My Holy Grail eye primer!


As most people who enjoy makeup, I love playing up my eyes.. But, what held me back was that my lids would crease up within half hour.. I have searched high and low for an eye primer that actually works up to its claim on my super oily and partially hooded eyelids.. I have tried drugstore ones from ELF to high end ones such as the well known Urban Decay primer potion, Too faced shadow insurance, Laura Mercier eye basics etc.. Alas, nothing worked! 🙁

I had almost given up and started to believe that nothing could work on my oily eyelids.. That’s when I gave a try to the NARS Smudge proof eyeshadow base.. Sephora was having 15% off for VIBs during chic week, so I took a chance since it usually costs about USD $24.00.. and boy does it work like a dream or what????? It’s the only primer that kept the eyeshadows in place on my oily eyelids even after 10 hours of wear.. I am absolutely in looooove with it.. and have been testing it every single day for the past two weeks.. It stays put, even with cream eyeshadows on top..

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Packaging.. Comes in a black and white tube with a doe-foot applicator..

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One just needs a tiny amount to make this work.. I just apply about this much to each eye and blend it in with either my ring finger or a real techniques synthetic brush..

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Blended in.. leaves a bit of a whitish cast initially but that changes into a matte finish.. Just make sure that you are using a base shadow (preferably skin tone) all over the eyelid area if you are planning to use a dark color ‘coz this base makes for a very sticky surface and it may be quite tricky to blend later if used without a skintone base eyeshadow color..

I hope this was helpful to folks like me who have oily eyelids and have a hard time finding an eye primer that works!

Have a great weekend!

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