Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Review

  
Dry skin has been something I have always lived and dealt with, trying to find the most richest of products to combat my immensely dry skin until around a month ago. I don't know how or why it has happened but I have suddenly developed really very oily eyelids. Eye shadow would always stay put all day with no problems whether it was a high end eyeshadow or a drugstore eyeshadow I literally never had any problems and would never need to use a primer, because of this when I did start getting oily eye lids I panicked as I didn't know what was going to be the best product to combat this problem. I'm not saying my eyeshadow would slide and ever so slightly crease but around 2-3 hours of wearing the eyeshadow it would have all disappeared leaving awful smudged greasy lines, it's hard to explain but really wasn't a pretty sight! So I started using different primers which I had previously heard good reviews of I.e Urban Decay Primer Potion and Two Faced Shadow Insurance but both products didn't do a single thing for me..my oily eyelids are really now that bad. It's such a strange thing to happen when the rest of my skin is still very dry. Anyway after many hours of reading reviews I decided to purchase the Nars Smudge Proof EyeShadow Base which had amazing reviews of. I was hesitant at first as you all know I do love my drugstore products and spending £18 on an eye shadow primer did seem a bit steep but as nothing was working I knew I had to try the 'cream of the crop' as all the reviews I read were totally singing its praises! So when passing through House Of Fraser in Westfield recently I took the plunge and purchased the product which I hoped was going to 'change my life' that sounds so extreme but I wear a neutral eye pretty much everyday so for it to suddenly start creasing and smudging so much was really frustrating for me.

I can honestly say for me this is literally a miracle product...i used it the day after, applied it in the morning used my favourite eyeshadows for my day time look and when i returned home from work nearly 10 hours later my eyeshadow was exactly how i applied it in the morning. Not one sign of a crease or smudge...it was perfect. I was so stunned. The product itself is a mix between a cream and a gel and dries pretty matte. You have to work quick quickly with it as it dries quickly but you really only need to smallest amount. I think that if you apply too much product it can work against you and do exactly what you don't want it to. I just use what it on the applicator for both eyes. I bought this well over a month ago and i have used it every day since..i am so happy i have found a product to combat and help with my oily eyelids. The price is still a down point for me but as its working so well i really can't complain too much. I can definitely see that this will forever have a place in my everyday make-up bag!

Have you tried this miracle worker before?
Did it work for you?

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7 comments

  1. I haven't tried this yet, but I love NARS and I do get sort of the same problem as you, so this is going on my list! x

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  2. I've slowly started to have the same issue. UDPP always worked fine for me, but now when I come home at the end of the day my shadows are completely creased. Everyone says this is amazing so I might have to try it. xx

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  3. I have really oily eyelids too it's sooo frustrating, I might have to try this out. x

    A Scholar Life

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  4. This primer actually creases really badly on me, I have no idea why maybe I'm putting on too much, but I was really disappointed because it cost so much money :(

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  5. Looks great; awesome review! I have heard so many great things about this NARS product, I'll have to check it out!

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  6. Wow this looks great! Might have to purchase it when my Urban Decay runs out! Thanks

    katiesbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  7. think ill need to try this now! thank you!

    hope youll give my blog a peak :)

    http://lipglossandcandyfloss.blogspot.co.uk/

    Gem xxx

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