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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Cosmetics

Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Item #: 2229939

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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eyeshadow Primer Potion
 
4.7

(based on 1090 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies smoothly (971)
  • Long lasting (943)
  • Crease resistant (893)
  • Blends easily (737)
  • Silky texture (545)

Cons

  • Creases (37)
  • Doesn't blend well (26)
  • Wears off easily (16)
  • Smudges or flakes (12)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (944)
  • Going out (604)
  • Work (552)
  • Natural effect (430)
  • Smokey effect (377)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (431), Natural style (401), Trendy style (191)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (547), Medium (450), Deep (40)

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5.0

Great Primer

By ladybuglady

from NC

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Applies Smoothly
  • Crease Resistant
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Natural Effect
    • Smokey Effect
    • Work

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

    I use this primer and the antiaging primer as well from UD. I like them both. Key is to put it on, wait a couple minutes like long enough to apply foundation and blush, then apply eye shadows. It works great!!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By AG

    from Lake Tahoe, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Applies Smoothly
    • Blends Easily
    • Crease Resistant
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Work

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

      LOVE THIS!!! I received samples in another Urban Decay product I purchased, and so far this has been my favorite of the Urban Decay Primers. I have very oily skin, and have tried many other eye shadow bases that never seemed to make the cut(including MAC & Bare Essentials). This is the best!!! I am a wedding coordinator, and work long hours in the heat, and this kept up with my crazy days. I am so impressed and relieved to finally find something that works for my lifestyle/skin.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      i love it

      By akira

      from burke, va

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Smoothly
      • Blends Easily
      • Crease Resistant
      • Long Lasting
      • Silky Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Going Out
        • Smokey Effect
        • Work

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

        my eye shadow tends to come off at the end of the day. i tried this product and it makes my life so much easier. i have tried different eye primers and i say this is the best one i have tried.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Best Ever

        By Ambezzi

        from Riverbank, Ca

        About Me Trendy Style

        Pros

        • Applies Smoothly
        • Blends Easily
        • Crease Resistant
        • Great Color
        • Highly Pigmented
        • Long Lasting
        • Silky Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

          I use this everyday. Without it my eyeshadow fades and ceases, even the best brands. Not recommended but, i can wake the next morning and my eye look has not budged. Totally works 24 hours +. Love it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Essential part of makeup routine

          By swit0028

          from St. Paul, MN

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Applies Smoothly
          • Blends Easily
          • Long Lasting
          • Silky Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Work

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

            I've been using this product for years and for good reason- it is easy to apply, 1 tube lasts you forever, and it WORKS! I see a magical difference in my eye makeup when I prime with this stuff. Eyeshadow blends more easily, lasts longer, and looks brighter.

            This is definitely a "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" situation.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            I loved it!

            By Yvonne

            from Sah Diego,ca

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Smoothly
            • Blends Easily
            • Crease Resistant
            • Great Color
            • Long Lasting
            • Silky Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

              I use it everyday to.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              An absolute STAPLE in my makeup routine

              By KimmyJoy

              from Sarasota, FL

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Smoothly
              • Blends Easily
              • Crease Resistant
              • Great Color
              • Long Lasting
              • Silky Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Natural Effect
                • Smokey Effect
                • Work

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

                This is my all time favorite Shadow Primer. I've tried so many others and ALWAYS come back to Urban Decay. There is absolutely nothing negative I can say about it. I have it in 3 shades, but use the Original the most because I usually wear very neutral tones on a daily basis and this shade is perfect. It most definitely does work 24 hours +. I've proved that on more than several occasions. It NEVER creases on me and glides on ultra smooth. It also requires just a tiny dab each use, and the tube lasts FOREVER without drying out. The quality remains perfect. I highly recommend this shadow primer.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                A Repurchase...

                By Rachel'sReviews

                from Fort Worth, Texas

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Smoothly
                • Crease Resistant
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Natural Effect
                  • Smokey Effect
                  • Work

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

                  What's the point of wearing eyeshadow without this primer? There isn't one!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Tried others, this is the best

                  By LeahMaria

                  from Sewickley, PA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Smoothly
                  • Blends Easily
                  • Crease Resistant
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Work

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

                    I have used this for a number of years. I have tried some other primers and ALWAYS regret it. Urban Decay lasts all day. Really, all day. No creases and the color stays true.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    2.0

                    Caught off guard.

                    By CC Girl

                    from Paso Robles, CA

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

                          Love Urban Decay eyeliner so tried the shadow base. Although very easy to apply after it sets a minute or two, any wrinkles in the corner of the eye is magnified. Best kept for the 40 and under ladies.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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                          • Q:

                            Is this safe to wear for contact lense users or do you recommend another primer. Not sure about blurring over lenses. Thank you
                            Asked on 10/15/2014 by Suzanne

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, Primer Potion is safe to use for those wearing contact lenses.

                              Answered on 10/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Can this product be used under the eyes then apply concealer
                            Asked on 10/4/2014 by forme from san antonio tx

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Primer Potion is tested and approved for use on the eye area, so it should not cause irritation when used this way; however, it is not indicated for specific use as a concealer primer for the under eye area. It is indicated for use as an eyeshadow primer applied to the eyelids.

                              Answered on 10/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Does this work well with liquid eyeliner pens?
                            Asked on 9/26/2014 by kaili from hawaii

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, applying Primer Potion to your lids helps to keep liquid eyeliner in place, too, as well as your eyeshadow!

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Do any of the urban decay primers come with application wand?
                            Asked on 8/14/2014 by Ileana from New jersey

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              None of the Primer Potions include an applicator. We recommend applying a small amount using your fingers, although you can certainly use an eyeshadow or eye detail brush to apply.

                              Answered on 8/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is this oil free?
                            Asked on 8/5/2014 by Megan from Illinois

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This product is not oil-free.

                              Answered on 8/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Do I apply my eyeshadow while this is still "wet" or do I wait for it to completely dry?
                            Asked on 5/4/2014 by michelle

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              We recommend allowing Primer Potion to dry a few seconds before proceeding with eyeshadow application.

                              Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            What size is this?
                            Asked on 4/23/2014 by Tina from Glendale, AZ

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This product's size is 0.37 oz.

                              Answered on 4/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is this primer good for wrinkled eye lids?
                            Asked on 4/5/2014 by Honey from Cary, NC

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              You may prefer Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Item #: 2260927), which provides the same 24-hour vibrant crease-free shadow wear that this original product does, plus helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles in 8 weeks. Learn more here:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5640314

                              Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            What primer potion is the best for oily eye lids
                            Asked on 2/21/2014 by Bubble

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Try this product (Original), which applies nude and dries invisibly, or try Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Item #: 2229942), which features a nude matte finish.

                              Answered on 2/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            what color is this primer? Is it meant for light skin women. Some primers that are tan make the dry eye shadow come out with the tint of brown.
                            Asked on 2/20/2014 by sammy from Mercer, PA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This product applies nude but dries invisibly, so it will not alter the color of your eyeshadow.

                              Answered on 2/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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