If we remember, I wasn’t enamoured with the legendary Urban Decay Primer Potion. Urban Decay came out with a tinted version called Sin which I have not tried (and probably will not try) but I believe it will behave in the same manner as the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer in Golden Nude.
This is unfortunately, a limited edition item under the Smashbox Naked Beauty summer collection. I liked this very much and a couple of you asked for a review just on this, so here are my thoughts.
The Golden Nude lid primer is tinted and there is fine shimmer, so you can use it as a nude or neutral cream eyeshadow. I like using it on its own with a thick eyeliner.
On my not oily lids, it sticks and hangs on the whole day so that’s great for me. It is also very easy to apply. Just dab the primer on your eyelid, and blend it in.
You can see that it sheers out into just a slight hint of colour on my lids. It does not change the colour of your eyeshadow that goes on top of it, which is good. You don’t want that happening!
In terms of lasting power, I found that it lasted all day for me. Even in the evening, were I to top up some powder eyeshadow on top of the primer, it still works. If I use it as a lid primer and use powder eyeshadow on top of it in the mornings, it lasts me all day without creasing or fading. Then again, I don’t really experience that in any case.
You might be wondering how I like it compared to the Urban Decay Primer Potion? To be honest, in terms of using it as an eyelid primer, they are the same for me. It doesn’t serve that purpose simply because I do not have a problem with oily lids.
I do like using this as a base for loose powder eyeshadow or pigments. Like the Urban Decay primer potion, this is the only real reason I’d use a lid primer. However, I use this Smashbox primer more than Urban Decay one, because its tinted and thus serves its purpose as cream eyeshadow that lasts and is travel friendly due to its slim size.
Pros: Lasts all day, Good neutral cream eyeshdaow, Makes a good eyeshadow base
Cons: Limited Edition item, Does not help my shadow stay on longer because I do not have oily lids
Incidentally, Karen of MBB does not quite like this Smashbox primer, but she prefers the Urban Decay sin primer. I am the opposite… well -ish since I haven’t tried Sin 🙂
Have you used the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer (original version) or even this version? Do you find yourself needing a lid primer? I needless to say do not 😛
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer in Golden Nude retails at RM76 at the Smashbox counter at Parkson Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Golden Nude is limited Edition but the regular Photo Finish Lid Primer is a permanent item.