Review of NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base by izzybella
11/20/2010 ETA: Sadly, something in this base doesn't agree with me. As soon as I added this to my makeup routine, both of my eyes would start watering uncontrollably a few minutes after applying my makeup, and this NARS base is the only new product I've been using. I'm not changing my initial 5 star review because I do like this product, I just wish it agreed with my eyes. I'm thankful I used a sample before I splurged on the full-size.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: Wow, Nars really hit a homerun with this eyeshadow base! My former eyeshadow base of choice is Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat; however after test driving my tiny sample-sized tube of NARS e/s base today I have to admit it's been replaced by the NARS. There is absolutely no creasing and my eyeshadow is completely intact. I also noticed when applying my eyeshadow this morning that it went on smoothly and my lids seemed to absorb the pigment on contact, which was nice. Blending was business as usual, and you don't need a lot per lid to get the base to work its magic. The only thing I miss is that while Laura Mercier Eye Basics double as a concealer and evens out imperfections/discoloration in the eyelid area, the NARS base is clear and doesn't double-duty as a concealer. But I guess when you're applying eyeshadow over the eyelids anyways it doesn't make that big a difference. When I run out I'm definitely getting the full sized product!