My one and only go to eyeshadow primer has always been the Urban Decay Primer Potion (in the original formula). I have always loved the primer potion because it would keep my eyeshadows put and did it's job well. However, ever since I received a free sample of the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to try out, I feel like I have found my new love.
The NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is a very lightweight eyeshadow primer that is colorless, and leaves any cream or powder based eyeshadow in place all day long. Because the formula of the NARS primer is a mineral based, it keeps oily lids under control, and gives shadows a firm hold on your lids for an all day, flawless look.
I honestly and in love with the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base because of the lightweight and smooth formula. Compared to the Urban Decay Primer Potion, the NARS eye primer feels less apparent on the lids and just applies effortlessly. Also, between the two primers, I do feel that the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base does give my shadows a longer wear with absolutely no creasing because of how matte it is and I do prefer the mineral based primers.
I do, however, do not like the packaging of the primer because it does make it harder to really get use of all of the product without having to de-pot the primer. Usually a squeeze tube or a larger pot makes more sense.
I also did do the ultimate test in Las Vegas while I was there last week between the two eye primers, and I can say that the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base got my vote! And because of this, I really think I will be purchasing the full sized version (unless I can get more of these free samples) for the future.