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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eye Shadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Cosmetics

Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion

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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eye Shadow Primer Potion
 
4.7

(based on 1301 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies smoothly (1132)
  • Long lasting (1105)
  • Crease resistant (1044)
  • Blends easily (851)
  • Silky texture (632)

Cons

  • Creases (41)
  • Doesn't blend well (30)
  • Smudges or flakes (17)
  • Wears off easily (17)
  • Difficult to apply (14)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (1104)
  • Going out (699)
  • Work (638)
  • Natural effect (506)
  • Smokey effect (446)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (515), Natural style (485), Trendy style (212)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (642), Medium (537), Deep (48)

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3.0

hard to apply, kind of greasy feeling

By Suz

from fort wayne, Indiana

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Difficult To Apply

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

stays on well, seems a little oily, don't like the want. I spread it with my ring finger.
I liked studio gear consistency better. not sure I will buy this again.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works

By Sbarr

from 46360

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Natural Effect

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

    Eye Make Up stays on much longer!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    3.0

    Stay power but dries skin

    By Alyssa E

    from Minneapolis, MN

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

    I've found the staying power of my shadows to be incredible using this product compared to using nothing. However, it seems to dry out the skin above my mobile lid. I may need to look for a different primer or only use it on my mobile lid.

     
    4.0

    workhorse

    By Vallygirl

    from PA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Applies Smoothly
    • Blends Easily
    • Silky Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

      I was really impressed with this, I have tried other primers and I wondered why one even needed a primer, but once I bought this, I realized what a good primer can do.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Meh..

      By Srolanhbee

      from Indiana

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Highly Pigmented
      • Packaging

      Cons

      • Cakey
      • Creases
      • Difficult To Apply
      • Doesn't Blend Well
      • Hard to Remove
      • Pricey
      • Unnatural Color

      Best Uses

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

        I'd give this no stars if I could.. I bought this product to try as so many people I know say that it is their holy grail. .... I don't know WHY! It's expensive, hard to blend, and it dries fast. It gets tacky when it dries and if you touch it to even try to blend it more, it will just stick the product to your finger. It still creases, despite saying that it doesn't. I don't believe there is ever going to be a product that will prevent creasing, but there are products to delay it. Not to mention, this was HARD to take off! I really, really, really wanted to like this, but I hate it so much. I can't wait to return it. I've never returned a product before, but I can't stand it. It also makes it look extremely obvious you are wearing it. It has a orange-yellowish tint to it when it oxidizes. It also created lines on my eyes, making me look older than I actually am. Ask for a sample instead of buying the entire thing, so that you are sure you want it and so you don't waste time returning it. I wish I had something great to say, but I don't. And, ladies, if you find yourself not liking something you recently bought from Ulta, they will take returns and refund you your money or (with your choice) give you store credit. This did not work for me unfortunately, but it may work for you. Just ask for a sample instead of buying a tube, whether it is travel size or regular.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

        By AmberHHI

        from Hilton Head Island, SC

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Crease Resistant
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Smudges or Flakes

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

        This is the best shadow primer I've tried. It makes such a HUGE difference with the intensity of the shadow color and there is NO creasing. I put my make-up on before I go to work at 5:30am and 16 hours later there's still no creasing and I'm all good! The only thing to watch for is that it can flake if you put too much on, but just put a little less on next time and that should take care of it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love!

        By E Lo

        from Eastvale, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

          Not only do I have oily lids, I have a scar on the crease of one of my lids. I don't know how I went so long without trying this product. I've never had a primer that doesn't crease within an hour of wearing it. This lasts through my work day and night without eye shadows wearing out or creasing, including in my scar. It's easy to blend and makes my eye shadows really pop, even the nude matte colors. I will definitely be repurchasing, probably the rest of my life. People complaining about the new packaging, I think it's actually more sanitary. You can apply it on a spatula and then dab it on with your finger or a brush without contaminating the product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          one of the best primers

          By Sweets E

          from Dallas Tx

          About Me Trendy 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 Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

            It's perfect,it makes your lids a canvas. Your shadows stand out and doesn't crease. Great for my oily lids too.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            As expected

            By Issy

            from New York

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Smudges or Flakes

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

            I like it, brings out the color. Met all my expectations :)

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            great stuff

            By girly girl

            from Georgia

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

              this stuff is fantastic. A little goes a long way, so despite the initial price, in the end it's a bargain. Eye shadow lasts all day, no creases.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              • Q:

                Is this product safe to use for those of us with Celiac disease, i.e. is it gluten-free? It seems like a silly question, but you'd be amazed how many beauty ingredients are sourced from grains. I had to throw away a lip gloss that featured wheat germ oil, for example. (It took me weeks of extreme unpleasantness to figure that one out.) I've heard wonderful things about this primer, & have wanted to try it for ages. Thank you for watching out for me!
                Asked on 5/1/2015 by Valkyrie

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion is gluten-free, paraben-free, and vegan (free of animal byproducts) as well!

                  Answered on 5/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                How many ounces are in it
                Asked on 4/2/2015 by cassie

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  0.37 oz.

                  Answered on 4/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I want to use this product,but is good for older women's skin.Sometimes their skin is very drying.even if I use a lotion underneath.
                Asked on 1/19/2015 by budget buyer from Palmdale,Ca.

                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 1/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                How long is this good for after you buy it? Does it expire? I bought one a year ago and only used it like 2 or 3 times so far so I want to know if it's still good to use
                Asked on 12/4/2014 by rubi

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The shelf life (without use) for the product is up to three years. The period for expiration after opening the product is six months.

                  Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                How much product us in this tube? Ounces?
                Asked on 11/8/2014 by Robin from NC

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This product's size is 0.37 oz.

                  Answered on 11/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                What is difference between original and eden primer?
                Asked on 10/24/2014 by Alma

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion dries invisibly, while Eden features a nude matte finish that can double as eyeshadow.

                  Answered on 10/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Can I apply this product in my eyebrows as a wax primer? I seen gurus doing it.
                Asked on 10/18/2014 by BeautyMe from California

                1 answer

              • 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
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