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This is the ONLY primer I will use....,
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This review is from: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube - Original 0.37 oz (Misc.)
Ok, so I used to use Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer for years... but then I moved to the midwest, and ran out of my tube. Since there were no Sephoras around, nor any place that sells Urban Decay products, I figured I would try other primers and see how they worked.
I then went on a hunt for the perfect primer, because hey--there's gotta be one at least equal to or better than Urban Decay.
I spent $12 on the Loreal Primer. Worked for about 1/2 a day, and then all melted off...
I spent $20 on the Clinique Primer. Same thing. Only, I ended up looking like a clown because it ran so much.
I spent $24 on the primer from Estee Lauder. Within 2 hours, my eyeshadow had completely melted off and I had a crease in the middle of my eyelid bigger than the Mississippi River.
You get the idea. So I buckled and bought Urban Decay's primer again. And--I'm back in HEAVEN. I love it. Never a budge, never a smudge. I'll never conduct this experiment again. I know the truth when I see it. *smiles*
P.S. The only primer that came CLOSE was the one from Bare Escentuals. "Prime Time" I think it's called. It costs a pretty penny and you don't get near as much primer in the tube as you do with the Urban Decay one...but it's definitely better than the ones listed above. It's still not as long-wearing as the UD.
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Initial post: May 5, 2012 5:56:13 PM PDT
Barbara Jean says:
I too did not realize how difficult it is to find a shadow primer. I used an Estee Lauder one for years and they stopped making it. Since then I've been putting up with 2nd and 3rd rate junk . I finally found Urban Decay on Sephora. I was having my doubts until it came and I started using it. Now I'm getting ready to order my second tube and found it on Amazon. GREAT !!!!!!! Anyway, if you're looking for a decent shadow stay that also doubles as a neutral shadow color it works great. Barbara Wilkerson-Hayes
Posted on May 26, 2012 7:45:18 AM PDT
Erica Reid says:
I use the NYX shadow primer and it's terrific too. I went to a wedding in 90 degree weather and the shadow never smeared, melted, faded or creased. It's more cost effective as well. I may try this if I can justify dropping $20 bucks on a small tube.
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