Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion Review


I can’t be the only one alive that runs across a shade of lipstick or gloss that just doesn’t apply correctly. I find that darker shades are incredibly difficult to apply sometimes and end up feathering, or smudging, or just ending up everywhere around my mouth just not on my lips. On these days I seriously need something to prep my lips to accept bolder shades something that creates a barrier before my slightly damp lips and the darker shade of lippie I’m applying. Something that helps the application to go smoother.

In comes Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion to save the day!

Loves it!

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Although Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion is meant as a primer to allow lipstick to stay around a little longer without fading or feathering I think the true joy of the product is how it aids in application. Prepping lips prior to with this primer will allow for a smoother, even finish. I find it’s especially helpful for darker shades which always apply very messy for me.


The formula is a soft, smooth, velvet finish which doesn’t dry lips out but builds an invisible barrier that sets the foundation for lipstick. The formula also has a moisturizing blend of vitamins and an SPF 15.

With lipstick I noticed a few more hours of wear however with gloss I didn’t notice too much difference from my normal wear. Truly for me the real joy of the product is as I mentioned above, easy of application for bolder, darker shades of lipstick. The product also manages to slightly “white” out pigmented lips to allow colors to be truer.

I’m really loving this at the moment and think it’s rather an ingenious product. I haven’t really been privy to many lip primers in the past but this will happily become part of my daily makeup regime.

Loves it!

Total Muse Approval for purchase.

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Works a treat and keeps my lipstick wearing long and fresh all day plus makes application a snap!

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Reader’s Request: Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream Review

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I’ve gotten a fair few request to do more reviews on Burt’s Bees products. One particularly item that pops up again and again when asked for reviews would be Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream. Considering it’s price of $7.99 and 97% natural ingredients it’s understandable why it appeals but the real question is does it work?

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Although it promises a gentle, effective cleaning I got more of a drying, tightness from it after use. Cleansing soap bark and healing aloe vera are promised to moisturize and soften my skin while removing makeup and dirt but for the most part it ended up drying my face out further than it already was and making it uncomfortably tight.

The rich, opaque cream lathers up nicely has a soothing, herbal scent and removes makeup well enough (just the standard fair such as foundation, a bit of blush, etc…) but sadly doesn’t do much for my dry skin. If you’re oily this may be an ideal cleanser for you especially considering it did wonders for my shiny forehead but sadly if you sport dry skin best skip this one as it won’t lend any favors to those that already sport dryness.

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Although it’s healthy ingredients and inexpensive price tag appeals I can’t say the results were worth either. Those who have oily skin may appreciate the drying element of the formula and it’s cheap price tag but anyone with dry skin would probably do best seeking something else.

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Drugstore Drive-By: July 26th to August 1st

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Check out this week’s steals and deals at your local drugstore!

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All Rimmel Cosmetics
40% Off

Neutrogena Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free 3 Days Only Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

N.Y.C. Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Neutrogena Wave Duo Power Cleanser $14.99

All Noxzema Skin Care
$3.99

All St Ives Skin Care
$3.99

Maybelline Mascara
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

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L’Oreal Face Cosmetics
$2 Off

Max Factor Color Genius Face Products
$8.99

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
$2 Off

Almay Eye Liners
$5.99

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Revlon Lip and Nail
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Maybelline Lip or Face
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

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Buy Any Boire Pore Strip and Get Any Other Biore Product Free

Revlon Lip and Nail
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Wet n’ Wild Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear and Organic Wear Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Covergirl Lip and Eye
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Neutrogena Cosmetics
40% Off

Almay Face Cosmetics
30% off

Maybelline Pulse Mascara
$11.99

Happy Shopping!

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Beauty News: Victoria’s Secret Debuts New Makeup Collection

Call me a beauty junkie but I can’t help but be excited about the new line of Victoria’s Secret Makeup coming out in August. Most every Victoria’s Secret you’ve walked into lately probably has the same sign up as seen below.

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Most of the line was hit with a 50-75% off sale during the semi-annual and in some cases even before that. This big discount was to make room for the new line do out in stores August. Of course, much of it will probably be the regular line up of blushes, shadows, and lip products however the excitement for me would be the reinvention of the packaging.

This is the second time that Victoria’s Secret is revamping it’s packaging. I admit that I long since missed the silver and pink standard from yesteryear and was never fully on board with the newer, chic black packaging. Out with the black and in with the new, this Muse hopes it’s a good one.

What do you think the new packaging will look like?

What do you want it to look like?

Hoping for something new to be added to the current selection?

Tell it!

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Steal It: Urban Decay Best of Urban Sets

Mondays are soooo dull. Especially after a really long weekend. That’s why I love sitting down to sort through tweets, e-mail, and my RSS to see what’s going on around the Internet after being away from my computer for a bit.

The best part is when I sort through and found a cool steal and deal. Retail therapy makes Monday all the better.

Today I was sorting through tweets and noticed that the Urban Decay Best of Urban Sets are $15.99!

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W00t score for a blue Monday!

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The sets were $32 bucks during the Holiday season but Urban Decay has axed ‘em to a mere $15.99.

Each set includes a full size Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner and Eyeshadow plus an Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in mini size. Considering shadows are $16 each and liners are $18 you’ll be getting the entire set for the price of one eye shadow. Sweet!

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I reviewed the Urban Decay Best of Urban Baked Set a few months ago if you’d like do click the enclosed link to see swatches, an fotd, and my review.

The sets are on sale now at Urban Decay so grab ‘em while the grabbing is good.

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