This is a review of the L’Oreal De-crease eyeshadow base.
Many people have been saying this is a great alternative to Urban Decay Primer Potion, being cheaper and easier to get a hold of. I’ve been using UDPP religiously for the past year or so, and I wanted to compare the two.
What it does: (from lorealparisusa.com)
Crease-proof your eyes and get longer lasting eye color with De-Crease Eye Shadow Base. Smooth eyelids, even skin tone, and create a flawless canvas for application of powder or cream eye shadow, or wear alone for a clean, natural look.
Price: will vary, but L’Oreal’s website lists this for $8.50/0.20 oz of product. Urban Decay seems to be reducing their prices, since I found UDPP on the Urban Decay website for $10.
- the price is very slightly cheaper, especially if you can get it Buy One Get One Free (or Half Off)
- smoother, easier to spread.
- the container is mostly straight, and should be easier to use up completely, unlike the infamous genie bottle (or the very stiff tube) that UDPP has.
- this product is not very tacky, and my pigments did not stick very well
- this product did not keep my eyeshadow vibrant/crease-free as long as UDPP does
- I would not use this product by itself, as the claim says (although this is my very personal opinion)
Would I repurchase? No. Considering my lids are fairly oily, plus I love to use pressed pigments, I prefer UDPP. My tube of UDPP has lasted me about a year, so the difference in price is not so huge for me.
All in all, this isn’t a bad product. If your eyelids aren’t as oily as mine, or you don’t use pigments, this eyeshadow primer might work well for you. For me, the effort to hack my bottle of UDPP open is worth the price difference!
What is your favorite eyeshadow primer?