As promised from my last post, I’m going to be comparing the Urban Decay primer with the Smashbox primer, these two are definitely my favorite, so it’s going to be hard to choose.
Sorry for the lack of photos, my battery for my camera decided to die the last minute and I totally forgot to bring the charger.
I love Smashbox, so whenever I’m looking for something I always head to the Smashbox section in Sephora. When I first got the primer I fell in love, the consistency and the feeling on my lids was beyond amazing. It had amazing coverage, so it covered all those random veins that we have on our lids and it left a smooth finish to it. What’s great about this primer is that you don’t need to set it, you know how sometimes we set primers by applying any light shade eyeshadow? Well this primer, you don’t need to. And also it makes your eyeshadow pop like crazy, which I’m obsessed with.
All great products have some downsides to them, for example, if you don’t immediately act after you spread this on your lids, it will create these “harsh lines” around your tear ducts and wherever you have yet to blend. It gets really annoying so you have to blend right after you have put some on your lid. The second thing I noticed was how heavy weighted it is, although it is super comfortable, it still feels a bit too much on your lids. But other than that, I really love this primer.
I have mixed feeling with Urban Decay as a whole, I have some of their eyeshadow palettes and I don’t know what to think of them. Anyway, I at first disliked this primer. I felt like it didn’t really cover up my veins and it was giving me very little product. So I have to squeeze out of the bottle to get some. But what I really like about this is how light weight it is, it’s not as thick or as heavy like Smashbox, which is a great thing cause we’re all about comfortability right? My eyeshadow also looked amazing, and it stays on all day long.
Just like Smashbox, this is obviously going to have some downsides to it. You know when you smile, your lids get all creased up or whatever? Yeah it feels weird when you do that when you have this primer on. I feel like it makes my lids all stiff which isn’t really the best thing in the world. And just how like I mentioned before about giving me very little product, which is a downside. And lastly, you have to set it. Even though setting it is like a two second step, it’s still a step that I have to do or the primer is going to get all creased up and my eyeshadow won’t blend easily. So yeah, but all in all I really liked it.
If I had to choose one for the rest of my life, I would go with the Smashbox primer.