I got this as a swap. It just did not live up to its hype I guess. From youtube to makeupalley, I was expecting a lot. I've only been using my TFSI before this. I was uber excited once I got it, but in the end I was majorly disappointed. Honestly, I wore it as a base, and yayayaa it didn't crease but I didn't see what the big deal was. It worked just as well as my TFSI, except the fact that the UDPP has horrible packaging! Anyways, I was like what the hey, it's okay, until the next morning...*WARNING: IF YOU JUST ATE DON'T CONTINUE READING THIS* I woke up and I looked in my mirror, and ohmygod, my eyelid area up to my browbone had this little bumps all over it. It was absolutely repulsive! When I touched....ughhh....so nasty. It took 2 weeks for it to full be gone. I'm assuming that I'm allergic to UDPP, either that or the swapper sent me some UDPP gone wrong. I hope nobody else will have this experience I did!
i love udpp!i've seen it everywhere on youtube and decided to try it. i got it for 16 dollars at Sephora..and it stays on for a long time! best eyeshadow primer out there. doesn't crease..a nude creamy primer.
This is the most amazing product ever. I have oily skin thus oily lids and this keeps my eyeshadow in check. When I wear the primer my eyeshadow or liner doesn't budge. It stays put for practically the whole day, but I never use it for that long. The one thing I would change is the packaging... there is a lot of product that the wand cannot reach. But there are plenty of videos on how to depot/decant on YT.
What can I say that hasn't already been said about this amazing product? Like many other people here I have very oily lids that won't hold shadow for more than an hour or two. With UDPP my shadow won't budge through my 13+ hour day. My #1 HG product!
I first bought this in Sephora after my grandmother recommended it to me. I took it home, tried it for the first time, and after that, I was hooked. I went back to Sephora and got four more (in case- God forbid- they discontinue it). I can't even describe how much I love this product. It makes my eyeshadow stay bright and vibrant all day, and also makes my cheap WnW eyeliners last forevvvvvvvver. The smell is kind of funny, and the packaging needs work, but other than that it is DEFINITELY worth the price. If I could I would give it six lippies.
EDIT: So, inevitably I had to chop the UDPP bottle up and pack the remainder of the product in a lippie container so I could get my money's worth from it; sadly, it dried out after a few months, so I moved on on TFSI, which has infinitely better packaging. I'd still recommend UDPP for those with oilier lids, like myself, imo TFSI doesn't hold colour quite as well as UDPP does, but that's a story for another review.
I had a hard time convincing myself to spend almost twenty bucks on something that probably wouldn't keep my eyeshadow from creasing. I have had horrible luck with this in the past....nothing worked...I've tried almost any concealer and shadow primer known to man. My efforts have been fruitless. When I received a Sephora coupon, I figured, why not? I eagerly waited for my package to arrive. Of course, as soon as I received my package, I had to try it out. I smoothed a small amount onto my lower lids and above my crease line and let it dry for a few seconds. The texture is super nice. It's very smooth and silky, and it evens out the overall tone of my lids. Once it was dry, I applied my eyeshadow as usual. I checked the mirror every hour expecting to see my shadow creasing on my lids. Hour after hour, nothing!! By then end of the night, my shadow looked as if I had just applied it. This never happens since I have oily lids and normally my shadow is a mess after an hour or so. I wore it under my shadow after a ten hour shift at work and, viola...Amazing shadow at the end of my workday. This is my absolute HG Primer. I have never tried anything as wonderful as this product, and I doubt I ever will!
I will never again wear eye makeup without this product! The potion works amazingly well for my oily, oily, oily eyelids. The first time I tried it, I applied very sparingly and patted the thin layer over my eyelids - and my eyeshadow still creased. However, when I applied a slightly visable, thicker layer over my entire lid, my eyeshadow did not crease or fade and my eyeliner did not budge! Tip: use the brush to apply around top eyelid and extend up to crease, then use finger to pat and blend the edges up to your eyebrows and outwards - if you don't blend the edges, the potion will form 'visable edges'. Also, while the potion is still wet, keep you eyes closed until it is dry because, while wet, the potion itself creases. Another tip: avoid excess at the base of your eyelashes because it forms a crusty-looking buildup.
