Urban Decay Primer Potion
What Do I Think?
Sin is the alternative primer offering from Urban Decay, the sequel to their famous Primer Potion. Sin is a gorgeous goldy/browny/bronzey/champagney coloured primer, with a hint of shimmer and sheen. It makes a delightful base for any gold and brown toned eye shadows (and looks particularly wonderful under my favourite MAC shadow, Satin Taupe). I only have a small tube of this, it came with my Urban Decay 'Get Baked' palette, but I think it's running out so I'll probably have a look on eBay for a full sized one! Although I have very oily skin I never seem to have much problem with my eyeshadow creasing, even if I do occasionally forget to apply primer, so the reason I use them is to increase the longevity of my eyeshadow. Sin doesn't necessarily make my eyeshadow last longer, and it does feel slightly less creamy and more liquidy/oily than the standard Primer Potion (or other traditional cream based primers), but it does do a fantastic job at really enhancing the colour of my eyeshadow. For example, I have Trax eyeshadow by MAC, which is a gorgeous shade of purple with a ton of gold shimmer running through it. When I wear it with a traditional colourless primer it doesn't stand out as much as I'd like it to, however when I use it over the top of Sin I get much more colour payoff and more of the gorgeous gold shows through. I would happily use a couple of layers of Sin on it's own as a cream eyeshadow too! It also makes a great inner corner highlight too, so I always use the residue on my fingers to smudge into the corners.
Where Is It Available?
Urban Decay is stocked in larger Boots stores in the UK, at various department stores (try House of Fraser, some large Debenhams, Selfridges etc) and I think they do have some stores/counters elsewhere. Urban Decay is available across the world.
How Much Will It Cost?
As I mentioned above mine came included in an Urban Decay Palette (and I actually prefer the sample size because there is less of an epic packaging fail!), but you can purchase the full size version for £11.00.
Would I Recommend It?
Oh yes, I really adore this product, the colour is more versatile than you might initially think, and it's just such a pleasure to use and experiment with. In fact, I'm off to hunt eBay for a bargain deal (I don't live near an Urban Decay stockist sadly, so have to rely on the www)!