Urban Decay Primer Potion, the remix

I remember when I first discovered the grand ole’ UDPP. It changed the way I did make-up. The true newbie that was me would apply eye shadow and would be beyond frustrated when I noticed how it would crease and disappear within minutes of stepping outside in Florida’s humidity.

And now I don’t know eye shadow without an eye shadow primer. Which, my darlings, is one of the best investments ever for a make-up lovin’ gal. In the 3 years that I’ve been “in” to make-up, I’ve only purchased three. This stuff seriously lasts forever.

And now with UDPP’s new packaging, it’ll be 2013 before I have to purchase another one. Just look how big this kid is compared to Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance.

According to Sephora.com, this is the Professional size and retails at $29. The original (and bloody awful packaging-wise) UDPP retails at $23. You definitely get more bang for your buck by purchasing the Professional size. But you know what? I don’t think it’s THAT much better. I find that I reallllly have to press down on the tube to get the product to come out. The nozzle seems to be fine.

Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance just oozes on out with a gentle press. But I literally have to put some elbow grease into that UDPP. Well, elbow grease and a song as it seems to come out more when I’m humming “Call Me Irresponsible”. Don’t ask. 😉 Maybe it’s just my tube. And it’s not a complete deal breaker because once I get it a flowin’, I am always satisfied with its performance. UDPP rocks.

Have you purchased the new and improved one? Were you one of the consumers that complained to Urban Decay and ask that they change the packaging? I was! Who says beauty gals don’t have a voice?

  • Awesomeness!

  • Amour

    I was one of the ones who voiced my opinion about them changing the packaging but I guess that just didn’t do for me. After testing out several different shadow primers I find UDPP is not the formula that works best for me (so maybe it wasn’t just the bottle). Currently, I’m using L’Oreal De-crease, and I adore it.

  • Stacy

    I have a couple travel size udpp and it’s ok, not great but it works well enough. I did however get a sample of the udpp eden and so far I think that’s the better option for me. I have super oily lids and it seems to do the best job of keeping my shadow from disappering into my lids. I still don’t think any of the primers work 100% (at least not for me). I’ve got enough primer in my stash to last me a while too so I won’t be purchasing anytime soon.

    • Brittany

      I haven’t tried Eden yet. That or Sin.

  • Oh heck yes I would purchase that Hello Kitty Mascara. It’s beyond cute!

    I have been sooo avoiding the UDPP because I’m super cheap. I’ve been using NYX base in skin tone. I like but I might have to go ahead and shell out for the UDPP just to see what all the fuss is about!