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NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

What it is:A lightweight primer that creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder eye color looking brilliant, fresh, and just-applied all day.What it does: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.What else you need to know:This fragrance-free product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.Research Results:After 2 week test:- 97% felt that it maximized your eye shadow color- 93% felt that it extended the wear of your eye shadow- 90% felt that it prevented creasing and smudging
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Questions & Answers for NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Question
Nars vs. Urban Decay
How does nars eyeshadow primer compare to urban decay primer potion.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
gapeach22
(Atl, GA)
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nars is much better. UD dried out my eyelids so bad.
answered 4 months ago
SimplyMeee
(Wichita Falls, TX)
answer 2
NARS is definitely better than udpp. My first eye primer was udpp and my eyeline just smudges and smears everywhere. NARS doesn't crease and is very long lasting.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
yhmong
(Mississauga, ON)
answer 3
They both are really great primers I just find that on my eyes the nars primer lasts longer. I have noticed that after about six hours of wearing UDPP my shadows start to fade but with the nars primer my shadows were still looking bright and vibrant.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
paigeebo
(New York, NY)
answer 4
UD is much better... hands down no comparison.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
babsbrooklyn
(New York City)
answer 5
I swear by Urban Decay. I tried the Nars and it was nowhere near as good.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mc03
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
I loved that Urban Decay was tinted and saved a step, but it didn't do much in the way of priming for me; eye liner ended up smearing after a few hours as if I'd used nothing. The Nars works great for me, although since it's sheer I still have to use concealer. Even eye pencils stay put!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
marijka
(KY)
answer 7
For the part about getting more out, that seems like it'll be a challenge for me too considering my bottle is still pretty new. But compared to urban decay, i like nars because it doesn't have this weird smell to it and urban decay primer dries out really fast.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mishh
answer 8
I was unhappy with not being able to get out whatever is at he top end (or botton end) of the tube, so was was looking for something else. There were over 3000 reviews on Urban Decay, while NARS only had about 220. I decided to try UD. The bend of the stick and the shape of the bottle was what convinced me to try. What a mistake!! The UD was thick and felt thick on my eyelid. I was used to the nice thin clear feel of NARS. I tried the UD for a few days thinking it would be better after awhile. I finally decided to return it and go back to NARS. Just because 3000 people are rating UD, doesn't mean they all tried NARS and made a choice. If they tried NARS, I think they would change and use NARS, not UD.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
9704
(Woodmere, New York)
answer 9
The NARS has a slightly oilier feeling that goes away in a minute when it sets but I didn't notice a difference in the lasting power between the two. This may be better for drier lids.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
geejocurgold
(Chicago)
answer 10
Absolutely Nars!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
makeupkitten
(Portland)
answer 11
for me personally, I like the Nars eyeshadow base a lot more - it stays crease-resistent and is silky and not clumpy.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
aluu14
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 12
I had used the Urban Decay Primer Potion for some time before a fellow beauty insider turned me on to the Nars primer. The Nars is far superior, hands down. My eyeliner stays where I put it ALL day and my eyeshadow doesn't crease at ALL. This stuff truly makes your eye makeup hurricane proof!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
taarna1969
(Elyria, Ohio)
answer 13
better consistency
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
dudette09
(Los Angeles ,CA)
Question
Removal?
