Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original


6023 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

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Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trihydroxystearin, Triethylhexanoin, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Cera Alba (Synthetic Beeswax), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Methicone, Isobutylparaben

on 4/30/2015 11:36:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I love this primer potion. It's the first primer that really keeps my eyeshadow from creasing. Only thing I don't like is the price! But it IS worth it in my book.

on 4/30/2015 10:59:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this every day. It's not the best eyeshadow primer--it doesn't prevent the best non-creasing technology, however it really smoothes out my lids before eyeshadow application and I love it. I also have sin and eden but I tend to reach for the original the most. It's extremely easy to use and you only need a little bit so the squeeze tube bottles will last you a very long time.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/29/2015 1:55:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is by far the best eyelid primer that I have ever used (and I've tried them all!!). It keeps eyeshadow in place for 24+ hours (yes, I fell asleep with it on) and enhances the pigments in them. A tube lasts for ages as well, so it's very reasonably priced. Some people have commented that their shadow still creases after using this; you must let it dry properly before applying eyeshadow, but conversely, if you let it dry for too long eyeshadow becomes difficult to apply too. Once you get used to it, it's wonderful stuff! 😊

on 4/29/2015 5:36:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Other

Eyes: Green

I have this is Eden and it covers my veins really well but, my eyeshadow still creases and my lids still get a bit oily with this on. I was excited to try this but I was just disappointed.

on 4/24/2015 2:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

In my personal experience i still get creases with this eyeshadow primer, i'm just not convinced any primers work.

on 4/23/2015 8:28:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really love using this eye shadow primer. I have always seen positive reviews online but though it was kind of pricey but I decided to give it a try and it does makes my eye shadow stay for more than 8 hours. Even with my cheapest eye shadows. I have tried cheap eye shadow primers before and they don't work as well.

I will definitely buy it again if I ran out. I wonder if the face primer from Urban Decay is as good as this.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 4/23/2015 1:46:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

HG eyelid primer. There are a lot out there but buy the best-it lasts a long time and it's totally worth it.

on 4/20/2015 6:49:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I've tried a bunch of cheaper brands of eye primer, and my shadows kept creasing by the afternoon. I have very oily lids, and the cheaper brands just couldn't keep up.

I finally broke down and bought Urban Decay's Primer Potion and couldn't be happier. It's the one primer that worked for me. I can apply eyeshadows in the morning, and they are crease-free until I take off my makeup. It's really nice to be able to wear eyeshadows without constantly glancing in the mirror to make sure it's in place :)

It's not cheap, but it's worth it if you have really oily lids!

on 4/20/2015 2:37:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is my "go-to" eye primer. I have tried many other eye primers. Some of them were great, some of them, not so much. I've even had some primers that were almost as good as UD's primer potion. Keyword: almost. Before I purchased any eye primers, I did a lot of research online about which ones were the best. I read a ton of articles and reviews, all of which pointed me in the direction of UD's primer potion. I began using the original formula. Immediately I saw a difference in the pigmentation of my eyeshadows as well as a difference in staying power. I have noticed, a few times, that if my eye shadow is shimmery and I'm using the original formul, there is a tiny bit of creasing. I haven't tried sin, but have heard it works wonders with shimmery shadows. I bought an Urban Decay palette and relieved a sample of 4 different primer potions. I had already tried the original, so I decided to try the anti-aging formula. I, personally, did not see a difference between the two. Next, I tried Eden, the matte version. This is now my new favorite. No matter what shadows I use, there is no creasing and my pigmentation and lasting power are great!! I still need to try Sin. Urban Decay also just released a limited Edition, Enigma, that, much like Eden, is a matte version. I really want to Enigma. If it's anything like the original or Eden, I know it's excellent. If you are not using UD's primer potions--run out and get one!!! You won't regret it.

on 4/19/2015 5:34:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

I first tried this primer out from the sample that came with the Naked 3 palette, and I really love the original primer, it works really well, makes my eye makeup last throughout the day, and there's no irritation to my very sensitive and easily irritated eyes. However if you have dry patches they will tug and show up and are accentuated with this primer (but then again, I haven't tried any hydrating eye primer, so I don't blame the primer for this) so if you have dry patches get rid of them and moisturize well before application of the primer. Love the packaging, it would be better if the price was a bit lower, but a little goes a long way! Contains a bunch of parabens which I'm willing to overlook since I don't really use that much of an amount on my skin. Though I would definitely prefer if it weren't formulated with such ingredients, I have other eye primers which are paraben-free.

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