I am the odd one out. I didn't like this. I was so excited to order it. I love the packaging it comes in and the color of the tube. But that is about it. The color is too frosty imo. It made my eyes look blah. It has the same wearing power as the regular PP but the color is just not good. I am going to return it.
Fact about UDPP Sin,
1. since the UDPP Sin have a color on it, so while you put eyeshadow on top of UDPP Sin, it will last longer than if you apply it on top of the original UDPP.
2. it does alter the eyeshadow color a little bit, but not to dramatic
3. it makes the eyeshadow color appear more frosty, meaning it will emphasize fine lines / wrinkle. I don't recommend this product for more mature skin.
the conclusion: i love this product =)
my video review on this product --->
Another complaint about the genie-bottle packaging, but I've never complained about what's it inside! This stuff works as good as the original, but it's in the color "Sin" (a shimmery peachy-pink NO GLITTER). It has the same staying power as the original no matter if I use this plain or with e/s. I like to use this plain though with just e/l cause it saves me that few extra minutes of sleep in the morning! Perfect 5 lippies and I hope UD comes out with a whole line of colors. Oh, and the box with snakes and apples, too cute LOL
ETA: this does start creasing on me after about 5 hours. The original UDPP does not ever crease on me. Will still repurchase, but I'll beware wearing this for a 8.5 hour shift!
I loved the original except the packaging drove me crazy. The new one does too, but it's worth it to me. MAC Paint Pots do crease on me after a while, but this does not. It works great as a lazy-day all over wash or as a base for shimmery looks. I also like to use it under a matte look--just a little of the shimmer comes through, very subtle and pretty, adding another dimension for matte.
I'm NC25-30 in MAC and this works great on me... it's almost nude with sparkles. It stood the test of time and lasted as long on me with no smudging or creasing of my liquid eyeliner after 12 hours... the same wear and tear and long work days as UDPP stood. Very nice.
Ok first I have to say I did not care for the original . I usually use MAC paints for priming . But I love love love this version ! This honestly works with the cheapest of cheap e/s's. The original irritated my lids but so far this one hasn't . I've been wearing it about a week but will update . BTW this is actually beautiful on its own for when you're in a tme crisis lol Will definately repurchase !
I have not tried this particular one yet but I am sure it is JUST as awesome as the other one. I gave it a 5 but I am just here to give a hint on how to get all the primer out of the genie bottle......
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CUT THE BOTTLE OPEN. When you think it is all gone remove the very top clear part at the opening. It is kind of tricky but when you remove the stopper, the wand can reach into all the areas of the bottle.You will have a lot of product on the wand but use your finger or another brush and you got tons of product left to use. you can use a screwdriver to pry it off or stick it in just a little and pull it out. Just be careful! I guess this is not as dangerous as cutting it open but still be careful!
**Click Continued for pics & swatches** I think I can give this product a pretty unbiased review, due to the fact that I'm sort of neutral on the original UDPP. I like it well enough, but I have normal-to-dry skin and my shadow doesn't tend to migrate or fade much, so I never got too excited about it. Well, I've been using the Sin UDPP for 6 days now and I absolutely love it! I'm a convert! This is a golden, shimmery version of the original, a beautiful cream that can be used as a base or an all over wash for days when you just want to look awake but not "made up". It keeps my shadow and/or liner in place for 12+ hour very active (I'm a nurse) work days. I'll second the complaints from reviewers below and say that the packaging is annoying b/c, like the original, you can't get all of the product out and have to cut the tube open to do so. My dream package would be a more open bottle that comes with a wand and a pump. Packaging aside, this product makes my mornings so much easier and easily saves me 5 minutes on those rushed or indecisive days. I simply apply to my upper lid and inner corner, smooth, add a little Mac Vanilla or Chanel Ivory to my brow bone et voila! Done. So glad this is perm :)
I could not wait to try this!! When they make my absolute favorite UD eyeshadow into their famous Primer Potion, I HAD to have it. This is an excellent product. Sin in a longwearing formula! I tested it out over a 3-day weekend and love it for just something to put on and run out the door on the weekends so I look put together, but not over the top.
