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.


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.


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!