Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

I mentioned before in my Urban Decay Makeover post, that I treated myself to an Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I used to use these all of the time when I first got into Urban Decay, but found myself forgetting to replace them until eventually I didn't really use them anymore. I always find that it's not until you start using something again, that you realise how good it was and how much you could kick yourself for not replacing it. 

I use eyeshadow pretty much everyday. Whether its a nude, bold or glitter it is something that always tends to be part of my daily ritual. Eyeshadows tend to stay in place pretty well on me, but there are a certain few shades that I end up being disappointed with when I compare the colour in the pan to how it looks on skin. This is where I find the Primer Potion comes in perfectly.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion review
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion swatch

The primer itself comes in a squeezey tube with a wand, which I much prefer to the older bottle packaging as you can squeeze this to get any last product out when it is running low. As this is the Original formula, it dries pretty clear on my skin but I know there are a few other finishes that you can buy also, with a slight shimmer or colour. I find that you only need the smallest amount of product to cover the whole lid, the wand seems to pick up enough primer to cover both lids without going back to get more.

I thought I would show you the test that I did on a really tricky Green Glitter eyeshadow, so you can see how well it works.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion beauty blog

As you can see the difference when using this is amazing. I find that a lot of the glitter normally just falls out when applying this shadow, but the primer acts as a kind of glue making sure the glitter sticks to it and stays in place. This works miracles for creasing too, after a whole day of wearing makeup, my eyeshadow does not budge one bit. 

The primer manages to recapture the 'oomph' of every shadow and gives them a little life, so they end up looking the same shade as the pan. I have rediscovered my love for this and definitely won't be lazy and forgetting to repurchase this when it runs out anytime soon!
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14 comments

  1. I love this eyeshadow primer SO much. I really need to pick some up, great post lovely!

    Ella xx
    www.inellaselement.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It is pretty special! :)

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  2. Wow that side by side comparison really shows how much this primer helps - I love Urban Decay and so I think I need to buy this ASAP!
    - www.roisinslatest.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, it really does help!

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  3. Love your eye shadow demo of with/and without this eye shadow primer which I have heard nothing but good things with fellow bloggers!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  4. This is one of my fav primers, can't put on my eyeshadow without it x

    sophee.co.uk

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  5. SO surprising seeing the difference between primer and non-primer! I haven't tried this one though might have to invest :) Great post!

    http://www.annabelonslow.co.uk

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  6. I think I need to buy this! x


    http://carolinablogsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Wow this looks fantastic! The difference between with primer and without is huge :) Might give this a go when I have finished my current primer :) currently using the Benefit air patrol and it's brilliant! x

    Liv | Ramblings of a Makeup Lover

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    1. Thank you! I have never tried air patrol, I may have to hunt this one down :)

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