Monday, February 18, 2013

Whip Hand Cosmetics Thermal vs Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hello!! xx

I don't think that I have ever talked about one primer more than Urban Decay Primer Potion..well.. I've not done a review of it here or on my YouTube channel because I figured that it is talked about enough. Baha. Whilst talking to FashionCHICsta and Whip Hand Cosmetics on twitter we started talking about some of their products and their Thermal Crème shadow came up. Now insert Cult of Taupe for her amazing swatches and basically I was already sold and instantly purchased it and one other product. I'm not going to lie, that is ALL it took. I am easily swayed. Haha. Then it was mentioned that their crème shadows were also self priming. I did this face :O O_O say whattttt!?!?!?
 I was insanely excited waiting for this to come in the mail honestly! I mean come on, a product that doesn't need a primer under it? That will last on very oily lids?! Bring. It. On! is all I said when it showed up in my mail box! Ooh child you have no idea, when I woke up I got so excited and cut open the box! (I'm not going to lie, I still have the box. No shame) WHC crème shadows were created to enhance their own pigments (which I must say I am lemming over a few of them..soon my precious..soon) 
Before I keep going and this gets extremely long, because I know myself hah. The purpose of this blog post is to test out the two shadows and to see who lasts better. Now, I've already tested these out and wound up messing up like a complete knob. I accidentally put Thermal on top of the UDPP. Bah. Such a knob. Since Saturday nights are extremely long for me, I decided this would be the night that I tested them! I typically only wear eye shadow on Saturday's and it's normally on for around .. well a long time. I normally put it on around 2-3pm and take it off around 5am.. so yeah, definitely a good time to test longevity. Now, I have pretty oily lids so I am really excited to do this test.

  The particular day that I decided to test these out I put my eye shadow on at 3:45pm.
UDPP is on the left eye.
WHC Thermal is on the right.

I used the original Urban Decay Primer Potion, and I am sure that everyone has heard of it, so I am not going to touch base on it except to say that it's probably my favorite primer that I have tried. I still want to try the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but that's not to be talked about now!
Thermal is a white crème that has a gold shimmer to it. It's an absolutely gorgeous crème shadow! 

So, I found that shadows blended and went onto Thermal easier then they did with UDPP. With UDPP I had tugging and pulling of my eyelid, which we all know is no bueno. Not only that, but I also found that the shadows stood out a LOT more over thermal and their true colors showed better. Especially with half baked, it kind of gave it the look that it was applied wet, which is really cool. 

I checked my eyes around 6:17am and that also happens to be when I decided to take my shadow off. I found that Thermal held up a LOT better than I was expecting, especially with not having UDPP under it. The only places that shows any noticeable signs of wear is my crease, which is kind of normal for me! Normally I find that when my crease starts going, my shadows just kind of start sliding UP my lid and they just go POOF.. pretty lame, but these stayed put even with the crease going! :P.

So all around I definitely give Thermal from Whip Hand Cosmetics a 5/5! It's truly an exceptional product. I really love it and I have now found myself using it every time I wear shadow! I even applied it on my sister and it held up very well! 

Oh! Before I forget, when you purchase this, I definitely suggest having a Z-Palette or one of those 4-pan elf palettes. Since this comes in a pan and is in a little snap close case, I find that when I use it, it falls out, it's not a problem for me though. Just a warning. I do plan on purchasing a Z-Palette when I get the extra money because I want to get more of their creme products!

You can purchase Thermal from Whip Hand Cosmetics. These retail for $9.00USD which is an exceptional value! There is also 3 oz of product per pan.
You can purchase the Urban Decay Primer Potion really anywhere you can buy UD.. They retail for $20.00USD per 11ml e 0.37 US fl oz.

Disclaimer: Both of these products were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my 100% my own. 

1 comment:

  1. I just saw this happy you ended up loving Thermal as much as I do! I can't live without it.