Do you face the problem of oily eyelids, so your eyeshadow creases, eyeliner and mascara smudges onto your lower eyelids even before you reach the end of the day?

It’s a common problem and the quick solution is to use an eyelid primer.

However, not all primers are made the same. I’ve used Bare Escentuals Prime Time before, and find it really good, but later tried Banila eyelid primer, which was horrible.

After some hits and misses, I’ve since found the primer of my life (pun on prime of your life, geddit?) – Urban Decay Primer Potion. I’m sure you’ve probably also heard a lot of good things about it, but here’s telling you what exactly it does for me.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer PotionUnlike my Bare Escentuals one that comes in a pen which oozes out the primer as you turn it, this one comes with a wand like how lip glosses work. Probably more easily contaminated than the Bare Escentuals’ Prime Time, but the wand, with its unique shape, makes application a breeze. By the way, the professional size version requires you to squeeze out a little of it onto your finger for application.

What gives this product an edge over Bare Escentuals’ is that, the formula is A LOT lighter. It glides on the eyelid smoothly, and doesn’t leave behind any residue or patches even after it dries.

Most importantly, it helps eyeshadow and eyeliner stay for an entire day! And really, that’s the most essential thing to look out for in an eyeshadow primer! It also helps to intensify colour, so eyeshadow looks more vibrant.

This retails at SGD35 from Sephora.

Editor’s Note: Now in five different shades: Sin (pinky-champagne gold), Freebase (opaque white), Eden (nude matte), Original, and Minor Sin (champagne-gold shimmer).

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Kristen Juliet SohKristen Juliet Soh is the editorial director of Daily Vanity, and has spent more than a decade in journalism and content strategy. When she's not at h...Read More