Unbelievably, I’ve never actually used UD Primer Potion before, but my recent passion for dark eye shadows has made investigate primers that keep that navy shimmer from disappearing thoughout the day or creasing into ugly lines. I tried Estee Lauder Double Wear primer and it works for an evening, but not from 9-5. I like the creamy texture of it and the fact it is a similar shade to a concealer so very unobtrusive, but disappointed with the longevity. So, by chance I was sent UD Primer Potion and this morning felt the need to wear a really dark khaki green on my eyes. Its a match made in heaven! That shadow did not budge an inch from 7.30am to 7.30pm when I took it off. The latest UD Primer to market is in their best selling shade Sin, a golden champagne shade, so you can wear it alone as an eye shadow. Although it isn’t supposed to show through at all, I did detect that the green was a smidge lighter – but frankly, who cares. This does what it says on the tin and at £11.50 is worth every single darn penny. Big, big like. Due out in March.
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Thank goodness that’s finally coming out in the UK.
I must pass on the tip that you can get your tube to last twice as long by cutting it in half when it seems like it’s finished and repotting the remaining 50% of the contents that are hiding out of reach of the wand.
I love UDPP too and have been waiting patiently for the sin version since I acquired a tiny sample of it last year and loved it.
If I’m wearing dark shadows, I’ll usually wear a layer of UDPP and top it with a layer of a dark coloured, stay-fast cream shadow like one of the Estee Lauder Double wear shades, or a MAC Paint Pot. Then if I pat the coloured shadow on top, i find it will stay dark and lovely all day.
I also like to use this same dark base and then put a lighter shadow on the top, as it brings out different tones.
basically, any excuse to buy more products 🙂
Love this product so much, so glad it’s FINALLY coming to the UK! It’s been too long!
This has taken almost a year to come out over here! I got a sample in Sephora when I was on holiday last year and it doesn’t work for me, I love the original but on me this creased so badly!
Hallelujah. We’ve only had to wait A YEAR for the primer potion in Sin to make it to the UK! The original is a god-send for me as I have the double whammy of oily eyelids as well as asian folds. Nothing else keeps my eyeshadow looking fresh. It always makes me laugh when make-up artists insist that eyelid primers aren’t necessary and that a layer of concealer and powder are just as good. NOT on some eyelids.
UD did change the doe foot of UDPP to made it last longer; it’s angled now. I’m partway through a tube with an angled applicator and will be cutting it apart when it’s “finished” to see if there’s been any improvement.
I use MAC paint pot in Bare Study every day as a primer under my eye shadow, its the only way as I have oily lids to keep the shadow in place!!! not tried the Urban Decay ones but these definatly look worth checking out, great review
OOOOOh shall definitely try this! I normally wear a MAC Tan Ray as a base,but since they’ve gone and discontinued it (as they do!) I need a new shadow base. Thanks!! 🙂
I love Sin UDPP, I bought one on Ebay after reading about it (already had the original one, but Sin is just so much prettier and looks great alone as well). So happy it’s coming out in the UK, will definitely repurchase it. 🙂
Which one of the Primer Potions would you recommend for wear without eyeshadow? I hardly ever wear any but I’d like this to set my liner better and if it brightened the lid slightly. Is the other one slightly purple-tinged when worn alone? Thanks.
UDPP is a good primer – I keep getting trial sizes as part of book of shadows so I have enough for a while. I love MAC Paint in Bare Canvas which never creases and makes my shadow lasts 18hrs!! Also, surprisingly, Elf’s Shadow Primer does a reasonable job (like, 8hrs maybe?)