Urban Decay is always a such badass when it comes to makeup, so I was eager to give their Brightening & Tightening Complexion Primer Potion a try.
I’m a big fan of primers because they set the stage for smooth, long-lasting makeup application and keep your face fixed. Urban Decay did not disappoint in this regard. After applying a pea-sized dab to my finger and dotting it on my forehead, cheeks and chin and rubbing into my skin in an upward motion, I could feel my skin surface evening out. My foundation stayed in place all day and didn’t transfer or streak.
As a basic primer, this does the job perfectly. However, the name also promises to “brighten and tighten”, but after a week of use I didn’t see much of a difference in this regard. For me, this knocks off a whole star on my rating because it is a claim they make that did not deliver.
On the other hand, there are a few other side notes that are worth mentioning. First, this is a 1 ounce tube, which is quite a bang for your buck. Second, this primer doesn’t contain silicone which is a big plus if you have sensitive skin and are afraid of break-outs. Third, it is effective enough to use by itself on days when you want to give your skin a breather and go without foundation.
A great primer to create a smooth canvas for your masterpiece, but not a superstar brightener/tightener.
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