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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eye Shadow Primer Potion
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Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion

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Urban Decay CosmeticsOriginal Eye Shadow Primer Potion
 
4.7

(based on 1354 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Applies smoothly (1169)
  • Long lasting (1144)
  • Crease resistant (1080)
  • Blends easily (884)
  • Silky texture (659)

Cons

  • Creases (41)
  • Doesn't blend well (30)
  • Wears off easily (18)
  • Smudges or flakes (17)
  • Difficult to apply (14)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (1144)
  • Going out (720)
  • Work (659)
  • Natural effect (528)
  • Smokey effect (459)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (533), Natural style (506), Trendy style (220)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (668), Medium (555), Deep (51)

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5.0

What's With that Applicator?

By Khalisi Mother of Dragons

from New Orleans, LA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

        What's with this new applicator in the eye shadow primer? Is anyone finding that an improvement? I still have to blend with my finger. I liked the old squeeze tube better.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        Dislike new applicator

        By Eye See Yoy

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Easily
        • Great Color
        • Great Eyeshadow Primer
        • Long Lasting
        • Silky Texture

        Cons

        • Cheap Compact Case
        • Hate New Applicator

        Best Uses

          Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

          I returned after seeing the new applicator. Why change something that was perfect. It takes long enough as it is to fund products that you live and actually work.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          It hasn't wowed me yet

          By Wendy

          from Rocket City, USA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Smoothly
          • Silky Texture

          Cons

          • Wears Off Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

            Such high praise has been given for this product, but I just haven't seen it. The first day I tried it with UD eye shadows and 24hour liners for a basic daytime hot weather face. A few hours later and it looked like I didn't use a primer at all. Humidity and heat, maybe? The consistency is nice, not heavy or thick, though. It isn't terrible and may work for others, but I'd have trouble recommending it. I'll try a few more days before exchanging it for one I know has good staying power.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            Love product, hate new applicator

            By Belle112

            from Tampa, Fl

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Applicator Scratches

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

            The only reason I didn't give this product 5 stars is because of the new applicator. It scratches my eye lids. I have to be very careful or just swipe it on my finger then apply - which is what happened with the original squeeze bottle anyway. The product itself is great. Makes my shadow last all day and holds up to all kinds of weather and humidity and has a nice, silky texture. Will continue to buy because it really does perform well.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Me

            from Grand rapids, mi

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Crease Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

              I love this product. Wear it all day and my eye make up looks fresh like I just put it on. No creasing or smudging.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Mix before using

              By gigis loves you

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Too Sparkly

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

              I almost returned this because on my first use, it sucked, plain and simple. I guess the product may not be perfectly mixed so I whipped out the wand right after opening it and just slathered it on. I wasnt expecting miracles since my eyelids are severely oily all the time and are extremely prone to creasing but someone suggested I give it a try. It didnt work at all and was about to return it til I saw someone mention the same thing happened to them and they decided to blend it in the bottle because the consistency was odd and after trying it again, it worked.
              Well, I gave this 4 stars because although it doesnt all build up on the crease anymore, my shadows do still crease a tiny little bit towards the inner corners.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              UD Eye Shadow Primer Potion: IT's MAGIC!

              By Beatricey

              from San Francisco, 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
                • Work

                Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

                I had a sample of this and was happy when I got a full size on sale. I love this eye shadow primer! I never get creases, its long wearing, and even if I applied my makeup 12 hours earlier, at the end of the day my eye shadow still looks fresh. It feels silky after application and a little product goes a long way. This should be in everyone's makeup bag. What can I say? I'm just a fan of Urban Decay!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                I love this product!!!

                By DD

                from Albany GA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Easily
                • Crease Resistant
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

                  The product itself is great. It delivers on it's promise. The packaging,that another issue.
                  I want to be able to use all off this product. This packaging makes it a little cumbersome. I don't want to struggle with the package to use it, expecially for the price. I don't have an issue with the price, I'd pay it again and again for this product. It would be great if they changed the packaging though!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  5.0

                  No Slide Primer!

                  By Fashion_Girli24

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

                    My favorite eye primer! For any kind of eye look, eyeshadow isn't going anywhere! I like how the product can last long time. Meaning a little goes a long way. I owned my primer for 2 years then I recently purchased a new one to stock up.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    No more creases!

                    By Jodie

                    from Woodbury minnesota

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Natural Effect

                      Comments about Urban Decay Cosmetics Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion:

                      It was everything I hoped it would be.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        Is this product a squeeze tube or a wand?
                        Asked on 6/18/2015 by Laurel from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion features a wand applicator built into its cap. To view it, please select the second product image on the product page.

                          Answered on 6/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • 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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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
                      • Q:

                        Is this considered the "original" version & shade.
                        Asked on 2/14/2014 by Rookie from Lisle, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this is the original formulation.

                          Answered on 2/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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