After being sold on foundation primer by B.E. Prime Time & Too Faced Pore Perfector, it was time to try a shadow primer. Seeing so many great reviews on UDPP (& Sephora confirming it was their hottest selling item at the time), I made the leap.
First impression: loved it drying to a semi-matte nude. Then the first disappointment: my liner pencil was no longer blendable. Maybe that's the point - that it locks the line in place, but for daily work wear, I like to gently smudge my liner for a softer look. Tried it with Make Up Forever, Avon and Nars liner pencils - all w/same result.
I was happy that my shadow stayed true to color, but shocked that it creased! Again, I experimented with brands. UD (thinking the matched brand would be perfection - NOT), Stila, Cover Girl, Lorac, even my beloved Lancome palette I reserve for special occasions creased up on me. I tried using less product but had same result. I didn't think my lids were oily, but with UDPP, they feel downright greasy in about an hour.
About 2 weeks into this 'experiment', while trying to find the right combo of shadow, liner & amount of product, the bottle broke at the base (while in my padded makeup bag). Instead of returning it like I should have, I tried saran-wrapping it then taping over it. While it still dried out over time, I was able to retrieve some of the product by using the broken end to access what the wand could not have reached from the top.
Oh, I should mention I have sensitive skin & noticed a little itching toward the inner corners of my lids if I used UDPP daily.
Poor performance, wasted product at the bottom, easily broken bottle = not for me. Sorry, UD! I still love your shadows, but this primer's not for me!
Next to try: Too Faced Shadow Insurance...wish me luck!