Reviews, Softly Special: All About the Eyes
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Quickie: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original & Sin

UD PP - Original Sin

The Urban Decay Primer Potion is perhaps the best eye primer I’ve tried. It’s right above the NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Base (which I can’t get to work on my lids, strangely), the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer, Benefit’s Lemon Aid (which is great upon application but creases as well), and tons of other eye bases like cream shadows and such. This is just the best, basic one for me.

I do like the MAC Paint Pots also, but the ones I have are shimmery, and if I want a neutral base, my go-to is the UDPP. A great thing about this is also its applicator. No doe-foot unsanitariness here!

UD Primer Potion - Nozzle

I bought the PP twin pack in Original and Sin from a Friends and Family Sale eons ago, and I realized I haven’t spoken about these wonders yet.

UD PP - Sin ORiginal - Swatches

The original looks like an opaque pinky cream here, but it blends out into an invisible base. Sin is a beautiful champagne color with a finish that reminds me of LUSH’s Sophisticated.

UD PP - Sin ORiginal - Blended Swatches

Here, I am wearing UDPP in Sin all over the mobile lid, and I applied MAC’s Mystery on the crease.

UD PP Sin Eye

I’m inclined to say that I prefer the original formula, just because of its useability. While Sin is neutral enough, it still has the factor of a shimmer that will alter the original color of the shadow in one way or another. Both are beautiful to have, but if I have to choose one, I’d definitely go with the original Primer Potion.

Urban Decay is cruelty-free, but is owned by L’Oreal, which tests on animals.


  1. UDPP is also the best primer for me! They say the Too Faced shadow insurance is really good too but I haven’t tried it because I’m pretty happy with this.

  2. I love UDPP but I’ve discovered an inexpensive substitute… Mineral Eye Primer from ELF! It’s hard to justify not buying it 🙂

    • Hello, you can use the search box for future queries, but I’ve only really used the Dinoplatz illuminator and I really like it.

  3. UDPP doesn’t really work for me :-/ I still end up with creasing. I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance religiously though. I use such a tiny bit of TFSI that the tube seems giant and lasts forever. Although the cheap ELF one works for me too. I can’t go without eye primer anymore.

    • The ELF primer never worked on me, so I guess it depends. LOL I hated it, tbh. I want to try the Art Deco! But after I use up the ones I have now 😀

  4. Jennifer says

    Oooh, I want to try this primer now. And besides, I’ve heard such good things about it.

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