Sunday, November 30, 2008

Product review: Urban Decay shadow potion

There's a reason a cult has formed around this stuff. The sheer tint slicked on before the application of shadows does the lasting job like nothing else. For years I used regular face primers and just extended to eyes, thinking I REFUSE to get something separate, that is actually in all reality the same. My shadow would last, usually about 5 or 6 hours, good, but I wanted all day. No matter what.I finally caved and tried this stuff and all I can say, it's my junk. Also, I find it's much easier to blend shadows over it (even with fingers) and I figured out that extending it over my brows too kept them from straying all day, and helped keep my brow pencil on (not something easy with oil slick me).

The breakdown....
Isododecane - flexible polymer/lasting
Talc - mattifier
Cyclopentasiloxane - silicone
Disteardimonium Hectorite - thickener, tint
Trihydroxystearin - thickener, barrier agent
Triethylhexanoin - moisturizer
Isopropyl Lanolate - emulsifier, lubricant
Sorbitan Sesquioleate - surfactant?
VP/Eicosene Copolymer - polymer
Dimethicone - silicone
PEG-40 Stearate - cleanser??
Propylene Carbonate - solvent
Phenoxyethanol, Cera Alba (Beeswax) - thickener and emulsifier
Trimethylsiloxysilicate - film former
Propylparaben - preservative
Methylparaben - preservative
Ethylparaben - preservative
Butylparaben - preservative
Methicone - silicone polymer
Isobutylparaben - preservative

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Jen Hill said...

Urban Decay's Eye Primer Potion is a must have! My eyelids tend to evaporate eye shadow without it.

Very fun beauty blog you have created and best wishes with your new job at Sephora.

You are gorgeous! :) Jen

Fashion's Darling said...

I actually don't like this...I prefer Too Faced Shadow insurance..amazing!!

B said...

Long live UDPP!

lelaelena said...

Thank you Jen, I will try to avoid my obligatory rebuttal saying my face is foul. You have the kind of smile I would pay oodles for!

De, what is it that you like about the Too faced better (I have yet to try it)?