Do you have to use a special eye makeup remover to get your shadow off when you use this, like for waterproof mascara?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
maryann12
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Comes off w/ soap & water. I use Clinique Mild Liquid Cleanser. No problems here
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
chelle101785
(Cleveland TN)
answer 2
I use Purity Made Simple by Philosophy to wash my entire face including eye makeup and I have no problem removing my eyeshadow after using the Nars eyeshadow base.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Firebug
(Redwood City, CA)
answer 3
It comes off just fine for me with eye make-up remover but i have got it with soap and water but as i usally get soap in my eye when i use soap and water i try to stick to eye make-up remover and just a cheap drug store one.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kittycutebegrim
(Casper, WY)
answer 4
No special eye make-up remover needed. Drug store brands and/or Department store solvents work.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Twin73
(Kansas City, Missouri)
answer 5
No. Came off with all my other makeup with facesoap.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Dawn0914
(Davenport Ia)
answer 6
For me, I just use regular eye makeup remover. I don't have problem removing them, just fast wipe them off by end of the day. For waterproof mascara, I would use oil eye makeup remover. :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
whitecherokee
(Portland, Oregon)
answer 7
No extra drama needed to remove your makeup. Unlike waterproof mascara, Nars eye primer comes off with a swipe of your favorite makeup cleanser or wipe.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
imakeuup
(Cheverly, MD)
answer 8
Talika Lash Conditioning Cleanser gel
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mbd54
(Lansdale, PA)
answer 9
Nothing more than what you normally use to remove eyemakeup is needed...I was experimenting so I ony used soap and water. My favorite eyemake up remover is from Estee Lauder...it.s a cream, not oil based and even if you wear makeup daily..the bottle should last a year as you only use a small drop on your finger for each eye. It also removes face makeup.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kittycos
(Pasadena, MD)
answer 10
mine washes off in the shower with my daily facial cleanser. No problems there.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Txrn
(San Angelo, Tx)
answer 11
I have always used Mary Kay Extra Emollient Cleansing Cream for eye makeup removal, and it works just fine. However, this eyeshadow base doesn't feel like it requires anything special for removal.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
BettyBoop1
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 12
Not at all. I just use my normal cleanser.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Buster2
(Phoenix, AZ)
Question
How do I get more product out?
This is a great product except for the packaging. I have to pump the wand in and out of a brand new bottle in order to get anything on the brush. Am I going about this all wrong? Is there a better way to get the primer out of the bottle?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
bluemascara
(Hellertown, PA)
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've had similar problems with products packaged in the same way as this (like many lip glosses) and there is a very easy solution, at the top of the product (after you've removed the twist on cap) there will be a small plastic separater (I'm not sure what the actual term for this is) this is what scraps off any excess product from the wand. But this also limits how much product you can actually get. So what you do is get either a pair of pliers, or what I use: an old pair of tweezers. And what you want to do is wedge the tip of the pliers in between that plastic seperator and the grooved part of the bottle where the cap screws on and try and lift it up, keep doing this all around the tube. It will take a while because this plastic isn't meant to be taken off, but it will with a little elbow grease.

A few things to keep in mind about all of this:
-Please be very very careful! You are applying a lot of pressure to the packaging and your hand might slip causing the sharp ended pliers or tweezers to go flying, and you don't want to hurt yourself
- now that the the plastic seperater is removed there is nothing to control how much product is applied to the wand so the first few times you may apply too much, but with this I would just suggest scraping off the excess on the side of the tube and then appyling it to your eyes.
answered 2 years ago
rjj1
(California)
answer 2
I usually swirl it a little. And when it gets close to the end, I cut the bottle in half, dig out all the product and put it in my own container. That way, I get all the product for the $$ I spent!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
cicsquared
(Stanton, CA)
answer 3
When the product tends to run out - I sweep the wand in a circle to get the primer out. It is a little difficult - but the small amount that ends up on the wand is all you will need for the day.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sephorabum
(CT)
answer 4
I just thump the tube on my hand before removing from the container and I have just enough for an eye lid. Sometimes, I need to smooth it with a finger but not often. You actually do not need much of the product on to be effective just a thin coating.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
margia
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
It really doesn't take much for each eye. If you put the wand in the bottle once then take it out - that is plenty for one eyelid. Don't feel like you have to cake it on because that would be way to much product!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
perrrfect
(Danville, Illinois)
answer 6
No, my only suggestion would be to depot it. Youtube has alot of tutorials on how to depot eyeshadow bases.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
paigeebo
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I worried about that when I first bought it, but a little goes a really long way. (Now I'm kind of glad that only a little comes out so that I don't use too much!) I've found I only need a tiny little dollop on the end of the wand per eye is enough.
answered 3 years ago
psubrat
(Portland, OR)
answer 8
Something is wrong with your tube. Take it back or return to Sephora for an exchange. Mine works pretty easily, like a lipgloss tube. Once I near the bottom, I'll probably add a drop or two of sterile saline eye drops to get out the last of it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
marijka
(KY)
answer 9
This is really not an answer, just an addition to the question. My problem is getting the "stuff" at the top and bottom end. I feel I am wasting some of the product (that I paid a lot for), by not being able to get it all out. I can't get the wand up around the top, nor in the corners around the bottom. Any suggestions?
