03.12.2015
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Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
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0.26 fl. oz. for $24
Category:Makeup > Sensitive Skin Products > Eyeshadow > Eyeshadow Primers
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base does an impressive job of helping your eyeshadow stay put while minimizing creasing throughout the day, especially for those with oily eyelids. The polymer and talc blend sets to a matte finish, but you must give it a good minute to dry. Once set, you can expect a durable canvas for your eye color. The only downside is that the product can leave a faint white cast where it has been applied, but because you’ll likely be covering it up with eyeshadow, no need to worry.

Claims

This smudge-proof eye shadow 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 eye shadow application.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Peg-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Phenoxyethanol, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Oryza Sativa [Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil Extract], Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Castor Oil Phosphate, Sea Whip Extract, Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).

Brand Overview

NARS At-A-Glance

Strengths: Superior foundations and foundation shade options; excellent blushes; splurge-worthy lipsticks; beautiful bronzers and consistently impressive color products.

Weaknesses:Can be expensive; a few skincare formulas contain high amounts of fragrance.

Frenchman Francois Nars has been painting the faces of New York's top models since arriving in the United States in 1984. Their images and his handiwork have been seen on the covers of countless fashion magazines, most notably Vogue and Elle. As the story often goes for the talented makeup artists who have become celebrities in their own right, Nars became frustrated with the state of available makeup and, surprise, another cosmetic line was born.

Beginning (as Bobbi Brown did) by launching a small collection of lipsticks in 1994, the clamor for the colors was incredible, and demand for more NARS products from the artist grew. Shortly thereafter an entire product line followed, gaining attention with vibrant, deeply pigmented colors, sleek, tactile-enhanced packaging and risqué shade names.

As an overview, NARS makeup has many strengths—it reaches its zenith with blushes, tinted moisturizer, foundations, brushes, and lipsticks. If you’re a fan of bold colors, you’ll find them here, and the brand offers consistently impressive foundations and concealers. NARS consistently impresses when it comes to offering a wide range of shades to suit nearly any skin tone.

Where NARS often falls short is in the amount of fragrance added to many of their skincare formulas. In some cases, the amount and specific fragrance ingredients chosen outweigh the potential benefits, so be sure to double check their review before buying. Overall, NARS offers a lot to love, and if you don’t mind splurging a bit (as their prices can be on the spendy side) there are quite a few makeup picks that come with our highest recommendations.

For more information about NARS, owned by Shiseido, call (888) 788-6277 or visit www.narscosmetics.com.

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03.01.2015
White tube

Love the product, hate the container. The white tube easily becomes dirty in a makeup bag.

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Laura C.
12.09.2014
Perfect product

This primer does exactly what it's supposed to do. I have very oily eyelids, and this primer ensures my eye makeup stays in place ALL DAY. I'm talking 12+ hours. It works just as well (if not better) as the Urban Decay eyelid primer. They're both great! However, I think this Nars one gives eyeshadow color a little more pop.

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Soledad
11.16.2013
It truly works.

My eye liner is usually in the crease of my eye about 15 mins after applying. Did not matter how cunning a mixture of wet and dry application and setting with matching shadow - or if it was cheap or expensive. But this primer, when combined with the NARS long wearing eyeliner really works. Just spend the money...you save it by not having to re-apply eyemake up again and again...

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