Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primers have a lot of hype and honestly, I felt peer pressured into using them for many years. So, is it worth the hype?
In the beginning, the original primer was the only one I used and allowed me to start wearing eyeshadow every day. I have incredibly oily eye lids and can’t wear eyeshadow alone. I was willing to pay the $18 dollars and it would last me a year or so in the original bottle but as we all know, so much was left wasted. It’s now in a squeeze tube (like you can see in the above sample) and I find that the consistency stays better for longer. I still really like the original but have found that even the e.l.f. mineral eye primer (which is only $3) works just as well! So overall, this is a thumbs up for the product but a thumbs down for price.
I have also had the two other colored primers gifted to me over the last year and can’t say I enjoy these ones nearly as much. While the colors, greed and sin, are both beautiful, I find that they don’t really prime my eyes at all. They make my eyes even greasier than if I didn’t wear anything and crease in my eyelids within a few hours. The color is light on my skin, so it’s incredibly noticeable. I actually prefer just using the NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencils with powder. While that’s not marketed as a primer, it lasts much longer without as much creasing. Overall, these two primers get a thumbs down from me.
All in all, you can definitely find better primers for your money out there. I’m personally not going to be buying any of these again anytime soon and will venture into trying others when these are done.