Is Lumene Better than UDPP?Friday, February 13, 2009
UDPP has long been a staple of many women. This light ivory liquid has the consistency of concealer and when applied to the eye lid is meant to make your eye shadow easier to apply, blend and then make it last much longer. However, due to the craziness of the packaging, price and somewhat limited availability (meaning, you need to go the mall or ULTA to buy it, rather than just your local drugstore or Target), many women have been looking for a replacement. Many over on Makeup Alley swear by Lumene's Eye Shadow Primer. I decided I had to try this out, so for weeks now I've been using UDPP on one lid and Lumene on the other.
What happened? While the two look pretty much identical and apply to the lid the same way, I did see differences. The UDPP side blended more easily. The UDPP side also had a bit more depth to the way the shadow looked, which really surprised me. By the end of the day the difference was pretty obvious. Consistently the UDPP side was better.
I know I'm going to get some flack for this post, however this really is what happened for me. Will it be like that for everyone? Probably not. But, I'll continue stocking up on UDPP when I'm at ULTA or Sephora.
Lumene at CVS