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
9704
(Woodmere, New York)
answer 10
I haven't experienced this problem with this product, but you might try slightly bending the wand at an angle against the tube to pick up more primer. This helps me when my lip gloss or mascara is running low.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lungslocked
(Portland, OR)
answer 11
Well you should never pump any type of bottle, it dries it out and your not going to get the year round supply you would be getting if you didn't pump it. As for the product on the wand, it has been measured for the exact amount of product you SHOULD be getting, when ever I use it, it is enough product for me... But once you you take the wand out of the bottle, what you get on the wand is enough product for the eye. You never want to add to much primer, it will make you feel like you have WAY to much product on the eye, and might make you uncomfortable. If you feel like you aren't getting enough product on the eye, try using a base, not another primer but a creame base, MAC sells paint pots, they will work perfectly!!! I love them!! Hope this helped!!!!!!:)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cash113
answer 12
Should never pump the wand in and out creates bacteria simliar to mascara. Roll the brush/wand around the inside of the tube I found that works both for this product and mascara. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mylo1
(Toronto)
Question
Is this tranluscent?
Is it more sheer than Urban Decay's Original (in Nude) Primer Potion? I found that UD covered up around my eyes like concealer and almost looked cakey and even left streaks.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
cj3000
(charlotte, nc)
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
11 answers
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answer 1
Totally clear, will not effect the color of your eyeshadow - try a sample first and see. You will love it
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Georgey
(Cornelius, NC)
answer 2
This product appears white on the applicator, but goes on transparent, and is definitely more sheer than UD. There is no cakey appearance or streaks, and it is not at all like concealer. It is also hydrating without making my eyelids oily. I have had trouble in the past with primers not matching my skin tone and changing the color of my eyeshadow. This product does not so that. I think it is the best primer on the market.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
quetzalina
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
yes, it is sheer and does not feel or look cakey
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mssas
(Delray Beach, FL)
answer 4
It's completely sheer - no tint at all and doesn't cake or streak.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Kettering
(Running Springs, CA)
answer 5
Yes, it is clear, no color at all. I used to use Urban Decay before this, which was good but this is way better & you get more for the money of it. It glides on nicer than UD too.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
travelluver
(Nashville, TN)
answer 6
It is...I've found no problem with creasing or that heavy feeling..it goes on really lightly...and then I just take my finger and even it out..feels like a serum. It's lovely!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
historygirl7
(VA)
answer 7
No. It goes on translucently, prevents shadow from creasing, intensifies shadow color so I don't need as much, and lasts all day.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
BillieM
(Carbondale, IL)
answer 8
In the tube and on the applicator,its white but goes on and dries clear.It does look a tad bit greasy after being smoothed out over the lid but its really not.Goes on smooth,keeps shadow crease free!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
daniim
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 9
I liked it much better than the Urban Decay product. Less creasing.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
cenner
(Palmetto, FL)
answer 10
It dries clear, no colour whatsoever.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
avml
(Toronto, ON)
answer 11
I find this to be completely transparent once you blend it with your fingertips.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
stompandshout
(Richmond, VA)
Question
how do you apply the primer and how much do you apply, can you use fingertips? can you apply the nars cream shadow after and use your fingers?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
julia85
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I usually put the product on 1 finger then transfer some to my other finger so there are equal amounts on both and then rub it onto my eyelids. You don't need a lot, a little goes a long way. And it will last longer!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
cicsquared
(Stanton, CA)
answer 2
I use my finger to apply a small amount and use my fingers to blend in eye makeup too.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sephorabum
(CT)
answer 3
You do not need that much. Just a thin layer will work and I do sometimes smooth it with a finger tip.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
margia
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
You can apply using the wand then rub it in with your finger tips.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kari78
(Livermore, CA)
answer 5
I put a few dots on my lid and blen with my finger tip.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
furryoatmeal
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 6
Less is more when it comes to shadow primers! If I use too much I notice it does the opposite of what a primer is supposed to do. I find when you pull the wand out and give a quick swipe to each eyelid it's sufficient. You can use cream products over but I would suggest working in thin layers and topping the cream shadow with a powder shadow for more lasting power.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
