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,