Thursday, April 21, 2011

Benefit vs. Urban Decay: The Lid Primer Challenge!

Picture it: you've just picked up this gorgeous little eyeshadow palette with all your favourite shades including this one shade that you just know is gonna make your peepers pop! You apply the colours and think "gee, these shadows could use some more pigment" and by the end of the day all the colours have migrated and settled into your crease.
But there's hope for you in Benefit's Stay Don't Stray and Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer! Both claim to prolong the wear time of your shadows as well as even out the colour of your lids. In this post these two multitaskers go head-to-head in a battle to win the title of Best Lid Primer!

Benefit's Stay Don't Stray
Pros: I really like the consistency of this primer. It's thicker like a concealer and super smooth. Plus it does double duty: it evens out lids to prepare them for shadow and glides under the eyes so concealer has something to adhere to. Colours applied on top seem more vibrant and blend more readily. Shadows stay put with this primer all day and into the night.
Cons: My beef is with the packaging as opposed to product itself. The primer comes in an airtight pump which despenses 4X more product than you need. I've taken to just pushing the plunger down very gently to waste less. Last I heard though, Benefit was in the process of redesigning the bottle so let's hope they come up with something a little less wasteful.

Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Pros: This product is a little thinner than Benefit's version and goes on almost invisibly. I love the slanted applicator that deposits just the right amount of primer on each lid. Shadows blend super easily and last just as long as those applied on top of Stay Don't Stray.
Cons: I wish it had a little more coverage as far as evening out my veiny lids.

And the winner...

Stay Don't Stray! The formula won me over at "hello". But before we discount Primer Potion though it still delivers on staying power. The original potion was the one I reviewed here but there are two other shades (Sin and Eden) which I'd be willing to review in the name of beauty. :)

Happy Easter Y'all!

Sarah xoxo

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