Practical Magic: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay's Complexion Primer Potion-Pore Perfecting formula is a new player in the primer game. It was only a few years ago, that Patti struggled to find 40 primers to review for the Lenten review series on this blog. Today, each brand offers a primer product along with a vast array of formulas to meet your skin requirements.
Urban Decay is famously known for their eye primer. Beauty junkies have mixed reviews. I have seen the gushing and shouts of "holy grail" status. Despite numerous testing, this primer has always failed me. My eyelids defy it's talents and charms.
So it is something of a surprise that I lollygagged in front of an UD display at Sephora. They reeled me in with two new primer offerings in I Dream of Jeannie worthy tubes. I tested both versions on my hand. The Primer Potion in Brightening had a serious sticky factor and did not perk up on my skin. The pore perfecting formula is the beast. This is a gush. This is a rave. This is me in smitten status. I threw this in my Sephora basket and have been delighted with the results.
This is a primer that fills in pores, lines, creases and craters. It is caulking for your face.
It keeps makeup on with an iron tight fist without any dryness issues. Pore Perfecting primer is chock filled with cones and cross polymers. It mattifies fairly quickly and is whitening. Do not be put off by this. You will see instant results with the first dab of foundation. The finish and coverage is first rate. My foundation did not settle into my laugh lines.
I swear on my Lancome Erika F eyeshadow(the beauty equivalent of swearing on the bible)...my foundation looked airbrushed perfect.
The squeeze tube includes a twist-up dispenser similar to a bottle of glue. This makes application efficient and quick. It also prevents waste and the product drying up. I think the company has taken to heart all the complaining and cursing over the eye primer packaging. Smart and simple engineering just makes my vanity time more enjoyable.
This primer is currently at Sephora and retails for $30.
Worth every coin.
Disclaimer: This product was purchased at my local Sephora store.