Its always good to find alternatives because it can help save you some money. There are tons of shadow primers out there and these two are among the many. Today, I am comparing Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) with Glam Couture's (GC) Shadow Magnet.
Lid Stays Dry All Day
Lasts A Long Time CONS:
Can Be Drying
Urban Decay is one of the more popular eye shadow primers in the market. You can purchase this item either on UrbanDecay.Com or at Sephora.
Color Vibrancy CONS: Online Purchase Only
- Urban Decay Primer Potion XL: $22USD ($17USD for Reg.)
- Glam Couture Shadow Magnet: $12USD Amount of Product:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion XL: 0.55 FL OZ. (16.3 ML)
- Glam Couture Shadow Magnet in Natural : .10 OZ. (2.80 g) Swatches: GC Shadow Magnet looks darker because the shade is in Natural, if it was in Light, I'm sure it would look pretty similar to UDPP.
Texture & Color: GC Shadow Magnet is slightly tackier than UDPP and UDPP dries to almost a completely dry finish. The GC Shadow Magnet almost feels like cream eyeshadow and UDPP has a thin, almost slippery consistency. GC Shadow Magnet in "Natural" neutralizes my dark lids, while UDPP is more transparent.
Feel & Look: None of these feel uncomfortable on my lids, but I do see that UDPP is slightly more drying to my lids. I have found that UDPP accentuates the fine lines on my lids more than GC's Shadow Magnet. Also, when it comes to frosty shadows, UDPP seems to bring out the 'frost' in the shadows more than the actual shadow color itself. I'll show an example below. See how Floral INC. over GC has more pink while over UDPP its more of a silver?
Using MAC's Fresh Cut Palette to swatch
See how the GC swatches looks smoother and less patchy unlike UDPP's?
My Pick:Glam Couture Shadow Magnet: As it is affordable, user friendly (I don't have to depot when I'm low on product!) and you only need a tiny bit so it'll last me quite a while.
Recommendations: UDPP for people with extremely oily lids & GC Shadow Magnet for normal/dry and slightly oily lids. **Jenn (JennisseMakeup on Youtube) has said that she has extremely oily lids and the GCSM doesn't crease on her.**
Overall: The GC Shadow Magnet is a real good contender to UDPP. Though word of caution, don't pack on too much of the GC base, it can crease slightly. One light swipe of the product will do and hold up all day. Do understand that just because I choose GC over UDPP doesn't mean I completely hate it. UDPP just doesn't perform how I would like it to so its not my go-to base. Every one is different and do try different bases to see what works best for you.
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