Urban Decay Primer Potion Review

After trying many low end eye-shadow primers, I was about to give up on finding one that would deliver what it promised. I simply didn’t see a difference in how my eye-shadow looked or how long it lasted. I was told to give Urban Decay Primer Potion a try, but I was skeptical. After all, could there be that much of a difference between it and the products I’d already tried? In short, yes!

Urban Decay Primer Potion

The first thing I noticed about this product was the packaging. The cutesy, genie-looking tube is inventive and fun. The soft-tipped wand picks up the perfect amount of product and feels gentle moving across the delicate eye-lid skin. Rather than feeling oily as it glides across the skin, the creamy consistency feels like it’s nourishing the skin while providing a somewhat tacky base for powders and pigments to grab on to. I noticed after several hours of wearing a darker shadow on my lids that it absolutely did not crease. Usually when I wear a dramatic look, I find myself having to touch it up throughout the day. With the Urban Decay Primer Potion my eye-shadow looked just as good at 5 p.m. as it did in the morning, right after I finished applying my make-up.

The one down-side to this product, for me, was the price. It seemed like a lot of money to spend on a product that you don’t really see. After using this, however, I have changed my mind entirely. The amount of product you use is minimal, and you really are getting a lot of product in what appears to a be a tiny tube.
I’ve recently discovered that Urban Decay Primer Potion is now available in squeeze tube packaging, which means even more bang for your buck. While I love the soft-tip applicator of the original design, many people say that they favor a competitive brand over Urban Decay Primer Potion because they feel the squeeze tube enables them to get all the available product out of the packaging.

I truly feel like this product has made the most impact on my overall make-up look. Before using a good primer, my eye-shadow looked flat regardless of the high end shadows I was applying. With this primer, the pop of color I get, even with drugstore eye-shadows, is impressive. This product is a staple in my beauty bag and one I will make sure to replace even before the product runs dry!

Buy it at Sephora

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My Bobbi Brown Wishlist

When it comes to iconic cosmetic companies Bobbi Brown stands out. With a focus on natural and feminine shades, I already own a number of Bobbi Brown products and, at any given time, I have more on my radar. Here is a wish list of items that I am currently coveting.  These items are from Harrods which, if you are looking for Bobbi Brown UK items, is a great place to shop.

(1)  Caviar and Oyster Palette

Bobbi Brown caviar and oyster palette

I can’t tell you how many times I have almost ordered this. With four matte shadow shades and four shimmer shades, it is perfect for creating smoky eye looks or sparkling highlight looks for an evening out on the town or for parties. It comes paired with a shimmering highlighter for your cheeks to create a sparkling glow. The entire compact will also fit nicely in your purse. The shades are all universally flattering and versatile.

(2) Bobbi Brown BB Cream

 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

I love BB creams, and Bobbi Brown reportedly has one of the best outside of the Asian companies. I been wanting to try it for some time and simply have not gotten around to it yet. If you have good skin, you can wear a BB cream alone. I like to use BB creams as a primer and put a tinted powder over it since I have some hyperpigmentation to hide. A good BB cream will act as a multi-tasker by providing coverage, skin care, and SPF protection all in one. The Bobbi Brown version offers SPF 35 protection.

(3) Uber Nude Lip and Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown uber nude palette

 

This lip and eye palette is perfect for the neutral and nude shadow lover. That certainly includes me! It includes two lip shades, a shimmer gloss, and three matte shadows. It is great for everyday looks, while the shimmer lip items allow it to be dressed up a bit as well.

(4) Full Coverage Brush

 

Bobbi Brown full coverage brush

I would love to try the Bobbi Brown full coverage brush and see how it compares to other similar brushes such as Urban Decay’s good karma optical blending brush. This type of brush has become popular for creating perfect foundation looks by stippling on the makeup and then buffing it. I have had great results with the UD brush and suspect that Bobbi Brown would make an even better one. Hopefully I will try it out at some point!

Disclosure:  This is an advertorial.

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The BB Cream Craze

BB creams can be called the one-stop-shop of everything related to makeup and skin care. Why is it so? There are several reasons why BB creams are the talk of the town at this time and day and it will all be discussed in this article.

Skin Food BB Cream Sampler

 

What are BB Creams for?

This is one of the big questions when it comes to BB creams. Those who may have not heard of this product in the past may be left scratching their heads and wondering what the product even is. In simple terms, these products are multi-purpose creams that can act as the all-in-one, one-stop-shop, go-to face cream. These creams are great for those who are short on time for their face routines or for those who don’t want to do so many steps, but it’s actually also excellent for those who are seeking a miracle product as well.

Depending on the formulation, BB creams can:

  • Moisturize - Most of these products are designed to keep your skin moisturized. As a matter of fact almost all BB creams are supposed to be hydrating to the skin.
  • Protect from UVA/UVB Rays – Sun protection is very important when it comes to skin care as it keeps the skin young and healthy. SPF is an important factor in keeping the skin free of wrinkles for as long as possible to maintain a youthful glow, and most BB’s have SPF-just look for the right one for you.
  • Anti-Wrinkle – Some formulations of BB creams have components in them that can help to prevent wrinkles. There are even some formulas that are specifically for anti-aging.
  • Skin Brightening/Lightening - Because many Asian women desire to have their skin appearing lighter, many formulations of BB creams are targeted for lightening. However, skin brightening formulations can bring out the skin’s inner radiance, slowly fading old blemish scars and marks to make the skin beautiful in the long term.
  • Blemish Healing – BB creams were first formulated as salves for those who underwent laser surgery, and as such most formulations have retained their skin-healing properties. Some formulas are made to help with acne and other skin problems.
  • Makeup Base or Foundation - Most BB creams have pigment to them that makes them tinted. As such, they may provide light to heavy coverage akin to those of foundations.

Who knows what other purposes BB creams have nowadays, especially with cosmetics companies dreaming up product after product after product. There is one simple thing to be said about these products-and that is that their convenience is truly unbeatable. With so many purposes and uses these products can have, it’s truly no surprise that so many find them to be the miracle product, the one-stop-shop.

South Korean actresses were the first to really discover this product for the beauty purpose and since then the craze has undoubtedly begun. Today, BB creams are popular the world over-from South Korea to Japan, South East Asia and today, even the USA, Europe and Australia.

This article was written by Chrissy, the content writer and editor for Smart Poppy–Australia’s Top Online Cosmetics Discounter.

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