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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion




Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion: £15*

Possibly one of the most well known eyeshadow primers out there, Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion has been around for years. I remember buying it in its original format and it wasn't long down the line till the bottle actually split and the whole thing dried out. Soul destroying and long story short I was put off repurchasing till they finally created some new packaging for the product. I got the Sin version (post here) and although I do enjoy using it - either on its own if I'm in a rush, or with shimmer finishes - I thought I'd also retry the original version for when I'm wearing matte eyeshadows.

The (not quite so) new packaging is so, so much better than the old. You only need a really tiny amount of product with each use, and it's really easy to squeeze out the amount you need with its needle nose tip. I think it's also a lot more hygienic than the older doe foot applicator. The original Primer Potion applies as a creamy, milky nude hue which then goes clear upon the eyelid and provides a smooth, flawless base for any shadows. My eyelids are prone to creasing any product I apply and this really helps, I've been surprised of various occasions with just how long my eyeshadows lasts when I use this. I do believe it makes your shadow appear more vibrant as well as the base is a cleaner, brighter canvas for your eye makeup.

I've hardly even made a dent in my other one and I've had it for months now, so I'm expecting this to last a really long time - which always helps bring down the cost per wear to virtually nothing. Never a bad thing! Thumbs up from me!

What are your thoughts on eyeshadow primers? Nuisance or necessity?

45 comment(s):

  1. I really want to try this but never get round to buying it, next time i'm in debenhams I'll have to get it! http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I didn't used to use eyeshadow primers but when I got this one with the Naked Pallette, I was in love. It really does make a difference to how your eyes look.


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  3. I love this although I did prefer the old packaging as long as the products the same then it doesn't really matter
    afashionsession.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I literally cannot live without eye primer, I don't see how people can create an eye look without it! These primer potions and the mac paint pots are my fave! xx

    www.charissarae.com

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  5. Primers are an absolute necessity for me! I've used both Urban Decay's one and Too Faced's one which seem to be the two main competing ones but I find them to be equally good :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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  6. I really want to try this product :) Seems like everyone's using it so it can't be bad!

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm planning on getting some Urban Decay eyeshadow so I might have to splurge into some of this too!Xx

    http://lucycole.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I have this and love it. Its the only primer that works really well on my eyelids x

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  9. I really want to try this as i have quite greasy eyelids so eyeshadows don't stay on that well for me! xxxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Use this everyday for my eyeshadows great product works wonders ! x

    http://krystelcouture.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love using MAC's paint pot in soft ochre! I find that works really well as a good base and primer! It can also be used on it's own just for brightening the eye lid! :)

    http://erstwhilefelicity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Eyeshadow primers are an absolute must, I find, and this is the best I've tried! I also HATED the old packaging. I even tried to depot it into a little tub one time, but despite that seeming better at first, it ended up drying out so much quicker. Hooray for sensible packaging!

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  13. I really need to get around to trying this. I've spent so much on cheaper versions that are rubbish! I've been using a Maybelline colour tattoo as a primer but you can see the colour through lighter eyeshadows x

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  14. this is amazing on oilyish eyelids (which I have) cannot live without the stuff! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. i love this packaging compared to the other one, so glad they changed it xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. This sounds great! I have a Mac eye primer and I think it definitely holds your eyeshadow in place especially if your doing a smokey eye. X

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I love this primer and the new packaging is so much better!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  18. I've heard so much about this so really should try it out!
    Sophie
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  19. I always use a eye primer and I used to use this one but recently its started creasing, so I had to swap to the the Nars one, which I actually prefer. :-)

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  20. this is my fav eyeshadow, it works very good especially when I'm tired

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  21. I'm dying o try this, thanks for the review!

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  22. I never wear a primer for just my eyeshadow but I've have started to think that I need too as my eyeshadow always reprints itself under my brow bone.... Not pretty

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  23. I adore this primer, but I also like the Esssence primer which is a fraction of the price and eyeshadow lasts the whole day :-) xoxo

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  24. I find primers really useful when I go to parties, but for during the day I rather skip them!

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  25. Need to try this!:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  26. When I started wearing make up I thought primers were useless but now I can clearly see the difference when I put my Primer Potion on.
    I love that product, the different shades are beautiful and it works perfectly well.
    I'm glad they went back to this packaging, it's so much better than before!

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  27. This is one product where I've honestly thought "how did I do without it before".

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  28. I can't live without eye primers without them my eyeshadow creases so badly! Haven't tried the Urban Decay one..must try it! x


    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I love this eyeshadow primer! It's the only one that I use and I swear by it! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. i havent yet tried this primer potion but im hoping to get my hands on it soon!xxx

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I use the Urban Decay Naked Pallet one, and I find that my eye shadow stays on long lasting with and without the potion primer!
    http://rebekahholly.wordpress.com/

    XX

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  32. i use no7 smoothing eye base - and it does a pretty good job. but i'd like to try this, to compare. :)

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  33. Primers are a necessity for me as my eyeshadow always creases when I'm out which is a real bummer if it actually looked nice!
    http://accioabigail.blogspot.com

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  34. I use this primer too, I think it's great and I much prefer the new packaging to the wand they had before!

    myhighlandlife.blogspot.com

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  35. This is the only eyeshadow primer I swear by. I am glad its available in a tube now as its much easier to use. I had it before in the plastic tube with the doe foot applicator and you could never finish it or get the last dregs of product out! Great review!

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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  36. I haven't worn eyeshadow for ages purely due to the fact that I couldn't stand the creasing! So I definitely need to get this! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. I really need to buy this, literally everyone raves about it!

    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Aww I really want this, but i keep putting it off buying it!. I know that it is a fantastic primer thats why everybody raves about it. Its just finding it!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Lovely review! I don't wear primer myself, but I really should start!

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  40. this is my absolute favourite beauty must have in my makeup bag. my makeup is always focused around my eye-makeup and i've found that this helps to keep everything in place, eyeshadow/eyeliner.. everything. i would never go without and it lasts so long!! i've had mine four months almost now and the tube barely looks used to say i use it near enough every single day!

    http://whatsknottolove.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. This stuff is HG! I love love love it!

    SimplySkinDeepBeauty.blogspot.com

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  42. I absolutely love this! I currently am using a sample, but I'll definitely be purchasing a full size when I finish it xx

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  43. I adore this!

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  44. Much prefer this newer packaging, super practical.


    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com

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  45. Hi Emma! Soon I will go for a trip to Londen (I'm from Holland) and I wanted to ask you if you know if the brand Too Faced is available in the U.K.? I am searching for the Too Faced shadow insurance, hope to find it there...

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