Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Couldin't Leave you Hanging

First I want to thank all who commented on the primer post yesterday.
All this talk about primers made me want to run out and make a purchase yesterday, so I did.
I walked into Sephora and asked a sales associate to lead me to an eye shadow primer. I didn't give any indication that I had researched primers or that I had an idea of what I wanted because I wanted her honest opinion and recommendation. She said "right this way, here is the best eye shadow primer". It happened to be the same on that I said I was thinking about purchasing Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion, priced at $16. So it was time to use the primer and as soon as I unscrewed the wand I was skeptical because of the color of the product. I know the box says that this product is nude, and I know what nude looks like but for some reason before opening the tube I translated nude into invisible so when I saw this tan solution on the wand I was worried. I applied the primer and there it was, beige product on my eye lid, so I tried to rub it in as much as possible and some faded into oblivion while other sections had this beige film. Then it hit me umm the eye shadow goes over the primer so no one will see it genius. I applied the eye shadow and waited for hours to see what would happen. I should mention that I only applied the primer to one eye lid because I wanted to see the real difference. I'm pleased to report that both eye lids maintained my eye shadow color but the eye lid with the primer was indeed brighter, it did not settle into the creases of my lid and the color was deeper, so that lid most resembled the appearance of my lid when I first applied the product.
The next time I use this primer I will not try to rub it in, I will just allow it to dry and then apply the product since the beige color will be covered anyway. Drying time for this primer is around 1 second or so, it almost dries instantly.
Thanks for reading.


Don said...

Then it hit me umm the eye shadow goes over the primer so no one will see it genius.


Also, I can't tell you how many times I've personally read a blogger talk about a certain food, and I went out and tried it later that evening.

yummy411 said...

aw so nice that a guy reads your blog =)

i'm glad you enjoyed your experience. if you ever find that it's harder to blend your shadow(s) with udpp underneath, use a little foundation/concealor over the udpp before applying the shadow.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I'm glad it worked out. I've never used any primers. I don't wear eye shadow so I guess I wouldn't have a use for it. Great review as usual though!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I will be hitting up Sephora when I get to Atlanta the end of the month.

I want to ask this woman on youtube what primer she uses because it looked clear. If they do the same thing I guess it won't matter.

Thanks for the review!

Divine Blackness said...

UDPP is the business!!

Anonymous said...

Checked the youtube video I was talking about and the lady uses Urban Decay. She blends hers in and from what I see, there's no beige on her eyes.

Twinkle Twinkle said...

You know, I strayed away from UDPP initially because of the color too. I thought it would leave an ashy cast on my eyelids. Obviously it doesn't and I love it. It's the best. I have found that it sometimes makes shadows hard to blend, so I use a shadow all over as a base for my other shadows. Enjoy you UDPP!

The Frugalista Files said...

Ok, so I'm really learning the tricks of the trade. Very nice review, PJD.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Don I guess you hear something enough times and you just have to test it for yourself.
@Yummy 411 yes I appreciate Don. And thanks for the makeup tip.
@BGG I remember we were in the same boat until I used it for the first time not long ago. I still don't wear it everyday but I do have an appreciation for the product that I did not have before.
@Jewells can you tell me which blog you were on?
@Divine Blackness I like your name. Yes this product works well.
@Twinkle Twinkle thanks for the eye shadow blending warning
@Frugalista hey I'm learning also..lol thanks
Product Junkie Diva

PBW said...

Great review! I need to work on my eyeshadow game. I'm gonna pick this up next time I'm in Sephora.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@PBW thanks, I hope you like it.
Product Junkie Diva

Marleaux said...

Ok, I'm going to Sephora to pick up this primer. I need to do some lip color shopping anyway. And I'll remember not to blend.

Product Junkie Diva said...

@Marleaux I hope you like it!
Product Junkie Diva