Monday, 21 January 2013


urban decay primer potion

review swatch photo
review swatch photo
cult eyeshadow primer

Urban Decay Primer Potion is possibly one of the most talked about products in the blogging world. Before blogging I didnt even know there was such a thing as a eye primer, but as soon as I started watching Youtube videos, the idea of a primer was drummed into my head. UDPP is a best selling, world famous eye makeup primer which claims to make your eyeshadows vibrant, crease free and last up to 24 hours. I've used a tiny UDPP before which came with the Naked palettes and I was never all that impressed. I just didn't think it was amazing. However I've recently given it another go and have found it to do a wonderful job at keeping my shadow in place. I don't really have oily lids, and to be honest I never really worry about the shadow lasting. I have however seen the difference it's made to how colours apply to my lids. The eyeshadow base comes in a squeezey tube and looks like fair tone but I think it's actually fairly transparent colour once blended into the lid. It dries down really quickly on the lid and doesn't leave it feeling tacky or greasy.

While I do think it's overhyped, I do like Urban Decay Primer Potion and do think it's great for those who want their shadows to last and apply more evenly. I do think it's pricey and not a really necessary step in beauty but I think it would work much better for dramatic or coloured eyeshadow looks compared to my usual neutral eye! I also think if you suffer from migrating shadows or oiler lids this might be worth a try! Urban Decay Primer Potion comes in four shades Original, Greed, Eden & Sin.

35 comments:

  1. this definately is one of the most talked about products in the blogging world. Before i started watching youtube videos i didnt know there was such thing either! I really need to try this ven if it is slightly over hyped!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

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  2. My eye lids are sooo oily so this is a god send! I haven't repurchased it with the 'new' tube,it looks as if this version is much nicer to use. I've found the product itself lasts a very long time too. I bought mine over a year & a half ago and it's only just at its end!
    x

    diggingupthedaisies.blogspot.com

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  3. I swear by this little gem of a product plus a tube lasts forever! You only need the smallest amount!

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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  4. I was never all that impressed by the Primer Potion, I prefer using a MAC Paint Pot as an eyeshadow base!

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  5. It works miracles for me, but I do have very oily lids! It just makes my eyeshadow stick, and it goes on so much more smoothly and blends a lot easier too. I love it far too much!

    http://leadwiththehips.co.uk

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  6. I love this because I have mega oily eyelids. It seems like it works best for people with oily eyelids rather than normal x
    lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. i've been using this one and love it since day 1.
    can't recommened it enough. awesome product
    xx

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  8. My favourite eye primer ever!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  9. I used this for a long time and then gave MAC paint pots a go for a change, but i have gone back to UD again because MAC didn't quite cut it for me, my eyeshadows creased and looked gross after a day! God bless the primer potion!

    www.irdbeauty.com xxx

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  10. It sounds great, but I find that my cheap and cheerful MUA eye primer does the job brilliantly! xxx
    https://unstitchedd.blogspot.com

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  11. I actually really like this and don't know why I haven't repurchased in ages, haha! x

    http://mini-adventures.com

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  12. I've heard its amazing to get rid of creases so I am tempted to try
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  13. Such a cute little tube! So tempted to try it to be honest!

    thread-through.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. This is definitely the holy grail of all eye primers, worth every penny. Xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

    p.s i'm currently hosting a giveaway for reaching 500 followers, you can win goodies such as laura mercier and lush. check it out if you'd like:)

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  15. I have to say ever since discovering it a couple years ago I haven't looked back; and I use it on all my clients coz it really does make the difference in keeping their makeup on and crease free x

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  16. I really want to try this, I have very oily eye lids and have heard so many great things about it!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. This is one of those products ive always wanted to try but never gotten round to purchasing it because i just wear a neutral eye most days and didnt think it would make a big difference :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  18. I've really found that I needed an eye primer! But I suppose if you have oily eyelids would be helpful! Interesting review though :)

    If you want to enter my STILA GIVEAWAY!! Heres the link :) :

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    Xxx

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  19. I used to use this religiously, but recently it's been creasing like crazy, no idea why, I've started using the Nars one instead, even though it's more expensive it seems to be working, for now at least :)

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  20. I have the small version of this and am looking forward to testing it out! x

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  21. I adore this primer because I have oily lids and this prevents my liner from giving me raccoon eyes. Love your blog!

    XoXo Chris
    http://myfashiontrendencies.com

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  22. I agree I do always see EVERYONE posting about this, I can just never see the need for it .. if its not broken dont fix it!

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  23. I too feel it's way overpriced/hyped. Only time I feel I need it is during a long work day or spending loads of time outdoors, other than that I'm satisfied with my eyeshadows own staying power x

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. i think theyre overpriced too, although i think it is a good step in beauty because it really does help shadows stay on for a longer period of time, and just helps make the "cheaper" eyeshadows work abit better. maybe udpp is overhyped, but there are defs other cheaper eyeprimer alternatives that work just as well!

    www.twoplicates.blogspot.com

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  25. I need this but that's only because I have oily lids! I used to not wear any primer and anything worked for a lot cheaper but it's good for the staying power if you have a problem I think :)

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  26. I love this primer, but I tend to only reach for it for evenings out rather than my day to day neutral eye. Whenever I'm wanting a more of an impact look it does wonders. xo

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  27. Its my go too primer, love this :)

    http://mylovelylittleblog.com

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  28. I love this product! It's one of my favorite primers!!
    x
    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  29. I have slightly oily eyelids and I find that my eyeshadow doesn't last at all, so this might be my saviour! Thanks for the review, this has certainly helped! :)

    Laura @ Black & Gold
    xx

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  30. like you, when i started blogging, i didn't really understand the importance of an eye primer and i've only every tried this one through a freebie in a naked palette and wasn't that impressed. however, i do suffer with my eyeshadow not staying on all that long so maybe i should venture into an eye primer that will make a difference! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. I've always wanted to try something from Urban Decay (especially the 1st palett) but never got around to it. <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

    I'm holding a 'giveaway' for new blogs to be discovered more!

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  32. I'm actually a big fan of MUA Professional's eye primer but would consider picking this up with my Debenhams beautycard points!
    autumnleaves-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I swear by this eye primer! x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I love this primer! I really need to get a new one, I might get the one in Sin as I bought the set of mini versions of each kind and like that one the most :)

    http://teenagewaasteland.blogspot.com

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  35. I have this and I love it soo much, although in a way the shadow sticks to it a little TOO much which can get annoying if the application goes wrong. I had never heard of it either, so so glad I did though! I agree it makes eyeshadow look way better! xx

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