Urban Decay Sin Potion Primer Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

Sephora’s got Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion for sale online, yea!


I think Sin’s shimmery champagne looks sinfully good paired with bright eyeliners…

Color for the color shy

To line my eyes in this look I tried the four new 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil shades from Urban Decay’s Spring 2009 collection: Graffiti, Flipside, Rasom and Underground.

Their colors are rich and vibrant and took me a little out of my conservative color comfort zone. I decided to go with a very thin, tri-colored line on the top lash line because it seemed to keep the look in check but still gave me a lil’ somethin’-somethin’.

Champagne eye with bright green, teal and purple liner

Sin Potion Primer (1) gets this look going. I start by swiping a layer directly onto my lid with the doe-foot applicator and then use a finger to spread the gel evenly over the whole eye.

With the liner, my goal is to merge from green to teal to purple seamlessly. I grab Flipside (2), a shimmery green, and line the inner third of my lash line (the side closest to my nose).

Then, with Graffiti (3), a shimmery teal, I place the pencil tip close to the line of Flipside. The colors will overlap a tad at the start of the line, but that’s cool. I just drag Graffiti along along the inner third of the lash line, transitioning from green to teal.

Next, I do the overlapping thing again, only this time placing the tip of Ransom (4), a shimmery purple, over Graffiti to transition from teal to purple. I finish the line by dragging Ransom toward the side of the lash line closest to my ear.

I don’t want the lower lash line to compete with the brights on top, so I use shimmery bronze-brown Underground (5) on the lower waterline and lash line.

Of course, I couldn’t — shouldn’t? — finish the look without filling in my brows, curling my lashes, adding mascara and covering up my dreaded dark circles, ha! It’s kinda like makeover housekeeping.

And that’s it for the eyes…

My nude Midnight Cowboy face, LOL!

Easy and nude… LOL, get your mind out of the gutter! 🙂 I thought nude cheeks and lips would work with this look and wouldn’t compete with the eyes.

To add an easy glow to both, I apply Midnight Cowboy lipstick directly from the tube onto my lips, and then dot the tube onto my cheeks (blending out the edges with a finger).


Not afraid of a little color?

If you’re more adventurous with color than I am, you can totally bang this eye out by extending the three shades up onto the lid and layering coordinating shimmery green, blue and purple shadows on top for some extra oomph. Or, you could work it with other bold eyeliner shades like yellow, orange and hot pink, KABAM!

It’s really up to you and how comfy you are with brights. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Briana says:

    Oooh, I love that look! I’m gonna have to try and find stuff similar to Urban Decay somewhere up here!

  2. It looks great! I can’t wait to get my hands on these eye liners!

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  3. YadiQ says:

    OOOOOOOOO!!! You go girl !!! i told ya you could rock this!

    color is your friend ( repeat that 5 times in a soothing voice!)

    i am on my way to the gym for a solid hour of cardio tonight if not my trainer will kick my butt tomorrow 🙁 day 3 of the weeks workouts ! YAY for me and my goal!

    again this look is fun and bad@ss! i hope you play with color like this more often – it suits you !

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Briana,

    Thanks! Yeah, you could totally do this with any green, teal and purple liners you’ve got lying around.

    That’s too bad you can’t find UD up there…

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    I hope you like ’em. They’re available on the UD website right now if you are itchin’ to get a hold of ’em.

  6. Indian Girl says:

    Pretty pretty ! Gotto love 24/7 liners and you did a great job !

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  7. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    Cardio = fun! I will be joining you in spirit in about an hour… gotta get a run in before the sun sets.

    UGH, I wanted to wear shorts but unfortch my legs are hella hairy. TMI, oops!

  8. Glosslizard says:

    Hot stuff! I think you just sold me on Ransom! 🙂

  9. Danielle says:

    Looks great! I think I may try this with the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes set I got of navy, aqua, and purple. I usually wear very natural makeup, but this is a great punch of color!

  10. Tavia says:

    All i can say is that your look really good….and great idea for make up:)

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  11. Alli says:

    The bright colors look awesome on you!

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  12. Jeanne says:

    Oh, super-cute!

    I love the 24/7 eyeliners — I think I have, oh, five? No, six! Seven? (Blue, purple, green, silver, black, copper… six!) But they’re great for that pop of color!

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  13. Rae says:

    Gorgeous!! You make me want to run out and buy all five products right now 😛

    (Okay, that’s not true. I know I totally wouldn’t have the guts to wear those bright liners! But I can totally see Underground working for us more timid gals!)

    Love the look, hon 🙂 It’s fun and colourful, but still easy to do and not at all tacky – every girl’s dream!

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  14. Tiera says:

    I am SO in love with these colors! You look so pretty with this look! How did the shimmer of Sin last throughout the day? Did it fade much?

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  15. Karen4 says:

    Wow, Karen, you look FAB! I love UD 24/7 liners–I think they’re my new favorite (over MAC–Gasp!) ever since getting the “Velvet Rope” collection during the holidays.

  16. Karen B says:

    Wow, fabulous liner! I wish I could pull that off…

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  17. Dao says:

    I totally adore this eye look. It is so simple yet really pretty to do. Great job, Karen!

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  18. Amanda says:

    You look great! I’m a little surprised sin *is* that shimmery. But I mean that in a good way. Urban Cowboy looks soo, so good as a cheek color. wow! love.

  19. Snarkattack says:

    Cute look! I love the look of all these new UD products. Will look into getting them when I have a little more cash, mmm!

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  20. tatiana says:

    That’s cool what you did with the eyeliners! I’m going to try at home but…sigh…not with the new Spring colors.

  21. Genevieve says:

    wow i love the eyeliners. that’s such an interesting way to use them which i never would have thought of !

  22. Nancy says:

    Your makeup always looks so great and not overdone. And I love that you give a detail shot of the eyes. When I try out your looks and take pics of myself you can’t tell I’m wearing makeup. Am I not using enough or is it my camera? Any suggestions?

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  23. Tiffany says:

    cute look! how is the midnight cowboy lipstick? I heard it was pretty glittery?

    also, do you use any teeth whitening products? you have such pretty white teeth!

  24. Gena says:

    I just wanted to mention that Urban Decay has in the past – and may still be- given money to help certain areas that still use the gas chamber for euthanasia of homeless pets to convert over to the more “kind” method of lethal injection. Though I think the best thing would be a home for every dog or cat (or bird, rabbit etc) that is not likely until breeders of all kinds are made to limit the amount of animals they breed for sale – but at least gas chambers in some places will be a thing of the past. I think it is awesome to support companies that care about these things – and it don’t hurt that UD has some great products!!!

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