geejocurgold
(Chicago)
answer 7
Alrighty.... The way you apply this.... You could use your fingers, thats what I do, just make sure your hands are sanitized, especially if your doing it on another person. You could also use a sinthetic brush. Now... after you apply, you can use another creame product called a base, not a primer, a base!!! Just make sure you blend it out really good, other wise, it could crease. Hope this helped!!:)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cash113
answer 8
Not much comes out from the tube on the applicator. I just use the applicator to put a small dab on then rub it in with my finger. Then I stick it in the tube again and repeat on other eye. I'd describe the application as sheer. That's simply because not a lot comes out of the tube, so I just did that by default. Then I wait a few minutes to let it set and dry. Then I apply either cream or powder shadow. I've been applying my cream shadows with my finger. Everythings been fine. Shadows, whether cream or powder, lasts and lasts all day.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
daisybon
answer 9
I use the applicator to apply a little bit of the product to my entire eyelid, then gently pat/smooth it in with my ring finger. This seems to work pretty well for me.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
LB826
(Chicago, IL)
answer 10
Just a small dot in the middle of the eye lid and smooth over entire area with finger tip.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Bittah
(New York, NY)
answer 11
Apply just a little, and yes, I always use my finger to apply it rather than the wand. This allows me to control the amount I use more. A little goes a VERY long way. There should never be a thick layer, or it will work against you.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
byutiartist
(Sacramento, CA)
Question
Is this better than Urban Decay primer potion?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
emmavenice22
(WA)
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I found it to be much better!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kiara
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
Yes!!! I liked Urban Decay, but this is better and lasts much longer!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
perrrfect
(Danville, Illinois)
answer 3
They are very similar but on me this lasts a bit longer.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
paigeebo
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I get no creasing with the nars primer. I do with the urban decay one. This is the first and only shadow primer that I have not had creasing with!!!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
furryoatmeal
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 5
The texture is different, more oily, but I didn't find the end result was different. This may work better for lids that are on the normal/dry side.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
geejocurgold
(Chicago)
answer 6
For me it's better than Urban Decay. NARS makes my eye lid wrinkles less visible whereas Urban Decay makes them worse. If you have no concern with wrinkles I would rate them equal.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
eksert
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 7
In my honest opinion, yes!!! But everyone is different, some people might like the Too Faced Shadow primer, some might like the urban decay one, but I love the NARS one. And also, it might take time to find the one that works for you, it took me some time to find my NARS one that works for me!! Hope this helped!!!:)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cash113
answer 8
I have oily skin (which also includes my eyelids). I love Urban Decay's primer potion but find it runs out quickly and I am constantly buying it, so I tried this. I read great reviews about it but still think Urban Decay's is much better.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
luvtoluvsephora
(Macomb, MI)
answer 9
I tried Urban Decay and this was much more effective...
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mylo1
(Toronto)
answer 10
The Lorac Prime Time eyeshadow base is better than NARS.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
samjaely
(Menlo Park, CA)
answer 11
I'd say yes, it is better than UDPP.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bluemascara
(Hellertown, PA)
Question
can this be used around the eyes? for eyeshadow and concealer
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I used this around my entire eye even underneath concealer and under the eye to make sure my smoky eye didn't turn into raccoon eye!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kari78
(Livermore, CA)
answer 2
Yes, I use it on my eyelids & use my finger to extend it along my top & bottom lashes to increase the wear of my liner.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
missparker5
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
It's an eyeshadow base, so yes, you can use it around your eyes.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
chelle101785
(Cleveland TN)
answer 4
well it's supposed to be for eyeshadow, so I don't know how well it would work with concealer. the stay don't stray by benefit is supposed to be good for both eyeshadow and concealer so maybe you should try that one :)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
roeroex3
answer 5
Yes!!! This was an unexpected bonus of the product. I have dark under eye circles and when I saw great results on my lids with no irritation, I gave it a try under my concealer. Perfection even after 10+ hrs at work!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
reikifire
(Las Vegas)
answer 6
I circle it under when I remember too and it works under as well as your lids!
