Review & Swatches: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin


I am no stranger to the long-time cult favorite Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP). I hadn’t discovered it until I started reading beauty blogs, and once I did, there was no turning back. I use it pretty exclusively with a MAC Paint Pot on top. When used alone, I found that it still creased a little by the end of the day, but NEVER when layered with a PP. It’s my HG (holy grail) of eyeshadow primer+base.

And now Urban Decay has released a new version of the ever popular Primer Potion in a shade called Sin. It’s a champagne beige color and very shiny/shimmery. The original is flesh colored and doesn’t look like anything is even on your lid once blended in. Sin adds a great shimmery sheen and could easily just be worn alone for a simple eye. I’m loving the deeper color. My shadows cling to it like glue and it brings out the shimmer that’s already in non-matte or satin shadows. I don’t generally wear many matte looks anyway, so Sin will be what I use most often from now on I’m sure. Another thing I noticed is that Sin seems to be a little thinner and more liquidy, but I’ll have to observe if that’s still the case once I saw that universally-hated bottle open to scoop out the contents and store them in other containers.

Overall Coloruza Rating: 5/5 – At it’s base, it’s a stellar product, yet with an even better twist than the original. It works, it’s pretty, it’s got shimmer, and it stands on its own (the product, not the bottle…though the bottle does too…nevermind). Only drawback: packaging (but you can get around that).

I got this from because I’m a Beauty Insider (anyone can be one – just sign up). Otherwise, it’s slated to launch for Spring.

See hand and eye swatches! 




4 Responses to “Review & Swatches: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin”

  1. Melissa Says:
    February 14th, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    You sold me on this product so I went to to find out price and stuff. There’s quite a few reviews that claim there’s poor packaging and it’s difficult to open. Do you have the same problem?


    Heather Reply:

    Hi Melissa! It is a well known fact that the packaging for UDPP sucks big time. The bottle is genie shaped while the wand goes straight up and down, so all of the product that is in the bulb in the middle and down at the bottom does not get touched by the wand. However, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater…as the saying goes. UDPP is absolutely worth getting around that horrible packaging. I will be posting a tutorial (as soon as I get some time) showing how I “depot” UDPP and cut it open to get the product out and put it in jars. It’s not that hard to cut open (I can do it myself), and totally worth it to get about twice as much product out of your $16 or $17. I still fully recommend getting it, and start using it. Then when I post the tutorial, you can cut open that bottle with the rest of us! :-)


  2. marianas Says:
    February 27th, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    I\’ll have to look into this one, thanks.


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    April 26th, 2011 at 3:12 AM

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