wanting to step up your makeup game this fall, girls? consider a few of urban Decay’s new primers for face, lips and lashes:

Pore Perfecting complexion primer Potion ($30)

Brightening complexion primer Potion ($30)

Eyelash primer Potion ($20)

Lip primer Potion ($20)

These bad young boys deliver an practically airbrushed application for smooth skin, luscious lips and longer, thicker lashes.


To get the most bang for your buck, urban Decay international makeup artist Eric Jimenez suggests a few insider tricks.

Smile, Eric!

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Urban Decay complexion primer Potion — Pore Perfecting

An oil-free, velvety foundation primer with a texture like medium-weight lotion.

What it does:
Minimizes the size of pores, gets oil under control (great for areas like the t-zone) and helps foundation look smooth and flawless.

How to apply:
Begin by cleansing and moisturizing your skin. Cleansing encourages better absorption of moisturizer. Blot away any excess with a tissue.

Next, with your favorite foundation brush (interestingly, Eric prefers stiffer synthetic brushes made from Taklon or nylon), apply Pore Perfecting primer to forehead, nose, the apples of the cheeks and chin. blend in an outside direction.

While the primer is wet, apply your foundation with the same brush. Eric suggests blending both together, rather than layering one on top of the other, because “You get much more of an airbrushed effect.”

Breaking it down

Eric likes synthetic Taklon or nylon brushes precisely because the man-made fibers don’t absorb as much product as natural fibers do. With that, he says, you can really make your foundation last, as one is apt to use and waste less.

If you have very oily skin, avoid applying primers and foundation with your fingers. Being warm, they can stimulate the pores on the face to up their oil output.

Live where it’s hot and humid? Pore Perfecting keeps makeup in place even in the stickiest, steamiest locales.

Urban Decay complexion primer Potion — Brightening

A lavender-tinted, oil-free primer to brighten, smooth and extend the wear time of foundation.

What it does:
Brightening’s color-correcting lavender tint adds a reflective, but not necessarily shimmery, look to foundation. Eric applies it wherever there are fine lines, like the fine lines around the eyes, nostrils, mouth, and in the hollows of the cheeks. choose this formulation if you have combination skin.

How to apply:
Apply in the same manner as the Pore Perfecting formulation (the steps above).

Breaking it down

Anticipating a big event? exfoliate the night before, not the morning of. The reason being that exfoliation stimulates the production of oil, which implies shine. It can also change the color of your skin for a short time, giving it a warmer, pink tone.

And when you want heavier coverage (like for photo shoots), apply primers with a sponge, rather than a brush.

Urban Decay Eyelash primer Potion

A hydrating, protein-rich mascara base packed with silk protein (aka gossamer) and panthenol.

What it does:
Eyelash primer Potion is like a POWERUP for mascara, increasing lash thickness and length. It also makes mascara much more water- and smudge-resistant.

How to apply:
Eric suggests starting by coating lashes thoroughly with primer. Then, after waiting about a minute, add mascara.

For a false lash look, apply primer once much more to the outer corner of the upper lashes, starting at the base and then wiggling up. immediately follow with an addtional coat of mascara to the outer lashes only.

Breaking it down

Got sparse brows? For added oomph, Eric recommends applying Eyelash primer Potion to bald spots before brow products.

If you’re down to your last niblets of mascara, warm up the tube. maybe store it in your pocket for a few minutes, Eric suggests, or point a hair dryer (on low heat) at the tube for 30 seconds. “It makes it new again!”

Urban Decay Lip primer Potion

An invisible, moisturizing stick primer with SPF 15 and vitamins A, C and E.

What it does:
Prevents feathering and adds staying power to lipsticks or gloss.

How to apply:
Pat and blend Lip primer Potion (directly from the tube) starting in the middle of both lips, covering them entirely and going just a bit outside the lines. follow with lip liner and lipstick.

Breaking it down

If lips are cracked or peeling, try a diy exfoliator before applying Lip primer Potion. After you wash your face, dig around for an extra toothbrush. apply some moisturizer to it, and use it to gently buff your lips (careful not to swallow any of the product).

Tada! ready for prime time.


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