Eyeshadow primer is one type of product which I really cannot find in Japan. I always stock up when I am in the US. I like UDPP, and my drugstore go-to is the Milani eyeshadow primer. I got a sample of the NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, and I was really excited to try it.
What it does: (from the Sephora website)
A lightweight primer that creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder eye color looking brilliant, fresh, and just-applied all day. This smudge-proof eyeshadow base uses a unique polymer and mineral powder blend to get a firm grip on color for long-lasting, gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, it dries on contact and keeps the delicate eye lid smooth and ready for eyeshadow application.
Price: $26 for 7ml. By comparison, the Urban Decay Primer Potion is $20 for 10ml
Availability: NARS is available at Sephora and select department stores in the US.
What I thought:
When I first touched the tube, I thought it was very similar to other NARS products with a rough silicone finish. I was concerned that it would get pretty dirty quickly, and I was right!
I opened the top to find a small doe foot applicator. It is very stiff, and effective in applying a tiny bit of primer to my eyelids.
The product is smooth and did not leave any kind of residue on my skin. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the primer worked to keep my eyeshadow in place, even in the summer.
Would I repurchase? Yes, I thought this worked very well!
Hope you enjoyed this review!