So sad - UDPP hates me :(

by - October 02, 2011

I bought Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Eden about 2 months ago. I was so happy with it! It is like superglue for eyeshadow! My eyeshadow lasted ALL day long and the colour payoff was fantastic. I think it did make blending a tad more difficult but you learn how to deal with it. The colour payoff and longevity made it worth it.

BUT every time I used the UDPP, I noticed my eyelids getting drier. I am not young anymore so I worry about things like getting crepe-iness etc. I do not want to age before my time LOL. My eyelids are a bit on the dry side so I do not have to worry about oiliness. Anyhooo, if I continued to use the UDPP more than two days, I would start to get a reaction, like super dry patches at the end of my eyes that would burn and itch. And then the dry patch would turn hard?ish LOL and flake off. EWWW.

At first I thought maybe I am using too much but that is not it. I use very little; I squirt the teaniesy amount of the UDPP on the back of my hand and then pat it out and then apply to my eyelids. I was looking for any excuse to make this work! L

I am so pissed, because UDPP does work! AGGHHH so frustrated!!! Now it is back to the drawing board. What do I use now? Maybe Too Faced Shadow Insurance?  Well back to my paint pot in the mean time.


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  1. Have you tried the original UDPP? That may be a better option b/c that formula isn't matte. I have eden and I like it, but it's much drier. The original formula works much better for me on a daily basis. I think shadow insurance is also good, but I didn't notice any difference between UDPP original and shadow ins.

  2. Well that's a bummer.. :(
    I hope you find a lid primer that works well for you.

  3. Hey Raina,
    Cult nails is hosting a giveaway. :)
    I thought about you when they posted it.
    You should check it out if you haven't already.
    Good luck,

  4. Thanks for the advice Staci - I called Sephora and they told me to bring it back and they would give me a refund and give me some primer samples to try before I spend the money on another one. So nice of them. They did say the same thing you said that the original one was not as drying as Eden is. :)

  5. Yayyy, I'm glad you'll get your money back :) And I really think you'll like the original much better. Good luck finding a primer :)


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