I've used Urban Decay products for several years and am consistently impressed by the quality of their products. One product in particular that I started using this winter, an eyeshadow primer called "Sin" has really impressed me.
This lotion - or potion - is applied to a clean and properly moisturized eyelid prior to applying eye makeup.
The primer contains oodles of silicone which creates a smooth and even platform for adding your eyeshadow(s). This particular primer has pigment added to it, giving a slight shimmery look to the base. This is great when you are after a quick 'no make-up' look, but still will be a great base to any color you chose to apply to your eyelids - with the exception of frosts. Mix a shimmery base with a frosty shade of eyeshadow is practically a deadly combination. Stay away..stay far away!
Using Sin and the Ultra Sheer primer potion, eye makeup is applied more evenly and lasts longer than without the primer. This is good stuff - I have to say Urban Decay's primer is hands down better than any MAC base.
Added bonus of this primer: use a touch of ultra sheer primer around the lips to prevent lipstick bleeding.
UD's Eyeshadow Primer potion is a classic "must-have" product that i've known about for years, but have never used myself. i didn't ever have the whole "eyeshaodow fade out" problem. my lids aren't oily either, so shadows never creased. the reason i decided to try this was becasue i thought enough is enough, i've heard too much about this stuff-- i need to try it for myself; let's see what it will do for me... umm, wow! first … more
I am tough sell when it comes to eye shadow primers because I am darned oily. Having said that, Urban Decay's Primer Potion DELIVERS! When I go all out, I reach for this stuff. Liner, mascara, and eye shadow don't stand a chance with this amazing stuff, as it all stays put. For most of the day, anyway. I do see a tiny bit of meltdown a few hours later, but I am pretty sure that is with just a few of us oily, oily broads. Is it worth the $25 at sephora.com? You better believe … more
Primers to me always sound like a waste of money ... until you try them. Once you get your hot little hands on a good primer you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Urban Decay's Primer Potion is one primer that I can't live without. Why? Have you ever looked in the mirror after a long day only to find that your greasy lids ruined your makeup? Hello, crease city. Or even worse by the end of the day you have no eyeshadow on at all. Tragedy! … more