7 Dec 2011

1st Base

Hello Urban Decay Primer Potion fans! Guess what? I have chucked my UDPP in the bin! Yes I have. Now before you go and get your knickers in a twist, hear me out. I have replaced the said shadow base with NARS' Smudge Proof Shadow Base.

The UDPP started to prove itself to be far too oily for my lids and I begun to notice strange little bumps appearing on my lids. After a period of discontinued use, they disappeared and hence the reason for my remainder tube ending up in the bin.

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I really enjoy using this product and have come to rely on it entirely for cementing my shadow in place for hours upon hours at a time. We have to deal with the usual irritations of NARS' rubberised packaging but the applicator wand works well for me. I find this to be very light, easy to apply and non-greasy.

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The base is an off-white shade that dries to a near clear and very smooth finish . A little goes a long way and it works well with both cream and powder shadows.

This is pricier than the UDPP but if it prevents me from getting toad-ish eyes than that is fine with me!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for reviewing this! I also like the NARS face primers too!

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  2. I noticed the same issue with UDPP but I can't stand to throw it away yet... have to suffer a few more months... but I've got the NARS waiting in the wings ^.^

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  3. I didn't realise you could get eye shadow base! I'm going to go and check it out so that I can banish those oily lids!

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  4. My UDPP has been abandoned too as I find my eyeshadow still creases with it and it actually makes blending harder. It stays on now with the product known as "hopeful thinking" xD

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  5. I think this needs to me my next primer! I'm using UDPP and I feel like it does leave my lids feeling a bit greasy especially if I apply too much. Also read on another blog that this primer really withholds e/s for a super long time. I like it already! :]

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  6. i've been wanting to try this for a looong time now, but I still have a pot of MAC prep+prime and 2 UDPP's to finish.  Oh well, maybe i'll get it for myself this Christmas. ;)

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  7. I only had a little bit left. Do you notice that the more colourful UDPPs are worse offenders too?

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  8. YOu should definitely try some! I wish that i had a sample to send you!

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  9. I am glad that you found something that works for you! I am going to look up this hopeful thinking business too!

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  10. Yes, the NARS primer holds fast for a long long time.

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  11. I noticed the same little bumps you talk about. I'll definitely try this Nars primer. ^^

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  12. The UDPP dried out my lids horribly. I would love to try the Nars primer now - HAHA

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