Sunday, February 16, 2014

#2014bloggerchallenge No.4 - High street vs. High end,The battle of the eyeshadow primers.

About a year ago the whole blogging community went crazy for the MUA pro base eyeshadow primer, people were comparing it to the Urban decay primer potion . So when I received a UD primer potion with my Naked palette I knew I wanted to do a comparison post. So let's get on with the post. 

MUA pro base eye primer  £2.50 

I expected big things from this and it really let me down. I have heard that when MUA changed the packaging they also changed the formula, so that could be why. Unfortunately I find this makes my eyeshadow last less time than when I go primer-less. In terms of texture it doesn't feel greasy and is very lightweight, I just find it doesn't  keep back the oil. The packaging isn't amazing but it's convenient and doesn't get to dirty.

Urban decay eyeshadow primer potion £15 
After my experience with the MUA primer, I wasn't expecting miracles from this product but it worked some sort of magic on my oily eye lids. The texture is very similar to the MUA one, although I find this to feel a little more powdery once I've applied it to the lids. Wearing this my eyeshadows lasts all day, I realized how amazing this product was when my eyeshadow lasted all day on Christmas day even after helping my mum with the dinner and running round like a crazy person. I love the urban decay packaging even if it is a little harder to get the product out. 

Overall for me personally urban decay wins by miles, it has quickly become one of my everyday staples and I will be repurchasing it once it's empty! 


  1. Not exactly a cheaper alternative but I love Prime Time eye lid primer by Bare Minerals - lightweight and your shadows last forever with this as a base! It's roughly the same price as Primer Potion depending where you shop!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. Great review, I'm using the Rimmel Undercover Eye Primer and its quite good x

  3. I have felt the same way about MUA primer, but generally I love their products. Smashbox lid primer is great, but can be pricey. E.L.F Does a pretty good primer for only £1.



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