Thursday, September 5, 2013

NARS WEEK: Smudge Proof Eyeshdadow Base

Holy Grail Time: The only Primer on da block

I really enjoyed talking about the Nars Pressed Powder yesterday. There is nothing like the feeling of  pulling out a product that you love, expressing that love, and blogging about said admiration on the internet. 

So I decided i would dedicate a whole week to products from Nars. on today's menu is MY holy grail Nars product. The Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. This primer y'all. This primer. Its like liquid perfection in a tube. Let me explain

the trials and tribulations of photographing a black and white product on a black or white black ground #photoFAIL

luRve it! Personally, this works wonders for not only oily lids but allergy prone lids. This little gem is a god send! I have very oily lids, and extremely watery eyes. Allergies are the kryptonite to my makeup girl of steel! This holds up to both conditions wonderfully. The weepy eye situation usually looks like all the eyeshadow has worn of beginning at my tear duct and can even extend into the crease (zoinks batman). The oily lids??? its not pretty y'all I wake up with them, i have to have something in my arsenal to fight my never ending struggle and this is it. Ingredients include:

Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Peg-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Phenoxyethanol, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Oryza Sativa [Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil Extract], Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Castor Oil Phosphate, Sea Whip Extract, Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).

So there are a few allergens in here that you need to be aware of like: talc, dimethicone, caster oil, bismuth, mica and etc. (totes not gluten free)
My best advice is start with a sample size if you can, always check for return policies before you buy, and most important do you research!!! Have you used any products with these ingredients in them before? Do a test patch if your not sure. 
The application of this product is relatively easy with the product itself being "colorless." I would say colorless on most skin tones, deep and deep dark skin tones might have to take some extra care in placement as its not exactly translucent in my eyes. This can be applied with the fingers, but i do prefer a brush of all most all of my makeup.
Tip Time: Once you've hit the bottom of this baby, pull out the stopper and get another set of uses out of the tube.

Funny Story Time: When i was in beauty school..... the last time (we'll discuss later), the class that came in behind mine was learning how to dye (or tint if thats more your thang) eyebrows and the first thing you do is remove the eyeshadow. AND i having blonde eyebrows was asked to be a model, when i got the the class the students were already beginning to start here and there and as i sat down and the teacher walked over she asked me from standing behind me "Dee Dee are you wearing makeup?" To which i replied "Yep" then she walked around and saw that i was sporting a metallic blue arabic inspired eye makeup, then she laughed and told the girl "Good luck on getting that off" Well of course she was right the poor girl was still trying to remove my makeup while a good number of the students were preparing their final looks.

I was wearing This Nars primer, and a Estee Lauder Double Wear Cream Shadow, and powder eyeshadows over top.

Dee Dee

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