this is my HG eye primer...it dries up to a clear base for eyeshadows to stick to...i can't believe this primer hadn't made my eyeshadow crease up to 15 long hours...(12 hours of work)...i would toss all of my other primers for this...will definitely repurchase over and over again...hope this is perm...
This stuff is amazing! I was in NYC and the weather was SO hot enough to melt your face off. I went in to Sephora and they gave me a sample. Used it for a few days and loved it. Shadow stayed put for up 1o 12 hours, no creasing, running etc. It is so tranparent you almost can't tell you are putting anything on.
Love this product. It is invisible on the skin but really does make makeup adhere. Doesn't dry out skin or let it get at all oily. No color or coverage which I prefer.
I think it is better than UD PP or Shadow Insurance which is what I was using before this. Makes a world of difference. Now that I've used up my sample and gone back to Shadow Insurance, I notice a little bit of black on my lid if I wear a lot of liner or shadow. I didn't get that with that NARS. Will buy full sized as soon as I get low on Shadow Insurance (or maybe sooner if I can't wait).
Edit - I couldn't wait, I had to buy this. It really is better than all the others and I've tried several...UDPP, TFSI, LM, MAC Paint and Paint pots...several others. This stuff really is amazing. I wish the packaging was a squeeze tube but I do enjoy the look of this product even though the tube isn't the most practical thing to get the most product out.
I love UDPP and won't generally curb it at this point (I've got both the regular and Eden), but I will say that I love what I've seen of this from my Sephora sample. As another user put it, it has a "semi-clear thin, almost gel like substance " and dries to a nice finish. It also takes less work for me to apply than UDPP does. I wore an intense green look today and, as hot and humid as it is, my colors are still popping (10 hours later).
also jumping onboard. i left UDPP years ago as i just refused to buy into the bottle design, and stuck to concealers/powders and eventually shadow insurance came out. didn't like benefit's stay don't stray. this is definitely a little more high quality than shadow insurance IMO, not by a lot, but enough to make me prefer it. I do like the tube base of shadow insurance, and i do wish the bottle was clear, but it defintely has a more refined texture and seems to outlast just a little bit longer. i also think loose pigments look slightly prettier on this base but that might just be me and my innate love for NARS.
This is the BEST primer I've used bar none (move over Benefit, UDPP &TSFI). It applies white but dries clear and blends smoothly, leaving a moisturizing/velvety feel on the lid. However, eyeshadows adhere to this like no other and stay looking perfect for 12+ hours. With other primers one of my lids always gets an oily patch & shadow wears off there but I was amazed that this didnt happen with this. Well done NARS, will rebuy!
Awesome primer, holds my shadows at least 5 hours longer than udpp or tfsi, also wore this to the lake amd after skiing for an hour my eyes looked awesome, it didnt budge my golden shimmer one bit. Goes on creamy, absorbs lightning fast and freezes that shadow in place insanely. Love it.
I like the easy to apply texture and how quickly it absorbs into the skin. Other than that, it did not stand out as an HG eyeshadow primer for me. I could not tell a difference when using this or not using this with my eyeshadow.
This product has already been well reviewed and described. It's a creamy white gel texture. Blends into the lid effortlessly, no sticky effect afterward. Completely colorless once applied. It kept my shadow in perfect condition through a 10 hour day. My colors stayed vibrant, stayed put, and did not crease. When I checked my makeup at the end of the day my eyeshadow looked as though I had just finished applying it. This stuff is the real deal. Now if only I could find a face primer to do the same!
Works as well as Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prevent creasing and fading. I like that the product goes on clear, and it doesn't separate like TFSI does after a few months. Texture is a little bit less slippery than TFSI. However, the packaging is annoying in that you don't know exactly how much product you have left. Overall, a decent eyeshadow base. I would purchase it again.