This wears beautifully and the color is actually less shimmery than the regular Sin shade, in fact, I used powder Sin over this and it was actually a bit much. This is a godsend for those girls who just like to throw "something" on and run out the door in the AM. It does "play well with others" but really I think once most people try it they will be using it completely on it's own. I know UD just came out with some cream shadows, but what they should do is make an entire line like this. And yes, the packaging is still the crappy, but oh so cute Genie Bottle, looks like we'll be performing surgery on this on too, girls.
$17 USD @ Ulta.
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Yippee skippee! Urban Decay has finally put out a colored version of its wildly popular Eyeshadow Primer Potion, based on its lovely shimmery eyeshadow Sin, creatively named "Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin." This product is currently available exclusively on Sephora's website, and only to Beauty Insiders (but don't confuse it for a BI gift - it's a full-sized tube that retails for $17). The color is described by Urban Decay as a "shimmering champagne," which I'd have to agree is pretty accurate; it's a sort of light pink-gold-beige, delightfully neutral in tone and, I'd wager, complementary to almost any skin tone. As far as non-Urban Decay colors go, it's similar in color to Too Faced Glamazon and MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadows (though very slightly lighter than both of those) and MAC Shimmertime and Deckchair pigments. I was scared by the color when I first opened the tube because it looked overly "frosty," but on the skin and lids, it's not over the top at all (and is in fact slightly less shimmery than most of Urban Decay's eyeshadows).
Sin PP has the same indelible wear and ability to make other shadows and liners appear more richly colored as its sister, the regular ol' UDPP. My first thought, upon applying this to my lids: "Wow! This would be perfect as a subtle wash of color with eyeliner and mascara when I'm in a hurry." And it is - the difference isn't obvious, but I find that somehow I look way more "put together" with that look than with mascara and eyeliner alone. (And it's not even an extra step, since I normally use UDPP with my eyeliner every morning anyway, unless I want it all over my eyelid within an hour. Sweet - I am always up for products that allow me an extra few minutes of sleep in the morning!)
Now, if only Urban Decay would dump the inefficient and wasteful "genie" tube, I'd be the happiest consumer in the world...
EDIT: For your viewing pleasure, I now have EOTD pics with the lovely Sin PP on my lids :) The closest I could get to natural light was sitting by the window (it was 18 degrees outside!), so the lighting might be a little uneven, but the color and amount of visible shimmer is definitely accurate. Here they are!
I'm a big fan of Urban Decay's original Primer Potion (it saves me from uneven eyeshadow coverage and keeps my eyelids from eating my shadow during the course of the day) and I love Sin eyeshadow, so when I heard that there was going to be a new Primer Potion in Sin I was thrilled. While it's not going to be released everywhere until February, I got mine as a Beauty Insider exclusive from Sephora's website.
First, the bad news. Sin Primer Potion comes in the same old, much maligned genie bottle. Which means that you'll be performing surgery on the bottle and digging out your shimmery new primer.
Now the good news. This spreads as easily and goes on just as smoothly as the original. A few dabs on each lid, smoothed out with a gentle fingertip and you've got a shimmery neutral champagne shade (it's less pink than Sin eyeshadow; more of a true champagne) that starts out a little bit darker than it dries. Staying power seems to be on par with the original, so there doesn't seem to be any sacrifice to be made for a little shimmer (other than the extra $1 it costs to get Sin Primer Potion rather than the original).
Unlike the original UDPP, Sin can be worn on its own as an eyeshadow (which is very pretty and understated and, of course, saves the time it would take to actually apply a shadow over your primer), used as a highlighter (as long as you're not sensitive to silicone, or it might make you break out) or as a base for virtually any shadow, thanks to the neutral color.
All in all, this lived up to my expectations, which is somewhat impressive because I really hyped this up in my mind while I waited to be able to get my hands on a bottle. I love how versatile it is and that I can wear it alone for a quick and easy but polished look.
PROS: (1) easy to apply; (2) neutral go-with-anything shade; (3) dries quickly; (4) increases the longevity and intensity of eyeshadows; (5) can be worn alone; (6) can double as a highlighter.
CONS: (1) costs $1 more than regular UDPP, which isn't much but may bother the people who already feel that Primer Potion is overpriced; (2) has the same poorly designed (but pretty) packaging as the original.