answered 3 years ago
sephoragrlee
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
I use it around my eyes to hold my liner in place, but it does not having any concealing properties.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
furryoatmeal
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 8
Absolutely! it's an eye primer so it can make whatever you put on or around your eyes last longer! My sister is a free lancer and first showed me that i could even use concealer as an eyeshadow primer. Doesn't work as well as the actual eye primer but still helped make my eyeshadow last longer. So all in all it's like using two bases!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mishh
answer 9
This product was designed specifically for eyes. I typically swipe my eyelids clean with make-up remover to ensure there's no oil which helps the primer hold longer. I apply a small amount to each eyelid with the tip of the wand and smooth it over my entire lid, all the way to the brow bone, or any area you're going to be applying eyeshadow, etc. I also lightly swipe the excess under each eye where I'm going to be applying eyeliner. I've had no eye irritation and my eyeshadow does not move!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lungslocked
(Portland, OR)
answer 10
This is meant for the eye area. Don't think it's meant to be a concealer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
julie23
(New York, NY)
answer 11
Well because it is an EYE primer, it can totally be used around the eyes!!! I'm not quite sure if it can be a concealer, but because it is clear, I'm guessing it can't... Hope that helped!!!:)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cash113
Question
i have really oily eyelids whats the best primer for me?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
ijah
(Bakersfield, CA)
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Definitely try Nars. My lids are oily, too and I have NEVER been able to wear liner or shadow without it running all over the place within an hour of application, but with this it stays all day, even in a city with 90% humidity and high temps of 105. Dab a bit on one eyelid and use your finger to spread it over the lid, then do the other. I've been using the same tube for 6 months now and it doesn't seem to be getting empty yet.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
TMarie
(Dallas, TX)
answer 2
I have tried everything and NARS is the absolute BEST!!! It lasts all day even in the heat of the summer. For a little extra help - I use a little bisque (Bare Minerals) over the NARS primer and it lasts for 10+ hours a day!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
perrrfect
(Danville, Illinois)
answer 3
Me too! I've found that this helps, although you'll think I lied to you when you first put it on. It'll feel a little wet at first, but it really grips that eye shadow and helps it stay put all day without sliding off into gross splotches like mine used to do.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
stompandshout
(Richmond, VA)
answer 4
Yes! I have very oily eyelids, and this is the only eyeshadow base that keeps them crease free all day.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sydney1980
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
I have oily lids too and this works great for me :) Stays on all day at school plus after that.. over 12 hours and doesnt budge!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
roeroex3
answer 6
I have this same problem and the nars eyeshadow base seems to work the best for me. Even if I'm not wearing eyeshadow on a particular day I put it on and it keeps my lids nice, matte and shine proof.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
paigeebo
(New York, NY)
answer 7
i am sure this one will be good for oily skin, i put it over wrinkle cream hhaha--its very matte and looks fine, (and if u dont like it, then save package and return)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tia311
(new york, ny)
answer 8
I have very oil eyelids and always have issues with my shadow creasing up. This product kept the oil away and my shadow stays put. It made a huge difference. I would highely recommend it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
palechicky
(Boise, ID)
answer 9
Nars!!!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
furryoatmeal
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 10
Nars Sumdge Proof Eyeshadow Base! I've tried numerous tinted primers, trying to kill two birds and all that, but the Nars is the bomb. Apply thinly and let dry for a minute, and even eyeling pencils won't budge. And in case you don't love it, Sephora is great about returns!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
marijka
(KY)
answer 11
NARS! I put my life on it. I was always doubtful about eyeshadow primers but nars really does it because i have the same problem too!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mishh
Question
NARS base vs. LORAC base for oily skin?
