Rated 4.64 out of 5 stars
This is one of my favorite eyeshadow/concealer primers ever. I have tried the UD primer potion but it ALWAYS made my eyeshadow crease. I don't have super oily eyelids. This base makes my eyeshadow and concealer stay in place. I apply this primer and put my concealer on top because my eyelids are very pigmented and even with the concealer powder and eyeshadow it doesn't crease and makes everything look great.
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.
jess from Sterling, VA
After learning the Bare minerals primer had changed its formula, I gave many different primers a chance. This one is perfect. No complaints. Well, I guess I don't prefer a doefoot applicator. It's such a small complaint tbh. Little goes a long way
PrettyKitty from Bay Area, California
As described. I have oily eyelids, and this did work. Goes on almost clear so does not leave behind any tell tale signs you have applied it. Allow time to dry completely before putting on shadow and liner. Did a good job of prolonging the wear of eye makeup. No irritation. Highly recommend.
ghotstuff74 from Florida
I've used this product before and liked it. However, it seems the product has been thinned out and there are less in the tube. Last one I bought the cap broke after two weeks of usage and I had to throw it away. It's expensive but seems to work well to hold eyeshadow.
Mombear from South Lake Tahoe, CA
I've tried many eye primers. I think this is by far the best.
Peggy B from Florida
This primer is what I've been looking for. It brightens my eyes and makeup. It also lifts my lids. I've tried just about everything including Urban Decay. This is the best. You won't be disappointed!
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
Divadani2006 from AZ
if you struggle with creasing of eyeshadow on your oily lids, this works the best.
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