Worth the Hype? Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

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Next up in my mini series Worth the Hype? – discussing make-up products with a great reputation in the blogging world – is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

This product promises a great deal: “24 hours of lasting wear, more vibrant color, and absolutely NO creasing!” Big claims for a tiny tube of product. On a side note: I am not sure in what situation I would ever want my eye make-up to stay on for 24 hours straight, sounds like a recipe for disaster for my sensitive eyes.

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How do you use this? Simpy apply a tiny drop of this and spread it over your eyelids. It is beige, so it will not be visible and will smooth out the color of your lids. You then apply your eye make-up as usual over this.

This potion is truly magical. It makes eyeshadow look more vibrant and prevents creasing: after 8 hours of wear your eyes will look just as fresh and perfect as when you applied your make-up. This really stands out for me in the eyeliner department though. I have hooded lids and often have transfer of my liner to the eyelid. Not when I wear the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, even liner looks immaculate.

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This might be a bit of an expensive product to buy, but you only need a minute bit of product to benefit from the effect. I don’t use it everyday, but if I want my eyes to remain flawless (or if there is a storm and I have to bike to work) this is a lifesaver.


 

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Het volgende product in mijn mini serie Worth the Hype? – waarin ik make-up producten bespreek met een geweldige reputatie onder beauty bloggers – is de Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Dit product belooft een hoop: “24 uur lange houdbaarheid, diepere kleur, en niks kruipt in de lijntjes”. Grote beloftes voor een klein tubetje. Ik kan me trouwens geen enkele situatie voorstellen waarbij mijn oog make-up 24 uur lang mooi moet blijven, klinkt als een drama voor mijn gevoelige ogen.

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Hoe gebruik je dit? Breng simpelweg een klein druppeltje aan op je ooglid en verspreid het. Het heeft een beige kleur en is dus niet zichtbaar maar zorgt wel voor een effen kleur van je ooglid. Daarna breng je simpelweg je make-up aan zoals gebruikelijk.

Dit is echt magie. Het zorgt ervoor dat je oogschaduw dieper is van kleur en het blijft echt mooi zitten: je ogen zien er na 8 uur nog net zo fris en mooi uit als toen je de make-up aanbracht. Waar dit voor mij echt een verschil maakt is met eyeliner. Ik heb licht overhangende oogleden, waardoor mijn eyeliner vaak afgeeft op mijn ooglid. Niet als ik de Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion draag, dan blijft zelfs de liner perfect zitten.

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Dit is geen goedkoop product, maar je hebt echt maar een miniscuul beetje nodig voor het geweldige effect. Ik gebruik het niet elke dag, maar als ik wil dat mijn ogen er gegarandeerd netjes uit blijven zien (of als ik door een storm naar mijn werk moet fietsen) is dit echt super.

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41 thoughts on “Worth the Hype? Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

  1. avibrantday April 20, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    I’ve had the same experience with UD’s EPP! I stopped waring eyeliner because I was so frustrated with how my hooded eyelids wound transfer the eyeliner to my upper eyelids. Now I can enjoy eyeliner again. It’s so much fun!

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    • Anne April 21, 2015 / 10:29 am

      I know! For some reason, I bought the primer and left it in the cupboard for a while…until I realised how perfect it is with eyeliner! No more smudging on my upper eyelid 😀

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      • avibrantday April 22, 2015 / 4:16 pm

        Isn’t it fun to have a solution? I had really reconciled that eyeliner wasn’t going to be a part of my life anymore, lol.

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  2. thesisterblog21 April 17, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Hi Anne 🙂
    This primer is actually my make up life saver :O it’s sooo helpful and my eyeshadow stays forever! The other day I run out of primer and it was a horrible week without the primer 🙂 now I’ve got it back and I’m happy!
    Love from Germany
    Fenja from https://thesisterblog21.wordpress.com

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    • Anne April 18, 2015 / 9:30 am

      Hi Fenja!
      Isn’t it?! The stuff is truly a magic potion. Your eyeshadow looks much more vibrant as well 🙂
      Love back from the Netherlands
      Anne

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    • Anne April 15, 2015 / 8:45 am

      It is a lovely addition for special occasions!
      xxx Anne

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  3. kirstinmorabito April 13, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    Hello! I had a sample of this and I really loved it. When I ran out, I never bought a new one. I started using my Mac prolong wear concealer in NW 20 as my eyelid primer and let me tell you, it works just as good, or not better! So for me, I’m now getting two uses out of my concealer and don’t have to spend more money on a separate product! Just an idea for you 🙂

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    • Anne April 14, 2015 / 9:11 am

      Hi! great tip! In fact, On a daily basis I tend to use the maybelline color tattoos as an eye base, which also work a charm and are relatively cheap. I will post a review later this week. Still, nothing beats the Urban Decay stuff if I really need my eyeliner to stay put 😀
      xxx anne

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  4. Karen Rees April 13, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    This is by FAR my favorite eye primer of all time – I absolutely adore it!!! So glad you like it too, for some reason I was bracing myself for you to not like it lol It really is a magic little potion 😀 Karen X

