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.
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.
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.
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 in Sin: Matte black eyeshadow swatch test.|
Left: Swatch without primer. Right: Swatch over primer.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin - Ingredients
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