One of my most recent purchases I have been so impressed that I knew I had to share with everyone!
NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
This is the first eyeshadow base that I have ever bought. I don't think I have ever researched a type of product more. I have read basically every review I could find on three eyeshadow bases that seemed "Hype-Worthy". NARS Pro Prime, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I have played around with all three at Sephora. By no means could I do a comparison between the three, but the most reviews I paid attention to were from those who have had tried two or the three.
What I found was that the most reviews were from UB or Too Faced. These are clearly very popular, and since they have been around longer, do have more attention. Which I dually noted. What I also saw from the NARS reviews was that a lot of the people had tried UB or Too Faced first and preferred the NARS Base. This ultimately swayed me into my final decision. Not to mention I adore NARS :)
This still hasn't swayed me from trying the other two. And if anyone has a great eye primer that they love, I would still love to hear about it !!
back to the review..
OMGoodness, Holy wow. From never using an eye primer before, I had no idea what I was missing. This is an actual miracle product. I had no idea that my eyeshadow could stay on this long without creasing!! I almost have no words because I am so blown away. I am ashamed to say that the first night I used this I fell asleep with my makeup on (failure) but when I woke up, my eye makeup looked the exact same and when I had first applied it. I was shocked. So every day after that before I took my makeup off from the day I checked out my eyeshadow waiting for the first night to be a fluke. It wasn't.
Another WOW factor. The formula...super easy to blend. I was expecting something tacky and sticky. This is creamy and velvety and light weight. An absolute dream.
The NARS Pro Prime is more expensive than UB or Too Faced, but only by a few dollars. So if you are going to spend the money on one of the three primers mentioned, the NARS isn't outrageously priced compared to the other two just for reference.
Mine was $30 CDN.