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I’m going to share my secret shame with all of you. My name is Krista and I have oily eyelids. This is my burden to bear but it does have a silver lining. My dermatologist once told me that my oily lids would keep the skin around my eyes more youthful, longer (Yay!) On the other hand, eyeshadow melts off my lids like I’m wearing built-in eye makeup remover (Boo!)
But, a few years ago, my saviors, Urban Decay came out with it’s original Eyeshadow Primer Potion and I started enjoying wearing eyeshadow again. With the teeniest bit of product, I managed to enjoy crease-free, smudge-free eyeshadow and liner for the first time in well, ever. I could apply my eye makeup in the morning and it would still look fresh when I was ready to remove it at night. I know people like to throw around the word “miracle”, but it was a MIRACLE!
Never tested on animals and containing no parabens or sulfates, I really didn’t think there could possibly be any way to improve upon perfection, but then Urban Decay came out with their Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion, a shimmering champagne shade that works well on its own as a brightening cream shadow, as a highlighter, or as a standard eyeshadow primer. There are no words to express how fabulous a product it is.
Again, I wondered how Urban Decay could match that and then I got to try their new Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden. I was ridiculously excited to receive this new member of the Eyeshadow Primer Potion family! I admit, I squealed like a girl when I saw it. I was a little embarrassed by myself. The tube itself is an indicator of the product inside: matte nude. I wondered about this product’s ability to be a stand alone cream shadow like Sin is, and due to my paleness, I’d say it is less of a shadow shade and more of a super-powered concealer on me. I’ve used other heavy duty concealers on my eye area before, but never with these results.
I applied Eden sparingly to my eyelids with the bent sponge applicator, let it sit for a few seconds, then gently blended on my entire lid. It completely eliminated any and all redness (an issue that’s plagued me since I hit the big 3-0) which no ordinary concealer can hide. Inspired, I applied a few dots under my eyes, let it sit for a few seconds, and lightly pressed the color into my under eye area with my ring finger–exactly as you would when applying an eye cream. Unbelievably, my dark under eye circles were banished! Again, it’s a MIRACLE! Seriously, I thought I heard a choir of angels singing…
The smooth and creamy formula not only covered up any and all discoloration around my eyes, but because you only need the smallest amount of product for application, it didn’t look like I was wearing anything at all. Even better, there was no product settling into my fine lines. I really hope that they come up with a richer shade that can work on darker skin tones because this product is so fabulous, that I want everyone to be able to enjoy it as much as I am.
While I love this product as a concealer, it is equally outstanding as an eyeshadow primer (of course). Since all of the competing redness and discoloration has been perfectly concealed by this primer, all eyeshadows I apply on top of this appear more true in color. It’s like I’ve rediscovered most of my eye makeup. Colors I loved look so much better and colors that just didn’t work on me suddenly do. Shadows appear more vivid and brighter over the Eden primer. Thanks to the no-budge, no-crease formula, my eye makeup looks better than ever and my tenacious under eye circles are under control, I think they may be hiding from this product in terror…
Finally, my application secret – waiting a few seconds before you start to blend Eden is key to getting the most tint from this product because if you blend it immediately, it looks like you wiped it all away.
Don’t forget to check the comments for the we heart this review team’s thoughts and experiences with Eden. Meanwhile, has anybody else experienced their own miracle with Urban Decay’s Eden? Are there any other shades you would love to see available in Eyeshadow Primer Potion? (Oh, Powers That Be at Urban Decay, please, please, please make a deep, silver grey next!)
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