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    • Anne April 14, 2015 / 9:12 am

      Really?! It took me a little while to get used to it but I love it 🙂 Works best out of the ones I have tried.
      xxx Anne

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      • Karen Rees April 14, 2015 / 9:26 pm

        I took to it right away Anne, honestly I couldn’t believe the difference it made – I really do adore it 🙂 Hard to beat me thinks!!! XXX

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  5. dianasadventures April 13, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Urban Decay is always so popular with everyone, but I haven’t been able to try it. I do agree that it’s sooo expensive. But, if everyone loves it… then it must be doing its job right? haha

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    • Anne April 14, 2015 / 9:14 am

      I agree it is a bit of an investment, but it lasts forever! And it is great 🙂
      xxx Anne

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  6. annie'sbeauty... April 13, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Another one the hype around it made me not wanting to buy it! I will definitely have to give it a go at some point! There’s always the fact that isn’t readily available here!… 😩😔
    Wishing you a lovely warm week lovely Anne!
    Lots of xx, Annie
    http://www.anniesbeautyblog.com

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    • Anne April 14, 2015 / 9:15 am

      I feel the same as well, took me a while to pick this up. And like you, they don’t have any counters here which is irritating.
      Thanks hun! Hope you have a lovely week as well 😀
      xxx Anne

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      • annie'sbeauty... April 14, 2015 / 9:37 am

        This whole “don’t have counters here” it’s so irritating! I really don’t get it! As if we were living in Madagascar or something! No offence to any Malagasy reading! 🙋🏻 Love you guys too! Yeah! 😒
        Lots of xx

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        • Anne April 14, 2015 / 10:12 am

          I know! We are in Europe…I am close to Amsterdam (!) yet these brands simply don’t get it 😉
          xxx Anne
          ps. I love madagascar too 😉

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          • annie'sbeauty... April 14, 2015 / 10:26 am

            Well, I live in the actual freakin’ capital city of this lovely country and it doesn’t seem to matter much! 😓😓😓
            Gosh, I’m dreaming about a trip to Madagascar since I studied the island in Uni. LOL
            Such a sunny, warm and exotic destination! My kind of place… With summer all-year-round as well! 😉😋 Haha!
            Lots of xx

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          • Anne April 15, 2015 / 8:50 am

            Silly brands 😉
            Oh, I would just love to hike there and see the nature and animals 😀
            xxx Anne

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    • Anne April 14, 2015 / 9:18 am

      I have been eyeing the paint pots for a while, so I might try those next 🙂 Can’t go wrong with this magic potion.

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  7. plus+beauty27 April 13, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    This primer is definitely growing on me. 🙂 Great post Anne! xo

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    • Anne April 14, 2015 / 9:18 am

      It does take a while to get used to it right?!
      Thanks! xxx Anne

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      • plus+beauty27 April 14, 2015 / 9:32 am

        I’m thinking so! 🙂 You’re welcome! Xxx

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  8. jeswilkie April 13, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    This looks really good! Might have to give it a whirl, once my benefit one runs out! (That could take years-it’s never ending) x

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    • Anne April 13, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      It is great but you are so right: they last forever 🙂 Not bad at all, except if you want to try a new one as a blogger/makeup fanatic 😉

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      • jeswilkie April 13, 2015 / 3:08 pm

        That’s the problem, you want to try so many things but then end up with lots of half empty bottles!

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        • Anne April 14, 2015 / 9:19 am

          Exactly, I really have to make myself finish products before I buy (too much) new stuff. Still difficult though 😦

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  9. Kirsty Leigh April 13, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    I love this, i got a few samples with my Naked Palette and they are amaxing! cannot wait to get a full sixe one xx

    KirstyLeighx

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    • Anne April 13, 2015 / 12:16 pm

      So great righ?! The samples probably last you forever as well 🙂
      xxx Anne

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  10. Sanae April 13, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Ik heb er enorm veel goede dingen over gelezen. Was er eerst nog sceptisch over, maar ben nu wel overtuigd.

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    • Anne April 13, 2015 / 12:16 pm

      Ik ook hoor, maar het doet echt wat het belooft 🙂

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  11. Natalie April 13, 2015 / 10:29 am

    Another fantastic post Anne…
    This has been my absolute go-to since I tried it a couple of years back… it’s always a repurchase for me! xx

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    • Anne April 13, 2015 / 12:17 pm

      I can imagine, it is so great! I was a bit skeptical at first but it blew me away 🙂
      xxx Anne

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  12. ExpatAJ April 13, 2015 / 9:04 am

    Thanks, I have just been looking at the Urban Decay Primers. I don’t have a separate one for my eyes at the moment as I don’t wear much eye makeup. I am however trying to be more adventurous and learn how to do eye shadow so a good primer will be handy.

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    • Anne April 13, 2015 / 9:59 am

      They are very nice indeed. I would recommend trying out new looks without the primer, as mistakes are much more difficult to correct when you have used primer underneath.
      Once you have a look down, try it with the primer and you will be amazed at how long it stays beautiful and fresh.
      xxx Anne

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