Monday, 15 September 2014

First Impressions: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base


Having oily eyelids is pretty much a curse, you spend a ridiculous amount of time blending out and applying beautiful eyeshadows, to go look in the mirror an hour or two later and find that your gorgeous creation is now a hot creased mess. Let me tell you, I've tried multiple paint pots, colour tattoos, mineral eye primers and even the raved about Urban Decay primer potion multiple times and yet nothing will give me the confidence to go out for a full day without worrying about my eyeshadow creasing. So after reading many claims that the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base was a god send for oily lids, I had to pick it up. I've tested it out and today I'm going to let you know my first impressions of the product, and does it live up to the hype!


Well, you don't need me to tell you that the packaging of the product is simply stunning, I purchased it for $34 from Mecca, and was surprised at how big the tube was, which is great because at $34 a pop I don't want to be repurchasing this eye primer frequently (unless it makes my eyeshadow look like real diamonds or something crazily awesome). The applicator is a simple doe foot and the consistency is just like any other liquid primer, this one is white/clear and dries on contact- it won't change any eyeshadow that you put on top of it. 


I created a simple neutral look for the first time testing out this primer - something similar to what I would wear on a working day. Before applying the shadows I focused the primer on my lid and crease, which is usually where the eyeshadow looks super gross at the end of the day. The day was quite humid and you guys know that shopping is a form of exercise right... So basically this eyeshadow was under extreme conditions, I kept it on for a good 12 hours before inspecting my eyeshadow again later that night;


I was so impressed with the outcome 12 hours later! As you can see there is slight creasing near the inner corner of my eye. Using other primers, my whole lid area would be creased and separated after 2-3 hours of wear. My liner still looked practically new and the matte crease colour still looked great too. I'm not going to claim that this primer is bullet proof- but I'm definitely impressed at its ability to keep my eyeshadows in place, especially after such a long day.

I feel now that I can use this primer and go much longer without having to worry about touching up my eyeshadow, and actually use eyeshadow in general on a woking day- before I didn't even bother as I knew it would look terrible after a few hours! My first impression of this product is great, and I look forward to testing it out more, I'm sure it will definitely be making more star appearances on the blog.

Let me know what you think of the outcome and if you have any holy grail eye primers that you think I should test out! Thanks so much for reading,

Monique xx





12 comments:

  1. This is my absolute favourite eye shadow primer too! The Urban Decay one doesn't compare!

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  2. Hmmm, very, very tempting. Great review, hun! xx

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  3. Gee Mon I need this, I mean REALLY need this - thanks for the awesome review, you rock darlin' ♡

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    1. Haha itll change your eyeshadow life Kats! Thanks so much lovely! xx

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  4. I've been testing this primer for the last few days and so far so good :) Great review

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    1. Glad you like it too Magda, Look forward to seeing your review on it! :) x

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  5. I need some eye primer, I find everything every where by the end of the day!

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    1. Gurl you gotta give this one a go!! Its the only primer that has gotten me through the day without looking like a panda haha

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  6. I have really been wanting to pick this up! I like the texture of it when I swatched it in store! Glad it worked for you! :)

    Jacquelyn xx | heytherejacquelyn

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    1. Its worth the hype! Definitley pick it up next time :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! x

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