Saturday, 31 July 2010

Nars Review: Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base...

I'm going to keep it short and sweet.



Nars didn't disappoint with their new smudge proof eyeshadow base.

It's brilliant. Their new primer keeps my eye shadows from creasing and smudging in any type of weather. The formula is lightweight and a creamy white which applies sheer and almost invisible, it leaves no oily or sticky residue which creates a perfect canvas for your eye shadows to smoothly apply and blend. Sometimes I have had trouble with the Urban Decay primer potion as it can be too sticky and cause havoc when trying to blend. This is better than any base I have tried plus I love the packaging.

Not convinced? Next time you are at a Nars counter, apply the primer to the back of your hand and then apply some eyeshadow on top and then try to smudge it, see for yourself.

How I apply: It comes with a doe foot applicator which I use to place the product onto the back of my hand, I warm it up by circulating with my finger and then dab onto my eyelids.

Well done Nars! Price: £18.00

33 comments:

Imogen said...

which is better, this or Urban Decay primer potion? Want a new primer, and i'm torn between these two?!

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Muhsine said...

@Imogen The Nars is way better.

Yarisse said...

Made me want it :)
I use Artdeco eyeshadow base and am more than happy with it. Although I am on an eternal hunt for new products so I will definatelly give this one from NARS a try.

Muhsine said...

@Yarisse I say, if it's broken don't fix it, keep using your Art Deco, when you run out then maybe try it :) xx

Devs said...

Hmm, this sounds good. I think I am going to try it out....I was going to get Urban Decay primer potion however I like the packaging better for this one (sleeker) and the formula itself sounds better. Thanks for the review!

-Chic Geek

dani@callitbeauty said...

i've had the same issue with udpp that you have! i've recently "de-genie-bottled" it and i find it's easier to work with that way, oddly enough. i don't know what it is but when i take it out from the pot with my own fingers, it applies more smoothly.

does this look chalky on the lids? that's something i still have trouble with with my udpp.

-dani
http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/

Muhsine said...

@Dani warming it up with your fingers helps, the Nars is not chalky at all, it's very lightweight. x

Kristen said...

I am currently obsessed with the too faced primer potion! The bottle for the Urban Decay Primer Potion makes for alot of waste or a huge pain! I will deff be trying out this new NARS primer!

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Get Gawjus! said...

Oh I really need this one now! Great review girl :)

lauraaaaah said...

I need it! :( I just bought a UDPP sin xxl size..i hate my life haha.

socialitedreams said...

sounds brilliant!

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Shannon said...

Sounds good! :)
I've never tried anything from NARS.
Toodles...♥

ellamarie84 said...

hmmm I want to try this, wonder if it will surpass my old standby (too faced shadow insurance). Sounds amazing!

StyleFrost said...

This is something I definately want to try out!

Andee Layne said...

i love (and trust) your reviews :) Ill def be snagging this! xo

Schnelle Couture said...

great to know! i love urban decay but their packaging is crap.

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maphi said...

can it be used as a primer ??

asianlashes said...

can you show us some comparison pics using eyeshadows? thanks for this post i ll definitely check it out! <3

陳林美純易南 said...

絕不要羞於承認自己不知道的事。..................................................

Princess Feef said...

nice ,, thx for the review
i think i need to check it out =)

LilyLipstick said...

This sounds great. I'll be purchasing it once my UDPP runs out/once I can't actually get any more product out of the awfully designed container! x

Supergirl said...

Sounds great:)
I need it:)

The Bristol Beauty Blog said...

Sounds good... but quite pricey! Glad to know it's worth it though! x

Muhsine said...

@maphi - It is a primer. :)

*Starsglittermagic* said...

great review! will defo have to treat myself and try this out =) xx

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Perfectly Unordinary said...

That sounds great! If I ever get my hands on it, I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for the revieuw!

Perfectly Unordinary said...

Review, I mean :-)

sabina said...

this is now on my wish list!!

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Simarjit said...

new subbie here... I need to buy a cheap but good primer.. which would you recommend?

ps. check out my blog
http://beeroyal.blogspot.com/

Muhsine said...

@Simarjit Hmmm, I haven't tried a good cheaper alternative but maybe you could use a nyx jumbo pencil?

Simarjit said...

where can i buy nyx products from in the uk thou? x

Muhsine said...

@Simarjit I have been told you can get it in the UK, maybe google? if not, then maybe try and swap for it? x

tina_mbc said...

I 've heard great stuff about this too and I 'd really love to try it!
I have some remaining UDPP yet to use up though (and who knows what this costs here), but it's definitely gonna be one of my next primer purchases! I 'm right with you on the cons of UDPP, so I bet I 'd like this one as well!

xx