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NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Review

11th August 2013 in Makeup, Primer - 34 Comments - 2 min read

NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Review

11th August 2013 in Makeup, Primer - 34 Comments - 2 min read

Hey Beauties

I recently bought the NARS Pro Prime from House of Fraser because i wanted to try a new primer as i had run out of my Urban Decay Primer Potion which i absolutely love! So i asked for recommendations on twitter and Lisa Eldridge suggested the NARS Pro Prime as it was her favourite so i went out and bought it.

Primers are used to extend the wear of makeup, to prevent creasing and sometimes to brighten and give a kick to the colours you’re using to make them more intense. Primers come in all different types from Matte Primers, Shimmery, Extending wear, even out colour etc

The NARS Pro Prime comes like the Urban Decay Primer Potion used too in a lipgloss like tube with a doe foot applicator which at times can be quite annoying because its so stiff but it think its quite a good thing too as it stops you using too much product.
Unlike other primers this is totally clear and has no colour to it once you apply it and blend it into the eyelid

This might sound crazy but i actually prefer this now to the Urban Decay Primer Potion because it keeps the eyeshadow on for ages, it matties the lids and best of all it brightens and intensifies the colours that you apply on top of it, it almost acts like a magnet which is just what i want from a primer. I know a lot of primers end up cracking or flaking from long wear but i didn’t find this at all i found no creasing or not moving at all and that was after at least 6/7 hours of wear on a full day of filming.
I have used this primer under the eyes on occasion when i wanted to apply concealer its a great trick because the concealer will go on smoothly and evenly and last all day and won’t crease because of the primer under it

Above i applied the lime green colour from the NARS Rated R Duo. The swatch on the bottom is just the colour alone and the colour on top is the one applied with the NARS Pro Prime underneath as you can see its more vibrant, looks smoother and look more even in terms of colour.

If you want a primer that will extend the wear of your eyeshadows, prevent creasing and give vibrancy to your shadows then try out the Pro Prime its £19 whereas Urban Decay Primer Potion is £15 but i feel the Pro Prime performs better

What do you think of Pro Prime?
What’s your favourite Eye Primer?
Leave a comment!

 

Andrew James

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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