Sunday, September 13, 2009
Urban Decay Box of Potions
Here's my quick review of each product:
Pore Perfecting Face Primer
What its like: Has a slight silicone-y feel (probably does contain silicones). Texture isn't very fluid, more like a thicker lotion.
Results: Made my mineral makeup look cakey and uneven :/ Didn't make my pores look smaller or anything magical like that by itself. Meh, I'd rather use something like Smashbox Light Primer instead.
Brightening Face Primer
What its like: Smells like glue, looks like glue. Goes on (fortunately) not like glue - Feels like a cross between a lotion and a gel. This apparently is silicone-free.
Results: Didn't really moisturize my skin or prep it (Korres is better in the silicone free primer department). Doesn't make my makeup last longer, but most silicone free primers don't do that anyway.
What its like: Goes on quite clear, doesn't mute natural lip colour. Texture is quite hard and dry, leaves a waxy feel on lips. Has an annoyingly sweet caramel-vanilla smell (like the Sephora birthday gift vanilla shower gel from last year)
Results: It seemed to help lipstick last a bit longer when I tried it but it won't help if you're eating or drinking. I guess its ok if you don't mind the texture and the scent.
What its like: White coloured mascara base, supposedly with fibres. It isn't that fibery (can't really that many on the brush) so my eyes aren't irritated, unlike say *cough* Majolica Majorca "cough*
Results: Made my lashes flop! :( It may have made my lashes a bit thicker than with just mascara only, but because of the floppage factor Shiseido mascara base is much, much better. This also left a white residue that wasn't always easily covered up by mascara on top.
The only gem in this kit. Since most people already know about it or have tried it, I'll be covering this a little differently in a separate post, by comparing with another eyeshadow primer.
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