Primers come and go out of my life but Urban Decay Primer Potion remains my main man. Nothing like it. It locks eyeshadow on for extreme wear ALL damn day! Loves!
But of course, as any good blogger and makeup junkie, I dabble with other primers but I always come back to my beloved UDPP.
My latest venture in eye primer land is the NYX HD Eye Shadow Primer. Brand new to NYX this is a high performance primer that evens out skin tone, smooths out lines, preps, primes, holds shadows in place, and walks the dog…I lied about the last part.
Does it work?
A new HD eyeshadow primer from NYX to lock shadow into place and created a flawless appearance!
We have a winner!
This is great. Can’t afford UDPP? Get this. $7 bucks snags you a 0.28 oz bottle versus Urban Decay’s price of 0.34 at $18. Sweet eh? Nice little savings for penny pinchers.
Formula? Awesome. Basically a lightweight version of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion that seals eyeshadow in place and holds it all day. Granted, the entire evens out skin tone definitely does not ring true hear as the primer is a soft shade of beige, same as UDPP’s color, that applies and blends out transparent but in regards to keeping shadow in place? No question, DONE!
This comes in a tube with a sponge tip applicator. Pretty much a lightweight formula that you can slide across lids, blend out, and apply shadow on top. No drama, no fuss. Very simple to use. There isn’t alot of bells and whistles going on here, it simply does what it says it does and that would be hold shadows in place for endless hours of wear!
Nothing bad here however it does promise to even out skin tone which I don’t really think it does….
- Those who can’t afford UDPP’s higher price of $18 (this is basically the same formula but a little lighter).
- Anyone seeking a primer to hold shadows in place for all day where!
- Anyone who likes a great budget find ($7? Score in my opinion!).
- Hardcore UDPP fans (understandably, I’m with you there, but try it out anyway, it works a treat and might even replace UDPP for you!).
I have no complaints here. This just does the trick and does it well. I was impressed as I always feel like I pre-judge eye primers since I’m already so in love with UDPP which gets the job for me so why switch? But at half the cost you can probably be tempted here!
Works great, keeps my shadow in place, need I say more?
Available from www.nyxcosmetics.com
What did you think?