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NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base is a lightweight eyeshadow primer that keeps cream and powder eyeshadows looking vibrant and freshly applied.
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Rated 4.66 out of 5 stars
Love the product, don't care for the packaging. The product goes on very evenly. Leaves no trace of color and doesn't "melt" and run into my eyes as the day progresses. Product appears to be fragrance free and doesn't irritate my contact lenses. I have extremely oily eye lids and the product does break down around the 6hour mark and my eye shadow starts to crease - however this is hours longer than the "competition". The design of the packaging isn't ideal, in my opinion. A tube would be better as it allows you to actually use all of the product vs using what the wand allows you to extract. I cut the top off of my last NARS primer and, despite the fact that I was unable to collect any more with the wand, there was in fact a decent amount of product left inside the sleeve. This is wasteful.....The wand/applicator isn't of benefit to me as I apply the product from the wand onto my finger tip, then use my finger to apply to my eye lid. Not sure long term use of the wand is hygienic. I would recommend this product, and I will buy again, but I will also continue to try other products until I find "the one".
I was in Search of a Good Eyeshadow Primer and heard Great Reviews for Nars Eyeshadow Base so thought I'd give it a Try, I didnt want a Primer or Eyeshadow Base that was Tinted so I went with their Clear, this Base Dries VERY FAST so you have to Work FAST with it but if you Work Fast you will get a Smooth Application if Not it WILL, CREASE and FLAKE on You and Look Horrible so you really have to Work this and know how to Work this Eyeshadow Base. I dont know if I will repurchase this but I will use it up.
Mandilyn from Oklahoma
I've tried several well loved eye primers in the last (urban decay, Mac paint pot, lorac, too faced, etc) but in my opinion this one is the best! It dries matte so it's quick and easy to start blending matte shades onto my eye (others I've used that are tacky tend to make it hard for me to blend out my transition shades at the start) and it stays flawless ALL DAY LONG. I highly highly recommend.
JanC from undisclosed
I have been using this for years. My eye shadow no long gathers in my eye creases.
GELA from undisclosed
EXCELENT BASE, PREVENTS EYE SHADOW FROM RUNNING
ShadowLover from TX
Apply and blend just enough to where it doesn't appear white on your skin (its meant to be clear), LET it set for a few seconds or about a minute. it should feel tacky -not wet- when its ready. Then apply eyeshadow.
It lasts longer than TF 25 Hr Insurance primer. Nyx proof it discontinued so I found this one. Use decent shadows (eg: really dry chalky non pigmented shadow wont last much on any primer).
Cassie from USA
I've been using this for both under eye for my creasing and my eyeshadow for 8 years now. I am absolutely in love with this product and I cannot wear make up without it. It's my must have.
lhvoyles from Indiana
This primer is fine at first, but it started creasing very badly only 5 hours later. I guess the name is true, though, because it didn't smudge.
Sarah b. from Michigan
I've purchased at least 8 of these and I will keep repurchasing!!! If you have oily eyelids then this is the product for you. I woke up from emergency surgery with perfect eyeshadow, no joke! You only need a little bit, I recommend dabbing some product on your finger and gently smoothing it across the lids.
Consumer from Florida
Definitely hold eyeshadow all day and during workouts highly recommend this product
JazzEyes from Santa Cruz
The product I usually use was out of stock, so this one was recommended as an 'absolute stay-in-place' shadow primer. It definitely does the job, I will now use this is my go-to product to keep my eye products in place for hours!
Trish from Warren, MI
This review is for the clear/non tinted primer. I have tried nearly every eye primer out there and this is absolutely the best! I was looking for a concealer with NO TINT and no sheen because tinted primer/concealer really highlights the crepiness in my lids (I'm 50). I also have oily lids and need a primer to keep my lower lid color from smudging. This keeps everything in place, even on hot days, and it really makes the colors pop and blend like a dream. This one is a new staple for sure!
