Are you a curious individual?
I am a very curious person. Not in a nosy way, mind you. I’m just constantly thirsty for knowledge.
I’d need to live a hundred lives to learn everything I’d like to learn. Like, how to play several different instruments starting from the piano, how to sing and dance properly, photography, graphic design, astronomy – the list goes on and on.
I think curiosity is what pushes humanity forward, what makes us advance, learn new things and grow.
But I have to admit that sometimes I’m curious about very petty things. For instance, can the NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($26) be as good as so many bloggers seem to make it? Can it really be better than the Urban Decay Primer Potion ($20) and the Too Faced Shadow Insurance ($20)? I just had to know.
And now I do.
NARS claims that ‘this lightweight primer creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder color looking brilliant, fresh and just-applied all day. No smudging, no creasing, no caking, no looking back’.
Well, I can now confirm that it’s all true. The other day I wore my KIKO Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 06 Golden Brown for 14 hours on top of NARS Pro-Prime on one eye and on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance on the other. Before taking my makeup off, I noticed that the NARS side looked perfectly intact and fresh, while the eyeshadow had completely faded in the crease of the Too Faced eye.
I also love the fact that the NARS Pro-Prime seems to be more emollient than any other eye primer I’ve ever tried. It really does create a perfect canvas for eyeshadow application.
What more can I say? I’m a convert!
Have you ever tried the NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base? Do you think its performance justifies its steep price tag? What’s your favorite eye primer?