December 10, 2012

Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer (Tube) Review & Swatches

Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer comes in a tube now or it will come Spring 2013. The original version came in a bottle with a sponge tip applicator and contained 0.12 oz for $15. This new version is 0.55 oz in size and features a new tube style packaging with the same great price tag.

I loved the original and the tube version is just as great!

Benefit Lemon Aid fans will adore this as it doesn’t only act as an shadow primer but also a concealer of sorts for lids.

Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer is a yellow shade which you can use to conceal redness on lids, dullness, etc…and just to generally brighten the area up. You can apply and leave as is or apply shadow on top for a crease-free wear throughout the day!

Got oily lids? Check this out. The formula is far thicker than Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and has a matte powdery dry down. The thicker texture proves a little bit of a challenge to blend out but so long as you use a little bit at a time you’ll be ok. Don’t squeeze a huge dollop of it out as it is quite pigmented and might look unusual if you’re using it as a lid concealer sans eyeshadow. Use a tiny bit and build if necessary for the smoothest finish. I miss the lack of a sponge applicator that the original came with but I can get on board easily enough since I apply Lemon Aid with my finger tips anyway!

The formula is fairly bulletproof as my shadow sits on top of it without fading or creasing for hours on end. The powdery dry down should mattify oily lids easily.

Kat Von D’s version also happens to be cheaper than Primer Potion as UD weights in at 0.37 for $20 versus Kat’s version at 0.55 oz for $15.

And hey, if you really want to multitask no one’s stopping you from dabbing a little under your eyes as well if you want to use it as a concealer. The strong yellow shade will do well at diffusing the look of dark circles. The formula is pigmented enough to work as a concealer but may be a little drying so moisturize prior.

Overall, I liked the old bottle version and I love the tube one just as much. An excellent little primer that goes above and beyond to act as not only a way to keep your eyeshadow in place all day but also as a lid concealer!

Muse Approved.

Available from Sephora soon!

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  • Lexi

    Loves it. This is a really awesome primer and as you said – lid concealer – which I need!

  • amy

    This is my favorite primer, EVER! I’m actually glad this is coming in a tube, though, as it may be a bit easier to control. I always seem to pull way too much on the applicator, so I just use a concealer brush, anyway. I just hope they do the other shades, as well. I have the original & the smokey one, although I tried to get the shimmery one.

  • MJ

    This sounds like a godsend for my terribly oily lids! I’ve been all ready to try UDPP in the tube but I might just get this one instead…

  • K.B.

    The yellow shade makes me nervous, but it’s cheaper than NARS’ eye primer (my HG eye primer), so I might check this out when I finish it.

  • crango

    Hm, may have to look into this! I’ve been using MUFE’s primer, which I love dearly because it keeps my oily lids under control so well, but the $22 price tag’s a bit too steep for my liking.

  • OrangeLipstickBlog

    Wow, the dramatic increase in size without a dramatic price hike is awesome! Totally going to check this out.

  • Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex

    Nice price, and it sounds like a great product. I’ll definitely have to pick one up next time I’m in need of eye primer. Thanks for the tip, Muse!