Urban Decay • Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin • Eye Primer
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm hooked, I love it! I bought it to use as a primer but the color is so pretty I plan to also use it as an eye shadow. It's a perfect neutral color that could be dressed up or used for everyday wear. It stays put and does not crease at all. This is the best of both because it can be a primer or a shadow. Perfect with my hazel eyes and NC25 skin. I thought it cost a lot but it's worth it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Confession time: I don't *exactly* use this product the same way as the original, as I'm not totally thrilled with the results. The color of the eyeshadow gets way warped when brushed over UDPPSin - darker and browner, I find - and the highly reflective chrome-like finish is problematic as a base - shimmery shadows are disco-fied into drag queen territory, and using it with matte finishes - whats the point?
So why the high rating? This stuff ROCKS on its own as a cream eyshadow! Its a gorgeous fleshy-champagne with a sparkly punch and dabbing it on your eyelids makes you look like you've had a 2 hour nap and had a naughty dream about Johnny Depp (or George Clooney, or Brad Pitt, or whoever) in the process. It taks 5 seconds to apply and lasts until you really are ready to have that dream. Plus if you use eyeliner it'll stick on better too. That alone is more than enough to have me repurchase. UD probably would have made a mint if they made their cream eyeshadows this way, because I'd probably buy all of them.
Oh, and of course the packaging sucks, but everyone knows that already. Its unlikely that will change, so I grin and bear it for a great product. I'll still buy the original for its intended purpose, but UDPPSin is a welcome addition to my (uncontrollably breeding) make-up family.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Way too glam for every day use! I have medium skin tone, and this made my everyday eye shadows way too shimmery (they are "pearl" to begin with) and much darker. I don't know how but as the day wore on it absorbed the color of my shadows. By the end of the day I didn't even recognize my MAC Ricepaper - it was practically brown - ick. It might work if you need to glam it up every day, but it doesn't work for a professional office look. I won't buy it again since I can glam up the eye shadow I already have when I need to, and I need the original UDPP for every day - no need to have both in your arsenal IMHO.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this MORE than the original! I was a little skeptical to try it, because I thought it would be really glittery, and gold, and I am very fair, but it's perfect. In the morning i just sweep this across my whole eye, use black liner and mascara and I'm good to go.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like this one, it does the base job and also give the shine looking. If you wear some darker eye makeups, this will be perfect for you, but if you wear something really light, then use the original one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Bleh, didn't like the sparkle/shine it creates. I prefer the original matte version. I returned it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was so excited to try this product because I love the original-it did not disappoint! Sin is a beautiful champagne color that used alone complements my hazel eyes. I can just use this with some liner and be ready fore the day. It has the same positives as the original, the great staying power and non-creasing. I use a lot of nude shadows as well as blues and greens, and I didn't feel like this muddied up the color. No negatives here, I will definitely buy again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I just had to try this stuff b/c of all the hype and b/c I love the original so much. The color was just way too dark for my taste. I wish it was a lighter color, but still had the shimmer. Like an off white shimmer similar to BE's Queen Phyllis. It altered the color of my shadows and not in a good way. Overall, it ended up making my shadows look muddy :-(.Lastly, I noticed my shadows creased after a few hours, which I never get w/the original. I'll definitely repurchase the original, but can't see myself getting this one. What a disappointment.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was very excited to try this product but was utterly disappointed. I thought the original Urban Decay primer was pretty good (not great, but good) but this one doesn't even compare. Like the previous reviewer mentioned, this primer doesn't prevent creasing. I ended up returning it after several uses. IMO, the paint pot from MAC works a lot better...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was an OKAY product. I would NOT recommend it. I bought it thinking it would be cool because it had the eyeshadow color sin in it. I tried it out and it CREASED! :[ i aws really disappointed. the regular one was fabulous! but this one just didnt do its job. >;[
i gave this product a 1 because i loved the shimmer of the sin... thats basically it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I was super excited to see this product. I love the original UDPP and heard from a few reviewers that this product was awesomesauce as well! I was looking forward to a nice nude shimmer that would be quick and easy to wear during the summer -- specifically for those trips to the beach where you feel silly for wanting to put makeup on but you just can't leave the house with /nothing/ on your eyes. I do like it but not nearly as much as I like the original. The first time I used it I applied it exactly as I apply the original. I looked like I had 'chromed out' lids. YUK. But applying a small amount with a brush seemed to give me a nice wash of color without being too shimmery. Hooray! However when I applied my yet even shimmery-er UD eyeshadows over top the shimmer was just too much to bear. It does bring a nice subtle shimmer to my matte shadows, though so it's not a complete loss.
