Jun 8, 2012

Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin

Urban Decay Primer Potion (available here) - $20 to $30

A shimmering champagne eye shadow primer, this triple-duty product also works as a highlighter or eye shadow. The bestselling champagne shade is soft, versatile, and provides the ultimate eye prep for creaseless, more vibrant shadow and all-day wear.  The most legendary primer in the beauty industry, the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is coveted by makeup artists and makeup junkies alike because it guarantees more vibrant eyeshadow that lasts for 24 hours and never creases!  Once you experience its powers plus how smoothly it glides on, you’ll never want to live without it.

Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin UDDP Eyeshadow Makeup Reviews Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients

I have wanted to try the much raved-about Urban Decay primer potions for ages, and now that I can, I picked up all 4 versions of this genie-in-a-bottle product.  I love the UDDP Original, and the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin is just as good!

Available in easy-to-use squeeze tube packaging, I have the older bottle packaging that comes with a flocked applicator.  I know from reading through rants on this, at some point in time getting product out would be a pain, but right now I have no such issues.

Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin UDDP Eyeshadow Makeup Reviews Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients

Sin is a shimmery champagne color, and you only need the tiniest amount to cover the eyelid (even my saucer-huge eyelids!).  It feels creamy and glides on easily on the skin, drying to a champagne sheen in a minute or so.  In my swatches, I have used a generous amount for a heavy swatch - you really don't need that much for actual use.

Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin UDDP Eyeshadow Makeup Reviews Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients
Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin UDDP Eyeshadow Makeup Reviews Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients

Compared to Original version, I find the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin has a drier finish.  Might be just my experience, but I feel if you have oily lids, this might seem easier to apply than the original version.  Because of the shimmery champagne finish, this would also work great as a shadow/highlighter when used on it's own.

In terms of performance, this is just superb!  It grabs on to the eyeshadow, brings out the vibrancy in the shade, and helps the shadow stay on the whole day without any creasing or fading.  I have swatched a matte black eye shadow, both with and without the primer, and the difference is quite obvious.

Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin UDDP Eyeshadow Makeup Reviews Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin:  Matte black eyeshadow swatch test.
Left:  Swatch without primer.  Right:  Swatch over primer.
Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin UDDP Eyeshadow Makeup Reviews Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients
I remember reading in a makeup book some time back that the UD primer helps the shadow stay on through a shower!  I didn't see any claims of it being waterproof listed anywhere, but I did try holding my hand under running water and wiping off the shadow with a towel.  The swatch over the primer help up pretty well, didn't it?
Overall, this (and the other primer potions from Urban Decay) is just awesome - does a great job of helping the eyeshadows pop and stay on longer.  If you are looking for a primer that would also double as a highlighter, do give this a try :)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin - Ingredients

Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin UDDP Eyeshadow Makeup Reviews Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients


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14 comments:

  1. The UD Primer Potion changed my life, i would be lost without it. Im currently using the mat version but have Sin on standby too :) x

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  2. I actually surprisingly really like the UDPP (original though, I haven't tried Sin yet). I've been a longtime fan of Nars' primer, but a while ago I got the small travel-sized one with my Naked palette and fell in love. I didn't think it would measure up at all to the Nars one--but surprisingly, I loved them both equally for different reasons. The UDPP is much thinner and smoother without such an obvious silicone-feel, in my opinion. I definitely plan on getting another tube sometime

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  3. Hmm..am so curious about the NARS version now..hardly anyone ever likes both NARS and UDDP! Wonder why??!!! I love the UDDP Original..Sin is good, but I think once my fascination with it wears off (cos it's a new bottle :D) I will just settle down with the Original :D

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  4. Wow.. the color still shows after a wash !!! I am asking my sister to send all this for me :D

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    1. I don't think this is like a proper test, but I just thought I will try it out and was fun to see a lot of the shadow still remained :D

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  5. I have a travel size original UDDP from the Naked palette, but I haven't tried Sin. It seems like it'd work really well for shimmery eyeshadows in particular, to really intensify them :)

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    1. I picked up all 4 when they were available as a set on the UD site a couple of months back..isn't the Original just awesome?! Totally understand why everyone raves about it now :D

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  6. Hey hun! I didnt put the recipe for the natural lip balm because i want to encourage people to experiement and make their own, since the basics are so easy. I just make up the recipe as I go so I dont really want to recommend a recipe that is not "perfect". :) Also i figured if someone would want the exact recipe i can write it to them.. xx take care

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    1. OMG..Thank you for dropping by!!! Hehehe I was just curious since you mentioned it in your post..couldn't help asking :D :D :D

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  7. I had this one before but I prefer the regular one! I love all your pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Eugenia! I am like a kid in a candystore when it comes to Urban Decay products. I can't bring myself to pick a favorite for longer than a minute..time's up and then I find another favorite :D

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  8. yes i like sin too, but it has grown on me.
    in the beginning i didn't like it at all, but i gave it another try, and so we have finally become friends!
    i like the champagne sheen, because you can wear a light pigment on top of that, and still have sin shining through, so it gives good colour too!/Azure

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    1. Hi Azure! That's a nice idea..thank you! Am definitely going to try that :D

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