This is the BEST stuff. Usually when I wear shadow I have shiny creased eyelids before lunch, and by the end of my work day I look as though I'm not wearing anything. I used to try putting on foundation as a base to make my shadow stay, but that didn't help much at all.
I put a few dots of this primer on my eyelids and blended with my ring finger and then put my shadow over top. I did this yesterday at 7:30 am for work and my shadow was still there, just as I had applied it, at 9 pm! I couldn't believe it and couldn't stop checking out my still-visible shadow as I drove home from work. I had been thinking that the problem was my shadow and was considering trying some of the mineral shadows (which are really expensive IMO) that are out there, but now I don't have to this stuff is only $14, which is cheaper than most of those shadows and I'll be using it under all of my powder shadows making it a much better value.
I am curious as to how it performs under revlons cream shadows since those usually crease in under 2 hrs on me...anyone try it yet?
8-9-05 UPDATE: I have turned so many people on to this wonderful product, my mom, my best friend, and a girl at work who rarely even wears makeup! I got up at 6am and drove for 5.5 hours to see my best friend, we went out shopping, cleaned her apartment, and then went out dancing till 3am...and my e/s was still fantastic!!! She noticed and begged me to tell her what I was using!!!
My eyes are oil slicks and generally I have to tote around my touch up kit of e/s.
Not anymore! This stuff is great. Eye shadow sticks till I take it off. For example, I put on for an evening out, came back home and fell asleep with makeup on(yikes i know, bad me)and next morning, perfect e/s...this was after 14 hours!
I took off one lippie because the packaging is terrible and I'm not sure how much product is left. So far, I'm on my 5th week and I use this stuff every day. I will buy again because it's the only thing that works for me.
This stuff is terrific!!! I don't have "problem lids" persay, but i did get a little creasing, and of course fading shadow throughout the day. i had been using foundation on my lids to try to solve this problem, but when i finally realized it didn't make a difference, i decided to try a primer. UD is my favorite brand and they just won me over even more with this product!! The bottle not being clear so you can see how much you have left is a little annoying, but i have no issues with the wand at all. The product goes on almost sheerly, but quickly evens out my lids almost like a concealer and makes them super smooth. When i apply my eyeshadow it just glides on and is very true to the color in the pan now, making me love some of my favorite eyeshadows even more! i'm sitting here 8 hours after applying my eye make-up and it looks like i just got done doing it! not exaggerating! no fading, no creasing, it just looks fresh and new. my only complaint (*sigh* nothing is ever perfect) is that this does make it difficult to blend your eyeshadow together, which is why i took a lippie off. Even so, i know that i will never be able to wear eyeshadow again without having this underneath! continued >>
i dont much need a primer (my lids are more on the normal side and definitely not oily) but i like to use a primer if i need my eye makeup to stay on longer than usual.
the packaging is absolutely hideous, but i wont hold that against it. the wand applicator is perfect, and it works well with the tube. i dont have a problem with the excess product on the tube gunking up the opening when i try to insert the wand. thats my #1 problem with UD lip gunks.
i just dont care for this product in general because i dont feel that it makes any difference on how long my shadow lasts. with my usual wand concealer, i do see a difference. the texture seems to be very thin, and the smell is unpleasant. continued >>
This stuff is the freaking bomb! At first I wasn't digging it, but that's cos I used it with Loreal's Cashmere Perfect Blush & Eyes, and for whatever reason, the 2 textures didn't mix well. So I almost, *almost* sent it packing back to Sephora. Thank the good Lord above I didn't! I put this on yesterday morning at 5 am, and at midnight it was only just starting to show the faintest hint of creasing. I will continute to get this again and again, as I have the damned oiliest eyelids around and no primers had ever completely worked to my liking in the past. I don't like that you can't see exactly what you have in the tube, but for me, that small detail is worth the satisfaction this tiny cement in a tube brings to me. Love!
Urban Decay Primer Potion is one of those products that has quite the cult status going for itself. Like others, I have used PP on one eye and other primers I have like Wet ’n’ Wild Crème Shadows and Benefit F.Y. Eye on the other. PP is the winner each time, but compared to the glowing reviews from others, I am a bit disappointed. Though PP does surpass the dreaded mid-day crease-age that F.Y. Eye often leaves me, PP still creases by six in the evening just like the former. I also have noticed that PP has made some of my eye shadows more difficult to blend evenly on my lids, which I never had a problem with using F.Y. Eye. I most likely will repurchase this again because it works the best from the primers I have tried, still, I wish that this would keep the creasing at bay on me like it has for others. The packaging, borrowing a term from the Café Board, is a bit BOB-ish and a little silly.
I have tried MANY MANY MANY primers and this is the best. i went over 16hrs with no creases. this is my new HG primer. I do agree that the packaging could be better while the genie bottle is cute they could have done something like the cream shadows to make it a little more practical. I will buy this again when i run out though.
Works pretty well -- smooth application, dries to a satiny finish, and has basically no color on me, which is good -- HOWEVER from the very start, almost nothing would come out on the doe-foot applicator. And the tube is opaque so you can't even see what's in there -- which, I suspect, is barely anything at all. Sorry, but the quantity is not worth the price tag. You probably get more La Mer cream per dollar than this stuff. Went back to Sephora today.
This is a fantastic product - so keeps all my eyeshadows in place for the whole day whereas even with F.Y Eye (former favourite), I generally had creasing on the lids by lunchtime.
Very reasonably priced, but I wish the tube was transparent so you could see how much was left.