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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Cosmetics

Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion

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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eyeshadow Primer Potion
 
4.7

(based on 1160 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies smoothly (1025)
  • Long lasting (996)
  • Crease resistant (940)
  • Blends easily (774)
  • Silky texture (569)

Cons

  • Creases (38)
  • Doesn't blend well (27)
  • Wears off easily (17)
  • Smudges or flakes (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (997)
  • Going out (632)
  • Work (580)
  • Natural effect (453)
  • Smokey effect (398)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (462), Natural style (427), Trendy style (196)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (576), Medium (482), Deep (42)

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5.0

Eyeshadow Miracles!

By ScrapNancy

from Palm Coast, FL

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Silky Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Work

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

    I first tried this product working 15 hour days at a trade show - from early mornings until late at night. My eye make-up (Smashbox eyeshadow) looked as good at the end of the day as it did when I put it on! No traveling, no creasing, no fading. This primer is amazing. Now I know why all my friends said it was a must-have!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    By Atallia

    from Tennessee

    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

    Personally, it works fabulously. It keeps my eyeshadow on the whole day. Good product, worth the money too.

     
    5.0

    Stays All Day

    By IT Girl

    from Continental, OH

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Smoothly
    • Crease Resistant
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

      This is something I use everyday. It keeps my eyeshadow from wearing off and it brings out the best color of my eye shadow. I don't know what I did before I tried this! It also does not crease so I don't have problems with my eyeshadow caking in the crease of my eye anymore! I couldn't be happier with this.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      1.0

      Horrid. Simply horrid.

      By Jules

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Chunky And Separated

        Best Uses

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

          This product behaves like it's really old or something. It comes out of the tube looking ok, but when you spread it, it's not smooth at all. Like part is liquid, part is more solid. Not happy with this at all, wish I could return it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Highly recommend - get some!

          By MagesseT

          from Seattle

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries quickly

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

          This Primer Potion helps with all different types of looks - I am an Esthetician-to-be, only needing my licensing exams - so I have an interest in products that will help my future clients (and current friends I've recommended this to) maintain their daily makeup looks.

          All the Pros that are listed here are what I have experienced myself, and in my opinion - they are this product's best features.

          Con: it dries a little too quickly, which doesn't affect its power to received and hold shadows or creams. But it does affect ones ability to work with the Primer Potion to get it in place. It does not affect its staying power. If it dries too quickly, I add a fingertip of water to revive it and proceed to finish placement. I let that dry completely, then I use my eye shadow crayons/ pencils, eyeliner, and top these with the various soft rose-tone shades from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. The "look" lasts me all "day" - which is actually night, since I work the overnight shift.

          The result is a very long-lasting, all-day wearing look that doesn't need touching up throughout the day - or throughout those long hours out partying in the evenings.

          Highly recommend this product; I've also discovered that it holds my base lip color just as well. Caution: it can be a little drying ... so moisturize your lips "well before" placing it on them - 20 minutes works for me, and then after removing make up, moisturize your lips again.

          Overall - there are far more Pros than Cons that I've experienced. Get yourself some Primer Potion and try it today!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Girly girl

          from Utah

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          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 Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

            I have used this product for several years and I think it is the best eyeshadow primer out there. This is the only product I've found that is truly crease resistant

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            definetely would buy again

            By beauty 100%

            from Miami

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Applies Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

              Love the Urban Decay eye shadow primer its my first time using, and I don't regret purchasing. I see a huge difference when I apply my eye shadows.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              LOVE

              By K

              from Boston

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

                I LOVE this primer. I have combo/oily skin and always have trouble with eyeshadow creasing. After I finished my last tube of this I was going to try a new one, grabbed Two Faced Shadow Insurance, and hated it! It creased pretty quickly and everytime I used it. Didn't even finish the container that I had, instead repurchased this one. Holy Grail.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                MY FAVORITE

                By NerdJoy

                from Phoenix, Az

                About Me Trendy Style

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

                    love it. It lasts and now that they have the sin color you can use it without eyeshadow and still have great pigment.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    my everyday eye primer

                    By NurseMommy16

                    from Indiana

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:

                    I use this every time I apply eye shadow! It helps my light colors pop and my "drugstore" shadows not crease. I even use it when I just want to apply eyeliner, it helps it glide on better and last longer!

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                    • 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
                    • 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
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