How is this eyeshadow base compared to LORAC's? I have really oily skin and get pretty good results with LORAC's base but I am up to trying new products if I can get a better result.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
sheilaga
(Victorville, CA)
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
11 answers
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answer 1
My eyes are very oily, this is the best eyeshadow base I have ever used.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jenalder
(Akron, OH)
answer 2
I have oily skin also and this stuff works great and a little goes a long way. I have not tried the LORAC eye primer, so I can't tell you which is better. I would go to a Sephora store if you can and get a sample of the NARS and then compare.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
jenniferever
(Minneapolis. MN)
answer 3
I just recently purchased the Nars product and love it. I have oily skin and it has worked perfectly for me. I get so many compliments on my eyes now. I can't believe the difference it has made. I can't compare Nars to the other product due to never trying it but I am extremely pleased with Nars. It will always be in my makeup bag!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
answer 4
I just got a deluxe sample of LORAC eye primer. VERY IMPRESSED. Stick with that or my HG, Urban Decay. The Nars does not deliver. I say this being a diehard Nars junkie. This is just not a good product.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
babsbrooklyn
(New York City)
answer 5
I have both, Nars wins by a landslide!
answered 3 years ago
sephoragrlee
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 6
I would suggest Nars eyeshadow base for people with oily eyelids. I have extremely oily eyelids & I haven't found a product that works better than this. Here's a suggestion. Start off with a very small amount of primer on your lids. if it creases, increase the amount of product until you find the right amount for you. I did this & found the perfect amount I need to keep my eyeshadow in place & oil-free.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
vlruiz
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
have not tried LORAC's but this NARS works fine for me
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
juju554
(san francisco, ca.)
answer 8
I've also used Lorac and this isn't as dense or creamy. This is lighter and leaves a thin layer of primer which I think is better. I also have oily skin and this works really well.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
buckeye123
(Canton, MI)
answer 9
Nars is by far the better of the 2 in my opinion It lasts through absolutely everything that goes on in my 20 hour day.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
zuoaou
(Newyork, NY)
answer 10
I can't answer for Lorac but this product is the best I have ever found for my oily lids. Even holds on eyeliner!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cmtyree
(Maple Valley, WA)
answer 11
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
i have these little wrinkles on the inner corner of my lids (i'm 58). does this base help smooth out the wrinkles.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(rochester, ny)
on Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
11 answers
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answer 1
No it will not, this will just help your eyeshadow stay in place, but if you want you can buy it and see for yourself, Sephora has a really great return policy so that if in the end it isn't what you were expecting it to be, you can very easily return it and get your money back.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
rjj1
(California)
answer 2
No, it will not help smooth wrinkles, but it will prevent your shadow from settling into them!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
yumyummaybud
(Los Angeles)
answer 3
Unfortunately, I have those same lines. I don't apply primer to the bottom of my eye so can't speak to this. As you probably have experienced, concealer can sometimes accentuate those line. One trick I have found is to use a pearl colored eyeliner (I like the Smashbox Eye Beam brightener pencil). I line the inner bottom corner of my eyes with that pencil, just drawing a fine line at the water line of the inner corner below the tear duct and then color tends not to 'seep' into those little lines below. I have trouble with the red color in some of the eggplant/purple eyeliners seeping into those lines and it looks awful and this has helped to prevent that..
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ohyesshedid
(South Riding, VA)
answer 4
this product will help to smooth those tiny wrinkles, you need to put on a small amount and pat gently, wait a few seconds and look again, and smoothed out. like magic.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
skinny1
(Smithmill PA)
answer 5
Unfortunately this eyeshadow base does not smooth out fine lines.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
paperdoll314
(Virginia)
answer 6
No, it doesn't help lines in my eyes at all, and I'm only 28.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
unfizzy
(Royal Oak, MI)
answer 7
Sorry,I have not noticed any wrinkle improvement.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
messygardener
(Philadelphia)
answer 8
No, this is just a base. You'd need something to plump your skin or to fill in the lines in order to make them less noticeable.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
astarte
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 9
I would think this would help...it goes on very sheer which also doesnt encourage the liitle wrinkles on our eyes. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
iamscentsationa
(Somerset, Mass)
answer 10
Yes and no. It doesn't stretch out your skin, but rather smooths it out subtly. I am old w/ crepe-y lids and love this, but I'll never look 30 again. I'd repurchase this product.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
copiright
(Eastsound, WA)
answer 11
It really isn't wrinkle smoothing, for that I highly recommend tarte's eye primer, it has Firmalift in it and smooths out any lines and wrinkles, plus its all natural and has both short and long term benefits. I still use that on occasion. Give it a try, I think you'll like that one. Hope I could help :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
stacyg321
(Beltsville, MD)
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