Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

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.



  1. I have heard a lot of good things about this primer!
    Just followed you :)


  2. Hi hun :) this is a great blog. Check out mine at bfalonabudget.blogspot.co.uk


  3. I will have to try it :D hope you follow me on GFC to stay in touch cause you don't have it active (:


  4. I heard about this through a Youtuber, and I totally agree...U.D, and T.F are the most common, but apparently this works wonders for people with oily lids. When I have a bit of money I would defiantly love to pick this up

  5. Yes! I just bought this primer a little over a week ago! I have really oily skin and I have had a deluxe sample of both the urban decay and the benefit primers- both creased mid-day. This is a miracle product :)


  6. wow, GREAT blog- you give AMAZING reviews! I am now following! Hope you can do the same for me (:

    Cindy C.

  7. I love NARS! I will have to try the primer since my Urban Decay ran out!

  8. Sounds amazing! love that you put it through its paces by sleeping with it one, even if it was by accident :D


  9. Great post! Love your blog, following you, I would love it if you could check out mine at www.foreverfuchsia.com and maybe follow back? Thanks, and lovely blog!


  10. Love your blog :) I saw your post on E&B! Keep up the amazing work!



  11. I'm in need of a primer, this one looks great, thanks for the review it really helped me :)

    Lots of Luv from Ruth
    I'm following you :)
    Please check out my blog and follow if you like :

  12. I've never used an eyeshadow base, or primer, before - I think I might have to buy some and start taking care of my skin. :)

  13. I really need to get this I have such oily eyelids that eyeshadow never stays even with UD primer potion
    I am a new follower, check out my blog and follow back?

  14. Great review, I gave you an award on my blog!