I love this eye primer it's the only one that works for my oily eyelids. The only drawback is the packaging!!!! I hate the doe foot applicator I would prefer a squeeze tube like another mua'er said...the price is a bit high but it lasts a while. Overall I'd buy again!
Amazing product. This is the only eye primer that has ever worked on my extremely oily eyelids. The only thing wrong with it is the packaging, I wish it was in a squeeze tube.
This is the best eye primer I have found. I have extremely oily eyelids, and eyeshadow always creases on me. Urban decay, bare escentuals, Mac paint pots - all left me with creasing within an hour or so. But today I used this for the first time, and my eye makeup lasted from 7am all the way til 10 pm with very minimal smudging and NO CREASING! In fact after washing my face with my cleanser there is still a lot of eye makeup on. This is a miracle.
Twice a year I get on average $1000 worth of Shiseido and Nars cosmetics because of my lovely father being a security guard during their big sales. I got this in April and what can I say besides LOVE. Its so smooth and creamy and goes on white dries clear. It doesn't crease and won't smudge my eyeshadow at all. Hopefully this winter when he goes back for another security gig, Ill more of this amazing stuff.
First of all, let me say that I have the oiliest eyelids you could ever imagine. Nothing works for me: no UD Primer Potion, no TF Shadow Insurance, no MAC Paint Pots. Nothing, except NARS Eyeshadow Base.
My eyeshadow usually starts to crease about 30-60 minutes after I have patiently applied it, no matter what eyeshadow primer I've used. Since I bought NARS Eyeshadow Base, I can safely say that my eyeshadow lasts at least up to 6 hours before it starts to crease - which, for me, is a miracle.
The packaging resembles a mascara tube, with a doe foot applicator instead of the mascara wand. I gave the packaging a 4 for two reasons: (1) as with all NARS' products, the packaging will get absolutely filthy in a matter of minutes, especially if you store it with the rest of your make up. (2) with the plastic white tube is quite hard to figure out how much product is left, and I guess that when it'll come to an end, it will be impossible to scratch the product that is left on the sides of the tube.
Nevertheless, I absolutely adore this product. The consistency is that of a white, sticky cream eyeshadow (much more sticky than UD PP). One dip of the wand is enough for both eyes. I tend to wait a couple of minutes before I apply my eyeshadow, so to give the primer the chance to adhere to the eyelids. The results are fantastic: I can finally wear an eyeshadow for more than half an hour!
I wil definitely buy it again.
So I've tried many primers that are out there on my super oily lids. I've tried Elf, UDPP, Mac Paint Pot in Painterly, and Smashbox Primer. They all creased on me some as soon as 4 hours. A primer has to last at least 12 hours for me to say that it works. I want to do my makeup in the morning and forget about it. Well, I've found my HG primer. NARS is awesome and I wish I had found it sooner. A couple of tricks that the NARS SA told me was to wipe my eyelids with a gentle toner before applying the primer, then my foundation, then my powder, and finally my eyeshadow. This stuff works so well that I had to really work to get the eyeshadow off. It was super hot yesterday and today and my makeup didn't budge. Today I even went so far as sweating like crazy cleaning and the primer still held up. I had it on for 14 hours before I removed it. You don't know how happy I am to finally find a primer that works on my crazy lids. I think the other things helped too. I will definitely be buying this again. I don't even mind the price because it works so well.
The ony primer I've tried that does not allow my eyeshadow to crease or fade.
I have oily lids and this has been awesome! It's easy to apply with the doe foot applicator it has. It's also easy to spread over the lid. Dries quickly so I can start applying shadow and liner quickly after application.
It lasts along time too.
This beats any other eyeshadow primer I've used in the past (UDPP, TFSI and NYX). I have combination/oily skin, and find it hard to find good eye primers that will last the entire day since I live a busy lifestyle. The formula is very silky smooth and light-weight. Once its blended into my skin, I notice how it mattifies an oily area instantly. I've used this for a month now and I've never noticed my eyeshadow creasing or fading.
My only gripe with the product is of course the packaging. If NARS made this in a squeezable tube, I wouldn't be wasting so much product that is left around the rim of the tube. Overall, it's become my HG primer and I'll definitely be making a repurchase.
I'm kind of addicted to eye primers, so I was really excited when I got a sample of this when it first came out. I haven't met many NARS products I haven't liked, so I thought this could be my new HG primer. While it's unfortunately not the best I ever used, it's pretty darn good.
I really like how silky this feels and how easily it glides onto the lids. It dries very quickly, which is usually a plus for me, but sometimes it dries a little too quickly, before I can finish evenly blending it. This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it can result in slightly splotchy shadow application.
I know many people love that this is totally transparent, but I prefer my bases to have a tiny bit of color. I have super thin eyelids and my veins can show through quite a bit, so any hint of color a primer can provide is good news for me.
I also wish this was in a squeeze tube! I don't mind primers with applicators, but I find squeezing a small dot and applying with my finger is the easiest method, plus you can be sure to get out every last drop.
Aside from these small problems, I really like this stuff. It keeps shadows, liners, etc. on all day without fading, smudging, or creasing. It also really improves the vibrancy of your eye makeup, unlike some primers on the market. It dries down to a slightly sticky base, which I love -- it really helps grab whatever you're putting on your eyes.
Due to the price and the fact that there are a few primers I prefer over this one, I wouldn't repurchase. But it's really a good product, so I would recommend at least trying it out and seeing how it works for you.
absolutely recommended for anyone, especially Asian, who has oily eyelid. I have used this and e.l.f, I must say that u get what u pay. With e.l.f mineral eye primer, the eyeliner stays put for about 5 - 6 hours at best, but NARS is able to keep it all day long (when most of the time I got off work around 8 - 9 p.m.). The eyeliner truly does not smudge at all. It's a bit dry so remember to wear eyecream underneath first, especially if you are in dry weather.