Makeup Constipation - Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I define Makeup Constipation three ways-(1) Staring at an overwhelming collection and not knowing what to use. (2) Stuck in a makeup rut. (3) When a makeup item won't apply correctly or is hard to apply.

At the moment I am number 3.  (I bet you thought I would make a number 2 joke.)  It is my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($30USD) in the professional size.  I bought this last year hoping a squeeze tube would be more efficient than the wand since I can get most of it by squeezing.  So I thought.

My Constipated tube of UDPP. Top before tip is cut and below after.

As the months passed I noticed my fingers becoming more muscular and I wondered why.  It was from squeezing this tube.  I had to squeeze a lot harder than I had to before to just get a small amount out from the tip.  My fingers turned red with every effort and soon my face was turning red from the amount of energy I was forcing into my fingers!  I was getting quite a workout.  Finally, I concluded my eyeshadow primer had constipation!  What was I to do?

I decided to perform a minor snip.  I cut the tip hoping a bigger opening would allow the product to flow more freely.


I squeezed it and all it did was let out some air.  After that the tube became more compressed and blocked.

Does this mean I have to perform an enema?  Probably.  I think I will have to cut the other end and just put what is left in a jar.  I hate makeup constipation.  :-(

You may have noticed that Urban Decay has re-released the big size primer.  I checked it out at Ulta.  I put the same amount of force into squeezing it as I did with mine.  Not a good idea, the tube just spurted out a ridiculous amount with the majority of it on my hand.  I think the tube has been improved and made easier to squeeze.  I would buy this one but I have so much left in mine that I really don't need to stock up yet.  But if you don't have it, definitely worth the buy to get it especially if you do a lot of swatching.

Ingredients:  Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trihydroxystearin, Triethylhexanoin, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Cera Alba (Synthetic Beeswax), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Methicone, Isobutylparaben  May Contain:  Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)

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