This stuff is pur GENIUS. My eyelids get so oily and about mid-day my eyeshadow would be all creased. I got this as a sample and LOVE it! My eyeshadow does NOT crease at all now! This is a must-have for anyone who wears eyeshadow/liner and who has oily eyelids (or even for those who don't!)!!
I'm kind of late joining the UDPP hype, but I think this primer does what its supposed to do (prevents creasing, extends wear or e/s). I like that it feels smooth when you apply it, and is easy to blend into your eye area. As far as wear goes, I don't think it is making my eyeshadow wear any longer or look more vibrant in comparison to the primers I was using before (Benefit F.Y.Eye, MAC's paint pots and paints). The packaging really sucks and makes getting the most bang for your buck hard, unless you go through the extra work to cut it open and scoop out the extra product! I may repurchase again.
Well as the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing baby." I tried to get a cheap primer, tried to do the whole L'oreal fake paint tubes, even the cheap Ulta primer, and nothing worked. Concealer didn't work. Powder didn't work. Everything I tried let me down soon enough, as after a few hours I'd have that annoying crease going on, and by the end of the day you'd think I left the house without shadow on in the first place... With all that said I made a life changing purchase on December 26, 2008. I had a Sephora giftcard, and what better purchase than buying my first Primer Potion. They had a set with a jumbo size UDPP and two shadows on sale for $25!!! (I had no clue it was even on sale until I paid!) It was love at first swipe, and there is really nothing else I can say about this miracle product that hasn't been said already, but I'm just so excited because now I feel like I have a whole new collection of eye shadow that I had all but given up on, and with this UDPP I can actually wear them- and they actually look great! Bottom line: Just try it at least, go to Sephora tell them you want try it, if you don't get the allergic reaction some have mentioned then you'll be ga ga over this stuff in no time and ready to buy stock in the company!
Goes on smoothly by using my finger. I only need a little bit but it keeps the shadow on all day without creasing or flaking. I wish the bottle were a shaped a little bit better so that I could be sure I'm getting all of the primer out. This is a must for all makeup bags. I'm already on my fourth tube. It's also great if you're not going to use shadow but need something to even out skin tone on the lids. I haven't tried other shadow primers but doubt there's anything better than this.
LOVE LOVE LOVE UDPP!!! It is much better than MAC's paint pot...not as thick and cakey. It holds the shadows for hours and is overall a wonderful product.
UPDATE: I had to remove a lippy because of the packaging. I'm pretty sure that it can't get much worse...The stupid "genie" shape makes it so that you can't get any of the product at the bottom and middle of the bottle...and there is A LOT! You have to literally cut the bottom of the bottle off, scrape out the remaining product, and put it into a jar...and you will be surprised when you see how much you would have thrown away!
BEST PRODUCT EVER!! I never realized how great this product is until I forgot to use it on an evening out. A few hours into the night, I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror - and my eyeshadow was creased and almost gone! It really made me appreciate this product even more. The only thing I don't like is that it makes it harder to blend your shadows, because everything stays put so well, but I find it's just a matter of not using too much of the primer. It really lasts, too! Final word: go buy this now!!!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATE: Someone on here mentioned that even though the container may seem empty, if you remove the little plastic lip at the opening, you have a lot more product available. Well this is SO TRUE!! It is amazing how much is still in there just by removing this lip. The only thing is that you should wait until it's almost gone, because it can be messy. The lip helps to keep the product inside so if you do it when the container is too full, you'll have a mess.
I'd never used an eye primer before but bought this on the way to the cashier at Sephora. I have no clue how I ever skipped this step in my make-up application!
The product goes on smoothly and you can't feel or see that it was applied. I prefer to use the lip gloss-style sponge wand to smear some on my lids, then blend with my fingers so I can get the best coverage and most even layer.
Another review said it best: this stuff makes even your cheapest shadows stay on all day. It really brings out the shimmer in your frost shadows and the color of deeper or brighter shades, too.
this stuff is amazing! just need a little. makes eyeshadows--even the cheapest ones... last all day.
Once I depotted it, I was shocked at how much was actually in that container. I'm still using my first one. I have so many from UD palettes.
Okay, so the tube is a bit ugly and the shape makes it hard to get the last bits of the product out (easily solved with the aid of a hacksaw ha!) but this stuff is a total lifesaver!
Before trying primer potion, I thought I that there was something wrong with me - that I physically could not apply eyeshadow! My eyelids are oily and the shadow sticks to certain places more than others, so the color always looked uneven. I never, ever wore eyeshadow because it looked like a two-year-old had applied it.
This solved that problem AND my creasing problem. Now I am seriously considering building a shrine for Primer Potion...
I work at Sephora and tried this product before a shift. I applied UD eyeshadow over it.
No creasing for over 8 hours. I have very oily lids.
The packaging is a concern. With any wand/tube packaging, it's hard to get the product out. Plus, every time you reinsert the wand, you're putting bacteria into it.
Clients have complained to me that they've experienced allergic reactions to the product, ie. their lids turning red and/or puffing up.
I'm looking forward to trying out Too Faced's Shadow Insurance.