My Holy Grail of Primers

I first tried Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (eye shadow primer) when I was at the airport. I figured that if it could hold up for an 8 hour flight, then it would be good for everyday too.

Well it didn’t let me down. I had often suffered from creasing eye shadow, especially on long days, and this is the only thing that’s stopped that, and trust me, I’ve already tried everything else out there.

Fast forward 11 years, and this is STILL the way that I prep my eyelids for shadow, liner, or whatever else is going on!  The fact is that it just makes my makeup better, and I like to think that I was using it before anyone else, but since this blog has united me with so many other beauty fans, I now know that EVERYONE loves this too!

Some people complain that the amount in the tube is too little, but I’ve found that a little goes a long way. You just take the wand and literally dab a smidge on each eyelid and then blend it using your finger. The potion doesn’t leave a colour and your eyeshadow will go on nicely afterwards and will even be more pigmented.

These days, I actually like to put some face powder as a base on top of the Primer Potion, and then go to my eyeshadow.  It blends better, and the colour is more subtle, which is what I’ve been enjoying more of lately.

Oh, and I use the original – I find that my shadow smudges and creases a bit more with all the others so this one is my favourite.

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4 Responses to My Holy Grail of Primers

  1. Anonymous January 15, 2007 at 10:39 pm #

    Tested this product and I got to say it sooooooooooooooo works!!!!!!!!!!

  2. becktron November 25, 2007 at 7:28 pm #

    I’ve found that if you take out the little clear plastic part at the top of the tube with a pair of tweezers, you can get a lot more out of the bottle when you think it’s all gone.

  3. <3 Victoria February 5, 2008 at 3:11 am #

    for all using this primer, this is a must read:

    you’ll find about 5ml extra product in the odd shaped tube if you cut it open!

    also, i’ve been using my current tube since the beginning of Nov., everyday until today, and i still have over half of the product left.

  4. MakeupPro November 2, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    Urban Decay’s Primer Potion sounds pretty good and long lasting as you said. I’ll definitely try out this wonderful primer soon. Thank you for sharing.

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