Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tip Du Jour 4.14.10

Ok, I love Urban Decay's Primer Potion but I HATE the packaging. Primer Potion is a miracle for me, it keeps my shadow on all day. But, really they need to re-do the packaging completely. I know they have re-vamped with a curved doe foot applicator but it still does not do the trick. It is so not economical or even anything close to good. Please see my point below.

I had thought I was completely out of product, I decided to cut it open with a knife and VOILA.




If you have primer potion before you throw away, cut it open to make sure you do not have a remaining supply. I have about 2 months of product left here!

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23 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I heard that it's not good to do this cause plastic goes inside of the product but I don't know lol

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  2. Super article, however I know alot of people have spoken about this that when they cut it, some of the 'particles' from the actual packaging could possibly contaminate and get into the product. I think Lisasz09 talked about this little flaw.

    http://beautybylisasz09.blogspot.com/2010/03/products-i-have-used-up.html

    Lovvvinggg your you tube videos, xx

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  3. Perhaps you should've taken out the applicator before cutting it? Then you wouldn't have it in pieces. I've heard this tip before and didn't actually believe that UD would be dumb enough to put product in a shape like that and I thought it was just a tube that was covered with the shaped outside, but I guess not. Ugh. Mine isn't running out but when it seems like it is I'll totally do this. Thanks!

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  4. Hollywood- Yeah I heard that too but it is fine for me. I made sure no shards were in it. Very wasteful!

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  5. Tiffany- Yep, I heard that, but it was okay for me! Thanks!

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  6. Bombshell- Yeah, I know, I am an idiot, I realized that after!!

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  7. lmaoo ii cant believe yu actually cut the bottle open love yu!!!

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  8. I did the same thing about 6 months ago, and am now just running out of what I took out of the tube! 6 months worth of product and I use it daily!! They do need to revamp the packaging.

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  9. Hi, I did the exactly same thing ;)

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    All your readers are welcome too ;)

    http://getreadyforsummer2010.blogspot.com/2010/04/giant-giveaway-chanel-particuliere-opi.html

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  10. I had always heard that about the packaging....Is is hard to change it so people aren't wasting money by throwing out product?

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  11. NorthEast: I believe it, I am sure this will last me a while. I am going to actually write it down so I don't forget to see how long it lasts!

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  12. Krista- I know! I dont feel like wasting my hard earned MOOLAH!

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  13. Ahh! This is fantastic, was it hard to physically cut open? I absolutely love the formula, I want to use up every last drop!

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  14. GENIUS! I wonder will UD ever put their primer potion in a jar or at least a tube packaging in the future, because I despise the wand applicator!

    http://www.stainedcouture.com/wordpress

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  15. Oh my gosh, THIS is my favorite primer EVER!!! =)

    And btw, I got those swirly things to hold and bun and I LOVE! You are the best girl.

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  16. Love UDPP but have a love/hate thing for the packaging too. You got a lot out of that bad-boy!

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  17. totally off the subject - i apologize - i just wanted to let you know that your clip on greasestick paints made me revisit Dirty. The only one I bought from the new collection. yup i did a smoky eye with it and got lots of compliments at work. Thanks for reminding me to work what I got!

    Oh and the only time i use UDPP is when I get the delux samples from their palettes. This post makes me weary of purchasing a full tube!

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  18. that is a ton of product left

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  19. @ Lexi- UDPP is great but yeah it makes me weary too! I am glad you got compliments. Dirty is so great!!

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  20. yes the packaging is horrible. but i know of someone who cut the tube and used the product. some particle from tube must have gotten in the primer which got in her eye and scratched the cornea. So be careful you all!!

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  21. We did this on the urban decay makeup counters when I worked there.

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  22. Sneaky make up company's don't want you to do this, as obviously they want you to buy another product. But i think this is brilliant idea. i do this with EVERYTHING i have, cleansers, creams....i use it ALL...then recycle the plastic:-)

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