Product Smackdown: Urban Decay Primer Potion vs. Palladio Eyeshadow Primer

Urban Decay Primer Potion


This eyeshadow primer has been well known for making eyeshadows last longer, prevent creasing, and making blending smoother.  Here’s how Urban Decay describes it:  “Packaged in a new squeeze tube with a precise needle nose, these bestselling primer potions glide effortlessly onto the skin providing the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day, creaseless wear. “

They come in 4 different colors:  a sheer, pale yellow, light gold, and shimmery champagne.    I’ve always loved these primer potions- they work really well, are smooth, and don’t feel cakey like some primers do.   My only complaint is the price…

*Here’s Bobbie’s Review on the Primer in the color “Eden”:   Urban Decay Eye Primer Review

Price:  $19

Where to Buy:    Sephora .  Amazon  .  eBay

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Palladio Eyeshadow Primer


This eyeshadow primer is rumored to be made by the same company as Urban Decay.  The formula feels and acts the exact same, but is less than 1/2 the price.  The only difference is it comes in just one color and the packaging is a bit plain (but it’s easier to access the product as the tube is straight)

I will not say that one primer is better than the other as I love both brands- they both work equally well!  It’s all a matter on what your budget is and if you are looking for colored primers or just clear.

Price:  $7.99

Where to Buy:    Makeup Geek Store .  Amazon  .  eBay

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