Overall I really like the product but not nearly as much as I like the original. I put no on repurchase because I use it so seldomly that I probably won't /have/ to repurchase it. Packaging gets a dismal 1 because, as we all know, UD is getting over on their customers with the 'genie bottle' design. Still, overall I give it a 4 because it is a nice product and I am glad I added it to my ever-growing collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I was excited to see that UD was coming out with this product, so I went and bought it the first chance that I could. I'm somewhat disappointed in it. It is a nice color, but on my fair skin (we are talking almost china doll) it's too much to use all over the whole eyelid. And I have not heard this one anyone else's review, but it creases! I'm not sure what it is with this one, but when i put it on, and let it dry, just like the original - it still creases! I would not buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I tried this last weekend at Sephora - just wish I would have purchased it, instead of thinking it over! What a great frosty, light bronze color - no "garish gold" here. Had crazy staying power - I had to use my oil-based eye makeup remover, which I REALLY don't like, to remove it - and it never creased or anything else, even with a whole day - evening of kids, baby shower, you name it.
Now I'll have to wait until I go back to the store or do another Sephora order - whichever comes first!
EDIT: Just swapped for this, and I adore it. It's perfect for a light wash of color on the weekends, when you don't want a totally "done" eye, and it gives great depth to my eyeshadows when used as a primer. Really, a fantastic product. I'll have to see how this compares to my TF Shadow Insurance - though they are different animals completely.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't like this one very much. I felt like it really didn't bring my eyeshadow out at all and the frosty shimmer was kind of dull. I took it back and would not buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really liked the idea of this product and even had my Sephora call me when it came in. I've used the original a lot and really like what it does for my eyeshadows. The Sin, I find, is much messier to work with. I also notice that I already have quite a few shimmer shadows and so to combine them is just a bit too much.
Also, I don't know if i have a defective tube but I'm having a lot of product creeping up the wand and when I'm closing it it's being pushed out the edges of the cap. It creates a pretty big mess. I'm thinking of taking it back for that reason, if only to have it replaced.
That being said, it does look very nice and natural if you wear it on it's own if you're in a rush. It really brightens the eye with very little effort.
I think all in all I would not buy this again because I find myself grabbing the original more often.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Great shimmery primer! I have used the original for quite some time now and I heard the UD was coming out with another one called “Sin” so I decided I needed to try it. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now and it goes great with lighter colored eye shadows which adds shimmer to it. I wont give it 5 stars though because it is much messier to put on than the original. Even so I would recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've never used the original primer potion, so I can't compare to that. For shadow primer, I'd typically used MAC Paints or Shadow Sticks. But, I was looking for something with a better applicator and smoother application, so I decided to try this one.
I don't have oily eyelids, though I do apply eye cream/gel every morning, so sometimes, my shadows and liners do have a tendency to get smudgey or not go on as vibrantly if I don't use a primer.
I find that Sin, on its own, is very complementary to my NC20-25 skin and dark brown eyes. It's a warm shimmery champagne color that is not too sparkly, and I like using it with my brown and plum shadows. It really brings out the shimmers and pearls in my shimmery shadows. I usually dab onto the lids with the doe-foot applicator, and then blend with my fingers. It's pretty creamy and blendable, and thinner in consistency than the MAC Paints. On me, it also lasts all day without creasing, and helps the wear-time of my shadows.
Overall, I would repurchase. The only reason why I did not give it a 5 is because I find it doesn't work that well with my cool-toned shadows (ie. my blues and violets.)
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's ok, not bad for when I only want to wear powder e/s. The shimmer doesn't really pop that much on me when I apply a sheer layer, so it's as good as the invisible UDPP. Overall not worth the $. I'll use it up and then stick with neutral cream e/s for a base.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Much more soothing than the original. The frosty color also blends into my skin w/o any problem. I have to say this would be great if it had a quarter of the lasting power that the original has. Going back to UDPP + PP. UDPP alone makes my lids dry & does not adhere to e/s well, so I need PP for that. Still on the quest. Next to try is Cinema Secret's Primer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This holds your eye shadow very well just like the original but it was too shimmery for me. It didn't look right at all during daytime. It would be an option for nighttime but you can get the same effect by using the original with shimmer shadow over it. Not worth buying both of them. I'll stick with the original