Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great product
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".
Most Helpful Critical Review Just an OK Eyeshadow Base
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.
Reviewed by 115 customers Great for sensitive eyes and eyelids!
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 MI
This is a great, smooth base that keeps shadow in place all day.
Works well but came half full at best
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!
Effective but Drying
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.
I would buy this product again.
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!!!
Oily lid must have
Divadani2006 from AZ
if you struggle with creasing of eyeshadow on your oily lids, this works the best.
Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
anonymous from undisclosed
I like the product. I don't like the fact that there's almost no product inside the container. I get very little on the sponge at first and practically nothing after 2 weeks.
Eyeshadow stayed put
Marole2850 from Ontario, CA
Love it! Goes on easy & really makes my eyeshadows stay on.
One of the best products (of any kind) I've bought
raccoon eyes from Warren county, NJ
Prior to buying this, I was using an eye cream or moisturizer as a "base" for powdered eyeshadow. Results were uneven color, too much shadow, and even worse if I was in a hurry!. The NARS base is easy to apply evenly and does a great job of keeping the eyeshadow fresh looking all day. The eyeshadow goes on with just the right depth and stays put. I'm so glad I decided to try this. Please continue to keep this available.
Ceci from Florida
It goes on so smoothly and blends out so easily. My eyeshadow stays on all day! By far the best Eyeshadow primer I've ever used. Highly recommend
Great for all skin types even aging skin
JazzHands from Idaho
I was having a really hard time paying this amount for an eyeshadow primer since I don't wear shadow daily. After trying multiple less expensive ones I finally just gave up and bought the NARS primer. Am I glad I did! 1. It goes on translucent which was really a plus because I don't have the steadiest hands. 2. Every single primer I tried showed every single line, dried out my lids or made my lids look crapey (sp?) but not this one! It goes on smoothly and really evens out the tone of my lid without making it look dry and papery. Even with the evened out tone, it doesn't change the color of my lids (I'm sure it does a bit but not as much as the tinted ones). 3. I have a new love for shadows now that I know what the color can look like with a good primer.
I spent more money trying many other primers when I should have just bought this one in the beginning. Just get it in the first place, you absolutely won't regret it.
Not sure about this
Susan jane from Jupiter FL
I just received this and I'm not sure what it is supposed to look like. When I pull the applicator out of the tube very little white is on it and it seems very dry. I pumped it and still could not get any white. Now I would like to know if tjis comes out clear or white?
Good eyelid primer
Xo Xo from Los Angeles
Yes have oily eyelids due to having oily acne prone skin. Apply this and my shadow lasts looking good/fresh for about 8 hours. By hour #12 it starts to looks messy but that's at the end of my day. I would recommend it.
BEST EYESHADOW PRIMER FOR OILY LIDS!
Michelin from GA
I have been using this primer for over 8yrs now (been repurchasing it ever since I first tried it). It is THE BEST primer I have found for my super oily skin; it's one of the only ones that will keep my eyeshadow on and stop the creasing. No other shadow primers I have tried have been able to stop creasing for me, until I discovered this one.
Best product ever!!
Pebbles from Tacoma, Wa
This is the best product I've ever found!! I tell everyone about it.
Not what I was expecting
Clmurphy24 from Warminster, Pa
This product seems to be very thick and cakey, I think less is more if you really want to use this product. Also, I think I should've gone a shade darker; I don't wanna look like ghost eyes.
My favorite product
Anatumm from New Orleans, LA
Totally love this product. Eye shadow stays on all day like never before. bought for my sisters and daughter. Awesome.
Jaye from MN
My eyelids are super oliy!! I have tried most brands high and low. This is the only one that keep my eye makeup on all day. 5 stars!
I am going to return to the store for some help with product
Sue from Tampa, FL
Hard to use
Oiliest eyelids ever
AshleyD from Kansas City, Mo
I have THE most oiliest eyelids and have been searching for a primer that makes eyeshadow last for probably 7 years. This is the first thing that worked! I've seriously tried almost everything. Stop searching and try this!
Not that good
Jass from Los Angeles
I've tried so many primers and this one is ok, smudges after about 3 hours. My skin isn't even that oily. For the price, I'll try a cheaper better one.
Jazzy from Oklahoma
I have really oily lids and have tried so many other primers. While i have found some that are okay, it is nothing on Nars! I have repurchased it so many times and will be going for another one soon.
Margalee from IA
Goes on smooth and even in a nice thin layer. I consider this a top product for priming the eyes.
Perfect eye primer would repurchase over & over
Ermi from East LA
I have greasy eyelids and I've tried other eyeprimers such as milani, NYX, and urban decay but they all make my eyeshadow crease. This one works perfect for me you won't be disappointed.