Now I know what you’re probably thinking…
This product came out like years ago, why are you choosing this?
Well my friends, just because a product isn’t new, doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a review. This is just going to be a first impression because I like to try the product out multiple times before feeling comfortable giving a thorough review.
Now I bought this product online at Sephora for $20 dollars because I desperately needed an eyeshadow primer. I had tried several drug store primers (which I’ll do reviews on if you’d like, just leave a comment and let me know) and they just didn’t suffice. My shadows creased, faded, and just sucked by the end of the day.
This primer by Urban Decay is famous in the makeup world and I’d heard great things about it. So, I decided to give it a try.
When I first received the product in the mail, I instantly fell in love with the packaging. It was purple (my favorite color so I’m a bit biased) and sleek and just looked luxurious. So well done on the packaging, Urban Decay. When I unscrewed the cap from the product I was rather disappointed that it wasn’t a squeeze tube, instead it had a wand in which you apply the product. This isn’t my preference for a couple reasons. One, if you use the wand on your eye over and over, bacteria will begin to build up on the wand. Whereas with a tube, you just squeeze the product onto your clean finger and no oil or dirt will get into the product to allow for bacterial build up. My second reason is that I find that with tubes I am able to get every last drop of product because I have more control by squeezing and bending. But with the wand, you can’t get every last drop because the wand won’t pick it up.
Now that being said, I know some earlier packages came in tube form but their latest packaging is in wand form, which I dislike.
But I am willing to overlook that if the product is satisfactory. So far, I’ve worn the primer twice, once on a weekend day and once on a week day. I used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (which I will also do a review on if you want) as eyeshadow on both days. The primer applied very smoothly and effortlessly, so that was really nice. It didn’t seem to make applying eyeshadows any more difficult although I did have a bit of trouble with unevenness in my crease. But that could be something that I get worked out over time. Again this is just a first impression, so I haven’t formed my final opinion yet.
As far as longevity, the eyeshadows stayed on almost perfectly. There was a tiny tiny bit of creasing on the lid and a tiny tiny bit of fading in the crease, but it’s held up far better than any other primer I’ve tried. Like I said, this may be something that gets worked out over time, but this is what I’ve observed thus far.
The primer didn’t make taking the makeup off any more difficult, which pleased me because I hate stubborn makeup 🙂
Overall I think this product is pretty good and I look forward to continuing to use it. I just hope that these little kinks get worked out.
I’ll have my final review posted next week hopefully, and let me know what other products you want first impressions on/reviewed.
Thank you so much for reading,