Review: L’Oreal De-crease eyeshadow base (vs Urban Decay Primer Potion)

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 applicator is a slanted sponge tipped applicator, similar to the UDPP.
Here is a swatch.


Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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?

xoxo, K

16 Thoughts on “Review: L’Oreal De-crease eyeshadow base (vs Urban Decay Primer Potion)

  1. Viva la UDPP!! I think it’s a great primer… and if I layer a NYX jumbo pencil on top, the eyeshadow colour pops even more.

  2. UDPP is my HG! I don’t use a whole lot of it and it doesn’t mess up the Mezaik Stretch Fiber. I’m wary to try anything else. Thanks for the review!

  3. girl, same as you, i’ve given this a test and compared this to my ultimate UDPP too! But this failed especially with the humidity!!! :)

  4. Thanks for the review! I think I shall just stick to UDPP!

  5. Jamilla on December 13, 2011 at 19:00 said:

    Thanks for the review! I’ll stick with NARS.

  6. awesome review. I was honestly hoping that this would be comparable to UDPP.

  7. saved me $9 :D

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  9. I agree! Where do you buy your UDPP?

  10. Yes, I also like that it doesn’t mess up my Mezaik!!

  11. My MAC Paint Pot performed better than this!

  12. I like UDPP too!

  13. I haven’t tried the NARS primer, but now I’m interested!

  14. I know… I was hoping too!

  15. :D We’ll use that $9 for some yummy snacks!

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