EDIT 01-31-09: Sadly, I've found that if I want to put eyeshadow all over my lid (I'm a n00b lol), UDPP doesn't quite cut it alone. It only prevents creasing for 5-6 hours (which you know, is much better than like 1 but it's still kind of disappointing). I have to put Painterly paint pot over this to get it to last 8-9 hours, which is an annoying extra step, but Painterly does nothing for me by itself, so I'll keep using both.
I've been resisting buying this despite the cult following for a while now rationalizing that... I don't really wear eyeshadow.
Well, the reason I don't wear eyeshadow is that my tiny Asian eyelids get so greasy that any eyeshadow I put on them totally disappears after 2-3 hours (max). (That, and I don't really know how to do eye makeup.) However, I recently decided that I wanted to try eye makeup, and caved on this.
I love it! Sometimes I like to just put a swipe of EDM In the Garden along my lashline for a subtle, smokey lined effect and this made it last ALL day (8 hours) BEAUTIFULLY. It never would have guessed how much prettier eyeshadow looks using this a primer, but it really made all the color/iridescence of my eyeshadow pop on my lid.
I use just a touch of the doe foot applicator on each lid and pat/spread it on my eyelid. The stuff is pretty easy to work with and then I just let it set while I put on my blush. I have noticed that it really "grabs" pigment, so I have to be careful not to put shadow directly on it where I don't want it, otherwise it's basically impossible to blend/smear away unless I use a makeup remover, but I guess that's what makes it last so long. I know a lot of people who use this apply a wash of color all over it as a base first and I think that would work a lot better.
Rant rant gripe on the packaging... actually, quite frankly, I think it's quite a lot of product, so I don't think I'll be sawing open the tube anytime soon. And if I do need to, there are plenty of tuts online. continued >>
UDPP changed eyeshadow forever for me. I don't find my lids to be insanely oily, but I've always had a hard time getting a smooth, even application of eyeshadow and keeping it on my lids all day. I figured UDPP wasn't something I needed but then I gave in and got myself a tube on a whim and it's literally been a revelation for me.
Through some lucky twist of fate, UDPP is the perfect shade for my fair, neutral-cool skin (MAC NW20, Aromaleigh 2CL, Josie Maran Butter). It blends in invisibly and just evens out the darker skin on my eyelids. The texture is heavy on the silicone. It's slick and easy to spread but not greasy. A couple of small dabs on each lid is plenty. I just spread them out gently with my fingertip, let them set for a couple of seconds and then apply my shadow.
UDPP makes my shadows go on evenly, without that dreaded clumping/uneven spreading. Colors are truer to what's in the container and last much, much longer than on my bare lids. It's indispensible when applying loose mineral eyeshadows like Aromaleigh's, but equally wonderful for any pressed shadow you throw at it.
The only complaint I have is the ridiculous (but cute) packaging that everyone complains about thanks to its product-hoarding curves that require minor surgery to get all the product out. UD really needs to rethink how they're packaging Primer Potion. The only reason any of us put up with it is that the product itself is amazing (and, in many cases, necessary).
PROS: (1) easy to use; (2) comfortable; (3) makes eyeshadows glide on much, much easier than without a base; (4) eyeshadows last longer and without as much creasing; (5) colors are truer to the shade in the container when applied over UDPP.
CONS: (1) container isn't practical by any stretch of the imagination; (2) color may be a bit weird on those with darker skintones, although it applies sheerly; (3) contains a high amount of silicone, so those with skin allergies might have a reaction.
My HG primer! I cannot live without it! I have quite oily lids but this makes all my cheap (and expensive) eyeshadows last ages! Don't like the packaging though, impossible to get everything out without opening the tube up!