For those of you – shall we say, ‘blessed’ with oily skin, you will no doubt feel my pain when it comes to applying eye makeup. Who knew eyelids could get oily?! I certainly didn’t! I have to work really hard to make sure my makeup stays in place and an eyeshadow primer is a must in my daily routine. Having well and truly jumped head first onto the NARS bandwagon I decided I would treat myself to the Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. This product is a polymer and mineral based blend that help with making our eyeshadow or eyeliner stick exactly where it should.
The primer comes in a tube with an applicator, much resembling a lipgloss. I don’t however like to apply the primer directly to my eyelids as I don’t think this is particularly hygienic. Instead, I pop a little on my hand and then apply with my fingertips. As you can see from the swatch above, the product is a cream but disappears once blended into the eyelid (as pictured below).
I am impressed with this primer and it has become my new ‘must use’ product in my morning routine. I love how it makes my eye shadow colours brighter and more intense. It has also stopped the eyeliner smudges I was getting that were becoming an almost daily occurrence. This, paired with the fact it has also prevented my eyeshadows from creasing is definitely good news. There is nothing more disappointing than blending your eyeshadows only to find they have separated and moved up to your eyebrows half way through the day!
For extra staying power, I can recommend using the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. A brilliant combination, and well worth a try!
NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is priced at £19.50 and is available from NARS counters and at various online stores nationwide.
I would love to hear from you if decide to try this product out, or indeed if you can recommend any other tips for oily skin!
Talk to you all soon x