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Allow me to be the One zillionth person to review this much debated product. Urban Decay Eye shadow Primer Potion is a great product, IF YOU HAVE OILY EYELIDS. It's also a great product if you like to have your eye shadow look “morning perfect fabulous” all day long.
It’s a bold statement and I’m not afraid to say it.
UDPP, as I like to call it, is stupendous, incredible, amazing, it slices, it dices it…..no wait. That’s the Ginsu Knife.
Allow me to give you some background on my skin.
I thought I was going to solve the world’s energy crisis because of the amount of oil my eyelids were producing. I could have supported the Tli Cho land transport truckers in Yellow Knife Canada. You know what I’m talking about…near the Arctic Circle…. Ice Road Truckers TV show….is this thing on? :: taps microphone ::
So as I was saying…my eyelids are oily.
UDPP has managed to quell that oil and keep my eye shadow in place and crease free for up to ten hours! TEN! Count ‘em, ten full hours. No creasing, no smudging, no migrating crease shadow with outer V shadow with brow bone shadow. Heck, even on days when I just wear one color (gasp! Yes it does happen from time to time) UDPP keeps my shadow from creasing like a cheap suit. I love this stuff. My ode does have some caveats though:
a) The packaging is awful. I would prefer a squeeze tube (like Too Faced Shadow Insurance). The rigid and opaque lavender Genie bottle-esque container is cute to look at but impracticable as a bicycle is for a fish. You never know how much product is left, and the little stopper at the top of the tube may actually cause many consumers to think there is less product remaining than there actually is. Personally, I’m just not fond of the color. I think it looks kinda kiddie makeup-ey like. For such a wondrous product it needs wondrous packaging. Silver, gold, high shine black lacquer… something regal. Not some reject from the “I Dream of Jeanie” TV show. Barbara Eden’s characters of Jeanie, (for those old enough to remember) was one of my favorite characters and as much as I like the misogynist idea of keeping a sexy woman in a prison like bottle for ones own personal amusement…oh wait. I have gotten off course my apologies to all readers and Gloria Steinem.
2) The doe foot applicator stinks. That awful doe foot makes people feel like not enough of the product is being delivered on their eye…which makes many people use more than they need and in turn they get poor results. I have nothing against Bambi but the doe foot has to go. I don’t like them for gloss and I certainly don’t like them for UDPP! Alas, I am just one woman. I cannot convince Urban Decay to change this aspect of their product…trust me I have written to customer service.
IV) Corporate Greed. I love Gordon Gekko from the movie “Wall Street” just as much as any child of the 1980’s. The mantra “Greed is Good” has stuck with me all these years (Thanks Oliver Stone!) but only when it is MY GREED not Urban Decay’s greed. The stopper at the top of the tube (as mentioned above) wipes off so much product from the stupid doe foot applicator that many people believe their tube is empty before it really is, which in turn makes them throw a most likely half used tube away only to plunk down more money for another tube which they didn’t need in the first place. Get my drift? Keep your own greed & money; remove that stopper from the tube when you feel that the product is getting low. You will be amazed at how much is still there. If you want to take it one step further, cut the darn thing in half and scoop out more than 5 grams of product to keep in a pigment sample jar, use a small concealer brush to pick up the product and apply to your eyes....Just be careful not to use too much.
This UDPP tube was 8 months old at time I cut it open. I had removed the stopper after 6 months
I filled a 5g pigment sample jar with product and that was AFTER I threw away some product that had plastic shavings on it from cutting it open!
This brings me to my last point I cannot stress this enough. A small rice sized dab on clean eyelids, patted out w/ your ring finger is ALL you need. People complain that it isn’t working for them or it dried their eyes out….Bunk. (OK maybe not “bunk” but they were probably using too much product and that’s why they had problems.)
Trust me. This stuff is gold. OK it’s actually beige colored w/ no shimmer at all but it is worth its weight in gold…not that I know the price of gold on the market today but if gold is worth a lot at the time you are reading this review then UDPP is worth just as much.
Have you taken the steps to cut open your UDPP? - Me!!
Have you moved on to Too Faced Shadow Insurance as your daily eye primer? - Me!!
What eye primer do you like to wear? - Too Faced and UDPP, they both do the job