The Battle of Eye Primers – Urban Decay vs. M.A.C.


Eyeshadow primer is probably the least used makeup item in a girls makeup bag. If you own it, you forget/don’t know how to use it,, if you don’t, you probably don’t even know it existed.

Having come to the realisation I have oily peepers and that eyeshadows crease like a biatch on me, the quest for perfect primers was on. So here I was rummaging, head down into my makeup drawer in search of some eyeshadow primers to put to battle.

Coming together with the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette came four eyeshadow primer potion tester: Original, Sin, Eden, and Anti-Ageing. Urban Decay is quite famous for their eyeshadow primers, so I thought it was fair to put it against M.A.C. Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye.

The biggest difference between these primers, is that the Urban Decay‘s are much more creamy and thick, and quite sticky as well I find, so you really need to use a tinsy bit of these. Also, they are both quite pigmented, which is quite good to even out your lids. Sin is best used as a base for shimmery eyeshadows, whilst Eden is best used for matte ,as it come out as a concealer, both in consistency and colour.  M.A.C. Prep + Prime, is claimed to quickly reduce the look of puffy eyes and under-eye shadows while imparting a bright natural radiance to the entire eye area. It has a more light and silicon-y consistency, and is translated clear on the skin, making it perhaps better for all skin tones, if compared to Eden.

The winner of the battle is for sure, M.A.C. Prep+Prime. It has a better consistency as it’s not as creamy on the lids, and is more buildable than Urban Decay’s. The lasting power is also better than Urban Decay’s, as my eyeshadow didn’t crease the whole day, while it did a bit with Eden and Sin.

M.A.C. Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye retails at £22 for 15ml, and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin and Eden, both retail at £16 each for 11ml.

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