Mar 7, 2014

NARS Pro Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base

NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base Smudgeproof Makeup Primer - Review
NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base ($25)  
I got this as a Sephora points perk or a GWP

Generally, makeup crazy girls (and guys) are a pretty united bunch - we love a good red lipstick and roll our eyes the same when someone doesn't get our obsession with the Naked palettes - but a while back I heard whispers of how the makeup world is divided over, of all things, a makeup primer :P  I always thought the best eyeshadow primer was the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but apparently, there were people out there who said the same about the NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base.  So of course, I just had to find out for myself!

NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base Smudgeproof Makeup Primer Indian Beauty Blog Review
NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base Smudgeproof Makeup Primer Indian Beauty Blog Review

The NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base comes in a tube packaging, similar to a lipgloss complete with the doe foot applicator.  It's a clearish white primer and dries transparent.  A little bit is all you need, and it does a great job of holding on to shadows all through the day as well as getting the eyeshadows to look just a bit more vibrant.

NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base Smudgeproof Makeup Primer Indian Beauty Blog Review
NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base
I have applied a lot more than I would use on my eyelids, which is why there is a whitish cast. 
On my eyelids with much less used, it dries almost transparent.
NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base Smudgeproof Makeup Primer Indian Beauty Blog Review
NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow applied with/without a base.  I don't think it intensifies the shadow color much, but I guess
that would depend on the quality/texture of the eyeshadow.  It does help the shadow go on more evenly.
NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base Smudgeproof Makeup Primer Indian Beauty Blog Review
NARS Smudge-Proof Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base
I brushed off the eyeshadow swatches with a soft cloth. 
The primer obviously did a great job at holding on to the shadow!
It definitely is a fabulous eye makeup primer, but if I had to be honest, the UD Primer Potion works just as great for me, and it comes in an easier-to-use-every-last bit packaging that's a little less expensive than the NARS primer.  The only difference I could think of is the NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base might be better for oily eyelids as I think it dries to a bit more of a powdery finish than the UD primer.

Bottom-line, if I could pick any primer I want, I would definitely buy the NARS Eyeshadow Base, but if I was being sensible, I would probably just go with the UD Primer.


NARS Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base - Ingredients

NARS Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base Smudgeproof Makeup Primer Indian Beauty Blog Review Ingredients

10 comments:

  1. Hmm... so, here is a more confused me, whether to try this primer or not. Well, I might give this primer a try, but, only when I have at least finished using one travel size tube of UDPP :-P

    Btw, long time, how have you been??

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    1. Hi Eesha :D I am chugging along just fine ...busy with work but otherwise nothing much :D

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    2. Oh you do have to give this a try..it really is pretty good. In fact, I think for Indian weather this might be better since it has a bit more of a powdery finish (or so I think :P)

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  2. I LOVE this base. My love and explosive purchasing of ALL THE EYE THINGS coincided with my using this product. :) I have all manner of weird folds/creases on my lids plus teh oils, and this is such a great product to make all the pencils and shadows cling.

    Have you also tried the WnW Fergie ones? Those are very inexpensive and work quite well. I do think that one has a slight rubbery texture when it dries, but in terms of providing a surface for eye stuff to stick to, it does really very well.

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    1. Never tried WnW ones..err..actually, I didn't even know about them :P :P so thanks! Will check those out the next time I am at CVS :D Rubbery texture...???? Hehehheee....now I am really curious :D

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  3. I actually much prefer the Nars...it gives my eyelids a smoother finish; UD makes shimmery eyshadows go a bit crepey on me!!

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    1. Oh I don't remember trying it with shimmery shadows..I will check that next time..

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  4. Sadly, the UDPP creased on me even before I put anything above it, which led me to discover this wonder product!! Definitely makes every shadow shine despite lack of pigmentation or patchiness. I think the reason though the UDPP creased was because Ive had it for almost a year already so the consistency/formula changed and is nearing expiry? I would like to think so. Since I found it quite good at the start. :-)

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    1. Oh thanks for the warning! I was planning on buying the jumbo-sized tube...have always used the tiny sizes so never had any issue with not using up before expiry. I guess I will just stay with the NARS primer then..:D

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  5. i love the nars as well! a bit more... blendable than UD? :)

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