A beauty buy that featured in my August favourites, the Nars Smudge proof eyeshadow base was definitely a great addition in my beauty collection and I thought I’d share my thoughts with you on this little tube of primer goodness. Now when I bought my Naked 3 palette just under a year ago it came with little primer potion samples from Urban Decay. They were great! The Naked palette was my first venture into eyeshadows so I never really knew what they would look like without a primer or whether they would look any different. After they ran out I didn’t bother to buy a primer as I didn’t really see much of a difference (other than how long the shadows stayed on my eyes). But I’ve been seeing various youtubers use this product and was intrigued. I hadn’t really seen many reviews so wasn’t sure whether it was actually good or not but I took to google to see what people did think of it. The reviews I read were great and it easily made me want to try it.
I took the chance to get some money off and bought it in duty free last month. Ever since I bought it I’ve used it under my eyeshadow and I can clearly see that my eyeshadow lasts longer and undoubtably minimises creasing throughout the day. The Eyeshadow primer would be amazing for anyone with paticulary oily eyelids (I don’t have oily eyelids so it didn’t make a massive difference) and it creates a great base to my eyeshadow or eyeliner.
It’s not particularly cheap but I’ve never find a good drugstore eye primer, or really ever seen one so I would 100% recommend this product. Compared to the Urban Decay bases, Nars just made my eye makeup look so much more proffesional. Also comparing it to the primer potions, I can remember they used to crease whereas with the Nars primer there is none of that.
The only downsides are that you can’t actually see how much product you’ve got left although that’s a minor issue. The reviews I read said it lasted around 2-3 months if used every day (although I don’t wear eyeshadow for school so for me it’ll last a lot longer) and I’ll feed back to you when it runs out, but for £19.50 I don’t think that’s too bad. Especially since I love it so much! It’s also kind of unhygienic with the doe-foot applicator being used on both eyes so I usually put some on my finger and apply it with that.
I would seriously recommend buying the primer, it’s a product that’s used by so many people yet I’ve never really seen any reviews of it! It’s by far the best eye primer I’ve used and I would say it’s a must for any long wearing eye look!