Urban Decay • Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden • Eye Primer
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
My favourite Primer Potion out of the 4!
As a professional make-up artist I use this Primer religiously. Due to its beige colour, it acts a waterproof concealer and brightener for the lids which is something I need myself due to the natural discolouration of my eye lids. Unlike concealer, it's oil free and dries down to a waterproof finish so no creasing, and the discolouration of the skin on my eyelids cannot be seen!
When I use this on myself, I apply it with my fingers. It's important to only use the tiniest blob of this product because it spreads and covers a large proportion of the eyelid very easily although if you use too much, you end up with an unnecessary thick layer. The great thing is, just like the Original Primer Potion, it holds the shadow wonderfully and keeps it neatly in place.
The Eden Primer is also excellent if you use only matte shadows as the matte quality of Eden works in harmony with the matte shadows, ensuring and retaining a matte look throughout the day
TIP 1: Try this! Squeeze a decent sized blob on to a mixing palette (I use a small, clean, white kitchen tile as a mixing palette). Taking a clean sanitized finger, run your finger through your favourite eyeshadow picking up a good amount of pigment before gently blending the two products together. This should create a cream eyeshadow! Apply this to your eyelids but DO NOT open your eyes straight away as the product will crease. Let this dry (either use a hairdryer at arms length on a cool setting, or let it dry naturally before opening your eyes to prevent creasing). This then becomes a waterproof eyeshadow that resists rubbing and does not need to be applied again for almost 30 something hours (I've slept in mine and worn it to the gym also just to test it out!).
TIP 2: Use the Eden Primer Potion as a matte highlighter! I apply a tiny little blob on my finger and transfer it to my brown bone, patting it on gently under the arch of the brow and the inner corner of the eye. It delivers a natural matte highlight that works well with matte shadows. (Not recommended for people with pale complexions as it can look a little yellowy on pale cool toned skins).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is difficult to get into the corners of your eyes (I use a concealer brush) If you accidently put some where you didn't intend to it's a hassle to try and get it off and/or hide with colour.
On most days it helps my eye shadow last all day. There has been the odd occassion its creased, and when it doesn't last all day it leaves a horrible nicotine-like stain behind.
I liked the idea of a brightening tint to the original primer potion but I'd steer clear and choose clear next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I had been using Benefit's "Lemon Aid" for the longest time to take away the discoloration and redness on my eyelids, however it always seemed to crease. I decided to give this product a try and I absolutely love it. I have always liked to highlight around my eye area and this primer leaves my lids flawless without creasing. The only downside to this product is that in extremely hot temperatures where I tend to sweat, a small crease may appear. Overall, this product gets the job done!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I was excited to try Eden after being devoted to the original version of this primer, but I was utterly underwhelmed.
Whilst the original blends out to be colourless, and is easily blended, soft, and gives a fantastic base, Eden is a neutral pale colour, difficult to blend, and can sit obviously on the skin.
I find it incredibly difficult to blend Eden, and after I have and applied my shadow, my eyelids look super crepe-y and the shadow looks caked - an effect I just don't get with the Original, Sin, or Greed. That said, I find that it does hold my shadow all day just as well as the original...
I have Eden in the hard tube with the doe foot applicator, and I haven't had the experience that some reviewers have with the primer separating. As for price, I bought Eden in a kit with all the other UD primers for a very reasonable price on Ebay, so I can't complain...
To sum it up:
- Makes shadow colours pop more
- Holds shadow and liner all day
- Very difficult to blend, it can be patchy and pull when applying
- Shadow appears caked and eyelids crepe-y
After trying the original, Sin, and Greed, I just don't use Eden and I wouldn't repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this full size in squeeze tube. First thing I notice is it looks quite patchy if don't blend well and it looks like I've applied concealer onto ny eyelids. Don't like it! The main reason I rated this item lowly is that it doesn't last! With this as primer, my es runs at mid of the day. It won't happen when I was using the original version or too faced eye primer. And pdt needs frequent shaking in tube else it will separate and you will get the liquid or oil when squeeze from tube. Definitely not going to re-purchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My holy grail! It suits my yellowish skin perfectly and I use it on my whole eye as an undereye primer as well, and it helps me get rid of my terribly dark undereye circles, which is definitely an impressive accomplishment!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Covers all the discoloration and veins on my lids. My shadows always look beautiful and I love the matte finish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
After using a whole tube of Urban Decay Sin I bought Eden. Eden doesn't work nearly as well as Sin. My eyeshadow does crease towards the end of the day. Another issue I had was that the primer does not go on smoothly. Even though my eyelids are not dry and do not have any dry patches, this primer makes them look as though they do. It worked better if I put it on over a light layer of Clinique powder foundation, but that defeats the purpose of eyeshadow primer, doesn't it? I shouldn't have to prime the primer. I gave it two lippies because it is an improvement over eyeshadow alone, but for the cost I feel this should do a much, much better job. Sin does exactly what I want it to do. Eden does not and I will definitely not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Green
i like this! i like this packaging better than the doe foot applicator, the squeeze tube helps you get the amount of product you need for both eyes. eden is a matte yellow-toned skin color. it gives coverage to my eyelids. but it's a little light for me so i look weird when i wear it on its own. i like the original one better, but this is good when you need coverage for your eyelids. it's pretty pricey, around $20. but it will last you for a long time because the consistency is so thick. it also doesn't crease, like the original primer potion. they both do such a great job at keeping your eyeshadow on all day. i'd recommend this if you want to try a new eye primer or you want an eye primer that has coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Green
So before this I had been switching from an Essence eyebase and Too Faced. I finally decided to try the little packets that comes with naked3. I loved Eden so much I went and bought the full size in it. I like bases with color because the skin around my eyes is red and just not pretty. This is my favorite! You only need the tiniest bit for both eyes, so this tube is going to last FOREVER! (not to mention the packaging is adorable) I will forever keep buying this product.