JessicaIrene from Trenton, NJ
I've probably used every brand & type & texture of eye primer out there and this can compete with the best of them. I consider this very long lasting & it definitely keeps your eye looks looking very fresh!
i will say that you probably wouldn't like this if you prefer a base with slight tinting/coverage like UB Primer Potion or Benefit Stay Don't Stray or MAC Paint Pots. because this is clear, THERE IS NO COLORED BASE..and i don't mind that. i feel like i get full opacity with my bright colors whether i'm using this or a tinted shadow base.
i don't suffer from oily eyelids, so i can't really comment on longevity or creasing. but i feel like i have pretty standard, average skin on my eye lids.
Smudge Free from North Carolina
Excellent product! Eyeshadow stays put all day and it does not change colors. This is the best product I've every used. I've used it consistently for a few years. I highly recommend this product.
pokeylady from Newark, DE
Love this stuff! It goes on smoothly and makes my eyeshadow stick.
Kwash from South
Love this concealer and have been using for a couple years. Can't even tell it's there like some other cakey concealer products and it really brightens under my eyes
Gabbi from Colorado
My eyelids get VERY oily! After I ran out of my last tube I decided to try to P. Louise base that everyone was raving over for a while and it didn't do anything. I went back to this primer and I don't think I will ever be without it! Eyeshadow is so easy to blend over and it STAYS PUT! BUY THIS!
Loriac from Utica, NY
I am a Makeup Artist on Social Media and this is the Eyeshadow Base that I use! I like an Eyeshadow Base that is Transparent with NO Tint yet One that is Going to Make those Vibrant Shades "POP" this is the One! I have Never had an Issue my my Eyeshadows Blending with this Eyeshadow Base and I Also DO NOT set it with Powder, there is No Need for it! I Actually Apply it directly with the Applicator to my Lids and then use my Ring Finger and Tap it in. All you Need is a Thin Layer, no need for Anything thicker than that for this will serve enough purpose. This Eyeshadow Base lasts a long time you will be Suprised just how much is in that Tube! Hope you will All Fall in Love with it as much as I did.
Belle from Ohio
This product has worked well for me for several years. It goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly. Eyeshadow lasts all day with no creasing.
Cook from NJ
Preps eyes smoothly
MTP1226 from NC
This product keeps my eyeshadow in place all day, and most importantly, it does not irritate my sensitive, eczema prone eyelids. Definitely plan to keep using it in the future, and would highly recommend!
Huge fan of Nars from Michigan
This is a great, smooth base that keeps shadow in place all day.
Huge fan of Nars from MI
KB from PA
The wand application is awkward, in part because very little product is on the applicator (and in the tube). It holds makeup very well. But i think i will try something else next time. Feels like a rip-off to get so little product in the tube. If not for that, i would rate it highly!
Sam from Florida
This will improve the wear of eyeshadow but makes my mature eyes look dry and crepey. I think it is probably for young or oily skin. Tried both the clear and tinted. Same result.
Zoorkittty from Seattle
This is absolutely the bomb.com. UD primer potion OG and Anti Aging doesn't work for me. Shadows would melt off my lids. Nars you saved me! I used to literally hate the ABH Soft Glam palette because the shadows would disappear off my lids, especially outer V and inner eye (where my hood is most pronounced) and know I love ABH Soft Glam, because of this product. Every shadow Viseart, ABH, Wet n Wild, Colourpop, ND, PatM just stays on and on.
Disclaimer: I am not sure if my body chemistry was changing over the big 'M' period in my life making my eyelids super oily pre-menopause and then back to normal post M ? Though the rest of my skin, body, scalp and face remained the same. I say it's this little gem.
Cardinals Fan from IA
I am 57. I have tried other eye shadow primers that look cakey and bring out the wrinkles on my
eyelids. With NARS my eyeshadow goes on smoothly and stays that way all day. I love it!!!