Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion : A Not Bad Extra But Not A Must

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($18) is well known for being the cult favorite for both makeup artists and beauty amateurs. The brand also has a whole line of primer potions that targets other areas other than the eyes. Recently, Sephora launched an exclusive Urban Decay set, the Box of Potion ($65), that includes some of its most famous and popular products such as the Complexion Primer Potion - Brightening ($30), Complexion Primer Potion - Pore Perfecting ($30), Eyelash Primer Potion ($20), and Lip Primer Potion ($20). I was extremely eager to try out the set because I am a big fan of the original eyeshadow primer potion.

More about the product : Wave this magic wand before your favorite mascara for lashes that appear thicker, longer, and stronger—right before your very eyes! Lashes are bolstered with the tiny fibers that band together and cling to every lash, creating extraordinarily eye-popping extensions. Results are maximized with the conditioning, fortifying, and thickening formula of Silk Protein, Panthenol, and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. Just apply Eyelash Primer Potion, let it dry, and apply your fave mascara—you won't believe your eyes!

I don't often wear eyelash primers for the simple fact that the ones I've tried either don't make any differences or for the most times, I am way to lazy to add another product to my already busy makeup routine. But since it is Urban Decay, I convinced myself that I will give it a chance to prove me wrong. I do adore Urban Decay's purple and patterned packaging. The product contains no noticeable fragrances and is easy to apply. It also does not weight down my lashes, which is another big plus for it. Unfortunately, the result does not meet my expectations. It doesn't do much in terms of lengthening or thickening my lashes. It also made my mascaras clump a bit. I would say that if you are looking for something that can help you achieve that long and amazing lashes, your best choice is probably a good mascara, which can doubles as a primer too. This will save you money and time

Pick It or Not ? 
  • Quality: 10 (out of 50)  
  • Packaging: 20 (out of 20)  
  • Price: 18 (out of 20)   
  • User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)   
  • Availability: 5 (out of 5)
Angela's Ultimate Pick: F

22 Responses to “Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion : A Not Bad Extra But Not A Must”

Babybubblz said...
October 13, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Thanks for the warning! I was definitely curious since UDPP is so good! Another blogger also agreed that the box was no good...

wonder what you'll tell us about the lip primer =)

amynaree said...
October 13, 2009 at 4:20 PM

great review! i was curious about the other primers urban decay came out with

i guess i will just stick UDPP :)

~Lisa said...
October 13, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Thanks for notifying us! I agree that primers aren't necessary. But the packaging of these are really cute ^^

Gotta go try the lip primer and UDPP, yes and UDPP. I'm a bit slow with this stuff...LOL

SK said...
October 13, 2009 at 5:23 PM

I really wanna try the UDPP!! a lot of people said its great too.... Visit my blog: http://fashionistask.blogspot.com

Becks said...
October 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Hi! Awesome review - will definitely be skipping this, I'm not too keen on primers anyway (seems like a lot of steps = a lot of time haha), except for face and eyes. Btw, thanks for replying back to me on the Cleansing Oils post, I just saw it :) I guess/think the Shiseido one is good bc it instantly turns milky when it touches water. Sometimes that annoys me bc I don't know if the oil did its job yet lol!

Fifi said...
October 13, 2009 at 6:24 PM

I've never tried any mascara primer other than the one from the double sided Maybelline XXL mascara. And it does make a difference with the lengthening. I guess UDPP sets our standards high for Urban Decay, huh? lol.

I'm skipping this deal even though it IS tempting. I'm gonna save for their 24/7 super stash instead. Thanks for the review!

Lisa Kate said...
October 13, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Great review! I'm so lazy...I never want to use a lash primer. I think the cheapie ones work fine, but, eh, I wouldn't pay too much for it! $65 is kind of a lot for that!

23 Crystals said...
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Angela said...
October 13, 2009 at 8:28 PM

@23 Crystals: I welcome everyone to come to my blog, BUT I don't appreciate when people come here and comment to sell products. Please DO NOT do this anymore, because I hate to start comment moderation for my blog. Thanks

Angela said...
October 13, 2009 at 8:48 PM

hopefully my previous comment back doesn't sound too mean...I promise Im a nice girl...LOL

@Babybubblz: thanks. I love UDPP too. I use them whenever I put eye makeup on. I will be doing a review on the lip primer, but I can tell you now that I do love it...

@SK: thanks for coming to my blog. I will definitely go check out your blog. And definitely try UDPP. It's the best...LOL

@Becks: you are welcome :) Usually, I use the oil on my dry face for about 30sec, making sure that all my makeup seems "melting" (dissolved..thats what I was trying to say LOL), then I just slowly add water. Don't worry, it just takes a little bit time to get use to it.

@Fifi: 24/7 super stash sounds really good, but I think for now, I'll try to stay away from Urban Decay stuff for a while because for the past several stuff I tried from them, they are all a bit disappointing.

@Lisa: I agree with you. I think I'll just stick to my mascaras...LOL

B said...
October 14, 2009 at 6:01 AM

Fabulous review, darling. I've come to realize that most primers are the same. *sigh*

Clearly Beautiful Blog said...
October 14, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Thanks for the honest review. I do love UDPP but will not be going for the box of potions. Looks like UD was trying to sell the not-so-hot products by packaging them with UDPP and the lip primer.

Shop N' Chomp said...
October 14, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Aw, thanks for letting us know. :( I haven't tried the lip primer but I do love UDPP.

Chommie said...
October 14, 2009 at 10:42 PM

hi angela! :) thanks for visiting my blog! and i saw your cat post, she's a cutie! i love her eyes! is your cat mellow? mine is too hyper...

um i was eyeing on this urban decay set for a while. i havent checked out the face primer yet :P but its very tempting!

Lyn said...
October 14, 2009 at 11:28 PM

thanks for visiting my page! I like the udpp for the eyes. But I've also heard bad reviews on the other stuff. Great review! Now I def won't ever purchase this set! =]

Princesa Livia said...
October 15, 2009 at 2:58 AM

I've never tried UD's Lash Primer, but thanks for the review, I'll stay away from it :) x

Toothfairynotes said...
October 15, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Great review! but the package is cute though... well, just for that I wouldn't buy it either :P

Thanks for entering my giveaway!

I've just received my package from one of the shops. Bought 2 pairs of earrings, and they're so lovely! Fingers crossed!


Wendy said...
October 15, 2009 at 12:18 PM

I just rely on lengthening mascaras as opposed to primers.

You won an award on my blog! :)

Angela said...
October 15, 2009 at 11:00 PM

@B: I totally agree with you. Im not even interested in primers anymore because a lot of them kind of feel the same.

@Chommie: awww thanks girl. I wish my cat is hyper...LOL...she is so lazy. Sometimes I try to make her run in the house...but she just run like 2 steps and just lay down on the floor and look at me..looks like she's saying, "im tired already" -.-"

@Wendy: thanks girl for the reward. I will definitely do a post on that soon.

Blair said...
October 16, 2009 at 6:29 AM

Thank you for reviewing the eyelash primer! I can save money this way haha~

Gabriela said...
October 31, 2009 at 8:39 AM

I was very interested in the box but after reading your review I`m not.

I love Primer potion, I think it`s fantastic and I assumed that other products would be good too. I was wrong.

AnNeTtEe said...
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