this primer by now. I love this one! I tried Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which I liked but I like this Urban Decay one better. I have oily lids, and this primer definitely helps my eyeshadow stay on a lot longer. If I forget to use this, all my hard work is gone in a few hours! I don't like the tube packaging it's in. I feel like I can't get all the product out if it. I might just cut it open when I'm almost done with it...
This stuff is awesome. A little pricey but you really only need a little bit. I usually use the ELF eye primer for everyday use, and save this for when I really want extra staying power.. this is really good stuff & my colors go on so much darker, smoother.. I'll always keep a tube of this handy! continued >>
This works great for my oily lids (just as great as TFSI). I can't imagine wearing eyeshadow without a primer of some kind underneath, and has become a staple. It makes my shadows apply richer, smoother and makes them last and last. I have *zero* creasing issues when I use this primer, and I have slept in my eyeshadow. Great cult classic. The new tube packaging is much more practical.
This has to be the world's #1 primer. Its AMAZINGGG. I have the big professional sized tube and its lasts forever. I use it everyday and it seriously holds up my eye-makeup wonderfully. I also use this underneath my eyes to hold my concealer in place. I never get any creasing when i use this product under my eyes. Amazing!
It works! I will never go back to using other primers now that I've tried this - it works better than anything I've ever tried and keeps my eye makeup on all day.
Only shadow primer I will use ! Had my tube for over a year and with every day use I am still half full! I love it!
I haven't really used a lot of other eye primers because I love this one SO much. It is a little bit pricy at $20, but I had been finding for for only $9 at Nordstrom Rack (I think because they got new packaging and the ones at the Rack were still in the old package, which was fine with me!) Either way, I will eventually repurchase at full price because this stuff is seriously amazing. Without it, my liquid eyeliner and eyeshadow is all over the place at the end of the day, and with it, nothing moves! I would recommend to anyone!
This stuff is amazing. It keeps my makeup on all day no creases whatsoever.