When I finished my first tube of lightweight, colorless NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($24), the thought of not being able to reach for what I’d come to consider the best eye makeup primer currently on the market almost triggered a minor panic attack.
We’d been inseparable since we met last November, thanks to the Troublemaker Gift Set, and I was impressed from the start. Pro-Prime intensifies the color of products applied on top of it and extends wear time, too. It grips cream and powder shadows, eyeliners and brow pencils tighter than teeth on a night guard.
When I start with Pro-Prime in the morning, my eye makeup still looks fresh and crease-free at dinner, even on hot, muggy days.
I wouldn’t complain if NARS slashed a few dollars off the price, perhaps down from $24 to $18, but for what it’s worth, a little does go a long way. It took me seven months to finish my first tube, or about 11 cents per day.
Not a bad way to look at it, right?
After years of experimenting with different primer products, I’ve just never found anything better, and that includes Urban Decay’s also excellent Primer Potion line. Pro-Prime is now the only eye primer with a reserved parking place in my makeup bag.
The NARS Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from the NARS permanent collection
Is there such a thing as too much platform?
I love ’em, but I’ve been seeing some lately that look, well, designed for someone more coordinated than moi.
I think I’m pretty good in heels, but Iâ€™d be an accident waiting to happen in these shoes, yikes!
Do you do super high platforms?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,